A Guide to Restylane: Uses, Benefits & Side Effects 

When it comes to achieving younger-looking skin, there are so many different products on the market, many of which promise the earth but actually deliver very little. Restylane, which has carved out a name for itself in the world of derma fillers and is used by millions of people worldwide, is one of the few brands that has been proven to get results. 

If you are thinking about adding Restylane to your services but you would like to know a little bit more about it before you commit to making a purchase and offering it patients, then you have come to the right place. 

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a brand of derma filler injectable that aims to add volume under the skin. One of the most popular aesthetic treatments for aging skin, there are many different types of Restylane products to choose from, including Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne. 

These cosmetic injectables can be used to increase fullness under the skin by stimulating new collagen production and also to enhance certain facial features, for example, the cheekbones or lips. 

Restylane is supported by science and was first brought to the market by a brand called Galderma. You can explore Galderma in more detail here and find out how they are leading the way in cosmetic innovation and research. 

What is Restylane used for?

Restylane is most commonly used to add volume to the cheeks and under the eyes. Not every patient who comes your way will want to do this, though. Fortunately, they can also be used to:

This means you have lots of potential new patients coming your way if you start offering this. 

What are the benefits of using Restylane?

One of the most notable benefits of Restylane is that the results are almost immediate. Typically, patients start to notice the effects of this treatment within a few hours of having the procedure carried out. 

There is also no recovery or downtime needed after having Restylane injections, which means that you can have patients come in during their lunch breaks and then head straight back to work with no problems. 

It is worth noting that although the effects of Restylane are long-lasting, they are not permanent. The exact duration of your results will depend on the amount of filler that your patient chooses to have injected and its location. 

Are there any side effects? 

There are very few side effects to using Restylane. However, you will still want to warn your patients about the following. They may experience around the injection site some: 

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching

However, assure them this should not prevent them from going about usual daily life. Some people may also experience pain or discomfort around the site and/or headaches, but this can be easily treated with an over-the-counter painkiller such as Ibuprofen. 

Injection site reactions should go away within a period of 7 days, although mild bruising may last a little longer.