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 Restylane 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can Restylane last for years?
Restylane results can last up to three years, but it is more common to see results that last about one year.
Does Restylane help dark circles?
Restylane can be used to help dark circles. Injecting the product in the under-eye area may help resolve hollows that result in dark circles.
Can you drink after Restylane?
It is generally recommended to avoid drinking alcohol for about 24 hours after your Restylane injections.
Does Restylane improve over time?
Restylane results will often gradually improve over time.
Can you mix Juvederm and Restylane?
It is possible to receive both Juvederm and Restylane injections during the same treatment session. Your injector will make a recommendation based on your goal results.
Does Restylane settle?
Restylane typically settles within about one to three days, meaning that the product will gradually bond to the sub-dermal layers of the skin and swelling will resolve.
Do Restylane bumps go away?
Some patients may see small bumps at the injection site after receiving Restylane. These should resolve within a few weeks. Bumps that persist for longer than one month should be treated using a hyaluronidase injection.
Does Restylane work immediately?
Most patients will see immediate results with Restylane. Final results, with swelling resolved, can be seen about a week after the procedure.
Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 40 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.