Revolutionary anti-aging product
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a revolutionary
anti-aging product for sale in the United States. Better than Botox and
Collagen, Restylane is a natural filler injected under the skin to
restore volume and smooth facial wrinkles and folds. It's the latest
weapon in the fight against aging and has been winning over patients
and dermatologist as the new fountain of youth. Find out more
information about this new rejuvenation treatment and how it can remove
Here is important information you should know about Restylane:
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic
dermal filler that restores volume to the skin to correct facial
wrinkles and folds. Restylane must be administered by a licensed
What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is the first and only
cosmetic dermal filler made of a crystal-clear gel called NASHA, or
Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural
substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide
volume and fullness to the skin. NASHA is biodegradable and completely
biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
How is Restylane different than other hyaluronic acid based products?
other hyaluronic acid-based products, such as those made from rooster
combs, only Restylane is non-animal derived. This quality virtually
eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic
What should patients do piror to treatment?
requires no pretesting, but patients should take a few precautions
before being treated. Patients should avoid using aspirin, or any
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, St. Johns's Wort, or high
doses of vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may
increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Is Restylane Safe?
Yes. Restylane has been used safely by
dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. Because
Restylane is non-animal-based and fully biocompatible, allergy testing
is not required. Virtually any risk of animal-based disease
transmission is eliminated. The most commonly reported adverse events
were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These
effects typically resolve within two to three days.
Can Restylane be used anywhere on the face?
been used in more than one million treatments in over 60 countries to
correct a variety of wrinkles and to enhance the appearance and
fullness of lips. However, it is currently indicated in the U.S. only
for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds.
How long does Restylane last?
Studies have shown that the
average treatment results last six months, or even longer. The unique
NASHA technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected
material is nearly gone.
How often should I have treatments with Restylane?
lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled
twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before
the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
How is Restylane different from Botox?
Restylane is a
natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, 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.
How is Restylane different from bovine collagen?
proven to deliver a longer-lasting effect than traditional collagen. In
addition, bovine collagen is derived from animals (cow) and requires an
allergy test. Because Restylane is non-animal-based, virtually any risk
of animal-based disease transmission is eliminated, and it can be
administered without pretesting. No waiting is required.
Do the injections hurt?
Restylane is injected directly into
the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal
discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are
practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short
procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area.
How much do treatments with Restylane cost?
based on your specific needs, so the cost will vary from patient to
patient. In general, the cost of Restylane is comparable to the cost of
similar procedures. Because Restylane is longer-lasting, it proves to
be very economical over the long term. Please consult your physician to
determine the best recommendation for your particular needs.
Who is Medicis Aesthetics?
Medicis Aesthetics is a subsidiary of Medicis, a well-established dermatology company dedicated to clear and beautiful skin.
Is Restylane approved by the FDA?
Yes. Restylane received FDA approval for use in the U.S.
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