Restylane is a natural cosmetic clear gel dermal filler which uses NASHA (non-animal stabilized Hyaluronic acid). Restylane is intended for various purposes and effects, from reducing folds and wrinkles to enhancing sculpting lips and facial contours. The dermal filler treatment frequently takes less than half an hour. The results are instantaneous, resulting in a natural enhancement that is long-lasting, and it’s gentle and safe for the skin.
What is Restylane Silk vs Restylane?
Since it was launched in 1996, Restylane has been through extensive clinical studies with a growing body of evidence relating to its ease of use, effectiveness and tolerability. Currently, more than 1,500,000 treatments have been successfully accomplished out worldwide.
Patients receiving Restylane injections should expect to go through an extensive medical history consultation process prior to the procedure. This is also the time to discuss expectations of the client and the medical provider. During this consultation patients should divulge allergies as well as any vitamins or medications they are taking. Prior to injections patients should avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E. These may increase the risk of edema or bleeding that the injection site.
Results of Restylane injections are immediate and some side effects of the procedure include inflammation and erythema that could last up to seven days. Patients will need to return for additional injections in about six months.
Contraindications to Dermal Filler Injections:
- Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers should not be treated with Restylane.
- Patients with an allergic reaction to gram-positive bacterial proteins.
- Patients with a susceptibility to hypertrophic scarring.
- Chemical peel patients after treatment with Restylane could experience inflammatory conditions.
What complications can occur from a Restylane injection?
Normal side effects include tingling, swelling, redness, all of which are usually temporary and may last for a few days. Most of these side effects are typical with a various cosmetic procedures, and are not considered a Restylane problem. A benefit for Restylane is the fact that it has been used world wide for over a decade. With its excellent safety record based on over a million treatments, there are few if any Restylane side effects.
Patients in Los Angeles however, should avoid vitamin E, aspirin, and Ibuprofen-based medications before the procedure to decrease the chances of bruising or bleeding. Patients who receive Restylane Injection treatments are immediately able to resume normal daily activities. Contact Ava MD, if you have any questions prior to your procedure.
Long-term results of Restylane Injections
The results of a Restylane injection treatment are immediate in their visibility.
While this alone would be attractive, there are many other advantages to choosing Restylane injections.
One of the greatest advantages is Restylane’s more natural composition. Because Restylane is derived from non-animal sources, there are no requirements for allergy testing. The fact that Restylane is not an animal-based product may appeal to those who want to reduce the signs of aging while making healthy choices. (I.e. Vegetarians, eco-conscious individuals, certain more or religious beliefs).
Once the gel has been finished, patients are free to return to normal activities. The hyaluronic acid gel, once injected into the area or areas to be treated, is gradually broken down. So, how long does each treatment last? Well, after several months, (maybe even as much as 12 months) the effects of the Hyaluronic Acid will fade, with no trace of the filler being left. The client might then consider having a top-up.
Schedule a Facial Filler Injection Consultation Today
To discuss whether Restylane Silk or Restylane is an ideal treatment for your cosmetic concerns, please contact Ava MD today for a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists in Los Angeles. Our team in Beverly Hills has extensive training and experience with injectable dermal fillers and can work with you to provide the immediate results you want and need.
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