Restylane® Injectable Gel
Restylane® injectable gel, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a cosmetic "filler" that contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the body. HA provides volume and elasticity to the skin. However, as the body ages, HA levels decrease, leading to loose skin and wrinkles. Restylane gel is designed to be injected beneath lines and wrinkles, plumping the skin and making them less noticeable.
The most common areas for Restylane treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Restylane injectable gel is also FDA-approved for enhancing the lips in individuals aged 21 and older. Results can last for up to 6 months as the hyaluronic acid is gradually reabsorbed by the body.
Benefits of Restylane Injectable Gel
Restylane gel injections offer several benefits:
- Plumping glabellar lines and nasolabial folds for a younger and smoother appearance.
- Enhancing lip volume and definition when used for lip augmentation.
Advantages of Restylane Injectable Gel
Restylane injectable gel has several advantages over other hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers:
- Contains no animal-derived ingredients, eliminating the need for allergy testing.
- In-office injections, typically performed by a dermatologist, taking less than half an hour with minimal downtime.
Side Effects of Restylane Injectable Gel
The most common side effects of Restylane injectable gel include:
- Tenderness in and around the injection sites.
These side effects typically resolve within a week. While Restylane is generally safe, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, or allergic reactions associated with the injections.
A gradual loss of volume beneath the skin is a natural part of aging. This loss can result in hollow cheeks, deep smile lines, and visible veins and bones on the back of the hands. Restylane Lyft can help restore youthful volume in the mid-face and hands.
Restylane Lyft provides immediate volume and continues to increase moisture in the skin over time. It uses hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, a substance naturally found in your body.
Restylane Lyft Candidates
Restylane Lyft is minimally invasive, making it suitable for most individuals. Ideal candidates typically experience:
- Loss of fullness in the cheeks
- Loss of mid-face volume
- Loss of youthful volume in the hands
- Wrinkles and fine lines, especially nasolabial folds
Candidates should also have no allergies to the product's ingredients and be in good overall health.
The Restylane Lyft Treatment Experience
Restylane Lyft injections are relatively quick, painless, and convenient. The treatment contains lidocaine to numb the injected area, ensuring patient comfort throughout the procedure.
The treatment session may last approximately 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the areas treated and whether additional procedures are performed. The injections themselves only take a few minutes.
How Long Does Restylane Lyft Last?
The duration of results varies by treatment area:
- Up to 12 months in the cheeks
- Up to 6 months in the hands
- Up to 6 months in smile lines and other facial folds
Restylane Lyft's hyaluronic acid gradually breaks down over time, which is why results fade gradually.
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