Restylane® is also an injectable hyaluronic acid used to replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin. It is used to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, acne scars, furrows, and fine lines. Restylane® is safe, effective, and provides a smooth, natural look.
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What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is an injectable gel that should always be administered by a trained, medically qualified practitioner.
Restylane® enhances your natural looks by restoring your skin’s volume, creating softness and revitalizing your appearance.
What are the benefits of Restylane®?
Restylane® can instantly soften telltale aging lines or improve your looks by enhancing your natural features, such as your cheeks or lips. Restylane® restores volume, improves skin elasticity, and smooths lines and imperfections. Long-lasting, but not permanent, Restylane® allows you to stay in control of your looks.
How does Restylane® work?
Restylane® is a crystal-clear gel produced biotechnologically using stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid and water. The hyaluronic acid is a tissue-friendly substance closely resembling the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the body. By replenishing nature’s supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® revitalizes and plumps up the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and giving a softer look.
What does Restylane® treatment involve?
Restylane® is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides hydration and structure and gives natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips.
The treatment is very quick and often takes less than 30 minutes. The treatment benefits can normally be seen instantly and Restylane® does not affect facial expression. No skin testing is required because Restylane® does not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
What areas can be treated?
Restylane® treatments can be used to smooth out facial lines, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin. It is a subtle approach to enhancing looks naturally.
The most common areas treated are:
- from the nose to the angle of the mouth (the nasolabial folds)
- lips (enhancement)
- cheeks and chin (shaping)
- back of the hands, décolletage, face (skin rejuvenation)
- between the eyebrows (the glabellar lines)
How much does a Restylane® treatment cost?
During your pretreatment consultation, you should discuss the cost of the treatment with your practitioner.
How long does Restylane® treatment effect last?
One of the great advantages of Restylane® is that the effects are long lasting, but not permanent. You are always in control of your looks.
- Facial lines and facial shaping: follow-up treatment is usually needed after 6-12 months
- Lip enhancement: follow-up treatment is normally needed in about 3-6 months
- Skin rejuvenation and deep hydration: after the initial intense treatment of 3 treatment sessions every 2-3 weeks, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 months
Duration depends on many factors, such as skin type, lifestyle, age, and the degree of perfection demanded by the patient.
Does Restylane® treatment hurt?
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. A local anesthetic cream is often used. Another form of anesthesia, a dental bloc, is used to numb the area when enhancing lips.
Can Restylane® be used if I have had laser treatment or a chemical peel?
If you have recently had some kind of cosmetic treatment, it is recommended you wait until the area is totally healed and the skin is back to its normal condition. This usually takes 4 to 6 weeks.
Is there any downtime with Restylane®?
You can expect slight redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, itching, and/or bruising following Restylane® treatment. This is the same as you might expect with any type of injection. However, the discomfort is temporary and generally disappears after a few days. With lip enhancement, it is wise to choose your treatment time with care since your lips may become swollen and appear slightly uneven for a few days.
Are there any risks with Restylane®?
Most people can benefit from Restylane® treatment.
Restylane® should not be used in or near skin sites where there are or have been active skin disease, inflammation or related conditions. Nor should it be injected into an area where a permanent implant has been placed. Restylane® has not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women.
During your pretreatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with your practitioner.
Are there any side effects with Restylane®?
More than 10 million treatments have been carried out since the launch of Restylane® in 1996. Some common injection-related reactions might occur after a Restylane® injection, but they typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days after injection. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. Inflammatory reactions may last for up to two weeks in rare cases. After a lip enhancement, your lips may be swollen for several days.
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