Medical Conditions and Restylane

Restylane is a cosmetic dermal filler, which has been steadily gaining popularity in the market. The main ingredient in Restylane, hyaluronic acid, is a natural compound of the human body. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for a youthful appearance of the face, so Restylane injections are helpful in naturally restoring that desired appearance. Restylane injections are used to diminish wrinkles, fill lips, hollow circles under eyes, correct chin and cheek folds, and fill acne scars.

The side effects of Restylane procedure are mild, and since Restylane does not contain any animal products, allergic reactions are not common. However, there are some medical conditions which are considered counter-indicative to Restylane treatment.


Those allergic to gram-positive bacteria should avoid Restylane treatment. Since Restylane is manufactured from streptococci proteins, it can cause possibly dangerous allergic reactions in these people.

Blood Disorders

Since Restalyne is administered through injection, there is always a possibility of potential bleeding. In those with blood disorders, such as hemophilia, that bleeding can be severe.

Skin Inflammation

Any skin disorder, like pimples, infections, sores, hives, cysts and rashes, should be totally healed before considering Restalyne injections. Otherwise, it may cause serious adverse reactions and may require additional treatment.

Herpes Simple Virus

Those who had outbreaks of cold sores before should be aware that Restalyne injections can cause an outbreak, especially with lip augmentation.

Besides these medical conditions, Restalyne treatments are not recommended for individuals under 18 years old, or for pregnant or nursing women. If considering Restylane, discuss with your doctor your medical history and all medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter ones, because some of them can cause excessive bleeding and bruising.

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