Restylane-L is a cosmetic product formulated to plump up and add volume to your skin. Not only is the dermal filler capable of adding fullness to your face, it is also able to resolve moderate-to-severe skin wrinkles and folds. Restylane can get rid of the lines that tend to form from the corners of your mouth to your nose, called nasolabial folds, and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth down to the jawline called marionette lines. In addition, if age is starting to steal the fullness and definition from your lips, then Restylane-L can return these youthful features to you.
What is Restylane-L?
Restylane-L, the original Restylane filler from Galderma, is an injectable dermal filler that includes lidocaine, a local anesthetic that improves patient comfort during treatment. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a chemical that is found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid holds onto moisture, aids in tissue repair, and provides added cushioning within the body, particularly in the joints. For facial anti-aging, it also helps structural elements in the skin like elastin and collagen stay together.
What do Restylane-L Injections feel like?
Because Restylane-L is injected just under the surface of the skin, most patients experience little discomfort during the treatment. The inclusion of lidocaine makes the treatment more comfortable, and some patients request a topical numbing agent or ice to reduce discomfort even further. Most patients report a small pinching sensation, but it’s very tolerable.
What are the symptoms?
Restylane-L is able to:
Smooth away wrinkles and furrow lines
Add volume to your lips
Diminish many signs of aging
Who gets it?
The Ideal Candidate for Restylane-L
You are a candidate for a Restylane-L treatment if you’re 21 years of age or older and would like to have fuller lips or are noticing wrinkles and fine lines. These signs of aging are usually caused by poor tissue support structure due to the breakdown of hyaluronic acid, fat pads, collagen, and elastin. Ideal candidates are healthy and unlikely to suffer from an allergic reaction to the treatment. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are not candidates for treatment and should defer treatment until after pregnancy and breastfeeding have ceased.
Restylane-L’s results are natural looking. The product’s formulation also allows our experienced providers to customize the product’s results. After a Restylane treatment, you should see a difference in your appearance immediately, though results will improve over time with full results appearing in 2-3 weeks when mild side-effects such as bruising and swelling subside. Restylane-L can last as long as 18 months, but it will depend on the area that you’re having treated. In one study involving the nose and lines that develop around the mouth, 95 percent of the study’s participants reported that the dermal filler lasted about 18 months. Those who had a follow-up treatment saw their results last for an additional 4.5 to 9 months.
This cosmetic service may not be offered at all Forefront Dermatology locations. Please call to confirm this service is performed at your preferred location.