Restylane is composed of an injectable gel that features hyaluronic acid as a base. The treatment works through injection into the desired treatment areas to correct common concerns like facial wrinkles, folds, and lip augmentation. It has also been used to rejuvenate the appearance of aging hands.

The skin is an incredible organism. It protects the body and face from the elements, shapes our appearance, and repairs itself from the damage it takes every day. The problem is that our skin doesn’t repair the effects of aging by itself, which can leave us looking old and tired, even if we don’t feel that way.

Between the decline in our tissues due to aging and the impact of lifestyle and environmental factors such as smoking or sun exposure, it can be quite challenging to maintain a youthful, smooth, and healthy appearance. Fortunately, medicine and technology continue to deliver the support we need to maintain a younger appearance despite advancing years.

Patients of the Restylane treatment have noticed increased feature definition, skin firmness, and deeper hydration. Perhaps the best part about Restylane is that the treatment can be specifically tailored to your anti-aging goals, making it a versatile treatment option to combat facial aging results.

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$500-$600 per syringe of Restylane
Only a few short hours; recovery time may vary.
Most patients notice results immediately after treatment. However, it generally takes 3-5 days for full results to be seen after the treatment.
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Dr. Allen Silanee, MD, FACOG
Allen Silanee, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) in Florida. Dr. Silanee has more than 18 years of experience in the obstetrics and gynecology field. Dr. Silanee is an expert in women’s health, specializing in general women’s OBGYN care and sexual wellness, as well as minimally invasive gynecology surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
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History of Restylane

Restylane is the most studied dermal filler and is the most commonly used injectable filler and lip augmentation gel.

Numerous studies and research were in place long before Restylane was introduced as an aesthetic option for the general public. In 1996, the Restylane treatment was first used in Europe, followed shortly by the United States. Since its beginning, the Restylane procedure has spread to approximately 70 additional countries. 

Starting in 2004, Restylane was used in the United States, and since then, millions of procedures have been performed with this dermal filler. It has been FDA approved as a treatment for wrinkles for a long time, and in 2010 became approved for use in the deep dermis, paving the way for more advances for Restylane.

Restylane is currently manufactured by Q-Med, a Swedish-based company within the parent company Galderma, specializing in dermatology in more than 100 countries.

Restylane Benefits

Benefits of Restylane

Restylane has many benefits:

  • Natural: Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the skin. The aging process causes less of this material to be produced, causing the looser, more wrinkled appearance. Restylane basically restores the lost hyaluronic acid making for a more natural result.
  • More treatment areas: Some fillers can only be used in specific areas. Restylane can be used in those same areas (smile lines and mouth) and between the eyebrows and the lips, making it more versatile in its application.
  • Dramatic results: Compared to its cousin Juvederm, Restylane is a firmer substance that gives way to more dramatic and noticeable results.
  • Few side effects: The filler is safe, and injection has been perfected to minimize side effects compared to the other fillers.
  • Long-lasting: Restylane lasts for up to six months, and maintenance treatments can easily be scheduled ahead of time to make it easier for patients.
  • Near-immediate results: There is nothing as satisfying as instant gratification. Restylane does an incredible job of producing those results you want in a satisfyingly short time.

Not just for women 

Restylane can address common concerns for men like excessive smile lines around the eyes and frown lines around the mouth. The most important benefit of Restylane for men is the ability to tailor treatment to enhance and maintain masculine features or create a more feminine look if desired.

Man or woman, Restylane is a filler designed to address the signs of aging on your face with a tailored approach. 

Happy Consumer

I made a decision to have my lips augmented with restylane and I could not be happier with the results! My lips were instantly more plump without the duck lip! I will definitely use restylane again!

Sara G.
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Getting Started with Restylane

Finding an expert is as simple as visiting our online community. With AgeEnvy, valuable information detailing Restylane, as well as qualified providers for this treatment, is at your fingertips. Keep in mind that your health and safety comes first. That’s why our mission is to give consumers control over their health by getting them connected with providers that are licensed, verified experts focused on Restylane.

Potential Side Effects of Restylane

There are possible side effects with any dermal filler due to the application method. Restylane is injected into the skin. While they are not expected to be severe, it’s important to be aware of common side effects:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Injection site pain

The likelihood of experiencing side effects is influenced by how much Restylane is used at the time of treatment, individual reaction, and any drugs/medications you may be taking. Make sure to communicate all medications taken before treatment.

Only a certified medical provider can legally perform Restylane injections. The real danger with Restylane lies in being administered improperly. A skilled, licensed, and certified medical provider specializing in Restylane injections is your best option for success.

FAQ about Restylane

Here you will find answers to our user’s most common questions. Our goal is to keep you easily informed as you research ways to realize your age management potential. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please contact us.

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How much does Restylane cost?

Total cost is dependent on a number of factors. Your starting point, treatment plan, geographic location, and chosen Restylane doctor all play a role in determining your total cost. That being said the average cost ranges from $500-$600 per syringe of Restylane.

The number of syringes will vary depending on the treatment area and severity of the condition. Consult with your practitioner about any finance options that may be available.

How many Restylane treatments will I need?

Most patients experience their desired results after one or two sessions. The number of sessions is dependent on factors like your treatment area, age, and depth of wrinkles. Working closely with your chosen practitioner can help better determine how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired results.

Your individual response to treatment is the greatest indicator of how many treatments are needed as some patients respond more easily than others.

How long is the recovery time with Restylane?

Recovery time is minimal. Most patients go back to work on the same day as their treatment. However, the severity of your side effects may impact your comfort level and cause additional time for recovery. This is especially true for patients who are more prone to bruising.

Your treatment area may also affect your recovery time. For example, your lips are more prone to swelling than other parts of the face. Consider anti-inflammatories as needed to help mitigate the impact of side effects.

How quickly will I see results from Restylane?

Most patients notice results immediately after treatment. However, it generally takes 3-5 days for full results to be seen after the treatment. Keep in mind that due to the application method, there might be some irregularities in appearance that should subside in a few days.

If you are less prone to bruising and swelling, you may notice full results quicker, but that is determined on a case by case basis.

How long will my Restylane results last?

Restylane is designed to last temporarily. The results usually last up to six months due to the body breaking down and absorbing the filler. Some patients have reported between 9 and 12 months.

Restylane is a treatment that requires ongoing maintenance treatments to maintain results.

Consider scheduling your maintenance treatments ahead of time with your practitioner since he/she will know the best treatment plan for you and your goals.

Are there other similar options to Restylane?

Restylane and Juvederm are basically cousins considering they are both fillers that use hyaluronic acid as a base. However, Juvederm is a softer filler and produces less dramatic results. Both offer a fairly natural filler in comparison to other fillers.

Restylane is the core product within the Galderma family of dermal fillers. Galderma has created multiple, additional extensions of it’s Restylane product for more specific facial areas such as under the eyes or to lift the cheeks, fill in laugh lines, etc.

With any filler, the most important consideration is your safety and then which will accomplish the results you want. Consult with your practitioner to determine the filler that’s right for you.