What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable filler. It is a gel containing hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in all living organisms.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane contains hyaluronic acid, which works by binding water to the tissue. This creates more volume and adds elasticity to counteract visible signs of aging.
Restylane injections plump the skin, which can help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. There is no downtime associated with Restylane injections, and patients are able to return to work immediately after treatment.
Most patients experience some swelling, bruising, or redness after receiving injections. These side effects subside within a week, and you may apply makeup to conceal redness or bruising if you choose.
Restylane results typically last for up to six months. After this time, the body naturally metabolizes and reabsorbs the hyaluronic acid. Patients can undergo additional Restylane injections to maintain their results after the product has dissolved.
What Can Restylane Treat?
Restylane can treat glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) or nasolabial folds (lines that run between the nose and mouth, commonly called “marionette lines”). It can also be used in the lip border area to create fuller, more defined looking lips.
Schedule a Consultation
To find out if Restylane is the right injectable treatment for you, schedule a consultation at Kovanda Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Institute. Request an appointment online or call our Edina, MN office at (612) 324-1789.