Restylane Santa Monica

Restylane is the first and only non-animal based hyaluronic acid injectable filler approved in the U.S. for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. With a strong record of success in over sixty other countries and with over one million patients procedures performed, Restylane made its much anticipated U.S. arrival when it was approved by the FDA on December 12, 2003. Due to its proven safety and efficacy, Restylane now enjoys worldwide market leadership in the dermal filler category.

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Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler which can restore volume to the skin in order to correct facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance which exists in the human body and provides volume and fullness to the skin. NASHA, which is biodegradable, is also completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Restylane has been safely used by plastic surgeons and dermatologists around the world since 1996. Allergy testing is not required since it is non-animal-based and fully biocompatible. Furthermore, there is virtually no risk of animal-based disease transmission.

Though Restylane has been used to enhance the appearance and fullness of the lips and to correct a variety of wrinkles, it is currently FDA-approved only for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds. Dr. Massey & Dr. Rahimi will be happy to discuss any specific areas that you are interested in treating.

Dr. Massey & Dr. Rahimi have a great deal of experience in using Restylane in Europe and he has perfected his very skillful injection technique to obtain the best results. His smooth technique involves an ultrafine needle which is used to inject the product in tiny amounts directly into the skin. While discomfort is minimal, a topical anesthetic may be used to optimize the patient’s comfort. Restylane is a simple and convenient procedure that provides nearly instantaneous results.

Studies have shown that the results of Restylane may last six months or longer, which is twice as long as collagen. The unique NASHA™ technology helps to maintain the results until the injected material is nearly gone. To maintain the cosmetic effect, treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. It has been shown that undergoing a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated can help to enhance the lasting effect. While the cost of treatment will vary from patient to patient, it’s longer lasting results can prove very economical over the long term. For a consultation with Dr. Massey & Dr. Rahimi to discuss your specific needs, please call our office at 310-829-2005.



Q – What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable filler which is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane is injected beneath the skin to restore volume and improve the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Q – What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is made of a crystal-clear gel called NASHA (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid). A natural substance that exists in the human body, hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. NASHA is biodegradable and biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Allergy testing is not required and there is virtually no risks of animal-based disease transmission.

Q – What areas can be treated with Restylane?
Restylane has been used to enhance the appearance and fullness of the lips and to correct a variety of wrinkles. However, it is currently FDA-approved only for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds.

Q – How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Restylane treatment?
If you are healthy and looking to improve moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, Restylane may be right for you.



RESTYLANE™ Before & After Photos

Stacy, age 43

“I was really amazed. I could see results right away—with the lines being gone.”
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Vicki, age 56

“I noticed my smile lines were getting deeper. Now people say I look too young to be a grandmother.”
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Mirav, age 37

“The lines prior to Restylane were deep. I hated the way they looked.”
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Patient A

Restylane or Restylane-L can give you a level of lip enhancement that cannot be achieved with over-the-counter cosmetic products.

Patients should be limited to 1.5 mL per lip per treatment. If a volume of more than 3 mL total is needed to achieve optimal correction, a follow-up treatment session is recommended.

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Patient B

Made of a clear gel with a unique formulation, Restylane or Restylane-L can provide the fullness and definition needed to create lips that are just right for you.

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To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use these products if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting.

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