Restylane is an FDA-approved, non-animal hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that helps provide fullness and elasticity to aging skin. Our skin loses HA as we age; therefore, Restylane injections will benefit the appearance and quality of your skin, considering HA is central to regulating cell growth and renewal.
How Restylane Works
Using a very fine needle, Restylane is injected into the superficial layers of the skin providing suppler, youthful-looking skin. It can effectively correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Restylane may also be used for lip enhancements, depending on the patient's desires.
The procedure is a very quick and simple process; Restylane injections can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of correction needed. Injections are relatively painless, but a topical anesthetic can be applied if the patient prefers. It is common for temporary swelling or redness to develop following treatment; this will disappear within a few days.
Due to the fact that Restylane is composed of a natural substance of the body, there is little to no possibility of an allergic reaction developing. This often puts the prospective patient's mind at ease.
Results are immediate and depending on the individual's age, skin structure, and lifestyle, treatments can last for an extended amount of time. There is little to no downtime as patients can return to their daily tasks as soon as the procedure is over. Restylane injections must be administered periodically to maintain desired results; individual treatment results typically last between six and nine months.
For all of your Restylane and dermal filler needs, please contact the office of our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tyrone by calling (352) 332-1150. He will be happy to discuss the advantages of each type of treatment with you during your consultation. Some of the other injectables that are comparable to Restylane, include Hylaform, which is a filler that is also made of hyaluronic acid, and collagen injections, which are intended to increase elasticity and smooth out facial lines.