What is Restylane?
Are you looking to smooth away wrinkles and have younger-looking skin? Welcome to the club. Restylane is one of our favorite dermal fillers for erasing wrinkles and giving the skin a lift.
Restylane is an FDA-approved filler made with hyaluronic acid, a sugar that our body produces naturally and that depletes as we age. This filler has been formulated and tested specifically for addressing deeper wrinkles, especially in the center of the face.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid. Restylane has enough structure to add precise volume where it’s needed, and it works especially well for more severe wrinkles.
As with all fillers, it must be injected by a medical professional. For best results, we inject it a little more deeply than other fillers, so it can plump up the skin from below to soften or completely eliminate deep folds and wrinkles.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
A single treatment with Restylane will usually last for between 6 and 9 months. The precise amount of time varies from patient to patient since our bodies metabolize hyaluronic acid at different rates.
For the best level of longevity, we recommend coming in for a touch-up before your filler has totally dissolved. This will extend the longevity of your filler for a significantly longer amount of time than if you let it disappear completely.
What Are the Targeted Areas for Restylane?
Restylane works best as an anti-wrinkle filler. These are the areas where we usually inject it.
If you have a very prominent nasolabial fold, Restylane injections can be an excellent treatment. Restylane plumps up the skin from below and effectively erases the nasolabial fold while also giving your face a bit of a lift.
Marionette lines are the wrinkles that form along the corner of the mouth and a little below it. If your marionette lines are quite significant, Restylane is an excellent remedy – especially if we’re already treating your nasolabial folds.
Restylane can be used in the lips to enhance their overall volume. It’s not our go-to lip filler, since we usually prefer to use Juvéderm Ultra XC or Restylane Kysse, but it’s an option if we’re already injecting Restylane to other parts of your face.
For two weeks before your appointment, you cannot use antibiotics, tretinoin (Retin-A), Aspirin, iron (in any form), or any medications that cause blood thinning.
Then, for 24-72 hours after your treatment, avoid hot showers, saunas, and jacuzzis.
Restylane for Other Areas
Restylane can also be used on other parts of your face as a cheek or under-eye filler. However, whether that would be the right filler for those areas depends on the anatomy of your face and your specific goals. It’s best to discuss your options with your injector and to listen to their advice as to which filler will suit you best.
Get Restylane at SEV
If you’re interested in anti-wrinkle dermal fillers, go ahead and book your appointment at the SEV medspa nearest to you. All of our injectors are registered nurses with specialized expertise in aesthetic treatments – especially dermal fillers.
We carry a wide range of dermal fillers with different properties and textures. Before your appointment, your nurse will review your aesthetic goals with you and recommend the filler that’ll be best for your needs and desires.