Restylane was the first hyalorounic acid derivative approved in the United States. As such, it has a long standing history of use here. It works similiarly to other HA derivatives in creating a voluminous effect.
Where is it Used?
Restylane can be used almost anywhere in the face including nasolabial folds, under the eyes, lips, cheeks and even the nose.
Most effects are limited to local irritation. Allergic reactions are rare.
Minimal recovery except for patients with bruising.
Dr. Shah’s Take on this Facial Filler
Restylane is the first filler and as such many patients will ask specifically for it by name. It does tend to be comparable to Juvederm Ultra with Juvederm being slightly more silky in texture. Overall, it is a good product but consider the use of either Perlane (Restylane’s big brother) or Juvederm Ultra Plus for longer duration.