RESTYLANE Natural Beauty for as long as you like
One of the great advantages of the RESTYLANE products is that it is long-lasting but not permanent. How long a treatment holds its effect is very individual. This depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, life style and muscle activity, as well as on the injection technique.
The gel particles in RESTYLANE are absorbed so slowly that you have ample time for maintenance treatments. As the gel breaks down, water takes its place. The less concentrated the gel becomes, the more water it is able to bind.
These facts are the main reasons that treatments with RESTYLANE products last so long. When totally absorbed the gel disappears unnoticed from the body. Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment six to twelve months after an initial treatment of wrinkles or facial contouring.
After lip treatments, a follow-up is normally needed after about six months. You always have the choice to continue or change the combination of treatments, and the procedure can be repeated as often as you like.
You are always in charge of your looks. RESTYLANE gives you that all-important flexibility.
Treatment facts and what you may be wondering.
RESTYLANE is an effective and long-lasting alternative. Gaining the look you desire is as easy as it is quick and the results are instantaneous. No pre-testing is needed and a session often takes
less than 30 minutes. Depending on the effects desired, an initial treatment is usually maintained with occasional follow-up, treatments. For wrinkle treatments no pain relief is generally necessary, however it can be easily arranged at your request.
When enhancing the lips, pain relief in the form of a local anaesthetic is often used. During treatment the crystal-clear gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a verv thin needle. The gel then gives natural volume and smoothes the wrinkles. The ability of RESTYLANE products to integrate with adjacent tissues allows the free passage of vital nutritive elements like oxygen and hormones to pass between fragments of the gel.
The result is healthy, natural looking skin. After the treatment some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the implant site. These typically resolve spontaneouslv within one to two days after injection into the skin and within a week after injection into the lips.
Other types of reactions are very rare, but about 1 in 2000 treated patients have experienced localized reactions thought to be of a hypersensitivity nature. These have usually consisted of swelling at the implant site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues.
Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like formations have also been reported. These reactions have either started a few days after injection or after a delay of two to four weeks, and have generally been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting with an average duration of two weeks.
This column does not contain all the information known about these products.