RESTYLANE / BELOTERO
WHAT IS RESTYLANE?
Restylane is a unique form of non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a polymerized sugar molecule embedded around collagen fibers in our skin. Since we have the identical molecule in our own skin allergic reactions are much less frequent than bovine collagen i.e. 1 in 2000 versus 3%. Restylane is made in Sweden. It was FDA approved in the United States on 2003.
HOW DOES RESTYLANE WORK?
During treatment, the crystal-clear RESTYLANE gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, RESTYLANE adds volume and shape to the treated area.