Restylane® is a natural cosmetic skin filler made of non-animal-based
hyaluronic acid. It restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct
moderate to sever facial wrinkles. It is biodegradable and fully
biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
Restylane® has been used since 1996 worldwide. It has been used in
more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries. The FDA has
approved Restylane® for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose
to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial fold). It can be used for other
applications such as lip augmentation. There is no allergy testing
required. After the treatment there might be some redness and swelling.
This will normally last less than a week. Extreme heat and cold should
be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear.
You should not use Restylane® if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or
The improvement in the appearance on the facial wrinkles and folds
can for about 6 months. The average patient may require treatments twice
a year. Touch-up treatments before the product has fully dissipated may
enhance the lasting effect.
Botox® which is a drug that blocks nerve
transmission and relaxes underlying muscles. Botox® and Restylane®
treatments can be combined and improve the results.
How is Restylane® applied?
Restylane® can be only administered by a licensed practitioner. It is
distributed is ready to administer syringes. Each syringe is used only
for one patient. Depending on the location and the size of the area,
patients will be treated with a combination of topical and local
anesthetic prior to Restylane® injections. After the treatment cold
packs are applied to decrease the swelling and redness.