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Soft Tissue Augmentation Using Restylane

Brian Biesman1 , 2 , 3
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
  • 3Department Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee
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Publication Date:
11 January 2005 (online)


Soft tissue augmentation plays an important role in facial rejuvenation. To accomplish this goal, numerous materials have been used. Hyaluronic acids represent the latest family of products to become available in the United States. This article provides an introduction to the proper use of Restylane, the first hyaluronic acid product to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for soft tissue augmentation.