RESTYLANE is a complete solution for tissue-tailored facial augmentation - a natural beauty lift using the body's own material. Today, many people are showing increasing interest in correcting wrinkles and folds, shaping facial contours and augmenting the lips.
Since 1996, more than a million people have been successfully treated in more than 60 countries
worldwide. The first application of the gel, RESTYLANE, was introduced in 1996 and finally approved for use in the U.S. by the FDA in Jan 2004.
RESTYLANE is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin. Restylane's ability to bind water is unique, and as the molecules dissolve, water is draw into the voided areas. This helps the restylane maintain it's effect over a longer period of time.
How long the effect of Restylane lasts depends on many factors such as the structure of the skin, lifestyle and age as well as on the degree of perfection demanded by the individual.
However, we know that for the majority of the patients treated about 50-80% of the effect remains after 6 months. Most people choose to have a touch-up done within a year of the original treatment.
Restylane injections take about 30 minutes with immediate results. RESTYLANE is injected just below the surface of the skin, filling in unwanted lines and wrinkles and adding definition to the lip border. When treating wrinkles, pain relief is usually not needed but can be easily achieved. The treated area may be slightly swollen, tender and red for 1-5 days.