The signs of aging appear differently in all of us, which is why we take a personalized approach to correct them. Restylane is one of the injectable products our patients may be interested in for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Levin offers Restylane to those in and near Westport, CT.
How long does Restylane last?
This depends on the area being treated. The more dynamic areas such as those around the mouth and lips may last 6-9 months. Whereas cheeks, eyelids, and other facial areas may last 12 months or more. Clinical studies have shown that 95% of patients treated with Restylane still saw results from their treatment after 12 months. Every person metabolizes soft tissue fillers differently, so the length of time may vary.
Is Restylane safe for pregnant women?
The effects of Restylane have not been tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women, so treatment is not conducted under these conditions.
How long does the Restylane treatment take?
Like other injectables, Restylane is referred to as a lunchtime treatment because an appointment may take just a few minutes to complete. First, we observe the treatment area to determine the amount and location where filler should be placed. If you request topical numbing cream, this will need to be left on the skin for 20 minutes before we commence with injections. The injection portion of treatment may take only 5 to 10 minutes and results are immediately noticeable.
Are there any side effects?
In some instances, bruising may occur after injectable treatment. Patients are advised not to take aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, or fish oil for a few days before their appointment, as these medications and supplements can increase the risk of bruising. If bruising does occur, it usually decreases gradually within 24 to 48 hours. The most common side effects of Restylane treatment include minor redness and swelling, usually localized around injection sites. These fade within hours of treatment. In some areas (lips and around the eyes) swelling may last 3-4 days. To expedite the recovery from injections, patients may apply ice to injection points.
Are there risks with Restylane
There are minor risks for common side effects such as bruising and swelling. Some degree of swelling is expected and usually resolves in 3-10 days. Serious side effects are very rare and may include allergic reaction, infection, inflammatory reaction, or intravascular injection. Early recognition and knowledge of how to treat a complication is paramount in avoiding long-term problems. fillers and other injectables should only be administered by a licensed provider who has been trained to use cosmetic products like Restylane.
How much does Restylane treatment cost?
The cost of Restylane can vary depending on the area(s) treated and individual patient goals . Dr. Levin often recommends that patients take a gradual approach, especially when addressing multiple areas of the face. This allows careful re-evaluation, gradual improvements and ensures that the patient is happy with their outcome. Having said that, one of the main benefits of HA fillers is nearly-instant gratification with immediate results. A personal consultation in our Westport, CT office allows us to discuss what you’d like to achieve, the benefits of Restylane, and the estimated cost of treatment based on the concerns you wish to address.