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Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin in areas where there are moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This filler is made of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance that exists in the human body and is used to provide fullness and volume to the skin. This filler is fully bio compatible with human hyaluronic acid. This limits the risk of allergic reaction and allergy testing is not needed. Restylane lasts about six months.
Restylane is an injectable substance and the procedure is performed in the office. There is no pretesting required, however discontinuing aspirin products, Vitamin E and other blood thinning products several days before the procedure is recommended to decrease bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Restylane has been approved by the FDA for facial wrinkles and folds such as naso labial folds and corners or the mouth. Restylane holds its shape using the body's own moisture.
After your treatment you might have some redness and swelling at the injection site.* Sunbathing should be avoided until redness disappears. Restylane is not used under age 18 or if you are pregnant.
*Individual results may vary