Restylane Contour is a dermal filler injected under the facial skin. Once in place, it helps to restore volume of your midface. Restylane Contour may also be used to increase fullness of your cheeks. As you age, your facial skin begins to lose its elasticity and volume. As a result, the face droops and shifts downwards and your facial features may become hollow. Restylane Contour is designed to temporarily restore volume to the midface and to add fullness to the cheeks in those over the age of 21.
Restylane Contour is made out of hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring sugar, found in the body. Hyaluronic acid gives the skin moisture, volume and elasticity. Contour is injected with a small needle or cannula under your facial skin. Restylane Contour has been shown to maintain this effect for up to 12 months.
A week before your procedure, it is recommended that you avoid taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs which thin the blood. This will reduce the risk of bruising at the injection site. It is suggested that you avoid strenuous physical activities, excessive sun/heat exposure as well, or consumption of alcohol for the first 24 hours post injection. No makeup, as able, post injection for at least 12 hours. This will help reduce the chance of infection. Possible side effects include redness, itching, swelling or bumps to the area of injection. These reactions are usually mild to moderate and resolve within a week. Bruising can happen with facial injections. If you have an important event, I recommend the injections be completed 4 weeks ahead of the event. This gives you time to resolve any bruising, gives the filler time to settle and also time for any tweaks as needed. Ice is great for any swelling after injections.
Do you feel like you need to restore volume to your midface and cheek? Contour may be right for you! As we age our face begins to shift downward and Contour can help to restore the volume needed. Contour can also build those cheekbones that will give you projection and contour your face. An assessment from all angles will give you an idea of how much Contour to use so that you look very natural and like you had nothing done!
Restylane is a full product line of soft and firm injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that attracts and binds water molecules to add volume. Restylane fillers are formulated with two technologies – NASHATM and Optimal Balance TechnologyTM – creating a broad range of gel textures. This allows your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique facial tissue, for a natural look customized to you. Results are immediate, adding volume to smooth out wrinkles and enhance facial balance for a more youthful, revitalized look.
Restylane is the world’s most studied line of dermal fillers with more than 25 years of use. With more than 50 million treatments worldwide, Restylane products have an established legacy and a well-defined safety profile. Talk to your healthcare professional to find the right Restylane treatment plan to achieve the look you desire.
Restylane restores volume to smooth wrinkles and soften facial lines. Restylane can also be used to enhance facial features such as your lips, cheeks, and jawline by adding volume for fullness and definition.
Your healthcare professional will inject Restylane and after injection, he/she may gently massage the treated area.
A treatment with Restylane doesn’t usually take long. A touch-up treatment is sometimes performed after the initial treatment to optimize your results.
Talk to your healthcare professional to learn more about the treatment procedure.
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. Many Restylane products contain an integrated local anaesthetic, lidocaine, to provide you with a more comfortable treatment experience. You and your healthcare professional may decide whether additional pain relief is needed.
Only healthcare professionals trained in Restylane injections are qualified to administer it.
There are some people in whom Restylane should not be used. At your initial consultation, it’s important to tell your healthcare professional about all of your current and prior medical conditions and allergies and, how serious they are, all medications you are taking and whether you have had or are planning to have another aesthetic procedure (e.g., laser, chemical peel).
Restylane products have not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before receiving treatment.
Restylane is manufactured by Q-Med, a Swedish division of Galderma that specializes in dermatology, which is present in 80+ countries click here.
Results vary from patient to patient. With a repeated treatment plan, results may be long-lasting.
Maintenance or “touch-up” treatments are one or more additional treatments after your initial session to help maintain your results. Talk to your healthcare professional to see if maintenance treatment is right for you, and when and how much Restylane may be needed.
The most common side effects include injection-related reactions such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain and tenderness. These effects generally disappear within one week after injection. Other potential side effects can occur. You should discuss the potential treatment risks with your healthcare professional. View Important Safety Information