Psst: Want to Buy Some Wrinkle Remover?
The New York Times, February 16, 2003

Restylane isn't legal here, but that isn't stopping some from using it.

...Dr. Michelle Copeland, a plastic surgeon and the author of Change Your Looks, Change Your Life: Quick Fixes and Cosmetic Surgery Solutions for Looking Younger, Feeling Healthier and Living Better (Harper Resource, 2002), said that her patients are champing at the bit to try Restylane.

"They hear one of their friends say they tried it and say, Hey, she looks good," Dr. Copeland said. "It is just another thing we have in our armamentarium. The fact that it is nonanimal is attractive, and it seems more natural and flows really nicely."

That said, she normally does not use drugs that are not F.D.A. approved on patients. "If we do, we open ourselves to malpractice," she said. "But there are a lot of doctors who will do it."