Restylane is a dermal filler that provides fullness and smooths acne scars. It can be used to replace lost volume in cheeks, the chin, jaw line, lips and other areas of facial expression. Restylane is different from other dermal fillers because it’s made with hyaluronic acid (HA). The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a natural sugar that’s found throughout the body. It attracts water and helps to keep your skin plump, hydrated, and youthful-looking.
Restylane is a popular choice among many plastic surgeons and dermatologists. It’s a safe alternative to other fillers, such as paraffin wax, collagen, or oil-based hyaluronic acid.
There are several benefits of choosing Restylane:
Restylane is FDA-approved and safe for all skin types. It’s made from a biocompatible gel that consists of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a natural sugar that’s found throughout the body and attracts water. It helps to keep your skin plump, hydrated, and youthful-looking.
The treatment generally takes about 30 minutes to perform, depending on the number of areas being treated. Restylane injections are usually done as an outpatient procedure, but you can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment is over. Treatments generally require multiple sessions to achieve the desired effect.
Although Restylane dermal fillers are still relatively new, the duration of results has been known to last between six and nine months on average. Lip fillers can only endure for approximately three to four months due to a less concentrated filler content. Fillers can last anywhere from six to twelve months. Some fillers, such as Restylane and Sculptra, may be used to enhance the appearance of creases, folds, or sagging skin on the face. Fillers placed in eye troughs tend to last a year or more. Also, the amount of movement in the region may influence the filler’s longevity, as areas that experience the most motion, such as the lips, are more prone to metabolize it more rapidly.
Restylane has risks, and like any medical treatment, it might have unpleasant side effects. Restylane treatments come with a variety of potential dangers and negative effects. The following are some of the most serious ones:
Side effects from these injections can include:
Individuals on blood-thinning medicines should generally avoid using Restylane. If you’ve experienced severe side effects from any medications or treatments, discuss this treatment with your doctor.
After your Restylane treatment is complete, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activity and long periods of sitting for up to 12 hours. Your doctor may recommend that you apply an ice pack to the affected area for about 20 minutes after the injection. You can resume normal eating activities immediately but should abstain from alcohol consumption for 24 hours after the treatment.