What is Restylane?

Restylane is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment. It enhances your looks naturally by restoring your skin's youthful volume, creating softness and revitalising your appearance.

Restylane is injected into the skin in tiny quantities using a very fine needle. The gel gives natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, restore lost volume in the skin to restore cheeks to their former glory and to create fuller, shapelier lips.

The treatment is very quick and often takes less than 20 minutes. No skin test is required because Restylane does not contain any animal derived ingredients.

How does Restylane work?

Restylane is a crystal-clear gel made from a unique stabilized non-animal hyaluronic acid and water. The gel is a biotechnologically produced version of hyaluronic acid, a tissue friendly substance that occurs naturally in the body which plays a vital role in the production of healthy skin and the skin's hydration system.

By replenishing nature's supply of hyaluronic acid Restylane revitalises and plumps up the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and giving a softer look. The gel is injected into the skin to restore lost volume. Restylane instantly diminishes the effects of wrinkles and lines, restores cheeks, creates shapely lips to give a more youthful look. It is not collagen and it is not a Muscle relaxing injection. Restylane does not affect facial expression.

Recent studies illustrate that Restylane stimulates the production of collagen and improves overall skin tone and elasticity.

How long will a treatment last?

Restylane is long lasting but not permanent You always have a choice to continue or change the combination of treatments - and the procedure can be repeated as often as you like.

Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment 6 to 12 months after an initial treatment of wrinkles. When the lips have been treated a follow-up treatment is normally needed after about 6 months.

A touch-up treatment within 2-4 weeks after the initial treatment may be necessary to achieve an optimal correction.

Clinical experience indicates that follow-up treatment normally require a smaller amount of the product.

Which Restylane is right for you?


Suitable for frown lines, nose to mouth lines, cheek and marionette lines and also perioral.

Restylane Vital

  • For skin rejuvenation. To counter the effects of sun damaged skin - ideal for backs of hands, décolletage and necks.

Restylane Touch

  • Fills in acne scars and niggling imperfections. Great for treating lipstick bleedlines and sleep creases. Suitable for worry lines, fine perioral or cheek lines.

Restylane Lipp

Plumps up lips and enhances the border around them, increasing definition and helping lipstick to stay put.

Lips need to suit your face and for a good treatment you may also need treatment in the area around the mouth.

Lips collapse with age, strengthening the top lip with subtle enhancement can improve the overall appearance of the lower part of the face.

There are two types of results to be achieved: lip enhancement and lip rejuvenation. In both cases you may need to have more than one type of treatment to get the result you are looking for.

Restylane Perlane

Nasal labial folds, cheek and chin augmentation. Corrects ageing marionette lines at the corners of mouth. Plumps cheeks and accentuates natural features, e.g. high cheek bones.

Restylane Sub-Q

For facial contouring and sculpting, to increase chin and cheek definition.

Dr Rita London Lip Queen Collection

"I am very pleased my daughter-in-law found Dr. Rakus's clinic. Without doubt this is the most excellent service in all aspects I have ever encountered anywhere in London or Europe. I shall definitely return."
S.E.G. 18.11.05

"I love my subtle new lips, which my friends in New York admire because they look so natural"
LC, March 2005

"I knew I wanted to have some work done, but I wanted to know I was in good hands. I sought impartial advice and met with Wendy Lewis, the New York aesthetic consultant. She recommended Dr Rakus - she was right. I know I'm in safe hands and my treatments have been effective without side effects and have drawn many compliments".
Susan BP 15.12.05

Dr. Rita Rakus. Her perfectly plumped lips are said to be soft enough to pass the ultimate "kiss test", and she travels all over the country with her syringes of wrinkle-fillers such as Restylane Perlane and Restylane Lipp. One socialite, who makes special trips to see her, says: "I wouldn't let anyone else come near my lips, except my husband".