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What Does Restylane Do & How Does It Work?

Updated: Jul 19



Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, a gooey substance found in your eyes, skin and connective tissues. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain water and stay hydrated. Over time your body produces less and less hyaluronic acid as part of the aging process. This can result in fine lines and wrinkles as well as other undesirable features.


Fortunately, Restylane facial fillers give you an opportunity to restore hyaluronic acid to target areas and reduce moderate to severe folds and wrinkles that may appear under the nose around the mouth and down to your chin.


What Is Restylane?


Restylane is an excellent alternative for those seeking the following results:

  • Lip enhancement

  • Reduce lines around the nose and mouth

  • Volumized cheeks

  • Minimized under-eye circles

Anyone with lines around the nose, mouth and chin could potentially benefit from Restylane. The procedure doesn't take long and has a short recovery time.

However, those with the following conditions should avoid Restylane injections:

  • Allergies to bacterial protein

  • Taking blood thinners

  • Immunocompromised conditions

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

  • Clients under age 21

How the Procedure Works


Restylane facial fillers occur in several steps, as follows:

The procedure can be broken down into several steps:

  • An experienced medical clinicians from our Chicago med spa carefully selects injection sites for maximum impact.

  • The technician uses antiseptic to clean the treatment sites.

  • Based on the severity of your lines, our medical professionals modify your dosage accordingly.

  • Using a very fine needle, our medical professionals inject Restylane under the skin to achieve the desired effect.

Restylane can last between 6 and 18 months, with six months follow-up treatments recommended for optimal results.


What to Expect from Restylane Facial Fillers


Healing time can vary from person to person and depending on the number of injections received. Swelling, redness and slight bruising can occur following the injection. Most side effects clear up within a week. Follow the clinician’s instructions carefully and avoid sun exposure that could aggravate bruising and swelling.

Many people return to work the day after their procedure. However, you should give yourself enough time to rest and begin the healing process. Most clients report seeing full results within a week after getting Restylane facial fillers.


These temporary fillers require subsequent injections to maintain the same results. After you’ve fully healed, you can return to normal activities.


Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Restylane


Undergoing this procedure at Reflections Med Spa increases the comfort level of many patients. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of Restylane facial fillers?

Advantages

Restylane contains bacteria protein, which rarely causes allergic reactions compared to animal proteins. This means that you can skip the skin allergy test prior to receiving Restylane facial fillers. It produces fullness and decreases the look of lines due to aging and other factors. This treatment doesn't produce lumps or hardness and creates significant volume. So, our physicians use it as a lifting agent and filler.

Restylane facial fillers last much longer than collagen, which reduces the amount of maintenance treatments you need.

Disadvantages

Unfortunately, Restylane doesn’t contain an anesthetic. So, you’ll probably need a local anesthetic prior to receiving fillers in your lips and around the mouth. Keep in mind that the results are temporary and require additional treatment to maintain.

Would you like to find out if Restylane can improve the lines from your nose to mouth and mouth to chin? Book a consultation today to find out whether Restylane facial fillers at a Reflections Med Spa can improve your appearance and boost your confidence!


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