Restylane is a non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid based dermal filler. It was FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles in December of 2003, but has been widely used in Europe and other parts of the world for many years.
Restylane is produced from streptococcus bacteria. It is purified, sterilized, and then chemically stabilized into a clear gel.
The amount of Restylane used during your treatment depends on the desired correction.
Side effects include redness, swelling, and injection site pain that may last for up to one week. Lip swelling and discomfort can be significant and asymmetry may be noted during the first one to two weeks. Also, small bumps of Restylane may be palpated 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.
How much do dermal filler treatments cost?
Fillers are expensive but the pricing varies depending on the number and types of areas being treated and the amount of filler material required. Treatments can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars. Remember that temporary fillers last at most 3-9 months.
Restylane Before and After Photos