Restylane® Injection Questions and Answers Archive

Jan
2002

Q&A:

Question:

I read recently that Restylane had been approved for use in the United States. However, I am unable to find a physician in my area that uses the treatment. Is restylane US approved, and if so how can I find a physician in my area?

- cherie

Answer:

 Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Cherie, To my knowledge, Restylane has not been approved for use due to problems with infection and extrusion during the clinical trials of the material in Canada. I am certain that all plastic surgeons and dermatologists will receive notification when the material is approved (if it is).

-- Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



May
2001

Q&A: Do Restylane and Botox injections interfere with having face lift surgery?

Question:

I have been using restylane and botox for 6 months with good results.I am considering a facelift.Do the botox and restylane interfere with the surgery?Thank you.

- Lainie

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Lainie, I would suggest that you consider a brow lift so that you no longer require the botox injections. These should have no interference with face or brow lift procedures. The restylane is a different story. As long as a large amount been injected for a long time, there should be little problem as long as the surgeon stays very deep to the plane where it is present in your skin. There can be problems with infection and extrusion after the procedure with areas so treated. I thought that Restylane was only available in Canada so far?? Where did you have the injections performed.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii