Restylane Dermal Filler was launched in the UK in 1996. The manufacturer, Q-Med is now part of Galderma.
In 2013 Galderma estimated that over 15 million treatments had been carried out worldwide.
Restylane is a gel containing particles of cross linked hyaluronic acid similar to the body’s own natural collagen. It is non animal in origin and does not require a patch test.
The hyaluronic acid is broken down over months leaving no trace of the product.
The gel is injected into the skin with a very fine needle, it plumps out the skin, filling lines, and deeper folds.
In 2016, the EMERVEL range of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, also from Galderma, was integrated into their Restylane range to create one large range of hyaluronic acid fillers incorporating NASHA Technology and Optimal Balance Technology into one product brand.
Restylane is a safe treatment and the full range contains 0.3% lidocaine for improved patient comfort.
View the products in the Restylane range used by Dr Teri Johnson:
Restylane has an intermediate sized gel-particle and is specifically designed for the correction of moderate facial wrinkles e.g. forehead wrinkles, glabella lines, mild nose to lip furrows and lip enhancement. It contains lidocaine to reduce the discomfort from the procedure.
Restylane Lyft (Perlane)
Restylane Perlane has the largest gel particles in the Restylane product range and is intended for shaping the contours of the face, for correcting deeper folds and lip enhancement. e.g. Naso-labial folds, marionette folds, cheek enhancement, chin and jaw augmentation.
Restylane Refyne (formerly Emervel Classic)
Restylane Refyne provides a medium lifting effect, ideal for fine to moderate lines and wrinkles. It also works well for lip rejuvenation and restoration.
Restylane Volyme (formerly Emervel Volume)
Restylane Volyme has a very high volume lifting effect and integrates with the skin matrix. Used to address lost facial volume associated with ageing. It is a great products for enhancing or contouring facial features such as the cheekbones, cheeks and chin.
Restylane Defyne (formerly Emervel Deep)
Restylane Refyne has a high volume lifting effect and integrates with the skin matrix. Used to smooth away deep wrinkles or folds such as naso-labial and marionette lines (mouth-to-chin lines).
Restylane Kysse (formerly Emervel Lips)
Restylane Kysse – specifically formulated to enhance, define or augment the lip body and border. As with all of the Restylane range it contains lidocaine for improved comfort during the procedure.
Restylane Skin Boosters
Restylane Skin Boosters have the smallest particle size in the Restylane product range. It is intended for hydrating and boosting the skin.
Find out more about skin boosters here.