What is Restylane?

Restylane is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that attracts and binds water molecules to add volume. When injected into the face, results are instant, adding volume to restore skin contours for a more youthful appearance.

What is the clinical experience behind Restylane?

First introduced in Canada in 1998, Restylane is the most-studied dermal filler in the world, used in over 30 million treatments worldwide.* The Restylane family of products available in Canada for treatment of the face include: Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, Perlane-L, and Restylane Fine Lines-L.

Your doctor can determine which products in the Restylane family are right for you in order to help meet your personal appearance goals.

*Includes Q-Med AB HA products not available in Canada.

What areas can I treat with the Restylane family of products?

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

The Restylane family of products can be used to:

  • Soften smile lines and lipstick lines
  • Restore jawline and chin contours
  • Smooth unwanted wrinkles and folds
  • Add volume to restore cheek contours
  • Enhance lips

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When will I see results?

Restylane can instantly replace lost volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.

What are the benefits of Restylane?

A treatment with Restylane provides an easy way to stay in control of your looks. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and may last up to 3 years if you follow the Restylane treatment plan.

With Restylane, you will get a natural looking result that does not affect facial expressions. Your looks remain under your control. Restylane is the most studied and documented hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler in the world with comprehensive studies that support its safety and efficacy. Restylane has been used in over 30 million treatments worldwide since the launch in 1996.

Why should I choose Restylane?

It is safe. Restylane resembles the body’s own hyaluronic acid, and is well tested in clinical studies.

It works. Restylane has long-lasting results, but is not permanent. It is clinically proven with extensive clinical documentation.

It is the most used. Restylane has been used in over 30 million treatments worldwide since the launch in 1996. It has been available in Canada since 1998.

How long will results last?

Restylane has been clinically proven to last up to 12 months. But with the Restylane treatment plan, you can enjoy your results for up to 3 years.*

* When using the Restylane Treatment Plan for the treatment of nasolabial folds with Restylane injectable gel, at least 94% of patients who completed a long term clinical study maintained results from 18–36 months from initial treatment when they had a follow-up treatment at 4.5 months of 9 months and 18 months. (75 patients enrolled in the study—63 were evaluated at month 18; 52 were evaluated at month 24; and 27 were evaluated at month 36). The maintenance of results using Restylane-L, Restylane Fine Lines, Restylane Fine Lines-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L injectable gels has not been studied.

How is the treatment performed?

After your consultation and treatment plan discussion, the doctor will place Restylane injectable gel directly under your skin using a fine needle. You will see instant results as Restylane replaces lost volume to fill and lift the desired area.

What are some of the common side effects?

After any injection, you may experience swelling, redness, pain, itching, discolouration, and tenderness. This will typically last less than a week. For additional product and safety information, click here

What should I tell my doctor before having treatment with a product from the Restylane family?

You should tell your doctor if you have previously suffered from bad allergies, particularly to certain microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with previous bad allergies to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment.

These products should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Injections should not be made anywhere except the skin or just under the skin. Restylane-L and Perlane-L should not be used by people with a known allergy to lidocaine. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age, you should not use products in the Restylane family. Talk to your doctor about whether treatment with the Restylane family of products is right for you, as it is not for everyone.