The Restylane family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L. These products can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Ask your doctor which is right for you.
How does Restylane work?
Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane can also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21 years, providing natural-looking and lasting results with just one treatment Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles.
A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and to add fullness to your lips. Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane only), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. If a volume of more than 3 mL total is needed to achieve optimal correction for lip enhancement, a follow-up treatment session is recommended. Biocompatible with the human body, Restylane is eventually broken down naturally.
RESTYLANE, THE FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED DERMAL FILLER FOR LIPS IN PATIENTS OVER 21 YEARS
Restylane is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. And that’s great news-because who doesn’t want beautiful lips? After all, lips play a central role in our sensual and emotional life-think attractive, youthful, and kissable. So it’s only natural with all this focus on lips, that lipstick is one of the most-purchased cosmetics. It’s also natural to want to enhance the appearance of our lips if we feel that their shape or proportions are not well matched to our unique facial structure. Plus, as we age, our lips may lose volume. And using makeup to hide these flaws often has limited results. Where can the Restylane family of products be used? The Restylane family can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines). The Restylane family can also be used in other moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as lipstick lines- the area just below the nose and above the upper lip; the corners of the mouth; and marionette lines-the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
A large percentage of our skin (approximately 56%) is made up from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a highly absorbent substance that hydrates and creates volume. As we age, our levels of HA decrease, causing fine lines, wrinkles and dehydrated skin. Luckily, help is at hand with Restylane – a HA gel that is injected directly into the skin to boost its appearance. There are a range of products available to suit every treatment need and subtly minimize creases and revive the complexion.
NASHA™ THE SCIENCE BEHIND RESTYLANE
NASHA (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid) is the patented technology which is used in all of Restylane range of products. The hyaluronic acid is stabilized to create a long-acting substance. The stabilization involves the binding together of the HA molecules in a network.
Without this modification the hyaluronic acid would only stay in the tissue for days. Conversely, too much modification can affect the HA’s most important properties negatively.
NASHA is based on a non-animal (Biosynthetic) raw material which gives it a high degree of purity. The gel is only stabilized by less than one per cent which ensures a long lasting effect as well as minimal tissue disturbance which reduces the risk of allergic reactions. NASHA’s properties also allow it to be integrated naturally into the body so that nutrients, hormones and other vital substances can pass through the gel.
Use of NASHA technology is clinically proven, with over 10 million treatments worldwide and an excellent safety profile of 1 in 20,000 patients experiencing an adverse event.