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 What is Restylane®?

Restylane® is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid. When injected into the face, results are instant, adding volume for a more youthful appearance.

What is the history of Restylane®?

Since 1998 Restylane® has been used in more than 10 million1 treatments and is available in over 70 countries worldwide. The Restylane® family of products available in Canada includes:


Restylane Fine Lines®




All products are specifically tailored for certain areas of the face to meet your personal appearance goals. Tacoma Laser Clinic can help you decide which product in the Restylane® family is right for you.

What areas can be treated with the Restylane® family of products?

For best results use Restylane® to:

Improve the look of smile lines and lipstick lines

Smooth unwanted fine lines

Enhance lips

Restore contours in the jawline and chin

Reduce the look of crow’s feet around the eyes

Restylane® is most suitably used to restore facial contours, smooth wrinkles, and soften facial lines. Restylane® can also be used to enhance facial features such as your lips, cheeks, and eyes by adding fullness and definition for a more youthful-looking appearance. Learn more about treatment areas.

How is the treatment performed?

After your consultation and treatment plan discussion, the doctor will place Restylane® injectable gel directly under your skin using a fine needle. You will see instant results as Restylane® replaces lost volume to fill and lift the desired area.

The Restylane® family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L™, Restylane Fine Lines™, Restylane Fine Lines-L™, Perlane®, and Perlane-L™. These products are used to add volume to facial tissue for the correction of wrinkles, facial contour augmentation and lip enhancement. Restylane-L, Perlane-L, and Restylane Fine Lines-L have been enhanced with the addition of lidocaine in order to reduce discomfort during treatment.



Filler is injected into the skin to soften wrinkles or folds by adding volume.

Local numbing medication may be used to maximize your comfort during the procedure.

Most patients report a mild discomfort typically associated with needle injections.

To ensure an even correction, the injector will massage the area treated which may cause a temporary amount of redness to your skin.

Bruising at the site of injection is a commonly reported side effect. To minimize bruising, inform your provider if you use blood thinners such as ibuprofen, aspirin or herbal preparations prior to your procedure.

A temporary amount of minimal to moderate swelling can be expected following treatment. This should dissipate following injection.  Please contact your health care practitioner if swelling persists.

It is normal to experience some tenderness at the treatment site for a few days.


Application of an ice pack or cold compress to the injection area after treatment may help reduce swelling. If swelling or redness persists, please contact your health care provider.

It is normal to feel a “firmness” in your injection area for the first few days after treatment. Over time, the area will soften, leaving you with a natural looking result.

Many patients immediately return to their normal routine/activities. However, you should check with your health care provider for his/her recommendation.

Makeup may be applied shortly after treatment if no complications are present, and using gentle application. Check with your health care provider for further recommendations.

The injection area may be gently washed a few hours after treatment. Avoid aggressive scrubbing or rubbing.

Sunbathing or excessive UV exposure should be avoided until the redness or swelling has subsided.

Immediately report any worsening, persistent symptoms or side effects to your heath care provider.

Important Safety Considerations for the Restylane Family of Products
Treatment with the Restylane® family of products may pose risks and may not be suitable for everyone. You should not use the Restylane family of products if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are under 18 years of age. You should not use Restylane-L™, Perlane-L, or Restylane Fine Lines-L® if you have a hypersensitivity to local anesthetics of the amide type, such as lidocaine. The most common side effects of treatment are swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site. This will typically last less than a week. Temporary lumpiness has also been observed in some patients. Like any injection in the skin, the implantation of the Restylane® family of products carries a risk of infection. The Restylane® family of products should only be injected by a licensed healthcare professional. Complete product and safety information is available at
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