Product Line: Restylane, Restylane-L.
Class: Hyaluronic acid (HA)-based soft tissue or dermal filler.
Approved cosmetic uses: Moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds including the nasolabial folds and lip enhancement. Restylane is part of the Medicis family of products, which also includes Perlane and Perlane-L (other hyaluronic-acid based fillers).
Mode of action: Restylane products are HA-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in all mammals, though production tends to deplete with age. Restylane replaces HA, filling in or volumizing wrinkles and folds.
Results: Results with Restylane are instantaneous and may last up to six months.
Side Effects may include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Redness, pain and itching at the injection site(s)
- Small bumps beneath the skin (rare)
- Temporary muscle weakness
Cost: Restylane cost varies based on the areas being treated and the location of the practice. In general, it ranges from $200 to $1,000.
Other HA fillers:
Injection Pain (1-5 scale, with 5 being the most pain): 1.5
Note: Restylane-L contains lidocaine, a numbing agent that may help take the sting out of the injection. Pain is subjective, and varies from person to person.
Popularity: HA-based fillers are the second most popular type of minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, according to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery, Inc.
116 Defense Hwy.,
Annapolis, MD 21401
10807 Falls Road, #100
Baltimore, MD 21093
Buinewicz Plastic Surgery & Medspa
3655 Route 202
Suites 225 and 230
Doylestown, PA 18902