Soft tissue fillers like Restylane are considered an excellent solution for bothersome wrinkles and fine lines that often appear on the face as we age. It is one of the most popular dermal fillers used to combat the loss of facial volume, and is also used for lip augmentation, undereye bags, cheekbone enhancement, and to fill in scars.
Restylane is FDA cleared, and one of its main ingredients is hyaluronic acid (HA). It is one of several HA derived dermal fillers, and is considered very safe, as it is animal-free and biodegradable. Consequently, it does not require an allergy test prior to application. Restylane is a clear gel that is available in a variety of concentrations.
Treatment with Restylane requires the injection of a very small amount into the specific area. The procedure is usually done in-office, with the use of local anesthetic as required. Once injected, Restylane will remain in the skin, and make the injected area firmer. It will also add volume and fullness.
A treatment session with Restylane will last for about 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Patients may experience some minor discomfort after the injection, but this will clear in a short time. The effects of Restylane will remain for about 6-12 months, but these results often vary depending on the individual.
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