Restylane® is one of the leading dermal filler products on the market. The main reason for this is that it is composed of a smooth, hyaluronic acid-based gel. When injected into the skin, this gel mimics your natural fat to produce smooth, natural-looking results. Plus, there are several Restylane® products available, each designed for a specific part of the face. The buzz around Restylane® has many patients interested in this treatment, but some patients are still wondering what they can expect from the Restylane® treatment.
What is the Treatment Process Like?
The Restylane® treatment is delivered via injection into the skin. Before your Restylane® treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area. The anesthetic numbs the skin and helps to minimize any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is numbed, the injection is performed. You may feel a slight pinch, but most patients tolerate this step quite well. After injection, the skin may be lightly massaged in order to evenly distribute the Restylane® product throughout the skin. The full treatment process takes less than 30 minutes, making it a great solution for patients who have a busy schedule or are looking for quick age-defying results.
Are There Any Side Effects from Restylane®?
Severe side effects from Restylane® are incredibly rare. Most often, patients experience mild swelling, bruising, and redness in the treatment area. These results typically only last for a few days, so they should not interfere with your daily activities. In fact, you will be able to return to work and all other activities immediately following your Restylane® treatment. There is no recovery or downtime required after Restylane®.
When Will I Notice Results from Restylane®?
Restylane® produces results immediately, so you will notice an increase in skin volume and a reduction in lines and wrinkles before even leaving your appointment. Depending on the product used, these results can last between 6 and 18 months. After this time, you can easily receive additional treatments to maintain your results.
How Can I Get Started with Restylane®?
If you would like to try Restylane® for yourself, contact us today at Connecticut Surgical Arts. We offer several Restylane® products and other injectable treatments to men and women living in Norwich, Mystic, Waterford, Glastonbury and the surrounding communities of Connecticut.