What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a natural hyaluronic acid gel used to restore the lost volume that occurs with aging, correcting facial lines, wrinkles and folds. Restoration of facial volume loss with Restylane® results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.
What is Restylane® made of?
Restylane® is composed of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally found component of our skin.
Why is hyaluronic acid so important?
Healthy, young skin is smooth and elastic and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid. The lower skin layer, also called the dermis, primarily contains two protein fibers: collagen and elastin. Together collagen and elastin create a framework for supporting essential skin structures. The dermis is hydrated by floating these proteins and other vital skin structures in a “sea” of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is capable of binding 1000 times its own weight in water and is essential for maintaining skin integrity and fullness.
The ability of our skin to produce hyaluronic acid slowly diminishes with time. A consequence of this volume loss is our skin becomes looser leading to wrinkles and an aged appearance. Treatment with Restylane® replaces this lost hyaluronic acid restoring your skin to a healthier, more youthful appearance.
How does Restylane® differ from other hyaluronic acid-based products?
Restylane® is free from animal proteins eliminating the risk for transmission of animal-based disease or allergy to animal proteins.
What areas can be treated with Restylane®?
Restylane® is primarily used to correct facial lines, wrinkles and folds. Areas most commonly treated include:
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Frown Lines between the eyebrows (glabella)
- Horizontal Forehead Lines (worry lines)
- Lines extending from outer corner of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Hallowing under the eyes (tear trough)
- Vertical Lines above the upper lip
- Corner of the Mouth (marionette lines)
- Defining Lip Border
- Lip volume enhancement
- Jowl area
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Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Our philosophy is to produce a natural result. Although the results are visible, a treatment with Restylane® dermal filler will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done”. The trick is to make sure you retain a natural ability to show emotions through facial movements.
We’ve all seen the “frozen face” on someone who’s been overdone. With our extensive experience and expert touch, you’ll never have to worry about looking unnatural.
Is treatment with Restylane® safe?
Restylane® has a highly favorable safety record and has been used extensively worldwide by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996. The most commonly reported side effects include temporary redness and swelling at the injection site which typically resolves within seven days.
Is treatment with Restylane® painful?
Restylane® is injected in tiny aliquots using an ultrafine needle. Topically applied local numbing creams are often used to minimize any discomfort during this quick procedure. The treatment is performed literally in a matter of minutes. No specific care is needed after the treatment.
Can I use Restylane® with Botox®?
Yes, in many areas we utilize both products which are not only complementary but also the effects are synergistic in most cases. By relaxing muscle movement with Botox® before injecting Restylane®, we often obtain a better aesthetic correction and the Restylane® treatments tend to last longer.
How long does Restylane® last?
Results with Restylane® are practically instantaneous and typically last up to six months.