What is Restylane®?
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth) and lips. It is composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the human body.
How does it work?
Restylane maintains its shape using the body’s own moisture. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is hydrophilic or “water loving.” As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide long-lasting results. Most injectables require an office visit of 20-30 minutes, and depending on the injection site, a dental block of Novocain may be used. You can expect a mild degree of swelling for the first 24 hours after the procedure and occasionally some bruising may occur. In general, fillers can be placed with no downtime. Depending on the location of where it is placed, the results should last 6-12 months.
If you have questions about Restylane or would like to set up a consultation in Denver or Lone Tree to discuss your options, contact us today by calling 303.744.2300.