Restylane® is one of the latest, non-surgical wrinkle removal treatments to hit the market, and another trusted addition to the anti-aging skin care industry. A dermal injectable filler consisting of a hyaluronic acid-based gel, Restylane is an effective treatment for filling in:
- Fine lines
- Crow's feet
- Smile lines
- Lower eyelid wrinkles
- Deep scarring
- Lip wrinkles
Restylane injections are also popular lip augmentation treatments because they effectively fill in thin lips to produce a younger, more supple appearance. Their low-risk nature also makes Restylane injections a common substitution for alloderm implants. For successful wrinkle removal and facial rejuvenation, Restylane is a proven anti-aging resource.
How Does Restylane® Work?
Restylane uses a biodegradable, non-animal-based gel as a filler to fight the effects of premature aging. The filler's main component is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body's tissues. By injecting Restylane into treated areas, the dermal filler naturally plumps up thin, wrinkled skin for an extended period of time, as well as provides extra moisture for a smoother skin texture.
Am I a Candidate for Restylane®?
Because Restylane injections are non-surgical treatments that utilize natural wrinkle fillers, and are very low-risk, they are appropriate for the majority of anti-aging skin care patients. Restylane injections are even safe for patients who are allergic to avian-based hyaluronic acid treatments. Patients with an allergy to bacterial proteins, however, should not use Restylane injections due to dermal filler's bacterial origins.
How Much Does Restylane® Cost?*
Average Cost Per Treatment: $562 (for one treatment area)
Total Cost of Treatment Package: $500-1000 (follow-ups optional)
*The cost of Restylane injections may vary based on treatment area, length of treatment, amount being administered, and the geographical region where your treatment is performed.
Is Restylane® an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
How Long is a Restylane® Treatment Session?
Restylane injection treatments typically require about 30 minutes, depending on the amount being administered.
Is Restylane® Painful or Uncomfortable?
Restylane patients typically report having little to no pain or discomfort. When the dermal filler is being injected, a slight prick or sting might be felt at the injection site, but many patients become accustomed to the sensation and don't continue to find it very uncomfortable. No anesthesia is required during Restylane treatments, but patients can choose to have a topical numbing cream applied onto treatment areas to reduce sensitivity.
What is the Recovery Time for Restylane® Injections?
No recovery time is necessary after receiving Restylane injections.
Are There any Side Effects of Restylane® Treatments?
Possible side effects of Restylane injections are similar to most dermal fillers. After treatment, Restylane patients may experience temporary redness, bruising, swelling, and numbness at the injection site. Redness and bruising, if they occur, can easily be covered with makeup so that patients can immediately resume daily activities. Overall, the possibility of serious side effects like allergic reactions are incredibly low due to the filler's naturally occurring proteins and substances.
How Long Do Restylane® Results Last?
Like most dermal fillers, the results of Restylane aren't permanent, but provide immediate youthful, wrinkle-free results for about 6-8 months. Depending on the patient, the effects of Restylane can be present for as much as 12 months after treatment. The results of Restylane injections might not last as long for patients with very severe wrinkling and scarring.
Restylane lip augmentation patients may require more frequent follow-up treatments than Restylane wrinkle treatment patients, due to the different density and composition of the lip vs. skin tissues.
Does Insurance Cover Restylane® Injections?
Because Restylane injections are considered cosmetic treatments, the procedures usually aren't covered by insurance.
What Other Cosmetic Treatments can be Combined With Restylane?
Botox and Restylane injections are often paired for remarkably smoother, younger-looking skin. Other skin rejuvenation treatments such as IPL Photofacial or Thermage can combine with Restylane injections for a more enhanced, overall appearance.
What are Some Other Terms for Restylane®?
Dermal injectable, dermal filler, lip filler, filler, lip augmentation, wrinkle removal, facial rejuvenation, Restylane injections, Restalyne (common misspelling)