Restylane is injectable filler that is effective against moderate to severe wrinkles and folds on the face, providing patients with an 80 percent improvement in skin appearance. Restylane has been proven more effective than chemical peels and microdermabrasions. Typically, results last up to 18 months. It has also been proven effective for lip enhancement, which typically lasts for six months. Restylane treatments involve injections of hyaluronic acid, an acid that naturally occurs in the body. Treatments may be done alone or in conjunction with other therapies.

What happens during the Restylane treatment?
Before the procedure, the physician will apply a local anesthesia to the treatment area. During the procedure, the physician injects Restylane under the skin with a very small needle. Sessions may last up to 30 minutes, depending on the patient’s individual treatment plan. For patients who are treated for wrinkles and folds, treatment may need to be repeated four to nine months after their initial Restylane treatment. Patients who receive lip enhancement require only one session typically.

When can normal activities be resumed after the Restylane treatment?
Patients can resume normal activities immediately after receiving Restylane treatments. Patients who are treated with Restylane are advised to stay out of the sun.

Is there any pain after having a Restylane treatment?
Patients may experience swelling for two to three days after the procedure. Other common symptoms include headaches, nausea, redness and pain. Cases of muscle weakness have been reported, and the muscle weakness may take days or months to resolve fully. Patients who experience unmanageable pain after receiving injections of Restylane should contact the Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists.