What is Restylane?
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler composed of non-animal based hyaluronic acid that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
What is Herpes Zoster (Shingles)?
Herpes Zoster is an infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox in children. The disease is usually heralded by complaints of localized skin hypersensitivity, followed by patients developing unilateral blistering lesions along the distribution of nerve tunk. Untreated, patient may develop post herpetic neuralgia, a painful condition due to damage of the nerve trunks lasting months to years.
Herpes simplex virus can produce blistering lesions on the eyes, lips or genital area. In the absence of visible lesions it is possible to get genital herpes through sexual contact with an infected person even if he or she has no symptoms. Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States affecting 45 million people.