What is Restylane?
Restylane is a non-animal, natural based filler comprised of hyaluronic acid. The presence of hyaluronic acid in your skin provides fullness and volume, which is lost during the aging process Restylane helps replace that lost volume.
Does it correct all of my wrinkles?
The average correction rate is 80 to 100%
How long does it last?
The average range is 6 months to one year with 9 months being typical depending on the area treated.
Does it go away completely?
Yes, it is completely biodegradable therefore if you stop getting the injections the material is totally excreted without a trace.
Is there any pre-treatment required?
No. We do ask that you avoid or minimize the use of products containing aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort or high doses of Vitamin E for 1 week prior to treatment to reduce the risk of bruising and/or bleeding at the injection site. However your individual parameters can be set at the time of consult.
Is there any post treatment required?
You will be instructed at the time of discharge related to your specific injection site, however in general we ask that you don’t manipulate the site for 4 hours, don’t engage in aerobic exercise for 24 hours, and apply ice or cool compresses for localized swelling as needed.
Does it hurt?
There is minimal discomfort, but a topical or local anesthetic is available if needed.