How is Restylane different than other hyaluronic acid-based products?
Unlike rooster-derived acid-based products, Restylane is free from animal proteins. The quality limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane does contain trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be used by patients with a history of allergies to such material.
Is Restylane safe?
Yes, Restylane has been used by physicians since 1996 worldwide. Restylane is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activity should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under 18, you should not use Restylane.
Can Restylane be used anywhere in the face?
Restylane has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the U.S. the FDA has approved Restylane for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Your physician will consult with you prior to your injection regarding common treatment areas.
How long does Restylane last?
Restylane is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane effects generally last about six months.
How often should I have Restylane?
Typically treatments are twice a year. Having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect.
What should patients do prior to treatment?
Avoid aspirin, fish oil and vitamin E products approximately 10-14 days prior to injection.
Do the injections hurt?
Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an small needle. This results in minimal discomfort. Your physician may use a topical numbing agent prior to injecting Restylane which will also decrease discomfort.