Restylane®

Description:

Restylane® is a temporary filler.  It is injected into the skin for facial contouring, lip augmentation, and for wrinkles.  It is made from hyaluronic acid.  This is a substance made naturally in the body to attract moisture and cushioning.

Effectiveness:

Excellent as a lip filler.  Limited results for wrinkles.

Estimated Cost:

$500-$700

Longevity of Results:

6-9 months with repeated treatments

Undesired Results:

Possible risk of swelling, redness, and pain for days.

Harmful Side Effects:

None known

Staffing Required:

Physician

Comments:

Lasts longer than collagen filler.  Unlike most injectable products, Restylane® is not made from animal products and does not require an allergy test before injection.

Downtime Required:

None
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