Restylane® is a transparent, biodegradable gel that is injected into facial tissue to temporarily shape facial contours, sculpt lips, add volume to tissues, and restore a smoother appearance to the face. The effects of Restylane® are instantaneous and usually last for about 6 months, or even longer.
It is a clear gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body.
What exactly happens to cause wrinkles and skin folds to appear?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. It’s job is to provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses hyaluronic acid. And as it diminishes, skin loses volume, increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.
You have the power to influence your appearance Restylane® provides rejuvenating cosmetic beauty treatments for a natural, younger-looking you. Restylane® is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. It is well tolerated, nonsurgical, and long lasting (usually around 6 months).
Here are the facts:
Young skin is smooth and full.
Restylane® is injected into the skin to restore volume and to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (Nasolabial folds).
Restylane® gives natural looking results by restoring your skin’s fullness.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is cosmetic dermal filler that restores fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as Nasolabial folds.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in the connective tissue of the body that cushions and lubricates. Hyaluronic acid also provides volume and fullness to the skin.
How do Restylane® and Botox® differ?
Botox® cosmetic and Restylane® are both used to correct wrinkles but in different ways. Restylane® products are cosmetic fillers injected into the skin, adding volume to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In contrast, Botox® cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles.
Who should not use Restylane®?
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you should not use Restylane®.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Restylane $550 a syringe
Juvederm $600 a syringe
How long does Restylane and Juvederm last?
Restylane injectable gel has been clinically proven to provide results that last up to 6 months, with only one follow-up treatment at either 4 or 6 months. Your healthcare professional can work with you to help you establish your Restylane Regimen.
Juvederm has demonstrated results that last anywhere between 9 and 12 months. However, results are temporary; touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results.
Where can you have dermal fillers injected?
Dermal fillers can be used individually to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines); lipstick lines (the area just below the nose and above the upper lip); the corners of the mouth; and marionette lines (the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jaw line). The safety and effectiveness of dermal fillers for the treatment of anatomic regions other than nasolabial folds have not been established in controlled clinical studies.