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Restylane Injections Questions and Answers

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Restylane Injections Questions and Answers
Restylane Injections Questions and Answers

What is Restylane?

If you are considering a treatment for creases and fine lines, you may have heard of Restylane. What is Restylane, and how can the treatment be used to smooth your skin?

Restylane is an injected gel that contains an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that helps to fill in skin. A Restylane injection is designed to work like this natural hyaluronic acid in the body to fill in creases to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Restylane is FDA approved and is considered to be a safe method of smoothing skin. If you are concerned about the effects of medical treatments in relation to the environment, you can rest assured that Restylane is biodegradable and is not sourced from animals.

The injection is developed in sterile labs to reduce the risk of infection or other serious side effects. The care taken in the development of each injection makes it unnecessary for you to go in for a skin test before your Restylane treatment. However, you should discuss your medical history with your practitioner that is administering the treatment to ensure that you are not at risk for rare allergic reactions.

Restylane is specifically for use in patients 21 and over. The clear gel is injected into the skin during treatment, and it is possible for more than one syringe to be needed. Results lasts for approximately six to nine months.

Which Restylane product should I choose?

Galderma has released more fillers in the Restylane family to provide patients with more options for facial rejuvenation treatments. These new Restylane fillers provide cheek enhancement, lip augmentation, and facial rejuvenation around the nose and mouth. Your practitioner will go over all options with you during your consultation.

  • Restylane Defyne and Refyne give patients natural-looking, flexible filling of the wrinkles and folds around the mouth.
  • Restylane Lyft, as the name suggests, provides lift by filling the mid-face or cheeks. This new volume in the cheek area provides a lower facelift, gently lifting the jowls and providing patients with a smoother jawline. It’s also suitable for cheek enhancement.
  • Restylane Silk was the first specialized filler to join Restylane-L and is specially formulated as a smooth, natural-looking lip enhancement filler.
  • Restylane KYSSE is injected into the lips and the lines around the upper lip to temporarily add fullness to the lips and help smooth the wrinkles around the upper lip (perioral lines)

Rare Restylane Side Effects

Restylane treatments are generally safe for patients, but rare restylane side effects can occur in a small percentage of people. It is likely that you will not have to deal with these severe side effects, but it is important for you to be aware that they are possible.

Rare Restylane side effects include allergic reactions marked by severe swelling and shortness of breath; anaphylactic shock; severe erythema, a redness of skin; skin necrosis or permanent dark spots; and infection.

These severe side effects are generally associated with an improper administration of the treatment. You should be sure to only deal with licensed professionals who have experience in administering restylane to avoid these rare side effects.

Common side effects are mild and short-term in nature. You can discuss your concerns with a medical spa professional before having a treatment completed. A medical spa that collects your medical history before administering restylane will be better equipped to handle rare side effects. Some people are more susceptible to these side effects because of their medical history, and a professional can advise you on whether restylane treatments are appropriate in your unique situation.

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