Restylane

BEFORE & AFTER

SUMMARY

Purpose (indications)

  • soft tissue filler that adds volume

What It Does

  • restores volume and fills moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
  • can enhance the appearance of the lip border

Technique

  • topical cream applied prior to treatment
  • usually injected around the mouth, perioral and/or buccolabial folds

Recovery Time

  • if redness or swelling is experienced, it will last less than 7 days

Recovery Instructions

  • sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear
  • avoid touching the treated area within six hours following treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed
  • avoid exercise and alcohol for six hours after your treatment.

How Long It Lasts

  • lasts up to 6 months or longer
MORE INFORMATION

Restylane® has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 70 countries and is now approved in the U.S. for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

Restylane has a highly favorable safety profile. It is composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the human body. Restylane is fully biocompatible. There is limited risk of animal-based disease transmission or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins. No allergy testing is required before use.

Restylane maintains its shape using the body's own moisture. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is hydrophilic or "water loving." As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide long-lasting results.

Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acids and bovine collagen products, Restylane is free from animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmissions or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins.