Restylane is another hyaluronic acid-based product that is used to fill in lines and wrinkles and improve the facial contours. It received FDA approval in 2003 and has become one of the leading facial rejuvenation products used today. When injected by a qualified doctor, Restylane can help restore a full and healthy appearance to an aging face.
How Restylane Works
Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the body. Because of this, it is very compatible with the body and does not present the risk of allergic reaction.
Restylane corrects some of the most common age-related changes in the skin: wrinkles, deep folds and loss of plumpness/fullness. When injected, it fills in lines and folds and adds structure and healthy definition. Think of Restylane as a “cushion” that supports areas of the face that need it. It also helps draw water to the surface of the skin for a fresh, supple-looking result.
Restylane can be used to treat the corners of the mouth, the laugh lines, marionette lines and “lipstick lines” (in the area between the nose and upper lip). In some cases, it can be used to plump the lips or reduce depressions in the skin (e.g., scars).
What Does Treatment Entail?
Restylane treatment is quick and convenient. It takes less than 30 minutes, and can be easily scheduled for a lunch break.
First, the doctor will map out the injection points around the treatment area. The area will be cleansed, and a local anesthetic product will be administered for your complete comfort. The doctor will then inject small amounts of Restylane into the facial folds and wrinkles.
After the injections, the treated area may be slightly red or bruised, but these side effects will quickly subside. Avoid touching or rubbing the area right after treatment, as that could cause the product to migrate around the face.
Most patients see significant aesthetic improvement within a week. Results typically last six months or more, but filler treatment is not a permanent solution. To maintain the results, repeat treatment is recommended. We can suggest a treatment schedule if you are interested.