Restylane is facial filler based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural skin component that occurs especially in connective tissues.
Restylane filler is used for various aesthetic purposes such as:
✓ Smoothing lines and wrinkles in the mouth area
✓ Adding volume to lips, cheeks
✓ Reducing dark circles under the eyes
Restylane is an easy procedure with an easy recovery and effective outcome. However, you had better avoid the treatment if you are under 21, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have some health issues such as allergy to bacterial protein.
About the restylane injections
Restylane is usually done through local anesthesia. It is considered an easy cosmetic process. The procedure itself lasts half an hour at best. The process is quite simple: the doctor cleans the treated area with antiseptic, determines the amount of Restylane and injects it using an ultra-thin needle.
The purpose of the procedure is to add volume to the areas that need treatment. This way the skin looks smoother and younger. It also adds some volume to the areas that need to look plumper.
About the side effects
As just any other treatment, Restylane can also cause certain side effects. The most common ones are bruises, bleeding at the injected site, allergic reactions. Sometimes the patients may also experience pain at the injection site, swelling and headaches.
The heeling process
The heeling process usually takes about a week – a little less or a little more. The results can be seen immediately, but the full effect you can see a week after the procedure. Remember, that after the procedure you need to prevent sun exposure. This will save you a lot of undesired consequences and side effects.
Is Restylane permanent?
Restylane fillers are not permanent. For retaining permanent results you should repeat the procedure once or twice a year.