Restylane® is one of the more popular dermal fillers and can be a very good option for adding volume and contour to the lips and diminishing signs of age along the face. With Restylane®, the lips can appear fuller and more sensual, and wrinkles between the nose and mouth as well as other areas of the face can be effectively smoothed out and rejuvenated.
Restylane® is made of the naturally-occurring substance hyaluronic acid, and therefore does not require an allergy test or a waiting period. Dr. Erella will inject Restylane® into the treatment areas with an ultra-fine needle. He can numb these areas before injection to limit any potential discomfort. The entire Restylane® procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
Patients may experience some swelling and redness after treatment with Restylane®, but this is normal and should fade quickly. Most patients go right back to their daily routines immediately after the procedure.
Results from Restylane® often last from six months to a full year, and the effects can be prolonged with follow-up treatment sessions.