Does Restylane lead to collagen production?

Restylane has not shown to produce collagen in studies. But in my experience, I have seen persistent correction of people for longer than what is advertised.  The thought of what process is going on is that there seems to be scar tissue that is forming around the restylane that prevents is degradation.  This is not an uncommon thing that I have noticed in my practice.  I would say that I have seen this in about 5 % of my patient population where they get much longer acting results from restylane injections.  With the manipulation of the needle and the subsequent bruising, I believe that some collagen production is possible but not consistent in my experience.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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