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.
Impressions of beauty change with time – as do our faces as we age. With Restylane, you can have a natural beauty lift with the body’s own material. Restylaneis a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement that is gentle and safe for your skin.
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 lasting results.
After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days in the nasolabial folds.
Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.
Rarely, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin.
Patients should be limited to 1.5 mL per lip per treatment. If a volume of more than 3 mL total is needed to achieve optimal correction, a follow-up treatment session is recommended.
To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use these products if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting.