Restylane is a long-lasting and crystal-clear gel for filling out lips, facial wrinkles and facial folds. Thanks to Q-Med’s stabilization process the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is almost identical to that naturally found in the body and only very slightly modified (0.5 – 1%).
Restylane is completely biologically degradable. The product is also naturally integrated into the tissue, thus allowing important nutritive agents to pass freely through the implant and cells to pass between fragments of the gel. Restylane treatments are performed by injecting Restylane into the skin or lips, and because no skin test is required it takes less than 30 minutes.
Reactions are very uncommon, but about 1 in 2000 persons have experienced transient swelling, redness and tenderness at or near the treatment site(s) up to several weeks after treatment. For further details concerning your specific treatment, please consult the doctor.
Immediately after the treatment the treated area can be slightly swollen and red. This is a normal result of the injection, and it generally goes away in 72 hours.
The results depend on many factors, such as the structure of the skin, lifestyle and age as well as on the degree of perfection desired by the individual. However, we know that for the majority of the patients treated, about 50-80% of the effect remains after 6 months. Most people choose to have a touchup done within a year of the original treatment. Clinical studies show that Restylane can offer a high degree of patient satisfaction even up to one year and a half after treatment. The great thing about Restylane is that you can replenish your natural beauty whenever you feel the need. A touchup can be performed any time you like after the previous treatment.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural complex sugar found in all humans. It’s a component of the dermis connective tissue matrix. It is found in skin, muscle and bone. HA retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1000 times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, increasing its volume and density. HA is also involved with transport of essential nutrients to the skins viable cells.
Which areas can be treated?
The most common areas are the gabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the base of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips. Please consult our physician.
Which result can be obtained from a lip-treatment?
The vermilion border (line of the mouth) can be injected to accentuate the lip line andto minimize kissing lines. The lips can be injected to make them look fuller or even pouty.
Do the injections hurt?
It depends on the individual and how pain sensitive you are. The injections may prick a little. Normally a topical anesthetic is needed for treatment of wrinkles and folds. Most people report that the injections are relatively painless. For the lips, a nerve block is usually given.
Can the material be removed?
No, but Restylane is a natural material that dissolves with time. If you feel unsure about how much filler is needed, it is possible to give the smallest amount of Restylane for a most conservative look. Restylane can be given in multiple treatments to give the desired look.
How long is the effect?
Restylane is eventually absorbed by the body. The duration of treatments vary. It depends on many factors such as the structure of the skin, lifestyle and age as well as on the degree of perfection demanded by the individual. For the majority of the patients after a wrinkle treatment, about 50-80% of the effect remains after 6 months. Most people choose to have a touch-up treatment done within a year of the original treatment.