Is Restylane Approved by FDA? Expert Advice on the Safety and Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Restylane is a family of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in adults 21 and older. These fillers are used to temporarily add volume and fullness to the face, lips, and chin.

While Restylane is generally safe and predictable, it carries some risks, so it's important to understand the safety information before considering treatment. It's essential to consult with a qualified healthcare provider before receiving any type of HA filler. They will assess your medical history and determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. People with severe allergies with a history of severe reactions (anaphylaxis), those who are allergic to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins used to produce hyaluronic acid, those who are prone to bleeding, or those with a bleeding disorder should not use Restylane.

The safety of its use during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been studied. People with a history of scarring or pigmentation disorders should also tell their doctor before receiving Restylane, as these side effects can occur with HA fillers. Additionally, if you are taking medications that lower the body's immune response or affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin, you should inform your doctor as these medications may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. The most common side effects associated with Restylane are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lumps, itching at the injection site, and impaired hand function.

Serious but rare side effects include late-onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. The risk of an involuntary injection into a blood vessel is small but can occur and cause serious complications such as vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary crusting, or permanent scarring of the skin. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.Restylane Kysse is the newest member of the Restylane family of HA injectables and is approved for lips and upper perioral rhytids in adults 21 and older. Restylane Defyne is approved for injection into the chin area to temporarily add volume and fullness.

Restylane Contour has just received approval from the FDA for use in midfacial and lateral areas of the cheeks.When considering treatment with Restylane Contour or any other dermal filler, it's important to understand that results may vary from person to person. Ultimately, even if you go to your doctor specifically requesting Restylane Contour, they may recommend a different option for you.Now may be the right time to consider a professional treatment with Restylane: you'll get lips that look beautiful, natural and just the way you want them. Be sure to follow us on social media for current news and patient stories.

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