Understanding Restylane

Are you looking to smooth fine lines and reduce wrinkles? Have you tried countless topical creams and over-the-counter medicines, yet nothing seemed to work? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s time to give Restylane a try. Restylane is an FDA approved injection that helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed, it consistently gives natural-looking, high-quality results. Need to know more? The professionals at Short Hills Dermatology will explain all you need to know about Restylane and its procedure.

What is Restylane®?

A safe, natural, dermal filler, Restylane restores volume and fullness to the skin while correcting moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Often used for deep creases around your mouth, Restylane has been used by board-certified dermatologists since 1996. It has been utilized in over 15 million treatments encompassing more than 65 countries worldwide. Without a doubt, it has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures used today! Treatment is quick and easy, brings almost immediate results without any real recovery period, and lasts a long time. All of these perks make it even more popular among men and women who want those lines, wrinkles, and creases around their mouth to disappear.

How Does Restylane Work?

Here’s how this natural cosmetic works: a dermatologist will inject Restylane gel beneath the skin’s surface. It integrates into your body’s dermal tissue, attracting and binding to water molecules to help maintain your skin’s volume. Like other dermal fillers, it plumps up and corrects moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds in the face. It’s a safe and effective procedure that delivers instant results.

The treatment is perfectly healthy as its made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in your body.  After some time, Restylane gradually degrades due to the body’s reaction to it, causing it to disappear without unwanted residue.

Where is Restylane Used?

In order to eliminate lines, smooth out wrinkles, and lessen aging creases, Restylane can be applied safely to the following areas of your face:

  • The creases from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds or ‘laugh lines’).
  • The corners of the mouth. Restylane fills in and eliminates ‘marionette lines’ that extend from the corners of your mouth to your jawline.
  • Around the lips. Restylane relieves those ‘lipstick lines’ in the area below the nose and above the upper lip, all while creating fuller lips.
  • In the hollows or dark circles under your eyes.
  • The cheek area. Restylane corrects sunken cheeks, adding contour and depth to the facial structure.
  • The chin area.
  • Other facial areas such as tear troughs.

Sometimes, Restylane is combined with Botox for the so-called ‘liquid facelift’ that can transform your face without the hassle, stress, and recovery time of a surgical facelift. Results come immediately. They look natural and they let you wear makeup and resume your normal activities right after your treatment.

How Long Does Restylane® Last?

Restylane has been proven to be among the longest-lasting aesthetic treatments out there today, with many patients reporting results lasting 6-12 months. Restylane injections for lip enhancement often last for around 6 months. Restylane’s FDA-approved, safe and natural hyaluronic acid injections plump up your skin for fresher-looking fullness and wrinkle-reduction, all while eliminating lines and creases. The medicine allows for contouring that can then be perfected by your board-certified plastic surgeon.

Results will vary from person-to-person. Your results might last slightly less time, or perhaps slightly more time, depending on your facial features and genetics. Don’t worry that you’ll have to limit your facial movements to ‘keep your filler in place’ to extend its life. This myth has little to no merit and facial movements will not lower the full benefits of your dermal filler injections. Restylane is not high-maintenance, so you can smile, laugh, and express yourself while your Restylane works its magic beneath your skin. Your board-certified dermatologist will, of course, advise you on the best care for your skin in general. They will offer advice on the proper cleansing and hydration for your skin. They can offer smart lifestyle choices such as using sunscreen and avoiding smoking. By adhering to your doctor’s advice, you will keep your skin looking gorgeous for months and months.

How Often Should I Get Restylane Treatment?

If you wish to keep your face looking its best, you should use Restylane twice a year. In some cases, you may be put on a schedule prescribed by your doctor. If you have a busy schedule, you probably don’t want time-consuming, monthly treatments. If you want quick results, Restylane’s instant improvements may be right up your alley. The medicine also will help you avoid downtime recovery that takes you ‘out of the game’ and away from work, social engagements, or your family’s activities.  Restylane can have you up and back to your normal routine right after your treatment.

What are the Side Effects of Restylane®?

As you consider Restylane dermal fillers to help smooth out and improve the contours of your face, you’re likely wondering about the most common side effects to expect. Whenever dermal fillers get injected into the skin, there is the risk of possible side effects. In most scenarios, side effects from Restylane will be mild, tolerable and last only a short time. The most common side effects that might be experienced after Restylane treatment include:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain/Soreness
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Injection site scabbing
  • Infection
  • Hardness/Nodule

Booking A Restylane® Consolation With Short Hills Dermatology

Restylane is primarily used to help fill in any wrinkles and folds along the face. By plumping your skin, adding definition, and increasing volume, Restylane will positively impact your skin’s appearance. Want to know more about Restylane or other wrinkle treatment procedures? For more information, contact the professionals at Short Hills Dermatology to book your appointment today.

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