Restylane Chicago IL
How Is Restylane Administered?
Restylane is administered by injection to the site where enhancement is desired.
Where Is Restylane Injected?
Dr. Tresley can maximize the intended effect of Restylane by injecting it into the mid to deep dermis. Contouring after the injection may be optimized by gently massaging the skin.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane works in two ways: Upon injection, into the mid to deep dermis (middle skin layer), the NASHATM gel adds volume and fullness to smooth facial wrinkles and folds. It integrates into dermal tissue, then attracts and binds to water molecules to help maintain volume.
Is Restylane® Effective?
Yes. Clinical studies show that patients injected with Restylane for the treatment of facial folds achieved an optimal cosmetic result. These results were sustained for a longer period of time (as much as twice as long) than with collagen.
Restylane Before & After
50 units Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for injection in Glabella3 mL Restylane-L® in Nasolabial folds, Marionettes, and Upper lip
Restylane vs. Other Hyaluronic Acid-Based Products
Unlike other hyaluronic acid-based products, such as those made from rooster combs, only Restylane is non-animal-based. This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.
How Is Restylane Different From Botox® and Collagen?
Restylane is a natural cosmetic filler. BOTOX® is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
Bovine collagen is derived from animals and requires an allergy test before it can be used. Because Restylane is a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, it can be administered without pre-testing. In addition, it delivers a longer-lasting effect than bovine collagen.
What Should Patients Do Prior to Restylane Treatment?
Restylane requires no pre-testing, but patients should take a few precautions: avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E, as these may increase bruising or bleeding; if patients have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that needle punctures could contribute to recurrence.
How Long Does Restylane Results Last?
The average treatment’s results last six months or longer.
How Long Does the Restylane Procedure Take?
The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. Also, since Restylane does not require patients to have allergy testing, it is not necessary to wait to qualify for the procedure.
Is Restylane Safe?
Yes. Restylane has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. Because Restylane is non-animal-based and fully biocompatible, allergy testing is not required. The most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.
Is any of the material left in the skin?
Is Restylane FDA-approved?
What is hyaluronic acid?
What is NASHA?
If NASHA is not derived from animals, is it derived from humans?
What happens if the material is not injected properly?
*Individual results may vary