Who Developed Restylane? An Expert's Perspective

In the late 1980s, Swedish scientist and businessman Bengt Ågerup had a vision to bring his scientific work on hyaluronic acid out of the laboratory and into the real world. This vision would eventually become RESTYLANE, a revolutionary product that has changed the face of aesthetic medicine. RESTYLANE FAMILY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Before using this product, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and side effects. 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 this product.

The safety of its use during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been studied. Additionally, people with a history of scarring or pigmentation disorders should be aware that these side effects can occur with hyaluronic acid fillers. It is also important to tell your doctor if you are planning other cosmetic treatments (e.g., taking medications that lower the body's immune response or affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin), as these medications may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the site of the injection of gel. Use of these products at gel injection sites with skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections should be postponed until healing is complete.

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. However, there are some more serious but rare side effects that can occur such as 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 it 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.Galderma is a leader in research and development of scientifically defined and medically proven skin solutions.

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