How Long Does Restylane Last?
The improvements in your skin’s appearance after Restylane treatments will usually last between 6 to 12 months. Of course, as with all injectable fillers as cosmetic enhancements, results will vary in duration depending on the unique characteristics of your skin, the severity of the treated areas’ flaws, the amount of muscle and movement in your treated areas (which can speed up the time it takes for the Restylane to break down,) even your lifestyle and metabolism.
Your dermatologist will take a close look at your particular skin challenges when you’re considering Restylane, ask you detailed questions about your medical history and lifestyle, and give you a better estimate of how long you can expect your Restylane effects to last in each portion of your face.
For instance, it’s estimated that lip treatments will usually last 3 to 6 months, while other areas of your face may keep their smoothness and contour for a few months longer than your lip area, perhaps 6 to 9 months. The filler will reduce over time in all of your treated areas, so your doctor can work with you to set up a schedule for any desired re-treatments and follow-ups so that your entire face stays smooth and fresh-looking.
Results of Restylane are long-lasting, and may be even longer-lasting depending on the skill of your physician, but they’re not permanent. After initial treatment, you may find that you’re scheduled for follow-up sessions every 6 to 12 months, or sooner for those areas that tend to fade in effect more quickly. You can thus refresh your look with Restylane as often as your physician advises, tailored to your particular physiology and perhaps even your social and professional schedule. If you know, for instance, that you have a big social, charitable or corporate event coming up, your dermatologist can customize a treatment schedule that has you at your peak smoothness, fullness and beauty right when that big day arrives.
Plus, with minimal side effects and quick healing, you might even be able to get a quick Restylane refresher on short notice, when a fabulous opportunity – such as a dream vacation – arises.