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Lip fillers are becoming increasingly popular, and one of the most popular lip fillers is Restylane. Restylane, however, is not just used as a lip filler. In fact, the cosmetic dermal filler is also used to smooth out wrinkles and add fullness to the face.
If you’re thinking about getting Restylane injections, here is what you need to know.
Restylane is an FDA approved soft-tissue filler. It’s used to make lips look fuller and to smooth out facial wrinkles and folds. Made of hyaluronic acid, a sugar-based chemical that already exists in your body, Restylane is a safe and cost effective filler.
Restylane comes in a number of different types, depending on what is being treated. Restylane Silk helps smooth out your lips, making them look natural. Restylane Lyft works in your hands and cheeks to give your skin a smoother and fuller appearance. Restylane Refyne helps your ‘laugh’ lines. Restylane Defyne helps maintain your natural expressions.
Restylane is typically injected with a small needle under the skin. In most cases, a numbing cream or numbing injection is used to decrease the pain.
As with any injection, treatment can be painful. Restylane contains lidocaine, a numbing agent on its own. Your first injection may sting a bit, but pain following the initial injection should subside.
Depending on how many areas, Restylane treatment typically takes between 15 and 45 minutes. A touch-up treatment is often performed roughly two weeks after the initial treatment.
After receiving an injection of Restylane, you can expect some redness, swelling, and bruising for the first week. After the swelling goes down, you can expect your lips to be fuller, you’ll observe volume and fullness in your skin, or corrections on your facial wrinkles and folds depending on what treatment you select. Typically, Restylane treatments last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, and it is recommended that you receive a new injection every 6 or so months.
After your treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness, and pain. This usually lasts 7 days near your nose and fewer than 14 days near your lips. You may also experience itching and irregularities at the injection site.