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Study Demonstrates Restylane Effect Lasted 18 Months in 97% of Patients With One Repeat Injection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 10, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent clinical data show that Restylane(R) lasted 18 months in 97% of patients with one repeat injection.(R) is the HA filler with an 18-month FDA-approved duration claim.

These data were generated in a controlled, randomized, evaluator-blinded study that assessed the safety and effectiveness of two different retreatment schedules, 4.5 months or 9 months, after initial treatment of nasolabial folds (NLF). Patients were evaluated using the Wrinkle Severity Rating Scale (WSRS), a five-point scale to measure visual severity of wrinkles where five is the most severe rating (extreme). 92% of patients were naive to dermal fillers so had no residual effects from earlier treatment.

Key findings from the study include:

For more information, please contact Ilisa Wirgin or Elyse Koenig of LaForce + Stevens at 212.242.9353 x 140/167.

Restylane is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete product and safety information is available at www.RestylaneUSA.com.

To order please visit our Website at www.RestylaneUSA.com or call 877-520-0500

Restylane is indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site, which typically resolve in less than seven days. Avoid exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and UV lamp exposure and extreme cold weather until any initial swelling and redness have resolved. Safety has not been established for use during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or in patients under 18 years.

Restylane is a trademark of HA North American Sales AB.

CONTACT: Ilisa Wirgin, ext. 140, or Elyse Koenig, ext. 167, both ofLAFORCE + STEVENS, +1-212-242-9353

Web site: http://www.RestylaneUSA.com/

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Posted: February 2009

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