Recovery after Restylane

A Restylane injection is used to tighten sagging facial skin, to fill in lines and wrinkles, and also to make thin lips fuller. A Restylane treatment is conducted in a doctor's office, and is usually administered to patients between the ages of 35 - 60 years old. The duration of this painless treatment varies from patient to patient. A Restylane treatment can last from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the amount of work that is performed on the patient.

What to Expect after Restylane

Following the Restylane treatment, patients are allowed to return to work with minimal downtime. Healing time for each patient will vary since this is determined on the extent of the treatment. Results are often visible within minutes. Patients may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising on the area on the face where the Restylane was injected. For example, lips that were injected with Restylane will create significant swelling afterwards. This reaction is based on the amount of injection that was used, plus the area on the lips that received the injection. Patients who received a "filler treatment" may experience a slight redness that will often fade within 12 - 24 hours.

After the treatment, patients are advised to avoid excessive exposure to the sun to prevent more swelling or bruising of the area that was injected. The main side effects after a Restylane treatment include slight redness, nausea, headache, muscle weakness and a mild discomfort in areas where the injection was administered. It is important for patients to consult with a qualified doctor to understand all the risks and expectations after a Restylane treatment.

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