Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds.
Restylane has a highly favorable safety profile. It is composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the human body. Restylane is fully biocompatible. No allergy testing is required before use.
Restylane maintains its shape using the body’s own moisture. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide long-lasting results.
Restylane is free from animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmissions or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins.
We remain innovative injectors of the hyaluronic acids and not only published the first papers in the U.S. literature to instruct other physicians about these fillers, but we were also the practice that first identified the appropriate use of the enzyme hyaluronidase which can be used to immediately dissolve these fillers, if needed.
Using Restylane, we specialize in under eye injections for dark hollows and overall face sculpting.
Like collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA) is comprised of all living cells and occurs naturally in the body, thus eliminating the need for skin allergy tests prior to injection. It is a sugar molecule that attracts and binds water, hydrating the skin where it is injected and increasing volume. Hyaluronic acid is a filler that provides immediate volume enhancement results, whether it is used to fill wrinkles and folds or to plump up lips. HA dermal fillers are indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Many people prefer a hyaluronic acid product over collagen because it is softer and tends to be longer lasting.
Restylane and Juvèderm are different products that are classified as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. The injection process takes 15-30 minutes and results are immediate, with little or no recovery and downtime. If you have an important event, it is recommended that you schedule treatment one week or so prior to ensure that there is no remaining redness or swelling.