Clinical Skin Center

Restylane

People just like you are looking years younger without surgery.

Restylane is a safe, natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin. It is used to correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines or frown lines and lines between the eyebrows. Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in skin that works to trap water and maintain the space within the dermis. As our skin ages, hyaluronic acid is gradually lost from the dermis. The end result is volume loss, skin laxity, and wrinkles.

Restylane was FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles in 2003, but has been widely used in Europe and other parts of the world for many years. Millions of treatments have been performed in over 70 countries.

Restylane is used to replenish the dermal volume loss that allows wrinkles to form. It can also be used to fill in acne scars.  Restylane has a very low incidence of allergic reactions and requires no skin testing prior to treatment. Restylane is not made from animals. The chemically stabilized hyaluronic acid found in Restylane can remain in the dermis for many months. 

The clear Restylane gel is injected using an ultra-fine needle into the dermis below the wrinkle and lifts the wrinkle out to the desired correction.  Once injected, Restylane integrates into the dermis and binds water. The results are immediate. Over time, Restylane is gradually reabsorbed without a trace. Restylane lasts an average of about 6 months, after which time a simple follow up injection of Restylane will be required to maintain the plumping effects. 

Topical anesthetic is often used for patient comfort. Mild to moderate stinging and burning are common during the injection, while redness and swelling can last for hours or a few days after the injection. Patients may also experience some temporary mild discomfort at the injection site. Also, small bumps of Restylane may be felt at the site of injection. These bumps are not usually visible, but can remain for several weeks or months after injection before gradually blending into the dermis.

Restylane erases lines and folds by adding volume beneath the skin's surface to lift the skin and smooth out the wrinkle or fold.  When Restylane is used to fill in these folds, the result is an overall soft, youthful and attractive appearance.  Restylane can help you achieve this look in less than 30 minutes. Most patients having Restylane treatments can use makeup to cover the area immediately following the treatment and many return to work after their Restylane.

In the hands of an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Stashower, Restylane is a wonderful product that can give quick, favorable cosmetic improvements. Look more relaxed and look as young as you feel. Schedule your treatment today and find out what all the buzz is about.

These before and after pictures are representative of some of our most satisfied patients. Results and number of treatments will vary. A person's results will depend on a variety of factors. Photos are provided for example purposes only, and may not represent the results that all people will obtain.