10 Things to Know About Restylane® Before Your Treatment
At Aria Dermatology and Aesthetic Center, Dr. Lisa Donofrio proudly offers the effective hyaluronic acid filler Restylane® to create facial volume and resolve fine lines. This dermal filler family employs formulation to enhance lips, diminish lines around the mouth, and treat undereye hollows. We can also treat laugh lines, marionette lines, and sagging cheeks.
With several options from the Restylane® line, it can be confusing to understand the best treatment to address your needs. Here’s our list of 10 things we feel you should know about Restylane® before your treatment.
1. The Restylane® Treatment Process Is Straightforward
Like other filler injections, Restylane® is highly tolerable and can last from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections and treatment area(s).
2. Choose Multiple Restylane® Injection Sites
One of the major advantages of Restylane® is its versatility. It can treat the hands, neck, temples, cheeks, nasolabial area, and lips.
3. Bruising and Swelling Are Often Side Effects
As with all injectables, you should expect some mild bruising and swelling after your treatment. These will last for a short time, from a few days to a couple of weeks.
4. How to Minimize Downtime
You can lessen recovery time after your Restylane® injections by not taking blood-thinning medications like Advil, Aleve, Motrin, or aspirin. Cold compresses after treatment will also reduce swelling.
5. Patience Is a Virtue
Your results may be hard to judge because of the bruising and swelling after your injections. It may take up to 10 days to see the best results.
6. Only Trust a Qualified Provider
The popularity of dermal filler injections has led many less-than-qualified providers to advertise their services in this field. Visiting an injector who lacks medical training or experience may result in unsafe, unsuccessful results. Rely solely on medical clinics under the supervision of board-certified physicians like dermatologists or plastic surgeons.
7. Restylane® Is Safe
When you choose a medical professional who is well-established in cosmetic medicine and helping their patients look their best, you reduce risk. Unfortunately, many injectors only undergo a weekend training seminar before setting up shop, exposing you to possible complications like skin necrosis and other issues.
8. Restylane® Results Are Reversible
Because Restylane®’s formula derives from hyaluronic acid, the enzyme hyaluronidase can speed up the process of breaking down the formula by dissolving the compound.
9. Restylane® Duration
Though results vary from patient to patient, you should expect Restylane® injections to be long-lasting, with some people enjoying their outcomes from a year to 18 months.
10. Restylane® Is Worth It
This popular injectable filler treatment can be an optimal cosmetic correction if you determine it is right for you. It has a Real Self Worth Rating of 96% from many subscribers and physicians.
If you would like more information about Restylane® and how it can help you look your best, contact us today.