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Restylane is one product in a class of facial fillers. It is used to refine features of the face such as improving deep facial lines and wrinkles, contouring the cheek, chin, jaw and nose, and enhancing the lips. Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a normal occurring substance in your body. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith can help you obtain a natural outcome which can last for months.
Is Restylane safe?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are quite safe in the hands of an experienced injector. Swelling and redness at the injection site are not uncommon. You may have some minor bruising, so it is important to schedule your fillers with enough time before an important event.
Is there downtime with Restylane?
You may resume all your normal activities following hyaluronic acid treatments.
How quickly will I see results?
Results with facial fillers are immediate. You may have some mild swelling and bruising after the procedure which should dissipate within the first week depending upon the area of treatment.
How long will my Restylane last?
Because hyaluronic acid is a normal occurring substance in your body, it will be gradually broken down and dissolved. This means that you may notice the gradual effect lessening with time. Most fillers last between 6-18 months.
Are there different kinds of Restylane?
Restylane is one type of hyaluronic acid filler. There are different formulations of Restylane based upon the desired treatment effect. Currently, available Restylane products include Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Lyft. Each product can be used to treat different areas and even combined for your best effect. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for your goals.
How do I know which filler I need?
Hyaluronic acid fillers come in various forms and can be used to achieve different effects. Some are used to restore volume to areas of loss such as the cheeks while others are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Different hyaluronic acid fillers can be combined to achieve your desired results. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith can help you choose the product which will best serve your goals.
What are the different types of facial fillers?
There are many different types of facial fillers on the market. Hyaluronic acid is the most common type. Common hyaluronic acid fillers include Belotero Balance, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Vollure XC, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft. Radiesse is another type of facial filler made from a different substance than hyaluronic acid. Sculptra is also used to restore volume, but does so in a different way than common hyaluronic acid fillers.
Is Restylane reversible?
Yes. Despite being automatically broken down by your body, fillers can be dissolved immediately using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Is the treatment painful?
Facial fillers are generally well tolerated and are injected in the office. Small needles or blunt needles called cannulas are used to gently place the product. Sometimes numbing cream or numbing injections are used to help improve your experience. Ice can help relieve swelling and discomfort after the procedure, but pain medication is not necessary.