Restylane was approved for
cosmetic use in the U.S. in late 2004. Even before approval,
cosmetic and plastic surgeons had used this excellent material
to improve people’s appearances since 1996.
How is Restylane different?
Restylane is a clear, biodegradable NASHA (Non-Animal Stabilized
Hyaluronic Acid). Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance which
exists naturally in the body and which provides volume and
fullness to the skin. With age, there is a breakdown and loss of
HA which leads to facial wrinkles, depressions, and deep
grooves. Unlike earlier, rooster-derived, HA-based products,
Restylane is free from animal proteins. The use of NASHA gives
Restylane its advantage by limiting the risks of animal-based
disease transmission and of allergic reactions.
Where can Restylane be used?
In the U.S., Restylane is approved for the treatment of facial
wrinkles and folds, such as the lines between the bottom of the
nose and the corners of the mouth. However, physicians
frequently use Restylane off-label, and it has been used
successfully in many thousands of patients to augment lips,
restoring them to the natural appearance of their youth.
What about safety?
The safety of Restylane is almost without equal. Restylane has
been used safely in more than 3 million treatments in over 60
countries to date.
How long does Restylane last?
Restylane has been proven to deliver long=lasting results.
Studies have shown that Restylane’s effects lasts at least 6
months. Newer studies, now being performed, may demonstrate that
the efficacy of Restylane is at least a year. Restylane’s
patented stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic
improvement until the injection material is nearly gone.
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic filler that restores
fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial
wrinkles and folds. It has been used off-label for restoring the
fullness and volume to the lips with outstanding and
As you get older, your face loses
its shape. Restylane simply restores that fullness of youth and
provides a smooth contour to the face. Its record for safety and
efficacy is almost without equal.
Treatment with Restylane can be done during your lunch-time and
the results are almost immediate.
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Please contact the Kass Center for Cosmetic Facial
and Eye Plastic Surgery or call
727-522-3223 (FACE) to see
if Restylane is right for you?