Restylane is a safe, natural cosmetic dermal filler, effectively restoring natural volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and 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 body.

How is Restylane Superior to Other Hyaluronic Acid-Based Products?

Restylane, unlike other hyaluronic acid-based products, is free from animal proteins. This feature decreases any risk of animal-based disease transmission or reaction.  Restylane does contain trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial protein and should not be used by patients with any history of allergies to such material. Restylane has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid available in dermal filler.

Is Restylane Safe?

YES! Restylane has been used by dermatologist and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. There is partial risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required.

After treatment you might have some swelling or redness at the site of injection. This normally last less than seven days. Direct sun exposure and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any swelling or redness has disappeared. Restylane is contraindicated for use if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or underrate and should not be used under these circumstances.

Where Can Restylane be Used?

Restylane can be used anywhere on the face and has proven effective to correct a variety of wrinkles. The U.S. FDA has approved Restylane for the correction of wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth.  Your physician will have a consultation prior to the injections to determine which common treatment areas would most benefit you!

Duration of Restylane

Restylane usually lasts for six months to a year. Restylane's stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic result until the material injected into folds or wrinkles is almost gone!

Treatments are usually scheduled twice a year. Having a 6 month touch up treatment before the product has dissipated, helps to enhance the lasting effect of Restylane.

What should patients do prior to the Restylane treatments?

No pretesting is required prior to a Restylane treatment. There are a few precautions to take that will aid in your Restylane treatment satisfaction. Avoid taking aspirin, or any medications that contain aspirin such as Excedrin. Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID's), St. John's Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment. These medications or supplements increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

If you have had a previous occurrence with facial sores, please discuss this with your physician.   He/She may consider prescribing medication to decrease the chances of having a recurrence prior to your Restylane treatment.

How does Restylane differ from Botox Cosmetic?

Restylane is a natural, cosmetic filler. Botox Cosmetic is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the under laying muscles. Many patients find it beneficial to use these products together.

How does Restylane differ from Bovine Collagen?

Bovine collages is derived from animals (cows) and requires allergy testing prior to treatments. Restylane can be administered immediately since no allergy testing is required.

Will it hurt?

An ultra fine needle is used to inject Restylane directly into the skin in tiny amounts with minimal discomfort. This procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize comfort throughout your procedure, your physician may numb the area prior to treatment.

How much does Restylane cost?

The cost of the procedure varies from patient to patient, as some patients may require more product than others. In general, the cost is comparable to similar procedures, yet requires less retouch treatments, deeming it to me much more economical than similar products.