Frequently asked questions

Before your treatment

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What is Restylane?

Restylane is a full product line of soft and firm injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that attracts and binds water molecules to add volume. Restylane fillers are formulated with two technologies – NASHATM and Optimal Balance TechnologyTM – creating a broad range of gel textures. This allows your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique facial tissue, for a natural look customized to you. Results are immediate, adding volume to smooth out wrinkles and enhance facial balance for a more youthful, revitalized look.

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What is the history of Restylane?

Restylane is the world's most studied line of dermal fillers with more than 25 years of use. With more than 50 million treatments worldwide, Restylane products have an established legacy and a well-defined safety profile. Talk to your healthcare professional to find the right Restylane treatment plan to achieve the look you desire.

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What areas can Restylane treat?

Restylane restores volume to smooth wrinkles and soften facial lines. Restylane can also be used to enhance facial features such as your lips, cheeks, and jawline by adding volume for fullness and definition. 

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How is Restylane administered?

Your healthcare professional will inject Restylane or Restylane Skinboosters. After injection, he/she may gently massage the treated area.

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What areas can Restylane Skinboosters treat?

Restylane Skinboosters improves skin smoothness, elasticity and appearance to refresh your look. It can be used in your face (lower cheek/jawline), upper neck and back of the hands.

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How long does the treatment take?

A treatment with Restylane doesn’t usually take long. A touch-up treatment is sometimes performed after the initial treatment to optimize your results.

Talk to your healthcare professional to learn more about the treatment procedure.

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Is the treatment painful?

Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. Many Restylane products contain an integrated local anaesthetic, lidocaine, to provide you with a more comfortable treatment experience. You and your healthcare professional may decide whether additional pain relief is needed.

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Who is qualified to administer Restylane treatments?

Only healthcare professionals trained in Restylane injections are qualified to administer it. Find a clinic

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What should I expect from my healthcare professional?
  • Detailed information about what to expect with Restylane treatment, including possible unwanted effects and precautions.
  • Discussion around treatment expectations and costs and if any follow-up treatments may be needed.
  • All of your questions answered.
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Can everyone have a Restylane or Restylane Skinboosters treatment?

There are some people in whom Restylane and Restylane Skinboosters should not be used. At your initial consultation, it’s important to tell your healthcare professional about all of your current and prior medical conditions and allergies and, how serious they are, all medications you are taking and whether you have had or are planning to have another aesthetic procedure (e.g., laser, chemical peel).

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Can I have a Restylane treatment if I am pregnant?

Restylane products have not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before receiving treatment.

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Who manufactures Restylane?

Restylane is manufactured by Q-Med, a Swedish division of Galderma that specializes in dermatology, which is present in 80+ countries click here.

After your treatment

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How long does Restylane last?

Results vary from patient to patient. With a repeated treatment plan, results may be long-lasting.

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What is a maintenance or “touch-up” treatment?

Maintenance or “touch-up” treatments are one or more additional treatments after your initial session to help maintain your results. Talk to your healthcare professional to see if maintenance treatment is right for you, and when and how much Restylane may be needed.

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What are possible side effects?

The most common side effects include injection-related reactions such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain and tenderness. These effects generally disappear within one week after injection. Other potential side effects can occur. You should discuss the potential treatment risks with your healthcare professional. View Important Safety Information