The resilience and youthful contours of your skin – its ability to counter the effects of time, wind and weather – owes much to hyaluronic acid. It exists in all living things and its most important function is to bear and bind water.
In Restylane, stabilized, hyaluronic acid, in the form of a crystal-clear gel, smoothes wrinkles and folds, or gives contour – a natural beauty lift. Impressions of beauty change over time, as do our faces as we age. Yet each of us has good natural lines that can be emphasized and improved. Restylane gives you a long-lasting and natural enhancement.
Restylane has a long record of success with many satisfied users. More than 1,500,000 treatments have been carried out in more than 60 countries around the world. The products are made under stringent control and come to you from a nation known for health, nature and beauty. Each Restylane product is based on the same hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is one of very few substances that is identical in all species and tissue types and therefore it can be used in many medical applications. In Restylane it restores youthful resilience to your skin by simply adding to your natural supply.
Restylane is the only company to offer NASHA, or Non-Animal, Stabilized, Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is the first stable, bio-degradable, non-animal hyaluronic acid available and is produced under carefully controlled conditions in our patented process. The results are two choices of gels which can be used individually or in combination.
After injection, the gel binds water and generally remains for many months. Non-stabilized hyaluronic acid products, by comparison, last only a few days or several weeks at most. As a totally non-animal product, there is no risk of transmitting disease or eliciting allergic reaction in patients who are sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken and eggs.
How long a treatment holds its effect is very individual. This depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, life style and muscle activity as well as on the injection technique. The gel particles in Restylane are absorbed so slowly that you have ample time for maintenance treatments. As the gel breaks down, water takes its place. The less concentrated the gel becomes, the more water it is able to bind. These facts are the main reasons that treatments with Restylane products last so long.
When totally absorbed the gel disappears unnoticed from the body. Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment six to twelve months after an initial treatment of wrinkles or facial contouring. After lip treatments, a follow-up is normally needed after about six months. You always have the choice to continue or change the combination of treatments, and the procedure can be repeated as often as you like You are always in charge of your looks. Restylane gives you that all-important flexibility.