Restylane® Injectable Gel
Restylane®, like Perlane®, is an injectable gel that softens facial wrinkles and folds by adding volume when injected into your skin. It is generally recommended for treating nasolabial folds and other wrinkles around the mouth and frown lines in the forehead, but is sometimes be used to fill deep wrinkles or voids around the eyes or for lip augmentation. Injectable fillers are ideal for those who do not require a facelift, S-lift, or mini-facelift.
The basic material of Restylane, hyaluronic acid, works naturally in your body to give your skin tone and elasticity. It is also present as a lubricant for your joints and tissues. Your body’s own hyaluronic acid diminishes with age and sun exposure, leaving the skin susceptible to wrinkles as well as contributing to joint problems.
Since Restylane is at its base a natural compound, the body absorbs it, but as it is absorbed, the remaining material fills the voids with water, allowing Restylane to maintain its volume for about six months. Temporary fillers allow periodic touch-ups, revisions, and re-treatments at any time.
Restylane uses non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) and therefore requires no testing before use.
As with other injectable fillers, Restylane injections take about 15-30 minutes, depending on the area and depth of wrinkles being treated. First, numbing cream is applied to the area to be treated, then, Restylane is injected where filling is necessary. The doctor may massage the treated area to ensure the desired outcome. You will see full results take about one week
During your recovery, you may experience some minor swelling, pain, and redness. All these side effects should subside within a week after your treatment. Avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, and excessive heat for at least 24 hours after treatment.
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