Restylane® and Restylane® Silk is a soft hyaluronic acid gel that is approved for the treatment of moderate to severe lines. It can be used to give volume to the face and lips. The dermal filler can be used by itself or in combination with others fillers and neuromodulator. The effects can last between 8 months to 1 year.
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Cheek augmentation
- Lip augmentation
Restylane® is delivered by a fine needle to the problem areas. An anesthetic is added to the filler for comfort. The most common side-effects are swelling and bruising. The swelling can last up to 24 hours, therefore using ice is advisable. The treatment can easily be done in less that 30 minutes with no downtime. People can resume their normal skincare regimen.
Any adult age 21 and older in good health is able to have this procedure. It should not be done in pregnancy. It is best if the person does not take anticoagulant therapies. People who have hypersensitivity reactions should avoid this product.
Most commonly you may see swelling and bruising from the injections. It is important not to take any anti-inflammatories the week prior to the injections. Icing afterwards will decrease the swelling.
Restylane® and Restylane® Silk will have immediate results of fuller lips and diminished etched in lines. The results will continue overtime as the filler works with the body’s natural collagen.