Restylane® is a group of injectable fillers that are composed of hyaluronic acid. This treatment corrects fine lines and wrinkles by acting like the body’s own hyaluronic acid. Restylane® is also used to fill in the smile lines around your nose and mouth, and in patients over the age of 21, can be used as a lip filler. Additionally, Restylane® has a clear, gel-like consistency, and avoids the granular effect of some other fillers.
Before the injections, Dr. Rednam will numb the injection sites with a topical anesthetic. This will make you more comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. In order to provide you with the safest and best aesthetic result, she will also map out where she will place the injections before starting.
These injections typically only take an hour or less. This means they are a convenient anti-aging treatment for those who are too busy for other methods. The injections are safe and effective, providing patients with immediate results that last up to nine months after the procedure.
During the injection process, Dr. Rednam follows her mapping to ensure the right amount of filler is being used. Additionally, she places the filler aesthetically, to ensure the best, most natural cosmetic result.
There are a variety of fillers to choose from. Consulting with Dr. Rednam is the best way to know which filler will provide the best solution for you. The different types include:
During the days following the procedure, some patients may experience swelling, itching, or temporary redness at their injection site. Dr. Rednam recommends that patients avoid exercise, sun/heat exposure and alcohol for the few days following the procedure.
Because the body metabolizes Restylane®’s hyaluronic acid as it would its own, multiple filler sessions are necessary to maintain results. Dr. Rednam recommends a second session around nine months to a year after a patient’s initial treatment.