U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Restylane® injectable gel is a cosmetic “filler” that contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance that is found in the body. HA gives volume and elasticity to the skin, but as the body ages, HA levels decrease, resulting in loose skin and wrinkling. When injected, Restylane gel is designed to plump the skin beneath lines and wrinkles, smoothing them out and making them less noticeable.
The most common areas for Restylane treatment are the glabellar lines (which run between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Restylane injectable gel is also FDA-approved, for those 21 and older, for enhancing the lips. According to manufacturer Medicis, results can last for up to 6 months, at which point the hyaluronic acid is reabsorbed by the body.
When injected, Restylane gel plumps up glabellar lines and nasolabial folds, making skin appear younger and look smoother. When used for lip enhancement, it makes the lips fuller and gives them more definition.
Restylane is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that actively focuses on your lips and perioral lines. It is made of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). After being injected into your skin, the HA binds itself to water molecules. This helps restore both hydration and volume to your skin, which reduces lines and wrinkles on your face.
There are two kinds of Restylane that Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz offers:
This dermal filler is specifically meant to be injected under the skin around your nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Using XpresHAn Technology, Restylane Defyne is able to restore a natural, youthful appearance while maintaining your natural expressions. This allows it to smooth away wrinkles at the sides of your nose that run down to your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines running from the corners of your mouth to your chin (marionette lines).
This dermal filler is the first filler designed to enhance the size and shape of your lips. Like Restylane Defyne, it is designed with XpresHAn technology to provide volume and maintain natural expressions. This not only reduces lines and wrinkles, it gives your lips an overall fuller appearance that can last up to one year.
You can discuss exactly what you’re looking for with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz, and he can recommend which type of Restylane injections will benefit you the most.
The most common side effects of Restylane injectable gel are swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness in and around the injection sites. They typically go away within a week. Although considered safe for most patients, Restylane injections carry a risk of infection, bleeding or allergic reaction.
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