Restylane is a brand of skincare and injectable implants manufactured by Q-Med. The products are enriched with non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) for intense and prolonged hydration. The soft tissue implants are made of non-animal hyaluronic acid that aims to mimic the naturally-present hyaluronic acid molecules in the skin, resulting in well-hydrated and elastic skin. There are quite a number of products in this line formulated to treat a wide range of skin imperfections:
Similarly, the skincare range includes the necessities of a healthy, hydrating, and age-defying routine, including:
Each range is designed for treating a myriad of skin imperfections:
The Restylane skincare range is designed to protect, hydrate, and nourish the skin from within. The products are rich in small, crystal-shaped particles of NASHA that help to reflect light for a glowing appearance. The active ingredients are delivered to skin via a special lipid network for best penetration and absorption.
The combination of biological aging, damaging external factors (e.g. smoking, pollution, extended sun exposure), as well as habitual facial expressions bring about early signs of aging like dullness, dryness, and lines. If these symptoms are not treated, they become aggravated, causing more pronounced facial creases and blemishes. Usually, the early signs of aging are corrected via mesotherapy. This non-surgical aesthetic treatment involves injecting bioactive ingredients like hyaluronic acid, multivitamins, enzymes, and plant extracts into the skin for a rejuvenated complexion. The ingredients can help to promote new cell turnover and repair the skin from within. Other injectables in the Restylane family fill and lift skin depressions. The gel is malleable and can be molded to seamlessly integrate into collapsed skin structures. Once injected, they instantly replenish moisture in dehydrated areas, which also helps to increase volume under the skin. Post-injection, skin appears smoother, firmer, and well-moisturized.
Though it is intended for aesthetic purposes, dermal filler injections are considered as medical procedures and must be conducted with complete adherence to aseptic guidelines. Assess the patient’s skin and medical history to determine suitability.
On the day of procedure, sanitize the targeted skin areas. Ensure that the filler is still within its shelf life with intact, sterile packaging. Assemble the device by securing a suitably sized needle to the syringe according to the illustrations on the manual. The depth and techniques of injections vary depending on the products.
Refer to the filler’s respective leaflet for specific use instructions.
Clients should use the skincare products on a daily unless stated otherwise. Some of the products contain ingredients (e.g. retinol) that may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Hence, taking good preventive actions to reduce sun damage, like wearing protective clothing and applying sunscreen, is strongly encouraged.
The duration of effects is very much dependent on various factors, including the type of gel, amount of gel used, severity of the skin condition, patients’ age, and lifestyle habits.
The fillers are biodegradable and will be integrated seamlessly into surrounding tissues. Patients can get more injections once the initial effects wear off.
The hyaluronic acid gel is derived from non-animal source, significantly decreasing the risk of allergic reactions. Streptococci bacteria cultures are fermented in a strictly-controlled environment to produce medical-grade hyaluronic acid molecules. They are then purified to eliminate any potentially dangerous contaminants. So, patients can use this brand confidently. That being said, these dermal fillers are contraindicated in:
As for the skincare line, patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients should avoid them. Read the package insert for comprehensive list of contraindications.
These reactions are usually mild in nature and resolve themselves within a few days. Patients should avoid exposing the corrected areas to extreme temperatures (e.g. frost, cold rooms, sauna, direct sunlight) to quicken recovery time.
Advise your patients to get prompt medical treatment if any of the symptoms persist or intensify. As for skincare line, some of them contain potent constituents that may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Read the package insert for comprehensive list of side effects.
Restylane is a brand of injectable implants and skincare products. The products are enriched with NASHA for intense and prolonged hydration. The soft tissue implants aim to mimic the naturally-present hyaluronic acid molecules in the skin, resulting in well-hydrated and elastic skin. Skincare products aim to hydrate, protect, and nourish the skin.