Restylane® is a soft tissue filler that is used to restore volume and fullness to the skin to minimize facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (wrinkles around the nose and mouth).
Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in all living organisms. Since it is a natural component of connective tissues, including the skin, allergic reactions are rare.
Restylane maintains its shape using the body’s own moisture. Results are immediate and may last up to one year.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 44,000 people had Restylane injections in the year 2003.