What is Restylane?
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds.
Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The haluronic acid in Restylane is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™ or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
Where can Restylane be used?
Restylane is currently approved in the U.S. for treatment of facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, which are the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
How long does Restylane last?
Restylane is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane effects generally last for about six months. Follow-up treatments are typically scheduled at six-month intervals. (Individual results may vary.)
What can I expect?
You should take a few precautions before being treated with Restylane. One week prior to treatment with Restylane, avoid taking St. John’s Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence.
Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient and the results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, you may decide to have the skin numbed prior to treatment.