Restylane treatments use a dermal filler that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and creates a fuller look to the skin. In addition to correcting and eliminating wrinkles, frown lines, smile lines and crow’s feet, patients under the care of our dermatologists turn to Restylane to create a fuller appearance to the lips and add volume to their skin for a more youthful look. Since Restylane is composed of a natural sugar called hyaluronic acid, it has been FDA approved for safe use for all patients without other health conditions and will not cause an allergic reaction.
Restylane is injected directly into the skin and instantly rejuvenates the skin, while boosting hydration levels for skin that appears much younger. Mild discomfort and swelling can be expected after treatment, although this will quickly dissipate. The majority of patients at the LA Laser Center can expect their treatment session to last around 30 minutes, although this will vary depending on the area that is treated. While pain is usually not felt during treatment, patients can have the area numbed prior to the procedure.
At least one week before the procedure, patients should avoid taking vitamin E supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, St. John’s Wort and aspirin. The two days following Restylane injections, it is important to not rub or massage the area. After treatment, patients should not expose the area to extreme variations in heat or cold.