Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid filler made by Medicis Aesthetics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing primarily on aesthetic medicine. They also make Perlane®, a very similar filler to Restylane® with larger gel particles and meant to be injected deeper within the skin. They both add volume to your skin.
Restylane® Injectable Procedure
When visiting The Langsdon Clinic for your Restylane® treatment there is no need for a skin test since there is no risk of an allergic reaction. Our provider will select one or more injection sites and apply a topical anesthetic while determining how much Restylane® will be used.
Ice may be used at the injection site for added an added numbing effect before an ultra-fine needle is used to inject the filler into your skin.
How Long Does Restylane® Last?
The results achieved from getting Restylane® injectable are almost immediately apparent. That said, the hyaluronic acid in Restylane® injectable is absorbed by the body over time. The results of Restylane® can last up to 12 months.
However, in most cases the results from Restylane® injectable last closer to 6 months. When the results are no longer noticeable you can return for an additional treatment.
Recovery after Restylane® Treatment
You’ll see some swelling that will last at least 2-3 days but you’ll be able to resume your normal routine/activities immediately. Avoiding direct sunlight is advised.