Restylane: What Is It And How Does It Work?
We all have those moments when we stare at our crow’s feet or laugh lines and think how nice it would be to reduce or even eliminate them. Many people have heard of Botox and having a facelift, and often are scared by either process. Most people, however, have not heard of Restylane. Restylane, a product that was created and manufactured by Q-Med, is a cosmetic injectable filler used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the face. It is a formula of non-animal hyaluronic type acid. It is so popular for skin filling and firming that more than 10 million people (or specific individual treatments) have been administered since 2010.
The most common treatment area is a person’s lips. Restylane lips has become a popular name for lip enchantment treatment in recent years. It is used to help fill skin spacing, reduce wrinkles of the lip and helps with contouring the lip. It helps to reduce wrinkles and age lines from the face, primarily the skin between the nose and mouth, the skin around the corners of the mouth, crow’s feet and lines of the forehead. Though not used as often, some people request Restylane to help reduce sagging skin under and around the eyes. Many also use it to contour their cheek bones, the areas around their nose and the area around their forehead.
One of the great properties of using Restylane is that it has been proven to help in the revitalization of the skin. A small amount improves elasticity without plumping the skin in certain areas, such as the skin of the neck and the hands. Some people have even used it on their feet when aging skin becomes loose or unsightly.
Many people ask how long an individual treatment will last them. Many things are factored into the duration of the treatment. Your individual age, your own skin type and your lifestyle will all affect how well the treatment works for you. It is highly recommended that you protect your skin with moisturizers and sun block or covering the skin to protect it from harmful rays of sun. A generalized lip treatment for most people lasts around six months. Touch up treatments are recommended every six to twelve months for best results. Most recovery time is around three days.
Many ask what the possible side effects are from using Restylane. Dermal fillers of any kind can cause temporary bruising at the injection site, minor swelling and temporary numbness at the injection site. These are short-lived, however, you can request hyaluronidase, which helps the swelling and numbness subside quicker.
Another often asked question is how is Restylane administered. Restylane is given with a small needle under the epidermis (skin) where you want the countering or filling to be. Many doctors will use a skin numbing crème to reduce discomfort.
It is a simple and easy process to help your skin look its real age!