Restylane, like Juvéderm, is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable gel that smoothes your facial wrinkles and creases by adding volume. It is recommended for treating nasolabial folds and other wrinkles around the mouth, cheek lifting and to augment the size of the upper and lower lips. Restylane includes a family of products including Restylane, Silk, Lyft and others.
The basic material of the Restylane family of products, hyaluronic acid, works naturally in your body as a skin filler. It also lubricates your joints and tissues. Unfortunately, naturally occurring hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, leaving the skin susceptible to wrinkles.
As a natural compound, Restylane is gradually absorbed by the body, but as it is absorbed, the remaining material binds water molecules, allowing the injectable to maintain its volume for about 6-18 months depending on the product used and area treated. Temporary fillers have the advantage of allowing periodic touch-ups, revisions, and re-treatments at any time.
As with other injectable fillers, Restylane injections take about 15 minutes.
- Numbing cream is applied to the area
- Restylane is injected under the skin where filling is necessary
- Dr. Greenberg may gently massage the treated area
- Full results take about 1-2 weeks
During the recovery time, you may experience some minor swelling, pain, and redness. This should subside within a day or two after your treatment. For at least 24 hours after treatment, you should try to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure and excessive heat.
To learn more about Restylane and other soft tissue fillers, call 407-644-3137 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenberg. We offer a host of premium injectables for patients throughout the Orlando area.