Dermal Fillers

Restylane® gets to the heart of the problem of ageing skin.

The better we look the better we feel.

Maintaining the skin’s vitality becomes much more of a challenge as we grow older and healthy, toned skin, free from lines and imperfections is hard to achieve.

But thanks to Restylane we can take steps to make it easier, so our looks reflect the age we feel rather than the age we are.

Restylane for revitalised looks

Restylane is an injectable treatment that contains hyaluronic acid.

Youthful skin is rich in hyaluronic acid (HA): a substance that binds water, hydrates the skin, and promotes all-important softness and fullness. But as we age, the HA in our skin gradually becomes less efficient and leads to loss of volume and the tell-tale signs of aging. When injected into the skin, Restylane effectively gives Nature a helping hand.

Restylane gets to the heart of the problem of ageing skin

Restylane instantly boosts the skin’s hydration system and restores youthful volume by supporting the skin’s structure to delay the signs of ageing. Restylane also encourages healthy, glowing skin; it stimulates the production of collagen[1] and improves skin elasticity [2][3]. It lifts and smoothes away lines and restores your skin tone and youthful volume without loss of facial expression.

Restylane – tested, tried, trusted

The beauty of Restylane is that its safety and efficacy is clinically proven and this is what sets it apart from other injectable treatments, with over 15 million treatments worldwide and over 16 years of clinical excellence as testimony to its safety and quality.

Restylane is produced by a unique and patented process involving minimal chemical interference. As a result the hyaluronic acid gel in Restylane closely resembles our own HA which means Restylane is safe and the treatment results are long lasting.

Whether you want to improve the condition and appearance of your skin, banish lines, or simply refresh your looks, you can feel confident that Restylane is skin-friendly and safe: Restylane – tested, tried, trusted.

FAQs

WHAT CAN RESTYLANE DO FOR ME?

Restylane helps to smooth lines, create pretty lips and restore cheeks to their former glory, so with a treatment you’ll look more youthful and fresh faced for around a year. The range has been created to work at different levels in the skin, from correcting sun damage with Restylane Vital Light to a non-surgical mid face-lift with Restylane SubQ.

HOW DOES RESTYLANE WORK?

Youthful skin is rich in hyaluronic acid (HA): a substance that binds water, hydrates the skin and promotes all-important softness and fullness. However, as we age, our HA gradually becomes less efficient which leads to the loss of natural elasticity and youthful volume.
Restylane is Stabilized Non-Animal Hyaluronic Acid gel (NASHA). When injected into the skin it gives Nature a helping hand. Restylane boosts the skin’s hydration system, stimulates the production of collegen[1] and restores youthful volume by supporting the skin’s structure to delay the signs of ageing and encourage the production of healthy, glowing skin.

IS RESTYLANE SAFE?

The beauty of Restylane is that its safety and efficacy is clinically proven and this is what sets it apart from other injectable treatments, with over 15 million treatments worldwide and over 16 years of clinical excellence as testimony to its safety and quality.

WHAT DOES RESTYLANE TREATMENT INVOLVE?

The Restylane gel is injected in tiny quantities using a fine needle. It can be used to soften lines, add fullness and boost condition and tone. The procedure takes about 20 minutes. The treatment benefits can be seen instantly and Restylane does not affect facial expression. No skin test is required because Restylane does not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
Restylane and Restylane Perlane contain pain-reducing lidocaine for a comfortable treatment experience.
Restylane is ideal for treating all areas of the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

HOW IS RESTYLANE GEL MADE?

The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is produced by a unique and patented process involving minimal chemical interference. As a result the hyaluronic acid gel in Restylane closely resembles our own HA which means that the risk of inflammatory reactions is minimised and treatment results are long lasting. For more detailed information please visit www.restylane.co.uk

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME WITH RESTYLANE?

You can expect slight redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, itching and/or bruising following Restylane treatment. This is the same as you might expect with any type of injection. However, this is temporary and generally disappears after a few days. With lip enhancement, it is wise to choose your treatment time with care since your lips may become swollen and appear slightly uneven for a few days.

HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF RESTYLANE LAST?

One of the great advantages of Restylane is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. You are always in control of your looks. Recent clinical studies show that top- up treatments prolong duration to around eighteen months.[4] Facial lines and facial shaping: top-up treatment is usually needed after 6-12 months. Lip enhancement: top-up treatment is normally needed in about 6 months. Skin revitalization: after an initial intense treatment of 3 sessions 2-3 weeks apart, top- up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 months.

HOW MUCH DOES A RESTYLANE TREATMENT COST?

During your pre-treatment consultation, you should discuss the cost of the treatment with your practitioner.

WHO MAKES RESTYLANE?

Restylane is produced by Q-Med, a Galderma Division. With headquarters in the city of Uppsala, near Stockholm, and offices all around the world, the company continues to invest in research and development in the interests of further improving patient safety and satisfaction.

WHO PROVIDES RESTYLANE TREATMENTS?

Only medically qualified healthcare professionals should administer Restylane injections e.g. plastic surgeons, dermatologists, doctors and registered nurses.

References:

1. In Vivo Stimulation of De Novo Collagen Production Caused by Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler Injections in Photodamaged Skin; Wang F. et al. Archives of Dermatology 2007; 143:155–163.

2. Rejuvenating influence of a stabilized hyaluronic acid-based gel of non-animal origin on facial skin aging; Kerscher M, Bayrhamme J, Reuther T Dermatol Surg 2007 (accepted for publication)

3. Changes in skin physiology and clinical appearance after microdroplet placement of hyaluronic acid in aging hands; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 2009, 8: 216-225; Stefanie Williams et al

4. Persistence and Improvement of Nasolabial Fold Correction with Nonanimal-Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid 100,000 Gel Particles/mL Filler on Two Retreatment Schedules: Results up to 18 Months on Two Retreatment Schedules; Dermatol Surg 2008;34:S2–S8; Narins et al;