Restylane® is a biodegradable gel based on hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in the skin. Since Restylane® is based on a non-animal, naturally occurring substance, it reduces the risk of any allergic reaction, transmitting disease, or other complications from occurring. No skin test is required. When injected, it can smooth wrinkles and folds, give volume to your lips or give shape to your facial contours. Restylane® treatment sessions take less than thirty minutes and patients can return to their normal routine soon after. The results are instantaneous and last anywhere from six to twelve months. Since Restylane® is biodegradable, when it breaks down, it turns into water and carbon dioxide, and disappears without a trace from your body.
Please consult with Dr. Wiegering as to which procedure will best meet your needs.