What is Restylane®?

A natural beauty lift

Impressions of beauty change with time—as do our faces as we age. With Restylane®, you can have a natural beauty lift with the body’s own material and is available in Santa Rosa and North Bay area in Sonoma County. Restylane® is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. The filler gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement that is gentle and safe on your skin.

Restylane® creates beauty with a filler gel based on a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. It creates natural volume in your skin to lift and produce new firmness, resulting in a healthy, vital appearance.

A NEW LOOK IN 30 MINUTES

Achieving the look you desire is as easy as it is quick. The result is instantaneous. No previous skin test is needed, which means that you can have the treatment immediately. The session often takes less than 30 minutes. The time differs somewhat depending on the correction you want to have performed. During treatment, Restylane® is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. When injected into the skin, Restylane® produces volume that smoothes the wrinkle or fold, shapes the facial contour, or enhances the lips in a natural way. The result is immediate. The method of injecting Restylane® is fast and safe, and leaves no scars or other traces on the face.

After Treatment

Immediately after the treatment, you can expect a slight redness, swelling, tenderness, and an itching sensation in the treated area. These are normal results of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few days. When it comes to lip augmentation, the swelling may last longer. Some patients experience swelling for about a week. During this time, the lips can look somewhat uneven. This means that the result directly after the treatment should not be regarded as the final result. If the discomfort continues or if other reactions occur, you should always contact your practitioner.

A touch-up treatment within two to four weeks after the initial treatment may be necessary to achieve an optimal correction.

GENTLE AND SAFE

Restylane® is a safe product made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the body. Restylane® was the first CE-approved, non-animal, stabilized, injectable hyaluronic acid for aesthetic use. As it is free from animal substances, the risk of transmitting diseases from other species is completely eliminated. To date, more than one million treatments have successfully been carried out with Restylane® in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Natural beauty. Made in Sweden.

Restylane® is made in Sweden, a nation known for health, nature, beauty, and high-quality products. After decades of extensive research, Dr. Bengt Ågerup and the company Q-Med in Uppsala, Sweden, succeeded in developing a method to manufacture non-animal, stabilized, hyaluronic acid in the form of a gel called NASHA. The first application, Restylane®, was launched in 1996.

Satisfied users

Restylane® has a long record of success with many satisfied users. Since 1996, more than 1.5 million treatments have been successfully carried out all over the world.

Side effects

After the treatment some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within a few days after injection into the skin and within a week after the injection into the lips.

Other types of reactions are very rare, but about 1 in 2,000 treated patients have experienced localized reactions thought to be of a hypersensitive nature. These have usually consisted of swelling at the injection site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues. Redness, tenderness, and rare acne-like formations have also been reported. These reactions have either started a few days after the injection or after a delay of two to four weeks, and have generally been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting, with an average duration of two weeks.

This text does not contain all the information known about these products. For more information, please consult your practitioner.

Non-animal

Unlike some other injectable products for wrinkle treatment and lip enhancement (e.g., collagen made from cowhide, hyaluronic acid made from rooster combs), Restylane® is a totally non-animal product. This means that there is no risk of eliciting allergic reactions if you are sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken, and eggs.

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