With age comes an inevitable loss of volume and plumpness in our face. One of the reasons this happens is because our body’s supply of hyaluronic acid begins to deteriorate. This naturally-occurring acid is what gives makes our skin firm and full in our youth. Restylane is a safe, FDA-approved injectable containing hyaluronic acid, used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and create a beautiful, natural-looking contour in the face.
Patients who are seeking to improve their skin elasticity with injectables often choose Restylane due to the fact that it’s allergen-free, lasts for up to nine months, and can be used to treat the face, hands, neck, and upper chest. If you’re interested in enhancing your natural beauty as you age with Restylane injections, board-certified internist Dr. James K. Cardi can ensure your experience is both safe and satisfactory.
Restylane is an FDA-approved injectable comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occuring substance in the body. It is used for mid-to-deep injections in the facial tissue to correct moderate to severe wrinkles, restoring fullness and volume to the face. Restylane is a non-animal, biodegradable gel.
Restylane can be used to reverse facial wrinkles and also provide lip enhancement. The following areas are most often treated with Restylane:
Restylane is set apart from other dermal fillers in a number of ways that make it appealing to patients. Restylane injections:
Yes. Restylane was approved by the FDA in 2003 and is considered to be a safe method for smoothing skin.
Some patients experience slight pain, stinging, or discomfort during the injection. However, it’s important to note that Restylane contains lidocaine, a numbing agent, which helps reduce pain. The doctor may also decide to use an additional pain-numbing agent that works in conjunction with the naturally-occuring lidocaine.
On average, Restylane injections last between 6 to 9 months. Lip treatments typically last 3 to 4 months.
Patients who are interested in Restylane should have skin that is in relatively good condition. More specifically, your skin should not have any serious irritations or infection prior to the procedure.
Dr. Cardi can help you determine if you are a good candidate for Restylane by evaluating the condition of your skin.