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Q.) What kind of side effects can I get from Restylane injections?

A.) Restylane injections, just like any other injection, can cause some bruising and swelling. The swelling and bruising usually lasts for a few days. We have some special techniques that we use to minimize the swelling and bruising associated with Restylane injections. More serious side effects such are possible but very rare.

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Restylane®

Wellington, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee

Dermal fillers are used to provide immediate improvement for deeper wrinkles. We can also use fillers to enhance the appearance of your lips, hide a bump on your nose, enhance your chin, enhance your cheek bones and more. These fillers are not all the same! There are reasons to choose specific fillers to correct specific problems. Some fillers are better for enhancing the lips. Others last longer. Some stimulate more collagen which may give you less wrinkles even after the filler has dissolved. By looking at your face both at rest and in motion, we can give you advice and choices.

Restylane is one of several dermal fillers on the market today. Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic filler that was approved by the FDA in December 2003 for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Restylane is frequently used off label for

- Lip augmentation and/or enhancement
- Reducing the appearance of lines around the mouth
- Modifying nasolabial folds
- Modifying eye trough deformities
- Facial contouring of the cheeks and mouth

Restylane is made by a company in Sweden. When Restylane was introduced into the United States, Restylane was the only dermal filler approved by the FDA that was made out of biodegradable hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in all people. This natural acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane is produced as a clear gel and is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin. After the Restylane is injected, the hyaluronic based gel adds natural volume which results in smoother wrinkles and less prominent folds. Restylane flows into the skin and binds to water molecules. The result is a very natural appearance.

The results of the Restylane treatments are immediate and will last about six months. Over time, the Restylane is gradually dissolved. In some areas, such as the lips, the Restylane tends to dissolve a little faster. Factors such as the patient's age, skin type, etc., will effect how long it takes for the Restylane to dissolve. Most clients require only one Restylane injection to obtain optimal results. Occasionally, additional injections of Restylane may be required to achieve the desired outcome.

Restylane is safe and effective when treating moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Side effects associated with the use of Restylane include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness and moderate pain. The side effects of Restylane injections usually last for a few days. More serious side effects are possible but very rare.

Most clients who would benefit from Restylane injections are good candidates. However, there are few things that should be considered. Clients who take blood thinner such as Coumadin tend to bruise more with Restylane injections. Because it takes a few days for the side effects of Restylane to resolve, clients may not wish to receive Restylane injections immediately before an important social event or immediately before having their pictures taken.

Because Restylane is made out of a natural substance, there is no reason to have a skin test before having an injection of Restylane. Restylane treatments typically require approximately 20 to 30 minutes. We ask that you come to the office about 30 minutes ahead of your appointment so you have time to remove any make up and apply topical anesthetic.

If you have ever had Restylane (or any other dermal filler) injected into your face, you probably remember that it hurt. Doctors have tried using multiple techniques to reduce the discomfort including dental blocks, local anesthetic injections, topical anesthetics, topical ice and others. All of these techniques have significant drawbacks. We have developed a technique which does not require any of the above techniques and DRAMATICALLY reduces the discomfort. Let us show you that you can have the results you want without the pain. You will be amazed at how good you can look immediately after your treatment with Restylane!

 

Restylane Wellington West Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach

Before
Before Restylane West Palm Beach
After
After Restylane West Palm Beach

 

Diagnosis - Facial sagging treated with Restylane
Elapsed time - 2 weeks after treatment with Restylane
Analysis - Dramtic improvement after Restylane


Restylane® Targets

  • Deep Sagging Nasolabial Folds
  • Thin lips

Restylane® Benefits

  • Flatten the Nasolabial Folds!
  • Full shapely lips!
  • Get a more youthful appearance!
  • Improved Self Confidence!
  • Love your Restylane!

 

 

FAQ's...

Q.) What kind of side effects can I get from Restylane injections?

A.) Restylane injections, just like any other injection, can cause some bruising and swelling. The swelling and bruising usually lasts for a few days. We have some special techniques that we use to minimize the swelling and bruising associated with Restylane injections. More serious side effects such are possible but very rare.

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