Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
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What to ask your practitioner?

Here are a few questions that we recommend you ask your healthcare practitioner: 

  • What results can I expect from the treatment?
  • What happens during the treatment?
  • Could my medical history or previous treatments affect or prevent treatment?
  • Are there any side effects and precautions that I should know about?
  • Is there anything I should do before and after treatment?
  • Any other question you may have
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How should I prepare before my consultation?

You will always have a consultation before your first treatment. Think through what you want to achieve and the questions you may have. Your healthcare practitioner will inform you how Restylane fillers and Restylane Skinboosters can be used in a safe way to suit your own individual aspirations. You will also be asked about your medical history. When you leave your consultation, you should feel well informed about Restylane fillers and Restylane Skinboosters and you should know what results to expect.

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What should I think about when choosing a clinic?

Make sure that you contact a clinic with qualified practitioner(s) to ensure that your treatment will be performed correctly. You could always search in national registers of licensed aesthetic treatment specialists. Your treatment should be performed in a medical environment that provides privacy and is spotlessly clean. You can always request to see training certificates and insurance certificates to ensure that your healthcare practitioner has received the appropriate training and is insured for the treatment.

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What happens after the treatment?

After the treatment you will receive post-treatment guidelines. It is normal to experience some post-treatment discomfort, such as redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. These side effects generally disappear within a few days or up to two weeks after injection.

Other potential side effects can occur with dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid. You should discuss the potential treatment risks with your healthcare practitioner. Following treatment, there is sometimes a need for a touch-up treatment to achieve an optimal result.

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Who is qualified to administer Restylane treatments?

Only a medically qualified practitioner should perform Restylane treatments. Depending on your country’s legislation, this may include plastic surgeons, cosmetic clinicians, dermatologists, cosmetic dentists, or aesthetic nurses. If in doubt, please contact Galderma.

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What should I expect from my chosen clinician?
  • You should receive comprehensive information and a detailed explanation regarding the treatment.
  • You should be informed of the possibilities and limitations of treatments with hyaluronic acid 
  • You should receive information about possible side effects and precautions for treatment
  • You should be informed of the cost of the treatment and possible follow-up treatments
  • Your questions should be answered to your full satisfaction
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What precautions should my healthcare professional advise me about?

There are several important precautions to discuss with your healthcare practitioner to ensure satisfactory results and avoid any complications. Discuss the following with your healthcare practitioner:

  • If you are taking immunosuppressive medications
  • If you are taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or any other medication that affects bleeding
  • If you have any questions about precautions related to the treatment
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How are Restylane Fillers administered?

First, the healthcare practitioner disinfects the area to be treated. A small amount of the appropriate Restylane filler is then injected into the skin through a fine needle or blunt micro-cannula to fill wrinkles, add volume, shape your face or fill your lips. After the injection, your practitioner may gently massage the treated area to even out the result.

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How are Restylane Skinboosters administered?

Your healthcare practitioner will disinfect the area that will be treated. Tiny droplets of hyaluronic acid will then be injected just below the skin surface through a fine needle to rehydrate your skin. Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, will take away most of the discomfort that you may experience during the treatment.

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How long does a treatment with Restylane fillers take?

A treatment with Restylane does not take long. Depending on the area and indication, it takes approximately 15-45 minutes. A touch-up treatment is sometimes performed approximately two weeks after the initial treatment to optimize the results.

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How long does a treatment with Restylane Skinboosters take?

Depending on the area, a treatment takes approximately 15-45 minutes. To achieve optimal results, a treatment program usually starts with 3 treatment sessions, 2 to 4 weeks apart. Thereafter, maintenance treatments are typically recommended every 4-6 months.

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Is the treatment painful?
Some people may experience mild discomfort. Most Restylane fillers and Restylane Skinboosters contain an integrated local anaesthetic, lidocaine, to provide you with a more comfortable treatment experience. You and your healthcare practitioner may decide whether additional pain relief is needed.
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Can everyone have a Restylane Fillers or Restylane Skinboosters treatment?

Ask your healthcare practitioner if you will benefit from treatment with any of the hyaluronic acid products within the Restylane range. It is important when discussing your medical history to tell your practitioner everything, including all medicines that you are taking, any present and past allergies and their seriousness, and all current or past medical conditions you have had. Your practitioner will discuss potential side effects from the injection of Restylane and how serious they may be. You should also inform your practitioner if you have received previous aesthetic treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.

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Who should not have a Restylane treatment?

Patients with a known allergy to hyaluronic acid-based products should not undergo treatment, nor should patients with bleeding disorders, or active skin diseases such as inflammation, infection or tumors in or near the area to be treated. Discuss contraindications, warnings and precautions with your healthcare practitioner before having Restylane filler or Restylane Skinboosters treatments.

In the case of Restylane Skinboosters, if you have deep wrinkles and folds, another treatment could be more beneficial for you. Please ask your healthcare practitioner what treatment will give you the best results.

Please note that Restylane Skinboosters is recommended for people who are 18 years or older.

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Can I have a Restylane treatment if I am pregnant?
The Restylane products have not been tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women and is therefore not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
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What is a top-up/maintenance treatment, and do I need one?
Since Restylane fillers and Restylane Skinboosters treatments are long-lasting but not permanent, it is recommended to have top-up treatment for maintaining the results achieved in the initial treatment. Top-up treatments will most likely require lower volumes of hyaluronic acid, depending on the injection area and the time gaps between the treatments. A clinical study has shown that with just two maintenance (top-up) treatments, Restylane is proven to last up to 36 months. For Restylane Skinboosters, it is recommended to have regular maintenance treatments after the initial 3 treatments to maintain a hydrated and radiant skin. Restylane Skinboosters provides impressive results that can last up to 12 months.
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How long do the effects of the treatment last?

As Restylane is a non-permanent injectable hyaluronic acid product, the effect gradually diminishes with time. In order to maintain the aesthetic result, additional treatments, or top-up treatments, are recommended. Results may vary depending on the treatment area.

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What should I apply or avoid after the treatment?

Avoid applying make-up to the skin immediately after treatment.

  • Light cover up may be used to conceal any remaining redness after approximately 24 hours
  • A yellow-toned concealer may be used to hide signs of bruising
  • In order to cover up any redness, a concealer with a slight green/yellow tone is recommended
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What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects include treatment site reactions such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain and tenderness. These side effects generally disappear within a few days or up to two weeks after injection. Other potential side effects can occur with dermal filler or Skinboosters injections. You should discuss the potential treatment risks with your healthcare practitioner.

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Who manufactures Restylane?

Restylane is manufactured by Galderma. Galderma is a pharmaceutical company with over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company specializes in dermatology and is present in more than 100 countries. To read more about Galderma visit: