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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 wrinkles.
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 practitioner.


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?
Unlike 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 reactions.


What should patients do piror to treatment?
Restylane 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?
Restylane has 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?
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?
Restylane is 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?
Restylane is 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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