Restylane is most commonly used for lip enhancement (volume and contouring). It is used to diminish wrinkles and aging lines of the face such as the nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines) and melomental folds (sad mouth corners). It may also be used for filling aging-related facial hollows and “orbital troughs” (under and around the eyes), as well as for cheek volume and contouring of the chin, lips and nose.
Which Restylane filler is the right one for you?
Finding the right dermal filler is a decision you should make with your doctor. That said, it’s worth your time to do some research and write down any questions you may have before your appointment.
It’s also a good idea to check the approved list of dermal fillers that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides. The agency also lists the unapproved versions sold online.
The most important decision to make when choosing a filler is whether it’s reversible or not. In other words, how permanent do you want your filler to be? Once you determine what’s best for you, the next consideration is the location of the injection and the look you’re going for.
Do you want a subtle or more dramatic look? These factors will help you narrow down your choices. For best results, find a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They can help you decide which filler will best fit your needs. They can also help you understand the differences between the types of fillers and how each one targets specific areas and issues. For example, certain fillers are better suited to smooth the skin under the eyes, while others are better for plumping lips or cheeks.
How Long Will the Injection Process Take?
Some invasive aesthetic procedures take many hours to complete. In contrast, receiving your dermal filler will usually take less than sixty minutes from start to finish. A soon as a suitable filler is chosen for you, they will make some temporary markings on your skin. These marks will enable the team to place your filler into the most beneficial areas of your face.
In addition to marking your skin, the team may use a numbing agent to make the injection process easier for you. Once this agent has numbed your skin, they will inject your hyaluronic acid-based filler into your body. Next, they will apply soft pressure to your injection site. This pressure will help the filler integrate with your tissues.
How Long Does It Take Restylane To Settle
It’s normal for your skin to feel and look very full immediately after you receive your injections. For instance, if you used hyaluronic acid fillers to create moderate enhancements in your lips, these facial features may look very plump for a couple of days. As your skin adjusts to the presence of your filler, your lips will become smaller and you’ll be able to see the final outcome of your treatment. It takes around 2 weeks for Restylane to settle.
Why Do Restylane Fillers Take 2 Weeks to Settle?
Some cosmetic treatments and procedures take a long time to change your look. For instance, it can take an entire year to see the final results of liposuction and other invasive procedures. Fortunately, dermal fillers like Restylane work very quickly, and you won’t have to wait twelve months to see the full benefits of your injections. That said, these injectable treatments take some time to integrate into your tissues, and it’s normal for your dermal filler to take up to two weeks to fully settle into your face.
The Restylane Lyft filler lasts the longest on treatment areas that do not have high mobility, such as the forehead and cheeks. This treatment’s longevity can be attributed to both its active ingredient and the way that ingredient interacts with proteins already present within the skin. Some patients report enjoying results from Lyft injections for at least 9 months at a time. SEE: How Long Does Restylane Last
When Will You See Results?
The majority of patients immediately notice results from Restylane Lyft injections. On the same day as your appointment, you will notice an increase in your facial volume, particularly on the hollows of the cheeks and beneath the eyes. The results from this treatment gradually build in the days following the injections, meaning the immediate results will continue to improve for 3 to 7 days after your appointment.
What Aftercare Rules Should I Follow During the Next Couple of Days?
Since hyaluronic acid is a very safe, gentle ingredient, you won’t have to make dramatic changes to your work, social life, or other activities during the next couple of days. However, we will ask you to comply with a couple of easy rules.
For example, you should not drink wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages for a day. In addition, you should not go for long runs, attend difficult exercise classes, or perform other physically challenging tasks for the next two days. During the next week, you should also refrain from using tanning beds and sunbathing.
Will These Restylane Dermal Fillers Create Permanent Changes in My Skin?
Since your body will gradually process the ingredients in your chosen filler, your injectable treatment will not create permanent changes in your lips, cheeks, and other facial features. Instead, the improvements created by your filler will gradually wear off.
A treatment with a dermal filler like Restylane can cause some temporary bruising in addition to swelling and numbness for a few days. In rare cases there has been reports of lumps or granulomas. These side effects can be easily reversed with a treatment of hyaluronidase, which is an enzyme that speeds up the natural degradation of the injected hyaluronic acid filler. Several studies have been done to understand the long-term side effects of restylane and other hyaluronic acid fillers. In certain cases, the filler results in a granulomatous foreign body reaction.
Even though side effects are rare Restylane should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or related conditions. Restylane has not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women.