As we age, the years begin to show more and more on our faces. With Restylane®, you can experience a natural lift in volume of the face with a safe, biocompatible substance. Restylane is a clear, non-animal gel formulated to equate to a natural bodily substance, called hyaluronic acid.
The gel is injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle in very small amounts. The result is immediate and creates long-lasting natural enhancement.
How long does Restylane last?
Restylane will last anywhere from 6 to 9 months. The longevity does depend on each patient’s response to the gel and the location treated. Some patients opt to get “maintenance treatments” when they notice the volume of their original treatment beginning to decrease. Others wait the full 9 months or longer before getting additional treatments.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
Injections of Restylane are relatively painless. Sometimes a local anesthesia such as lidocaine is used to further manage pain. Most patients do not require anesthesia, especially those being treated for folds and wrinkles.
How is Restylane produced?
Restylane is produced from bio-compatible, non-animal substances so it is safe and hypoallergenic.
Which areas are normally treated with Restylane?
The most common areas for Restylane injections are the lips, the laugh lines (nasolabial folds) and frown lines (glabellar lines). Wrinkles may be difficult to correct with Restylane alone so other procedures or treatments may be recommended by Dr. Simoni to fully accomplish your image goals.
What can I expect during a Restylane treatment?
A Restylane treatment is a very fast and simple process. Because no skin testing is required, the procedure can be started immediately and takes about 30 minutes. Restylane is injected with a small needle under the skin and results can be seen instantly.
Can Restylane be taken out or removed?
An injection of Restylane dissolver can make the material disappear if you would like to reverse the treatment.
Is Restylane safe?
Restylane is safe. Because hyaluronic acid naturally exists in the body, it does not react negatively to Restylane injections. More than 100,000 people have received Restylane treatments and only a very small fraction have reported any reactions like redness, tenderness, itching or swelling which dissipated in a matter of weeks or even shorter periods of time.
What will my skin look like after my Restylane treatment?
Some patients may experience slight redness, tenderness or swelling at the injection sites. This is temporary. Lips are especially prone to swelling and may even look uneven for up to 24 hours. This will dissipate and results will look natural.