Definition - What does Restylane mean?

Restylane is a dermal filler for use as a cosmetic treatment to provide fullness to the skin. It is made of stabilized hyaluronic acid, which is found in all living things. Restylane has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Unlike many other treatments, it is designed for use with more moderate and even severe wrinkles.

TheConsultation explains Restylane

Restylane is created in a lab by fermentation of the streptococcus bacteria species. It’s a clear gel which is injected just below the surface of the skin into the dermal tissue. It attracts water molecules inside the tissue and binds to them to increase the volume of the tissue, which provides a fullness to the skin. The results are seen immediately after the patient receives a treatment. They can last for six months or in some cases, even longer. This cosmetic procedure is often used when people want to reduce the lines around their nose and corners of the mouth as well as the lines that start at the mouth and go downward to the chin. It is also used for lip augmentation or lip enhancement. Restylane is safe for most patients, but it’s not recommended for people with a history of severe allergies or an allergy to lidocaine. People prone to bleeding may also not be the best candidates for the procedure. Redness and swelling are common side effects after a Restylane injection, but they usually go away in less than a week.

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