Restylane® was the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016. The Restylane family of products includes Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Today, they are one of the most commonly used cosmetic injections and are used for adding temporary support to the skin’s structure and to replace lost volume. Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in the following areas:
- Facial Wrinkles and Folds: Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
- Lip Enhancement: Restylane, Restylane Silk
- Lines around the Mouth: Restylane Silk
- Lift and Volume to Cheeks: Restylane Lyft
- Volume Loss in Hands: Restylane Lyft
Restylane Treatment -Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a crystal clear injectable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. Restylane® is crosslinked with BDDE, an ingredient that helps form a network of HA to provide a gel filler that lasts longer. Restylane® is nonanimal based and free from animal protein. Allergy pretesting is not necessary.
How does Restylane® work?
Restylane® is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle to plump the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) or your lips.
How long does Restylane® last?
Restylane® effects generally last six months and gradually disappears from the body. If you are treated again at 4 ½ or 9 months after your first treatment, Restylane® can last up to 18 months.
Has Restylane® been studied?
Restylane® has been studied in facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds), and in the lips. The studies show that Restylane® effects generally last at least six months and gradually disappears from the body. If you are treated again at 4 ½ or 9 months after your first treatment, Restylane® can last up to 18 months.