Restylane Injections

by Dr. Halland Chen, MD

Restylane is commonly used to reduce wrinkles and the signs of aging. It can be used to diminish nasolabial folds, the lines from the nose to the mouth. Restylane lip injections may help rid melomental folds or sad mouth corners by adding volume. Having a Restylane injection can also reduce crow’s feet and frown lines. Injections of restylane under eyes can fill in age related hollows and orbital troughs. It may be used to add volume to the cheeks and contour the chin and forehead and nose as well. Restylane can revitalize the skin and add elasticity. Restylane cost is considerably less than other correction techniques such as surgical procedures.

The treatment involves Restylane injection with a small needle beneath the skin. Numbing creams are often used to reduce the pain. Side effects are rare however; treatments with dermal fillers such as Restylane often cause temporary bruising, swelling and numbness. This usually disappears within a few days. The effectiveness and duration of Restylane depends on the condition of the skin, the patient’s lifestyle and age. Following the initial treatment, Restylane injections are normally recommended every 6 to 12 months to retain the effects. Restylane lip injections usually require follow up every 6 months.

Restylane is one of the first FDA approved products for lip enhancement. It provides fullness and definition after only one injection. Restylane provides correction beyond what may be achieved with cosmetics. Restylane is one of the most popular treatments for the lips and facial areas close to them. The lip region is one of the primary areas focused on when correcting the signs of aging. The lips loose volume with age and may begin to lose their shape as well as seem out of proportion to the facial structure. Restylane can restore the natural suppleness of the lips and improve their appearance.

Restylane is non-allergenic since it doesn’t include any animal based products. Restylane under eyes and the lip region can be used to treat moderate to severe facial lines and significantly reduce the signs of aging. Restylane is an effective means of removing flaws that are unable to be corrected with cosmetics. It can help add volume and revitalize the skin, improving its overall texture and appearance. Restylane cost is affordable and makes treatments within the price range of nearly everyone. Surgical techniques are usually much more expensive, costing thousands of dollars. Those interested in receiving Restylane treatments should consult their healthcare provider.

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