Legitimate Canadian pharmacies provide these fillers over the counter, without a prescription to US residents. They do *not* provide them to Canadian residents without a prescription.
To verify that a Canadian pharmacy is legitimate, make sure you verify them through the Canadian International Pharmacy Association.. "CIPA"..
You can verify pharmacies at CIPA through this link:
I'm updating this post to include some common questions which have been asked throughout in this thread. Hopefully you can find the basics here.
What follows is NOT medical advice. It is a collection of information which several people have contributed to, based on their personal experience with injecting. You should always first consult your OWN medical doctor and follow their advice, first and foremost.
Do you need a prescription for Restylane?
Is it legal to purchase Restylane in the U.S.?
YES. It is legal.
Where is it available?
At legitimate online pharmacies based in Canada. Make certain the pharmacy is CIPA certified.
I live in the US, can I order it?
I live in Canada, can I order it?
I live outside the US, can I order it?
How do I get it, if I live outside the US?
This would be illegal. Do not do it.
What's Restylane made of?
Hyaluronic Acid, all natural, non-synthetic.
What are 2 basic kinds of Restylane for scars?
Restylane-Regular and Perlane. Both are Restylane, just different types.
What's the difference?
The size of the HA molecule.
Perlane has the largest molecule. Therefore, is thicker. Lasts approx. 4-6 months.
Restylane Regular is average molecule. Not as thick as Perlane. Lasts approx. 3 months.
What type do I use?
Restylane is good enough to lift most scars.
Perlane for stubborn scars that are difficult to level.
What kinds of scars does it work on?
Will it work on icepick scars?
How much do I need?
Restylane comes in .5ml and 1ml.
How much does it cost?
Restylane Reg and Perlane are both about $150 USD per .5 ml.
How much are injections at the doctor?
Approx. $300-$700 USD, depends where you live.. could be more or less.
How many needles come in the box?
One for .5ml Restylane. Two for 1ml Perlane.
How long does a needle last?
About 30 pricks.
Can I get replacement needles?
Yes, but you should NOT need them.
Where can I get them?
How do I know my needle type?
There is peel off label attached to the needle when you get it.
It's usually yellow or silver.
How do I store it?
In an airtight container with a clean paper towel inside to absorb any residual moisture.
How long can I store it?
Refer to the box for instructions.
Note: Although it is legal to purchase many dermal fillers from legitimate, certified pharmacies, you should first consider scheduling an appointment with a board certified Dermatologist and/or Cosmetic Surgeon. It is important to fully educate yourself on the proper usage of dermal fillers and proceed with caution.
There will be no medical advice provided in this thread - only a sharing of experiences with dermal fillers. If you are seeking medical advice, please contact a physician.
Edited by L0VE, 22 June 2012 - 03:41 AM.