Restylane is a filler treatment that creates smoother, wrinkle-free skin from the inside out. The hyaluronic acid-based solution is injected underneath the outer dermal layer, creating additional support for the underlying skin structure. The formula is designed to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, delivering hydration and tissue support for a healthier, more youthful complexion.
Restylane is recommended for the following treatment areas:
- Laugh lines (lines extending from the nose around the corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (creases from the corner of the mouth to the jawline)
- Vertical lines extending above the upper lip
Restylane can also effectively add volume to the lips for a more youthful facial profile.
About the Procedure
The Restylane solution is carefully injected into the area of facial lines, where it can work under the surface of the skin to smooth away wrinkles. Injections take just a few minutes to complete, depending on the number of treatment areas to be addressed. Patients typically do not require any type of topical anesthetic prior to the procedure, since injections cause little or no discomfort as they are administered.
Patients may return to regular activities as soon as the treatment session is over. Any mild bruising or swelling around injection sites usually subsides quickly – within a few days of the procedure for most patients. Swelling typically lasts longer in lip treatments and injections for deeper facial creases.
Results of Restylane injections can be seen right away and continue to improve in the weeks following treatment. Most patients find their results last 6-12 months before a touch-up treatment is required. Duration of results depends on a number of factors, including the patient’skin type and lifestyle.
Restylane is an effective way to achieve a smoother complexion for up to one year. To learn more about this injectable anti-aging treatment, contact SKS Plastic Surgery at 512-324-8320.