You’ve decided. It’s time.
You feel vibrant and alive inside, and now it’s time to get your outsides to match your insides. But how do you go about doing that?
There are plenty of non-invasive options that can reduce wrinkles and plump up cheeks and lips on the market. You’ve probably heard of botox, and maybe even Juvaderm, but have you heard of Restylane? If you haven’t, read on, it may be just what you are looking for!
Restylane is a brand of injection-based facial fillers used to smooth wrinkles. Restylane is made of Hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the connective tissue of your skin.
There are a variety of different types of Restylane fillers. Although they are all hyaluronic acid-based, each one has been designed to address specific needs and can be used for various purposes. These include:
Your provider can help you determine the Restylane products for your needs, such as lip augmentation, facial wrinkles and folds, and dark circles under your eyes.
But let’s take a quick look at the different types of Restylane fillers. Providers use Restylane:
When injected, Restylane increases the volume underneath your skin, where you’ve lost collagen or other tissue. This smoothes the skin out and gives it a gentle lift.
It works because:
This simple cosmetic procedure can be done right in your doctor’s office. Although it involves no incisions, it is usually accompanied by local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort you might experience.
Treatment sessions follow the same basic course:
A treatment can take a few minutes to a half-hour, depending on how much work you’re having done. You can return to work after the procedure, but you may choose to give yourself a day to recover if you have several injections at once.
After the treatment, you can expect some swelling, redness, or bruising that should dissipate within a week. Healing time varies with each individual and depends on how many injections you received and where they were made.
Limiting your sun exposure afterward will prevent added swelling or bruising. Once you are fully healed, you don’t have to alter your activities in any way.
You can see the effects immediately. You should see full results within a week after the procedure.
Restylane injections aren’t permanent. Restylane fillers last anywhere between 6 and 18 months, depending on the product type. If you want to maintain results, you will need to get more injections.
If you want to minimize bruising stop taking the following medicines and supplements about two weeks before your appointment:
You can also minimize bruising and swelling by taking arnica before and after the procedure. You can find arnica over the counter at drugstores or health food stores.
All procedures carry potential risks or side effects. Risks associated with Restylane treatments include:
Side effects from Restylane injections can include:
Side effects typically resolve in 7 to 18 days, depending on the treatment area. If you’ve experienced severe side effects from any medications or drugs, talk with your doctor before getting a Restylane treatment.
Restylane is an FDA-approved non-invasive injectable that is safe for most people. As with all products, however, certain people should avoid using Restylane. You should avoid Restylane if you:
Providers do not typically recommend products like Restylane for individuals on blood-thinning medications.
Providers sell Restylane treatments by the syringe. The average cost of a syringe of Restylane is $275. Your treatment cost will vary based on what you’re having done and how many syringes are needed.
You can expect most procedures to cost between $275 and $700. Since Restylane injections are a cosmetic procedure, traditional health insurance companies do not cover them.
If money is an issue, check with your provider to see if they offer financing plans or will allow you to pay in installments.
While Neighborhood Wellness Clinic is committed to treating our clients’ medical symptoms, we are also firm believers in helping you look your best!
We’re proud to offer age-defying skincare treatments, like Restylane! Make an appointment today! Enjoy the care and lasting solutions you deserve!