What It Is

Restylane is the first and only cosmetic dermal filler made of a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. NASHA is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.

How It Works

Hyaluronic acid is present in all living organisms. Its availability in skin creates volume, and therefore a more youthful and healthy appearance. Restylane contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold. Once in the skin, Restylane works together with the body’s own hyaluronic acid and joins forces to create volume.


Immediate and can last from four to nine months.

Safety and Side Effects

Restylane is a safe product. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body, the skin does not react to the material. There have only been a very small number of reactions reported. These reactions may consist of prolonged but temporary redness, swelling, itching or tenderness. Most have lasted for a couple of weeks.

Recovery Time

Immediately after the treatment, there may be a slight redness, swelling, tenderness or itching sensation at the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection and it generally disappears in a day or two.


A numbing cream is applied prior to procedure to help with the comfort level. Most people report that the injections are relatively painless. A lip treatment can be uncomfortable and therefore, a topical numbing gel is applied.

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