Restylane® is a clear crystal gel used for filling out lips, facial wrinkles, and facial folds. Restylane can smooth wrinkles and enhance lips instantly. Restylane is naturally integrated into the tissue and are completely biologically degradable.
Restylane is composed of non-animal hyaluronic acid, which is present in all living things. In your skin, the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid creates volume and fullness, resulting in a youthful appearance. Restylane is injected into the skin in the form of a clear gel. Once in the skin, Restylane works together with your body to volumnize the areas that have thinned and wrinkled over time.
The difference between Restylane and other permanent implants is Restylane's unique ability to bind with water. When the molecules dissolve, they turn into water. The body can then easily excrete it through it's own natural excretory systems. When the molecules have dissolved you are left with the freedom to decide if the area will be re-injected, leaving you in control of when the aging process may begin.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The physician will inject the area with the Restylane implant, using a sterile needle. When injected, the wrinkle above the implant is lifted. The procedure generally takes about 30 minutes with results appearing almost instantaneously.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The exact period of time that you can enjoy your implant is entirely individual, however the majority of patients have about 50-80% of the effect remain after 6 months. Exact amount of time depends on your skin's structure, lifestyle, age, and degree of perfection desired. Most people choose to have a touch-up done within a year of their original treatment.