Restylane FAQs

1: What is Restylane?
2: How is Restylane administered?
3: What is hyaluronic acid?
4: Where is Restylane used?
5: What are the common side effects?
6: How long does it last?



What is Restylane

Restylane is a crystal-clear, biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel, which is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous natural enhancement of the skin. Restylane is used for smoothing out wrinkles; enhancing lips and getting rid of frown and worry lines on the face.

How is Restylane administered?

Restylane is injected into the dermis where we're wrinkles and lines have formed. It is injected into the skin using a syringe and a very small needle, which is about the width of a human hair. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and the results can be seen immediately. However and there may be some swelling and redness for up to a day after the procedure. Some discomfort can be experienced during the procedure and anesthesia is sometimes used especially when treating the lips.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan (a large protein and sugar molecule) which is responsible for much of the plumpness and fullness of the skin. As we age, the hyaluronic acid content of the skin gradually decreases. This causes folds or wrinkles in the skin to develop. Restylane injections replace the hyaluronic acid in specific areas that has been lost. Restylane is almost chemically identical to the hyaluronic acid in replaces (0.5 – 1.0%).


Where is Restylane used?

Restylane is commonly used to get rid of worry lines on the forehead, Periorbital lines or crows feet around the eyes, perioral lines or smokers lips, and to change or straighten smile lines, and nasolabial folds. Restylane is also used to plump the lips and define the border between the lips and face (vermilion border).ws together. As the skin becomes less elastic over time, repeated frowning can result on those moderate to severe lines between the brows.

What are the common side effects?

Reactions are very uncommon about one and 2000 people have a transient swelling, redness and tenderness near the treatment site for up to several weeks.


How long does it last?

Restylane injections last up to from six months to a year.


Before & After

©2005 Lakeview Medical Group