Restylane® is used to add volume and fullness to the skin.
Restylane® is used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth, the area just below the nose and above the upper lip, the corners of the mouth, the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.
How often should I be treated?
Restylane® typically lasts 6-9 months. Follow-up injections can last longer.
Are there any reasons why I should not be treated with Restylane®?
Restylane® should not be used by people with allergies to lidocaine, certain microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria and by people with previous bad allergies to drugs who have required in-hospital treatment. Restylane® should not be used by people with bleeding disorders, who are or may become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or under 18 years. Injections should not be made anywhere except the skin or just under the skin.
What should I tell my healthcare professional before having Restylane®?
Tell your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, so he or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence. You should also tell your healthcare professional if you have recently used aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements, these agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
What are some of the common side effects?
After your treatment, you may have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness.
Restylane® is a natural substance made of hyaluronic acid, which helps skin hold moisture and reduce wrinkles. When it is injected into the middle layer of the dermis the gel joins to the dermal tissue and it binds to the water molecules and reduces the folds and wrinkles in the skin.