What is Restylane?
The skin’s elasticity diminishes over time and, as it does, it also begins to lose its smooth texture and healthy glow. This results in skin that looks feeble, dull, and dry. Similarly, our body’s hyaluronic acid and collagen levels decrease with age and this makes the skin looser, where it then begins to sag, wrinkle, and cause patients to look older than they feel.
Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler family that is specifically designed to provide uniquely-formulated injectable solutions by smoothing out wrinkles, sculpting the lips, or reshaping facial contours. This injectable family is often used to manage the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in between the eyebrows, glabellar lines, and nasolabial folds. It is also able to effectively augment volume underneath the skin to gently lift and smooth out wrinkles.
Who is a Candidate for Restylane Treatment?
Restylane is a very good option for patients who could benefit from the non-surgical addition of instant volume to specific areas of the face like the lips, the jawline, and the cheeks. It is also highly efficient in improving the appearance of areas affected by fine lines and wrinkles that are not severe enough to require a surgical procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Kayastha, you should be sure and discuss any allergies or history of reactions to injections in order to determine the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Kayastha may also recommend additional skin treatments to augment your great results with Restylane.
What Happens During Restylane Treatment?
Most patients can tolerate injectable treatments well, but we can supply a topical numbing cream for your comfort. After the treatment area is cleaned, the gel is placed through injection at the appropriate location. Your injector may use multiple injections in order to make sure the material is evenly placed and creates a natural and flattering contour. You may require multiple vials of product to achieve your intended results, but your treatment can take around a half hour to complete unless you opt for other treatment areas.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Patients commonly experience some redness or swelling at the injection site, as well as some bruising which usually resides within a couple days. There is no downtime required with this treatment, so you can return to your regular schedule immediately. Restylane can last from six to nine months, depending on which injectable you opt for, and Dr. Kayastha can ensure you know what to expect during your consultation. After the filler material fades, you can repeat this treatment along with other options.
To discuss your Restylane treatment options, contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kayastha, who can recommend the best plan for your unique anatomy and goals.