Restylane® is a clear gel containing a non-animal stabilised hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, its molecules bind with water to add volume and shape to the skin.
Levels of hyaluronic acid in the body diminish with age, so Restylane is used as a dermal filler to add volume, hydrate and to soften lines and wrinkles.
Since the launch of Restylane in 1996 it has gained an impressive proven safety track record of more than 2 million treatments across 70 countries, which makes the Restylane range of products the most widely used dermal filler available today.
Restylane Touch is used for correcting thin, superficial lines, for example around the eyes, mouth and forehead lines.
Restylane is used for wrinkle correction and lip enhancements.
Restylane Perlane is used for shaping facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, correcting deep folds, and for volume augmentation of the lips.Skin Rejuvenation:
Restylane Vital is the latest addition to the product range. It not only rejuvenates facial skin but can also be used on the neck, décolletage and the backs of hands, where there are ‘tell-tale’ signs of ageing. Restylane Vital achieves an overall natural vitality by hydrating the skin which helps with keeping it firm, supple and healthy looking.
No pre-testing is required. A local anaesthetic cream is usually applied to the skin for 30 minutes prior to treatment; a dental block may be given for lip enhancement. The treatment does not take long and daily activities may be resumed immediately.
Side Effects After Treatment
Side effects are injection-related such as swelling, redness, pain, itching and tenderness. These typically resolve after 1 or 2 days and within 1 week after injection in the lips.
The results can be seen immediately with Restylane Touch, Restylane and Restylane Perlane and is dependent upon each individual client.
Follow-up maintenance treatments are needed about every six months, although this may be sooner following an initial treatment.
Restylane Vital requires an initial course of three treatments at monthly intervals with follow-up maintenance treatments about every four to six months.