Restylane is an injectable dermal filler used to restore facial volume and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Restylane injections are highly effective in treating mild to moderate lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and lips. They are also useful for adding volume to areas, such as the lips, that have diminished with age.
Did you know…
that hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally occurring in the human body? In fact, hyaluronic acid is responsible for attracting and holding water within the skin, giving it youthful volume. Over time, hyaluronic acid levels deteriorate, causing the skin to develop lines and appear sunken. Restylane restores hyaluronic acid molecules to the skin, causing it to ‘plump’ the skin and give it a smoother, more voluminous appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for Restylane?
You may be a candidate for Restylane injections if you are bothered by the appearance of vertical brow lines, smile lines, frown lines or lip lines. Restylane could also be an option if you desire bigger or fuller lips. Though there are few contraindications for dermal fillers, some people, such as pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, may not be candidates. Contact our office for more information about Restylane and whether it could be right for you.
What should I expect during a Restylane injection?
A Restylane treatment session is performed in an office. A fine needle is injected just below the surface of the skin, offering nearly instantaneous results. Most sessions last approximately half an hour and require virtually no down time. There is very little discomfort associated with Restylane injections, and most people can return to work or other usual activity immediately after treatment.
How often will I need to return for additional treatments?
You will notice results immediately after treatment though it may take a few days to realize Restylane’s full effects. Though long term outcomes vary from person to person, most people who undergo Restylane to treat the lips can expect results that last 3 to 6 months, and treatments in other areas of the face that typically last 6 to 9 months or more.