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Restylane is an injectable gel that works to restore lost facial volume, filling in moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it works to improve the lips, by enhancing lip volume and shape. With this injectable gel, facial signs of aging can be corrected with a minimally invasive treatment option. Additionally, thin lips can be enhanced in a simple office visit.
To learn about restylane, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-266-4344 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
About Hyaluronic Acid
As individuals age naturally, the skin changes and becomes thinner, less elastic and less supple. The skin does not appear smooth, plump and vibrant as it once did. The full and supple skin we associate with youth is, in part, this way due to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar-like substance found in the skin. It assists in providing skin with elasticity and volume.
As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, which causes the skin to lose volume and leads to skin wrinkles and lines. Restylane works by replacing lost hyaluronic acid, helping to fill in wrinkles and plump lips.
All of the Restylane products are clear gel injectables that are formulated of hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid complex is made to act like the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid found in the body. When injected, it helps to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Additionally, it is indicated to add fullness to the lips.
The Restylane family of products includes:
Restylane: This clear gel immediately adds volume to smooth away wrinkles of the face, correcting for moderate to severe facial lines. Additionally, it is used to fill in thin or thinning lips.
Restylane-L®: Like Restylane, this product is used to add volume to the skin in order to correct for moderate to severe facial lines and enhance lips. This product combines lidocaine, as a pain reliever, in order to improve comfort during and after injection.
Restylane® Silk: This product is designed to target the lips and the lines that form around the mouth. It is comprised of a unique particle gel formula that allows for precise injection and natural results. The consistency of this gel is silky smooth to deliver beautifully smooth lip contours.
Perlane®: This product is unique in the size of the particles and depth of injection. This product is intended for more severe facial wrinkles that require deeper injection in the skin. Learn more about Perlane.
Perlane-L®: This product offers the results of Perlane, but with the added benefit of lidocaine for improved comfort.
Benefits of Restylane include:
- Quick treatment
- Immediate results
- Non-animal based product
When choosing Restylane products, patients have the confidence in knowing that it is the world’s most studied wrinkle filler and has been used for over a decade. The products in the family of Restylane line have a strong history of safety and efficacy.
Restylane Treatment Areas
The Restylane family of products are intended for use in the following areas of the face:
- Laugh lines- These are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. These are also known as nasolabial lines.
- Marionette lines- These lines run from the corners of the mouth downward to the jaw.
- Corners of the mouth- The area next to the crease of the mouth can develop lines with age.
- Lipstick lines- This includes lines the form just above the lips and below the nose. These lines are common in individuals who have a history of smoking.
- Lips- The lips can be enhanced to restore lost volume or to increase volume in thin lips. Injections can be done in both upper and lower lips.
Moderate to Severe Facial Wrinkles
Restylane treatment in moderate to severe facial wrinkles is shown to last up to six months. However, with the Restylane Regimen, results can last much longer. Restylane has been proven to last up to 18 months from initial treatment of moderate to severe lines of nasolabial region, when patients follow the Restylane Regimen treatment plan.
The treatment to achieve full correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles takes three steps:
Step 1. Initial Restylane treatment to immediately lift wrinkles and creases by restoring lost volume. The initial treatment revitalizes the face and restores smooth and youthful contours.
Step 2. Follow up treatment after 4.5 or 9 months from the initial treatment. This follow up treatment can extend the results of the wrinkle correction for up to 18 months from the initial treatment in the nasolabial folds.
Step 3. Continued follow up for maintenance. The experienced healthcare professional can determine the appropriate schedule for optimal results and continued success in banishing unwanted facial wrinkles.
Lip enhancement is indicated for individuals who feel that their lips are not proportionate to the rest of the face. Additionally, some individuals have naturally thin lips or have lost volume due to aging. With Restylane injections, beautiful and natural-looking full lips are obtained.
Restylane®, Restylane-L®, and Restylane® Silk are FDA approved products for lip enhancement in patients who are over 21 years of age. These products are uniquely formulated to provide lip enhancement by increasing volume and definition. They provide subtle and natural-looking enhancement with results that last up to six months. The level of lip enhancement is one that cannot be achieved with makeup alone.
Restylane Silk has a unique particle gel formula that results in a softer, smoother and more natural looking lip enhancement. The product is injected with an ultrafine needle, which allows the clinician to inject with improved precision and accuracy. The result is enhanced lips, for a pout that is smooth, full and beautifully shaped.
What to Expect with Restylane Injections
Restylane injections deliver immediate results. The clinician determines the appropriate volume to be injected into the treatment areas. The gel is injected trough a small syringe in a delicate and precise manner. Side effects of injection may include swelling, discomfort, bruising, or redness to the injection site. Typically, these side effects are mild and resolve in several days.
Restylane is formulated to mimic the body’s own hyaluronic acid, safely restoring lost facial and lip volume. Eventually, the injected gel is naturally broken down by the body, with results typically lasting six months.
The Donna Ennis, ARNP Difference
At Ennis Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves in offering the most comprehensive and up to date products available for treating facial wrinkles and enhancing lips. Restylane is a highly studied and reliable product that delivers beautiful and natural looking results. At Ennis Plastic Surgery, we are proud to deliver the upmost in clinical skill and excellence for facial injectables.
If you would like to enhance the volume and fullness in your lips, consider Restylane for reliable and beautiful results. Additionally, if you are concerned about your moderate to severe facial lines, please contact us to set up a consultation.