Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based injectable filler approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is the only injectable filler FDA approved for lip enhancement. It has been used in over 15 million treatments globally. While there are different dermal fillers available, Restylane has a great track record that precedes it. It is a favored treatment for lip enhancement, and is used extensively to smooth crow's feet and frown lines, as well as with providing more volume to cheeks and eliminating the appearance of sunken eyes.
The injections are affordable, and can last between four and 12 months, depending on numerous factors. As with any treatment, there are some side effects, like temporary bruising. The individual may also experience numbness in the area treated, as well as some swelling. Recovery is typically quite quick, taking two or three days, in most cases. There are rare instances where lumps develop near the injection site, though these may often be reversed quickly and effectively.
Restylane is considered a safe treatment option for a more youthful and beautiful appearance. It is recommended, however, that pregnant women and nursing mothers avoid this treatment as it has not been tested thoroughly to ensure safety for the unborn child or infant. People who have experienced allergic reactions to drugs or microorganisms, or those who have bleeding disorders, should let their physician know prior to getting a Restylane treatment.
Restylane has also been used in a different way, with the goal to increase dermal elasticity instead of simply filling in wrinkles. This is known as the "Fern Pattern" technique. The wonderful thing about the product and the treatments, when administered by a highly skilled doctor, is that the end results can be natural-looking.
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