What is Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal filler that is used to work with the body and reduce moderate to severe folds and wrinkles within the face as well as to add fullness to the lips. It is a clear gel formulated with hyaluronic acid, which works with the acid that the body produces naturally.
There are two different formulations of Restylane – Restylane and Restylane-L. each one is capable of producing a different level of results based upon the desired amount of volume and fullness needed to correct the folds and wrinkles within the skin. Natural looks can be achieved after a single treatment.
Restylane is designed for patients who are above the age of 21. It can be used to correct facial wrinkles, folds, improve volume, fullness, and do some light contouring around the mouth and jaw lines. It does not require time in order to see the results – after the injections, and immediate improvement can be found.
The injections will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes and anesthesia will be used locally in order to numb the area. This will help to make the injections less painful. The results will be maintained for several months – and will vary from patient to patient. Over time, the gel will lose its effects and additional injections will be required in order to maintain the improved appearance. As a person continues to get injections, the results will last for longer periods of time.
Before and after photos can be viewed at a doctor’s office in order to determine what the true effects of Restylane are and what a patient can expect when getting the injectable gels.
The first step when looking at Restylane dermal fillers is to schedule a consultation with a doctor who administers these specific fillers. An allergy test may be conducted and an overall viewing of the medical history will be conducted to ensure that this is the best possible dermal filler available to get the desired results.
Where it Can Be Used
Restylane has been effective in adding volume in areas that have lost such over time. It has also helped with contouring various parts of the face. Fullness and volume can be found immediately following injections. It can be used on both men and women and have been used to treat such areas as:
- Laugh lines
- Marionette lines
- Lipstick lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Lip enhancement/augmentation
Talking to a doctor to learn about whether Restylane or Restylane-L will provide the desired results is important. Dermal fillers can vary dramatically from one to another. While Restylane has been used throughout the face, it is better in some areas than others. Working with a doctor that has experience with the filler is critical to ensure the limitations of the product are understood.
There are various important facts to understand about Restylane and its various formulations. Anyone who suffers from bad allergies, especially those two microorganisms, should avoid using this type of dermal filler. The product should not be injected anywhere except just under the skin or in the lips. Anyone who has an allergy to lidocaine should also not use the product.
If there are any rashes, cysts, skin sores, or other infections on the skin, the injection of Restylane should be postponed until the healing is complete.
Following treatment, there may be some redness, swelling, bruising, or pain. These are generally mild and will last no more than seven days. In the rare occasions, the product can be injected into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. Small bumps may also occur. It is a good idea to work with a doctor who has experience with Restylane to ensure that the number of side effects is minimized.
The treatment volume of Restylane should be limited. When dealing with wrinkles and folds, 6.0 mL should be the maximum amount and 1.5 mL per lip.
Setting up a consultation with a doctor is the best way to learn more about Restylane. Prior to having any dermal filler injected, you want to learn about the various side effects, what to expect from the product, and whether this is the best dermal filler for you based upon the appearance that you want to achieve following the use of Restylane.