Restylane is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines, particularly around the nose and mouth, and to add fullness and contour to the lips. Made from a natural sugar compound hyaluronic acid, that is not animal-derived, Restylane is quickly growing in popularity and is readily available at medical spas, or from cosmetic dermatologists.
As an injectable filler, Restylane treatments are performed in a medical office setting using local anesthesia or a numbing cream to numb the treatment area. The procedure generally takes between 10 and 30 minutes and patients are able to return to normal activities upon leaving the doctor’s office. More than one injection site may be required to receive the desired results and some discomfort during the injection process is normal. It is also common for patients to experience swelling in and around the treatment area for two to three days after receiving Restylane injections.
The results of Restylane treatments are noticeable within one week of the treatment and will last between four months and one year, with most patients returning for additional injections approximately six months after the initial treatment session. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane attracts water to the treatment area to improve the volume of the skin and has been shown to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines by up to 80 percent.
The cost of receiving Restylane treatments depends on your geographical area, the number of treatment areas per office visit, your doctor’s fees and the optional inclusion of other skin enhancing treatments, such as micro-dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing, that your doctor may recommend. On average, each syringe of Restylane generally costs between $350 and $800.
To find out more about Restylane and if this is the right procedure for you, contact a DermaNetwork medspa or cosmetic dermatologist near you.