RESTYLANE®, commonly used to fill such areas as the lips and nasolabial folds, is a natural dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid. This substance occurs naturally in the human body for the purpose of delivering nutrients and hydration to the skin. RESTYLANE® uses a biodegradable form of hyaluronic acid that is non-animal based, so no allergy tests are required before treatment.
As the most commonly used dermal filler in the San Francisco area, RESTYLANE® with hyaluronic acid is most often used to correct acne scars and wrinkles, and to augment thin lips. For most patients, RESTYLANE® remains effective for four to six months before repeat treatment is required.
Depending on the size of the area to be treated, RESTYLANE® can be applied in 30 to 60 minutes and can be combined with other cosmetic procedures. Side effects are usually minor and may include temporary swelling and redness at the injection site.