Restylane® Injection FAQ (Before and After Pictures)
What is Restylane®?
It’s a safe and a natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles.
It is made out of hyaluronic acid that works by absorbing water from your system to maintain fullness.
Restylane® is designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour, create volume, and to rejuvenate the skin.
Restylane® is a gel based on stabilized hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that naturally exists in your body.
The gel is injected into the skin and absorbs 1000 times its molecular weight in water.
This is how it maintains fullness in the area desired.
What are the benefits of Restylane®?
With Restylane® you will get a natural looking result that does not affect facial expressions.
Restylane® can be used to correct a variety of wrinkles such as the lines between the nose and the corner of your mouth, also known as nasolabial folds.
It can be used to enhance the appearance of the lip border and also can be used to fill in depressed, acne scars. Restylane® is also great for the eye area, to soften that under eye, tired look.
How long does Restylane® last?
The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and may last 5 months to a year.
For most patients, Restylane® effects generally last for about six months.
What areas is Restylane® used for?
Restylane® products can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and rejuvenate the skin.
The most common areas treated are:
- nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)
- between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)
- lips (adding volume and shape)
- vertical lips lines
- cheeks and chin (shaping and contouring)
- back of the hands, décolletage, face, neck (skin rejuvenation)
- below the mouth (smoothing marionette lines)
How does Restylane® work?
By refilling the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® restores and adds volume to the skin, instantly fades the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and gives a natural, softer look.
Restylane® is a soft injectable gel.
The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body.
What does Restylane® treatment involve?
Restylane® is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle.
The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips.
How long does Restylane® treatment take?
The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15 minutes.
Treatment with Restylane® does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly.
After a treatment, some reactions might occur.
Most common is slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain, and tenderness.
The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection.
They usually resolve within one or two days after injection, but for some treatments, they may last longer.
How long does a Restylane® treatment last?
One of the benefits of Restylane® is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent.
Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and age.
After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 9 months.
Restylane® Before and After Photos
Can everybody use Restylane®?
Most people can benefit from Restylane®.
If you want to lessen the lines and wrinkles or create more well-defined lips, Restylane® can help.
Also if you want to define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek, or rejuvenate the skin in your face, on your hands, neck or décolletage, Restylane® is a good option for you.
Does Restylane® treatment need pain relief?
Normally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin to correct wrinkles.
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort.
Dr. Gertzman usually uses ice to numb the area being treated.
Also, some of the products contain lidocaine to make the experience a bit more comfortable.
Contact Dr. Gertzman today to get a free consultation and see if Restylane® is right for you.