Is Restylane Tested on Animals?

Is Restylane Tested on Animals?

Doctor Answers 4

Restylane and animals testing

I would visit Restylane's website and also contact the manufacturer for all potential side effects, contraindications, and a thorough understanding of the product and it's developmental phases.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

There are simply no medications given to human beings that are not first tested on animals.

Like it or not, medicines are not given to people without first testing them on animals.  Restylane does not require the type of vigorous testing needed for botulinum toxin.  Each lot of Botulinum toxin is tested on animals to assure  and verify its safety.  The issue is different for cosmetics, many of which are now specifically not tested on animals.

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

Is Restylane Tested on Animals

Restylane is Non Animal Derived Hyaluronic Acid.  That means the product itself does not come from animals.  However, in the initial development phase of Restylane years ago, it may have been tested on animals.  The best way for you to get an answer would be to contact Medicis directly.  They manufacture Restylane.

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Animal testing and fillers

In its development and some FDA trials, animal testing is required. However, usually once a product has its patent, studies completed, and proven safety record for use on people, animal testing is no longer needed unless the manufacturers are making some kind of change to the derivative or product. But yes, Restylane, during its development, was tested on animals.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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