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Are You a Candidate for Restylane?

      For smoothing wrinkles, sculpting lips, and improving other facial features, Restylane injections are a growing favorite. Approved by the FDA in December 2003, Restylane can produce positive results on facial wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose. Another benefit is the long-lasting results, as the effects of Restylane treatments can last six months or more.








 

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    The Restylane Procedure

Restylane is a clear liquid gel, a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid (a natural sugar compound).

  • Step One: The doctor may first select one or more injection points for each location to be treated. Antiseptic is also applied.
  • Step Two: The doctor will then identify the correct amount of Restylane to be used.
  • Step Three: The Restylane filler is then injected beneath the skin. Hyaluronic acid in the filler adheres to the skin as the water contained in the acid helps to retain volume under the skin's surface. The acid acts as a magnet for water, which helps to preserve the renewed volume of the skin.

 
      Restylane injections are administered in Dr. Hart's office, typically for patients aged 35 to 60. It is most often performed with local anesthesia, especially if the lip is being treated. Since Restylane contains no lidocaine like collagen, patients may experience some pain and discomfort from the needle during injection. Depending upon the extent of the treatment, the procedure can take from a few minutes up to 30 minutes. Patients return home shortly after the procedure.

      Results are fully evident within one week. Restylane has a success rate for reducing or eliminating deep wrinkles that cannot be accomplished with other procedures such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion.
 

Recovery after Restylane Treatment

      Swelling may be pronounced, lasting for two or three days. Normal activities can be resumed immediately, though patients are advised to stay out of the sun. Unmanageable pain, as well as symptoms that are progressive or abnormal, should be reported to the doctor immediately.

      Restylane treatments reduce wrinkles by about 80 percent. Restylane is a temporary solution and follow-up treatments may be needed.
 

Possible Complications and Risks of Restylane

      The most common side effects of Restylane include headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms, redness, and pain at the injection points. Infrequently, patients experience muscle weakness, which resolves itself within days, or in some cases, months after the procedure.
 

Alternative and Additional Treatments

      There may be alternative treatment options, depending on your condition. Other minimally invasive procedures include Botox and fat fillers. For severe signs of aging, surgical procedures may be more appropriate, such as a facelift, forehead lift, and eyelid surgery. DR. Hart may recommend additional treatments in conjunction with Restylane, such as chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing, or microdermabrasion.

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