What is It?
Restylane® is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar; that enables skin to retain its shape and volume. Hyaluronic acid; is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it attracts water. Once injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid molecules in Restylane bind to the; body’s natural stores of water, gradually “plumping up” the skin – and giving it a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What Does it Treat?
Restylane is very effective at improving the appearances of wrinkles and creases around the mouth and lips, as well as those under and around the eyes. It’s also used to gives lips more volume. The loss of lip volume that occurs with aging is a major concern for many people, particularly women. And some women are simply born with thin lips. The pouty, “bee-stung” look made popular by such celebrities as Angelina Jolie and Jessica Simpson has made lip injections one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. Restylane injections are FDA approved and can help make lips look fuller and more pronounced.
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Possible Side Effects
No allergy testing is typically necessary prior to treatment. Restylane does not contain any animal proteins, so your body is highly unlikely to have an allergic reaction to it. But, like other dermal fillers, Restylane may produce some post-treatment side effects. Most are very mild, and include swelling, redness, and possible bruising. They’re usually gone within a few hours or a few days.
How Long does it Last?
You’ll notice results immediately, but the full effects will become evident within a few days, as the hyaluronic acid binds with more and more water and plumps up the skin. The results will last in the lips anywhere from 3 to 6 months, and on other parts of the face for 6 to 9 months.
Cost of Restylane
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