Restylane is a specialty dermal filler that is injected at a shallow depth into the skin designed to correct fine lines, crows feet, and other undesirable facial lines.Book Now
Restylane is a specialty dermal filler that is injected at a shallow depth into the skin designed to correct moderate to severe fine lines around the mouth and eyes, crows feet, forehead creases and laugh lines, as well as the tear troughs that extend from the eyes through the middle of the cheeks. Restylane is FDA approved and has been in use since 1996.
FAQS About Restylane
How Does Restylane Dermal Filler Work?
Restylane is derived from hyaluronic acid which is naturally occurring substance in the human body that rounds and cushions the skin. When injected into areas where soft tissue is depleting, it will restore and repair the skin’s volume to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Because of Restylane’s natural properties, it doesn’t cause an allergic reaction, so no allergic testing is needed before beginning treatment.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Restylane Dermal Filler?
Restylane injectable dermal filler will help smooth surface level skin wrinkles and folds to create a smoother facial appearance. Restylane is commonly used for:
- Wrinkle corrections
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines in between the eyebrows “11’s”
- Crows feet lines
- Lines at the corners of the mouth (oral commissures)
- Vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines)
- Redefinition of lip border
- Lip enhancement
- Softening of acne scars
- Filling hollows under the eyes
What To Expect During A Restylane Dermal Filler Injection?
A trained professional injector will administer Restylane dermal filler injections. They will initially mark the areas of the skin with an eyeliner pencil to landmark the dimensions of the injection. Then, using a fine needle or smooth-tipped cannula, Restylane dermal filler is injected into the targeted injection area with the utmost care to ensure minimal pain or discomfort. After the injection, Restylane will be massaged into the treatment area to avoid any bumps, bruises, blemishes or any irregularities post-injection. Particularly important facial areas such as the cheek area underneath the eyes will be locally anesthetized during injection to prevent any resulting bruises along with ensuring a painless procedure.
Restylane has a minimal initial recovery period. This allows patients to freely resume their normal daily activities immediately following their injection appointment. One primary benefit of Restylane treatments are their reversibility. This means if you are unsatisfied with the results of your Restylane treatment, you can schedule a reversal whereby an injection of a dissolving enzyme will be administered to remove the dermal filler.
What Should I Do To Prepare For Treatment?
The patient should make sure to avoid taking any blood thinner medications. This is due to the fact that these medications will increase the risk of bruises developing post-injection. Other medications and supplements to avoid for at least one week before treatment:
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin E
However, taking Tylenol is safe to take pre-injection because it doesn’t cause post-injection bruising.
How Long Will Restylane Dermal Filler Results Last?
Restylane dermal filler lasts for different durations depending on the type used along with the patient’s unique skin type. The movement of the skin where the injection was administered can also determine the length of time the dermal filler will last. Some will last up to 1 year.
What Are Common Side Effects of Restylane Dermal Filler?
- Mild redness
Most symptoms reside within a few days post-treatment. Because the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a naturally occuring substance in the body, allergic reactions to Restylane are very rare. After the injection, most patients are able to resume their daily activities without any difficulties or extreme side effects.
What Should I Consider After Treatment?
Much like measures taken before Restylane treatment, patients should avoid taking blood thinner medications or supplements for a 48 hour period post-injection. Patients must also refrain from exercising for at least 1 full day post-treatment. This is because exercise will increase blood pressure temporarily which can lead to bruising at the site of injection. Along with avoiding blood thinners and exercise, patients are also encouraged to ice the injection site for a period of 6 to 10 hours after treatment.
Overall Benefits Of Restylane Dermal Filler
Restylane will change your life if you are committed to realizing your dream of smoother, more toned and textured skin! An added benefit of Restylane is its incredible ability to smooth and correct acne scars by thickening the skin. For those looking for the all-around amazing benefits of Restylane, they will come out of treatment with:
- Smoother skin
- Faded and improved fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer, toned skin
- More radiant, luminous skin
- Improved hydration in skin
Above all, Restylane treatment will improve your self confidence! You can look people and the world in the eye knowing your face glows far more than it ever did pre-treatment. Many patients experience this life-changing feeling after choosing to improve their facial features with Restylane. Because it is so sought after by both men and women, Restylane has truly cemented its place as one of the most popular skin treatments around.