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What is Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine?
Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine is a sterile, biodegradable, non-pyrogenic, non-animal-derived hyaluronic acid filler that is made with the patented NASHA technology of Q-Med AB. It is the softer or milder version of Skinboosters Vital and works as a preventative treatment for patients with healthy or sensitive skin. To reduce patients’ discomfort during injection, this filler comes premixed with 0.3% lidocaine hydrochloride. Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine is less concentrated and has finer particles compared to the regular Skinboosters Vital. When injected into the middle or deep dermis, it helps in restoring smoothness and fullness of the skin by increasing hydration within the cells.
What is Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine is formulated to do?
Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine can be used for the same indications as Restylane Vital, but because of its mild lifting capacity, it is more suitable for younger skin with minimal signs of photo damage. In respect to Restylane Vital, Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine contains the same NASHA-based gel, a stabilized hyaluronic acid gel that closely resembles the natural HA found in the body. Normally, the HA have inside the cells of the body can be easily degraded. Although the NASHA gel from Restylane has a higher degree of biocompatibility, it is in a stabilized form, making it more resistant to degradation.
This filler works by restoring hydration deep within the cells to increase volume, fill lines, wrinkles, and acne scars for a smoother skin texture and fuller facial features. Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine’s main ingredient, the hyaluronic acid, stimulates the production of collagen to ensure a longer duration of beneficial effects. Restylane Skinboosters Vital with Lidocaine, as the name suggests, contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to improve the overall comfort of your patients during the injection process.
This product is manufactured by Q-Med AB, which is owned by Galderma.
This product originates from Sweden, particularly Uppsala, which Is the location of Q-Med AB’s headquarters.
What else you need to know
Common side effects associated with the treatment
Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine passed premarket studies that evaluated the safety and efficacy of the treatment. However, potential adverse effects may still be observed. The following are some of the common side effects associated with this filler:
- Tenderness or pain
- Redness or discoloration
- Formation of lumps or nodules
For a complete list of side effects, refer to the product insert.
Which skin type is it good for?
Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine can be used on all skin types, preferably on younger patients with minimal signs of aging. For mature patients with moderate to severe wrinkles and other age-related imperfections, use Skinboosters Vital instead.
Precautions and contraindications
Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine contains trace amounts of bacterial proteins, and its use is contraindicated for patients with a history of multiple severe allergies. The safety of this treatment is also not established in patients under 22 years of age, pregnant women, and breastfeeding women.
Awards and certification
The FDA approved Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine in the early 2000s as a dermal implant, giving it the premarket approval (PMA) P020023. The approved content per package is 1ml in prefilled syringe.
Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine is a transparent, viscous, and sterile gel that comes in a disposable glass syringe. Do not use this product if the gel content appears cloudy or if the packaging has been opened or damaged. The box comes with a patient record label to be attached to the patient’s medical records.
- Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine is intended to be injected in the dermal layer of the skin and is suitable for treatment areas such as the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.
- The recommended treatment regimen for Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light withLidocaine is 2–3 injections carried out within intervals of two to four weeks.
- Clean the treatment site with a suitable antiseptic solution.
- The filler must be injected in the deep dermis via microinjections; a shorter distance between injections than Restylane Skinboosters Vital is allowed.
- Gently massage the treated area immediately after injection to correct irregularities.
Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine contains 12mg/ml of stabilized sodium hyaluronate in a highly purified gel solution. It also contains phosphate buffered saline at pH 7. The product’s hyaluronic acid is derived from the fermentation of the Streptococcus species. Since it is not animal derived, performing a skin allergy test prior to injection is not required.
What is in the box?
- One sterile prefilled syringe containing 1 mL solution
- Three sterile 30 G ½” needles
- Patient record label
- Package insert
Duration of effect
The effect of the facial filler usually lasts for approximately six months. Touch-ups every 4–6 months are recommended to maintain the rejuvenating effects of the implant.
Due to the delicate nature of its ingredients, Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light with Lidocaine must be stored in a cool and dry place whose temperature goes up to 25℃/77°F at the maximum. Do not refrigerate.
Expiry (shelf life)
- The unopened product can be stored for up to two years.
- Use this product prior to the expiration date listed on its packaging.