Restylane is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). It is also used for lip augmentation.

Restylane products are a smooth consistency gel, compared to some hyaluronic gel products that have a granular consistency. Restylane products are developed using the Hylacross technology to allow a smoother, malleable gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to skin. Most patients need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results.

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). It is also used for lip augmentation.

Restylane products are a smooth consistency gel, compared to some hyaluronic gel products that have a granular consistency. Restylane products are developed using the Hylacross technology to allow a smoother, malleable gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to skin. Most patients need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results.

Restylane products also contain the local anesthetic lidocaine for a more comfortable injection as this numbs the treatment area within seconds. Restylane products contain more highly cross-linked formulations for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.

Restylanes range of products are designed to meet specific needs depending on the area of the face being treated and increase in volume required.

  • Restylane is used for lips and around the lip area to add subtle volume and to smooth vertical lip lines

  • Restylane is also for the lip and surrounding tissue but is designed to add more fullness

  • Restylane is for the cheek area to give a subtle lift that increases volume and contours cheek area

  • RestylaneIs suitable for moderate or severe facial folds or wrinkles such as the fold that runs from your nose to mouth (parentheses lines)

  • Restylane is also suitable for moderate or severe facial wrinkles or folds

 

How painful are Restylane injections?

There may be some discomfort during and after the injection. Restylane is injected directly into the skin with a fine needle. Restylane products contain the local anesthetic lidocaine to help lessen discomfort during injection, or the physician may choose to numb the site prior to injection. You should discuss these options with your physician prior to the procedure.

What is expected after the procedure?

Within the first 24 hours, avoid:

  • strenuous exercise

  • extensive sun or heat exposure

  • alcoholic beverages

 

Exposure to any of the above may lead to temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. If swelling occurs, place an ice pack over the swollen area. Ask the physician how long to wait until make-up can be re-applied after the procedure.

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