Restylane® is an aesthetic dermal filler that adds lost volume and restores youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
How long do the effects of Restylane® products last?
Restylane® products deliver long-lasting results. According to a clinical study, Restylane® continued to provide results up to 18 months after initial treatment, when patients returned for a follow-up treatment at 4.5 or 9 months. In fact, at least 95% of patients in this study continued to show improvement at 18 months.
Is Restylane® FDA approved?
Yes. They are approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, like the ones from your nose to the comers of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
What is the history of Restylane®?
Restylane® has been used in over 1.4 million treatments in the U.S. and is available in more than 70 countries. It is the most studied aesthetic dermal filler in the world, with dozens of publications in medical literature.
What are the common side effects of Restylane®?
After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days.
What should patients do prior to treatment?
Restylane® requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E, aspirin, or other non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with your doctor, who may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.
Do the injections hurt?
Restylane® now comes pre-mixed with Lidocaine to increase comfortability during the injection procedure. Lidocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic.
How much do treatments cost?
A Restylane® treatment is customized to your specific needs, so the cost will vary. In general, the cost is comparable to the cost of similar procedures. Ask your doctor to give a cost estimate based on your particular needs.