Does Anyone Still Use Restylane SubQ?

I've never had filler before and tomorrow I am getting SubQ filler in the cheek area and chin area, but it's not mentioned much on this forum, there is more about Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane Perlane and Juvederm Ultra. Is SubQ no longer considered a 'good' option for cheek and jowls? Are there safety issues? I am 40 years of age and have flat cheeks and some slight jowling.

Doctor Answers 5

Restylane SubQ

The US Restylane is traditionally injected into the dermis. When treating under the eyes, it is injected underneath the muscle just over the bone.

The Restylane SubQ is not available in the U.S. and therefore use in the U.S. is, to the best of my knowledge, not permitted.

Boca Raton Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Restylane SubQ

Restylane SubQ is not available in the US so I really can not comment on it. We have many great products in the US in the HA dep't.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Restylane SubQ

You ask a question that can not be addressed by USA plastic surgeons, since we have no experience with that exact product. Best of luck from MIAMI Dr. B

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Restylane SubQ is not approved in the United States.

This forum primarily represents United States surgeons.  Restylane SubQ in not available in the USA and it never will be.  It is a very thick product that is a great volumizer.  It does tend to cause bumps.  However if it is placed in the cheek, chins or jowls, you should do just great with this treatment.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

It never did make it to the US

Due to many other options such as Sculptra, Radiesse and other HA fillers like Restylane and Perlane, SQ never did make it to the US market so far.  There were some issues with the size of the needle I believe and concerns with lumps, but nothing terrible that I am aware.  Good luck!

Joel Schlessinger, MD
Omaha Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

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