Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds of all types. It is also used to increase fullness and enhance the lips, define the lip line, fill scars and restore facial areas that have lost their youthful appearance.
Restylane® is made of a non-animal hyaluronic acid, being a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is a crystal clear gel that is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Because Restylane® is non-animal based and fully biocompatible it is safe and there is no risk of animal based disease or allergic reaction. Restylane® is FDA approved and has been safely used by dermatologists since 1996 worldwide.
The treatment is simple requiring no pre-testing and is performed at your doctors' office in less than one hour. First the patient is given an anesthetic cream or block, making the treatment relatively painless. The doctor will then inject Restylane® into the treated area, under the skin with a very thin needle. The patient experiences no marks or scars and results are immediately visible producing a long-lasting, natural enhancement that is gentle and soft to the skin.
Restylane® lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Depending on your desired appearance, you can discuss maintenance with your doctor and the period between treatments.