FAQ About Fillers
Is Restylane safe?
Since 1996 in the United States, and longer in Europe, Restylane has an outstanding safety profile. The bio-compatibility of Restylane eliminates the need for allergy testing. Minimal side effects include an initial post injection swelling that generally resolves in a few days. This initial swelling is caused by the “water pulling” effect hyaluronic acid has within the skin. Once the new balance is achieved, you’ll have a natural looking and smooth correction of your wrinkles.
What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid (It was the first such filler of its kind approved in the U.S.). Hyaluronic acid, which already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin, provides a very soft “fill” which moves easily with your normal muscle activity.
The hyaluronic acid which makes up Restylane is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. Restylane is both biodegradable and completely biocompatible. Restylane and Perlane are the only products to boast Non-Animal, Stabilized, Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA).
NASHA was the first stable, bio-degradable, non-animal hyaluronic acid available and is produced under carefully controlled conditions. Restylane and Perlane are both clear soft gels, which can be used individually or in combination with one another or other fillers such as Juvederm and the volumizer Radiesse. For superficial fine lines such as the vertical lips lines sometime referred to as smoker’s lines, Cosmoderm or Cosmoplast may be layered on top of Restylane or other deeper-based dermal fillers. Note: Collagen fillers are no longer manufactured. We recommend hyaluronic gels for layering. Ask us about Belotero which should be available in the Fall of 2012. Belotero will be used superficially as collagen was in the past, making it a perfect filler for small lines that are hard to treat with other fillers.
How long will the benefits of my Restylane treatment last?
You can expect a correction of about 6 months, longer with touch ups and in some areas, Restylane lasts longer than others.
If you would like to learn more about Restylane, please contact Laser & Rejuvenation Center today.