If you're considering a wrinkle correction treatment, we invite you to learn important facts about Restylane®. In this section, you'll learn more about Restylane and see examples of how it can help you realize your goal of a younger and healthier appearance. It's quick and easy. The recovery time is minimal and the results are immediate and lasting.
Restylane has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 70 countries and is now approved in the U.S. Restylane is used to correct a variety of facial wrinkles, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), and to enhance the appearance of the lip border.
What is Restylane?
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 is a cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. 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.
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.
How long does Restylane last?
Restylane® is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane effects generally last for about six months. Follow-up treatments are typically scheduled at six-month intervals. (Individual results may vary.)
Advantages of Restylane
Restylane® is different from Botox®.
Restylane is a natural, cosmetic filler. Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
Restylane is different than other hyaluronic acid-based products and bovine collagen.
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.* Bovine collagen is derived from cowhide and requires an allergy test. Restylane can be administered without pretesting, so no waiting is required.