Restylane is a non animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel that is an FDA approved dermal filler for facial wrinkles, folds and for lip enhancement.
Because Restylane is derived from a non animal source (it is produced from bacteria by a biofermentation process), there is less likelihood of contamination with antigenic proteins during manufacture.
Restylane will last slightly longer than collagen and may require slightly less “cc” material with more results. With the excellent safety profile with this material coupled with the superior longevity, we feel that Restylane will soon replace collagen as the gold standard.
We are finding more clinical data including our own patients stating results last between four to seven months. The patient will need touch ups just like collagen.