FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Restylane?
Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler that treats and corrects facial wrinkles and folds, as well as augmenting (plumping) lips. Restylane is a made of a biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA). Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid gel that is produced biotechnologically by natural fermentation in a sterile laboratory environment. Because of this, Restylane is a very safe and hygienic option that does not require any allergy or skin test prior to injection.
How does Restylane work?
Restylane is an injectable gel that uses a dual mechanism of action to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Restylane works by assimilating into dermal tissue, which then attracts and binds to water molecules to create and perpetuate volume. Restylane is then gradually absorbed within the body and disappears naturally.
Is Restylane safe?
There have been over 30 million treatments performed with Restylane.
Over 3000 patients were followed in clinical trials of Restylane.
Over 150 scientific publications and 40 randomized controlled trials have been performed on the safety of Restylane.
There is low risk of adverse events post treatment with 350 reports per 1 million treatments.
In clinical studies, the most commonly reported immediate reactions observed in patient diaries were swelling, redness, pain, bruising, tenderness, and itching at the injection side. These have been recorded as mild in severity and resolved in less than 7 days.
When will I see the results of Restylane?
You will see results immediately! We do recommend a touch up treatment approximately two weeks after the initial treatment to optimize the results.
How long does the results of Restylane last?
The results will vary depending on the individual. Results can be seen immediately following Restylane treatment and for up to six months. Some patients may achieve results that last longer than six months, depending upon injection site. To maximize results, we recommend touch up treatments for maintaining the results achieved in the initial treatment. Touch up treatments will most likely require lower volumes of Restylane, depending on the treatment area and the time frame between the treatments. It has been shown in a clinical study that with just two maintenance treatments Restylane is proven to last up to three years.
What should I know before my Restylane appointment?
You may experience bleeding or bruising at the place of injection If you are taking aspirin, or any other medication that affects bleeding.
We recommend avoiding make-up application to the skin immediately after treatment.
Light cover up may be used to conceal any remaining redness after approximately 24 hours.
A yellow-toned concealer may be used to hide signs of bruising.
In order to cover up any redness you can use a concealer with a slight green/yellow tone.
Can I save money on Restylane treatments?
You can absolutely save on your Restylane appointments! The Fountain of Youth offers VIIPoints, a loyalty program that will reward you for each and every service. You can redeem these points towards any future treatments. Not only do these points never expire, but you may gift them to anyone of your choice. You will find further information here, or if you would like to contact us, we are at your disposal to answer any questions you might have.
How long does a Restylane appointment take?
Restylane appointments are generally very quick. Depending on the area it takes approximately 15-45 minutes; however, we are happy to dedicate as much time as needed to address any questions or concerns beforehand. Sometimes a touch-up treatment is performed approximately two weeks after the initial treatment to optimize the results.
Does Restylane hurt?
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. However, we offer lidocaine with any of your Restylane treatments. This an integrated local anesthetic provides you with a more comfortable treatment experience. Additionally, we use special needles that create a much more comfortable, quick and efficient treatment. If you have any concerns about the comfortability of the treatment, we offer a variety of pain management solutions to put you at ease. We will offer these to you before your treatment.
Am I a good candidate for Restylane?
We offer complimentary consultation to determine your individual needs and how to best achieve them. There are some reasons you may want to avoid using Restylane. Some of these would be; people who experience allergies to hyaluronic acid-based products, people with bleeding disorders, or active skin disease such as inflammation, infection or tumors in or near the area to be treated. Also, the effects of Restylane on individuals who are pregnant, or breastfeeding have not been studied.
What are the possible side effects of Restylane?
The most common side effects include reactions such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain, and tenderness at the area of treatment. These generally disappear within one week after injection. There are other rare, but possibly serious side effects that can occur.
Restylane has a impressive portfolio of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that smooth facial wrinkles as well as plump lips and cheeks. It is designed to help restore and enhance your skin for a youthful and natural looking appearance.
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