For those seeking non-invasive cosmetic enhancements, injectables are becoming an increasingly popular choice. Restylane is one of the most talked about options when it comes to dermal fillers. If you’re considering aesthetic medicine, you may have questions about what it is and whether it’s right for your goals.
Restylane is a dermal filler used for a variety of procedures, usually as a filler that can treat wrinkles and fine lines. It adds volume to the face, giving patients a younger appearance. It can also be used for lip augmentation to create fuller lips.
No cosmetic procedure is right for everyone, so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of the treatment. Below, we’ll give you an overview to help you make an informed decision on whether Restylane is the right choice based on your aesthetic goals.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. However, levels diminish as we age, causing our skin to lose its youthful volume and texture. This can lead to folds, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Restylane can treat these and other issues to give you a more youthful appearance. It is also sometimes used as a lip filler.
It comes in a full spectrum of differing products, designed for specific applications. Containing smaller particles can help treat mild fine lines, while bigger particles can work on more severe wrinkles and volume loss.
What Happens During Restylane Injections?
A big benefit of Restylane injections is that they’re non-invasive and usually completely painless.
Treatment is fairly simple. Your practitioner may apply local anesthetic to the treatment area and then injects the area using specific techniques to correct your particular issue. The procedure is usually completely painless, although some patients report mild discomfort.
The procedure varies greatly in length depending on the extent of your treatment. Treatment can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as an hour.
You can return to your daily activities immediately after treatment. However, depending on your health history and the type of injections you received, your practitioner may recommend you refrain from certain activities – like drinking alcohol – for a set period of time after treatment. Follow all aftercare instructions closely to avoid complications.
Is Restylane Safe?
Restylane has been FDA approved since 2003 and is generally considered a very safe, low-risk option. However, any procedure carries some risk for complications.
Some patients experience side effects like bruising or bleeding at the injection site or an allergic reaction. Usually, these side effects clear up within a week. Some uncommon, but document long term complications may include lumps or biofilm. Fortunately, long term complications are exceptionally rare.
The absolute best way you can ensure your procedure is complication free is working with an experienced healthcare professional who has administered injections in the past. When working with a qualified medical professional, the risk of complications is extremely low.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
Different types of Restylane last for different lengths of time.
With Restylane Lyft, results can last up to 12 months in the cheeks and in facial wrinkles and folds, including the nasolabial fold. With Restylane Silk, results generally last around 6 months. With Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne, results can last up to 12 months.
Talk to your practitioner about which type of Restylane is right for you, as they’re designed to treat different issues and different parts of the face. The longest lasting Restylane may not necessarily be the best choice, depending on your needs.
What Are The Benefits Of Restylane?
Restylane has many benefits for those seeking cosmetic enhancement. It’s highly effective at treating wrinkles, fine lines, and folds, giving you a more youthful appearance. When used as a lip filler, it can create fuller, plumper lips.
It has been on the market for a long time, so it’s proven to be safe and effective. Many practitioners have years worth of experience with it, lowering the risk of complications.
It is a treatment that is non-invasive with minimal recovery time. Side effects, which are rare, are generally mild and clear up quickly.
The Bottom Line
Restylane is a safe and effective option for those considering dermal fillers. Whether you’re looking for fuller lips or hoping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, Restylane is long-lasting and effective. While it carries some risk of side effects, it’s usually a very safe procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. The vast majority of people who undergo the injections due so without complication and end up happy with their final results.
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