Restylane® is an FDA-approved dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that restores volume to the skin, lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and other fine lines. This procedure is most commonly used to treat the glabellar lines (between the forehead) and the nasolabial folds as well as the marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, the vertical lines in the lips, the hollow circles under the eyes overlying the orbital bone, and the hollow areas that develop over the jaw line in front of the jowls. It can also be used to add volume and shape to the lips.
Since Restylane® is made from a natural substance found in the body, no pre-testing is required. The results of this procedure are visible right away. Because Restylane® has a unique ability to bind with water and remain in the skin, the results will last for several months or sometimes up to a year, depending on the condition of the individual patient’s skin.