What is Restylane®?
Restylane products are safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines (nasolabial folds).
What is Restylane made of?
Restylane products are made of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane has been modified slightly to last longer than the body’s hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is produced by a biotechnical process.
Is Restylane Safe?
Yes. Restylane has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. Restylane is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. Restylane contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be used by clients with a history of allergies to such material. After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappears. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use Restylane.
Can Restylane be used anywhere on the face?
Restylane has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the United States, the FDA has approved Restylane for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
How long does Restylane last?
Restylane is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane generally last for about six months. The stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
How is Restylane different from BOTOX?
BOTOX and Restylane are used to correct wrinkles in different ways. Restylane is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, BOTOX is a substance that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many clients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
How are Restylane products different from each other?
All Restylane products contain stabilized hyaluronic acid, made by the same biotechnical process.
Restylane Lyft is composed of larger gel particles than Restylane and is intended for deeper injection to volumize skin for correcting facial wrinkles and folds. Your physician can best determine what is right for you.
Restylane Silk, designed to smooth the lines around your mouth and plump up your lips, is made of smaller, smoother particles to provide more natural-looking results. And, Restylane Silk has the added bonus of lidocaine, which significantly diminishes any discomfort during your treatment. At Belecara, we use ultra-fine needles and expert techniques to give you softer, more precise results – just what you need for a beautiful, natural-looking smile!
We invite you to call BELECARA at 410.296.0414 to schedule your personal cosmetic consultation today.