What is Restylane?
- Reducing dark circles under the eyes
- Lip enhancement
- Smoothing lines around the mouth
- Adding volume to your cheeks
- under age 21
- taking blood thinners
- breastfeeding or pregnant
- allergic to bacterial protein
How does Restylane work?
Restylane places volume underneath you skin where you have lost collagen and other tissue. This helps make the skin look plumper by out and lifting and smoothing it.
Procedure for Restylane
- Your doctor will choose one or more injection sites in the treatment areas and clean these areas with antiseptic.
- Your doctor will decide how much Restylane is needed.
- Your doctor will inject the Restylane under your skin into the treatment areas using an ultrafine needle.
Targeted areas for Restylane
- Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved filler designed for lip enhancement and wrinkles around the mouth.
- Restylane Lyft is for cheek enhancement and mid-face contour deficiencies as well as things like laugh lines. It gives more volume and fullness.
- Restylane Refyne is designed for wrinkles that can occur from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
- Restylane Refyne is also used for wrinkles around your nose and mouth.
Side effects of Restylane
- bleeding or bruising at injection site
- allergic reaction
- irregularities in the filling (e.g, in the firmness of your skin)
- itching or pain at the injection site
what to expect after Restylane
Preparing for Restylane treatment
- ibuprofen (Motrin)
- St. John’s wort
- vitamin E
- fish oil