Restylane® is a hyaluronic facial filler designed to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and create long-lasting, natural-looking results. Restylane® can be used for smoothing wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth or marionette lines, wrinkles that extend downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline or smile lines. Restylane® is also commonly used as a lip filler.
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.
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.
Restylane-L is formulated with lidocaine to provide a more comfortable experience during and after treatment, ensuring the smooth, natural looking results you expect with the comfort you want.
The Restylane® family of products instantly adds volume to help restore youthful contours, so you'll see results immediately following your treatment. There is little to no downtime.
In a clinical study of laugh lines (nasolabial folds), at least 95% of patients treated with Restylane continued to see results for up to 18 months after initial treatment when patients returned for a follow-up treatment at four and a half or nine months.
In a clinical study of Restylane for lip enhancement, Restylane provided results for up to 6 months with one treatment.
After your 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.
The Restylane family of products should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Restylane-L should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine.
To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use the products if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. Products should not be used during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or in patients under 18 years for nasolabial folds and under 21 years for lips.