Hyaluronic acid is a substance created by the body that provides elasticity and volume. Our skin naturally looses Hyaluronic Acid as we age. This loss leads to sagging skin, wrinkles, folds and a general decrease in volume.

Restylane is a synthetic hyaluronic acid gel that is formulated to act like the body’s own hyaluronic acid and smooth away wrinkles. Because Restylane is formulated based on the body’s own acid, it is perfectly biocompatible and is eventually broken down naturally within the body. Best of all, Restylane can provide stunning results after a single office visit which generally lasts less than an hour.

Restylane can add fullness and volume to skin of the face and correct many problem areas with folds, wrinkles and fine lines. Restylane is commonly used to add volume to the corners of the mouth (the nasolabial folds) and fine lines around the nose. Restylane can also be used to create full and natural-looking lips. In fact, Restylane is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for lip augmentation.

The Restylane Regimen is a treatment consisting of an initial treatment and a follow up between 4 and 9 months afterwards. Most patients (more than 95%) who follow the Restylane Regimen see results lasting up to 18 months.

The procedure is non-surgical and very easily tolerated by most patients. A Restylane treatment consists of a single series of injections to the specific areas of concern on the face. While the treatment is commonly done without any painkiller, patients with sensitive skin or and those with a low threshold for pain can request painkiller. Restylane can actually be purchased as a mixture with lidocane, which provides a level of pain relief while remaining equally effective. This mixture is FDA approved and is popular because it eliminates the need for a series of painkiller shots prior to treatment.

Speak with a Spalding Drive doctor today about beginning Restylane treatments. Patients with allergies and sensitivities to microorganisms (gram-positive bacteria), lidocaine or other drugs are advised not to use the Restylane family of products. Be sure to notify your doctor prior to any treatments if any of the above conditions apply to you.

Restylane is only available from licensed practitioners.