Plump lips, smooth skin, and an instantly younger appearance with the industry leading treatment for turning back the signs of aging. This is Restylane-L.
What Does Restylane® L Treat?
It’s a part of life — our skin changes as we age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Facial aging actually begins in your 20s, when skin firmness begins to decrease as a result of both internal (genetics and natural aging) and external (sun exposure, smoking, stress, etc) factors. As part of the natural aging process, volume in the hands can also deteriorate over time, making them appear aged. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. As we age, Hyaluronic acid diminishes, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.
With a range of fillers intended to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, add fullness, and volume to the lips, and smooth, plump and restore facial contours, the Restylane® family of dermal fillers can help reveal a younger-looking you with natural-looking results.
Restylane® and Restylane-L® are used for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips.
Our specialists work with each patient to understand their unique goals and customize a treatment plan to meet their needs and achieve their desired look.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Restylane-l®?
Restylane-L® is a crystal clear injectable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body.Restylane-L® is non-animal based and free from animal protein, so allergy pretesting is not necessary. Restylane-L contains 0.3% lidocaine. The lidocaine in Restylane-L has been added to reduce the discomfort that may be associated with the treatment.
How Does Restylane-l® Work?
Restylane-L® is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle to plump the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) or into your lips for patients over the age of 21 for lip enhancement.
How Long Does Restylane-l® Last?
Restylane-L® effects generally last about six months and gradually disappears from the body.
How Does Restylane® Combat Signs Of Aging?
As skin ages, it naturally slows the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, a naturally present and produced substance in the body, which plays an essential role in hydrating the skin and restoring natural volume. As this production slows, skin becomes less hydrated, thinner, slows its ability to restore itself, and loses its natural elasticity, becoming more susceptible to the formation of wrinkles and folds.
Restylane® works to combat signs of aging by restoring age-related volume loss with Hyaluronic acid, and stimulating collagen production over time.
What Are Dermal Fillers? What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Dermal fillers are facial injection treatments used to help diminish wrinkles while restoring volume and fullness in the face and hands. There are several types of dermal fillers, one being hyaluronic acid. All Restylane® products are transparent hyaluronic acids, which are sugars naturally found in the skin that help provide hydration, fullness and elasticity.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
Treatment with Restylane® is quick and simple. Because Restylane® is non-animal based and free from animal protein, allergy pretesting is not necessary. Treatment can be done in 30 minutes or less, depending on the area treated.
What Are The Benefits Of Restylane-l®?
Restylane-L® can be used to treat wrinkles, folds and creases in the face and lips, as well as for lip enhancement. Restylane-L® is used for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Restylane-l®?
Restylane-L® is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).
Additionally, Restylane-L® is FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21 and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.
Is There Recovery Time Post-treatment?
With Restylane results are immediately visible. Upon treatment, slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area is completely normal. You may feel some discomfort, which is temporary and typically disappears within a few days. Post lip augmentation, it is expected that lips will become swollen for up to a week post-treatment. a lip treatment, the lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can persist for a few days (up to a week). If the discomfort continues, please contact your physician.
During the first 48 hours after treatment, avoid touching or massaging the treated area. If you have had a lip enhancement, do not pucker your lips for the first two days post treatment. Do not expose any treated areas to extreme heat or cold, and avoid sun exposure until the initial swelling and redness have resolved.
Does A Restylane® Treatment Hurt?
The treatment is minimally invasive and relatively painless. No local anesthetic is usually necessary for facial injections but can be used to numb the skin before injecting if you are concerned. Patients are completely numbed using a local anesthetic for lip augmentation treatments and feel no pain or discomfort during treatment.
Can Restylane® Be Removed?
No. However, results are temporary and restylane dissolves naturally over time. To achieve your desired outcome, our Silk team of experts work with you to understand your goals and provide natural-looking results. Treatment can be done over time to gradually achieve your goal in several sessions.
Are There Any Side Effects Of Restylane-l®?
Rarely, the doctor may accidentally inject the product into a blood vessel, which can cause injury to the blood supply and damage to the skin or lips. This is why it is absolutely necessary to receive treatment from highly-trained, certified providers, like our staff at Silk. Rarely, a few people have developed infections that must be treated with antibiotics or other treatment. Infection may be hard to treat, but will generally go away when the gel is absorbed.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Two weeks. Although most patients will notice results immediately after treatment since the newly added volume underneath the skin begins filling in the wrinkles and lines once injected, some swelling may occur and take up to two weeks to settle.