Restylane is a hyaluronic acid (HA) based injectable filler used to treat facial wrinkles and folds and add fullness to your lips. The clear gel adds volume and fullness to your skin, smoothing out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. This was the first HA filler to be approved by the FDA and has a long and proven safety record.
Restylane is effective at reducing aging lines on the face including the nasolabial folds that stretch from the nose to the corner of the mouth; melomental folds in the mouth corners, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and orbital troughs around the eyes.
Treatment with Restylane usually lasts 6-12 months depending on the patient’s lifestyle, age and skin type. Afterward, follow-up treatments can be given on a regular basis.
Side effects are mild. There is the possibility of temporary bruising at the injection site as well as some swelling, numbness, redness and tenderness, but these usually dissipate after a few days. In rare instances, small bumps may appear on the skin. Those with skin conditions such as sores, acne, rashes, hives, cysts or cold sores should delay treatment until healed, as injections might delay healing or worsen the condition.
The only difference between Restylane and Restylane-L is that the latter contains a small amount of lidocaine to reduce pain around the injection site. Both products offer immediate effects that last an average of six months or longer before breaking down naturally. Restylane and Restylane-L are designed to:
- Add volume and fullness to the skin.
- Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose, mouth, cheeks and chin.
- Add fullness and definition to the lips.
This brand new treatment is designed specifically for lip enhancement. The particles contained in the ultrafine needlepoint injection are even smaller and smoother than regular Restylane. Restylane Silk is perfect for enhancing lips by making them fuller and more natural while reducing the wrinkles associated with age. In one study, nearly 60 percent of patients still maintained their increased lip fullness six months after receiving the injection.