Restylane L is a clear injectable gel that is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle to plump the skin to smooth away wrinkles. Indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles/folds such as the nasolabial folds and lips. Indicated for those over age 21.
Restylane-L is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. Restylane-L is crosslinked with an ingredient that helps form a network of HA to provide a gel filler that lasts longer. Restylane-L is non-animal based and free from animal protein. Contains 0.3% lidocaine, added to reduce the discomfort associated with the treatment.
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.
Need volume replacement to smooth out wrinkles/folds and smile lines? Could you use fullness and smoothing of your lips? This is a great filler for mid to deep injection into the facial tissues and to help plump up your lips!
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.
Your healthcare professional will inject Restylane and after injection, he/she may gently massage the treated area.
Restylane improves skin smoothness, elasticity and appearance to refresh your look. It can be used in your face (lower cheek/jawline), upper neck and back of the hands.
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