What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
What is Restylane® made of?
Restylane® is the first cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provided volume and fullness to the skin. They hyaluronic acid inRestylane®is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA, TM or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NAHA is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
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Is Restylane® safe?
Yes. Restylane® has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. There is a limited risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane® is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. Here are a few other things you’ll want to know. After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappears. You should not be treated with Restylane® if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18.
How long does Restylane® last?
Restylane® is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane® effects generally last for about 6 months. Restylane’s® stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
How often should I have Restylane® treatments done?
Treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect.
How is Restylane® different from Botox® Cosmetic?
Restylane® is natural, cosmetic filler that plumps up the skin to smooth away facial wrinkles. In contrast, Botox Cosmetic is a drug that relaxes the muscles underlying wrinkles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products in different areas of the face.
Courtesy of Medicis Aesthetics Inc.