Restylane® is a family of injectable cosmetic treatments including Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. These treatments are used to treat lines around the mouth, like nasolabial folds and lipstick lines.
Dr. Lambert offers Restylane for the treatment of facial wrinkles and lip augmentation procedures.
Is Restylane Right For You?
At Hallmark Plastic Surgery, Restylane injections can be used on the face, around the mouth, to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Made from smooth hyaluronic acid, Restylane is used to temporarily correct facial wrinkles and folds, including
- Smile lines,
- Marionette lines,
- Lipstick lines above the lips
- Lines at the creases of the mouth
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in your body and connective tissue. When injected beneath the skin, Restylane injections adds fullness under the skin to restore tissie volume. The substance lasts until it is gradually broken down and absorbed by your body.
Restylane is not for women who are nursing or pregnant. They are also not recommended for people who have bleeding disorders, acne and sores on their faces, and a reaction to gram-positive bacteria. Restylane-L, the version of Restylane that contains lidocaine, should not be used by those allergic to Lidocaine.
Treatment with Restylane: What to Expect
Before the treatment, your doctor will clean and prepare your face for the injections, and then determine the best location for your injection, marking the specific points that will correct the targeted line or wrinkle.
A topical anesthetic may be used, often in combination with lidocaine contained in Restylane. You will get a series of injections to place the gel beneath the skin of the targeted area.
After Restylane Treatment
After your Restylane® injections, you can experience redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness. These last less than one week. You will need to ice the treated area to reduce swelling.
Restylane results are temporary, but you will see results right away. Many patients have results that last for six months if they receive only one treatment with Restylane. Results can last a year and a half if one additional, follow up treatment is done after four and a half or nine months.
If you wish to learn whether Restylane, is the right injectable treatment to improve your appearance, please call our Winchester VA plastic surgery offices to arrange an appointment.