Rafi Bidros, MD, FACS

920 Frostwood Drive Suite 690, Houston, TX 77024

Rafi Bidros, MD, FACS

920 Frostwood Drive Suite 690
Houston, TX 77024

Plastic Surgery Newsletter Houston


Restylane-L, a hyaluronic acid, is part of the Restylane family. It is FDA approved for use in and around the lips, to smooth fine lines around the mouth, and enhance the lips. Restylane-L contains lidocaine, making the injection more comfortable for patients.


Restylane lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.


Restylane is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmissions and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.


Unlike other hyaluronic acid-based products, such as those made from rooster combs, only Restylane is non-animal-based. This quality virtually eliminates any risks of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane requires no pre-testing, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

(Before & After Images with the use of 3mL of Restylane-L in the NLFs, marionettes, & upper lip of a 50 year old patient.)

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Please contact us if you have questions about injectables or would like to schedule your procedure - (713) 467-0102.