Beyond Collagen

PRODUCT Restylane, to plump lips and smooth out wrinkles

HOW IT STARTED The search for a quick-fix wrinkle remover without collagen's risk of side effects

JUDGMENT CALL Not yet FDA approved, so caveat emptor

With age comes wisdom. And with wisdom come smarter ways to hide your age. The newest way to keep up appearances: injections of Restylane, or hyaluronic acid.

The latest in cosmetic wrinkle fillers is a synthetic form of the gel-like substance that gives skin its volume and tension. Injections help plump up lips and smooth out creased lines around the mouth. The effect lasts a...

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