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Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal filler that is derived from hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally found in the body, including the skin. It is used to restore volume and fullness to the skin, and can be used to correct moderate facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and for lip augmentation. Because Restylane® is a natural compound but not derived from animal sources, allergy testing is not required and there is a very low risk of any side effects, other than redness and swelling at the injection site that typically resolves within two to three days.
Restylane® for the Treatment of Wrinkles
Restylane® was the first hyaluronic acid filler to receive FDA approval. It is FDA approved for the treatment of nasolabial folds, the parentheses lines that appear around the mouth as a result of aging. In addition, it can be used to treat mild to moderate facial wrinkles or folds that result from skin folding or a loss of facial volume, including hollows under the eyes. Restylane® is different from Botox®, not a replacement treatment, but a complementary one. Whereas Botox® treats wrinkles by relaxing muscles responsible for contraction wrinkles, Restylane® corrects wrinkles by filling voids under the skin.
Lasting, Effective Treatment
Restylane® has been shown to be an effective treatment for facial wrinkles. Results have been shown to last six months to a year, depending on the site treated, lifestyle, and skin characteristics. Restylane’s long-lasting effect is due to the nature of hyaluronic acid, which is hydrophilic. Although hyaluronic acid is a natural compound that is readily absorbed by the body, it also binds water to itself, replacing the volume lost as the hyaluronic acid is gone. Each hyaluronic acid molecule is able to retain six times its own volume by this method.
The injection procedure itself is short and simple. Injections are performed in our office following application of a topical anesthetic, and can be completed in fifteen to twenty minutes. You can go back to work immediately following your treatment, although you may begin to experience some swelling, redness, and bruising later that day and the swelling may continue for two to three days. Ice and cold packs can help bring the swelling and bruising down.
If you’re beginning to notice fine lines around your mouth, loss of volume in your lips, and/or changes in the shape of your lips as a result of the natural process of aging, there’s a brand new treatment that may be right for you. The first product FDA-approved to enhance the lips and reduce wrinkles around the mouth, Restylane® Silk is comprised of a unique, naturally derived hyaluronic acid-based formula that typically provides subtle, natural-looking results and long-lasting effects. A member of the Restylane® family of products, Restylane® Silk can help to define lips, add fullness to them, and diminish the appearance of “smoker’s lines” found above the mouth.
The Benefits of Restylane® Silk
The singular composition of the Restylane® Silk formula offers numerous benefits, including:
- Reduction of vertical “smoker’s lines” and fine lines around the mouth
- Increased fullness of the lips
- Improved definition, shape, and symmetry of the lips
- Rapid results
- Effects lasting up to six months or longer
- Little to no recovery time
Additionally, Restylane® Silk contains a local anesthetic to enhance your comfort during the procedure. If you love your refreshed, rejuvenated appearance and want to maintain the effect, we recommend regular follow-up treatment to extend the benefits.
The Restylane® Silk Procedure
Similar to other dermal fillers, such asJUVÉDERM® orBelotero Balance®, and original Restylane®, the Restylane® Silk procedure typically will be quick, and we will strive to enhance your experience by minimizing any discomfort. Our physicians will discuss your areas of concern and cosmetic goals, and then develop a customized treatment plan designed to achieve your desired outcome. Restylane® Silk will be administered through an ultrafine needle for increased precision and comfort, and you should begin to see some results immediately, with additional improvement occurring over the next 14 days. Side effects and downtime usually will be minimal, though you should expect some redness and mild swelling in the treated area, which should fade within a few hours. You should be able to return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.
Schedule your Restylane Silk Consultation
If you have additional questions about any of the Restylane® products, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our physicians, pleasecontact us today.