Restylane

Young woman receiving Restylane Injections in Radiant Esthetics in Newport, RI

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Restylane® injectable gel is a cosmetic “filler” that contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance that is found in the body. HA gives volume and elasticity to the skin, but as the body ages, HA levels decrease, resulting in loose skin and wrinkling. When injected, Restylane gel is designed to plump the skin beneath lines and wrinkles, smoothing them out and making them less noticeable.

The most common areas for Restylane treatment are the glabellar lines (which run between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Restylane injectable gel is also FDA-approved, for those 21 and older, for enhancing the lips. All filler takes 14 days to fully settle. According to manufacturer Medicis, results can last for up to 6 months, at which point the hyaluronic acid is reabsorbed by the body.

Restylane Injectable Gel

Benefits


When injected, Restylane gel plumps up glabellar lines and nasolabial folds, making skin appear younger and look smoother. When used for lip enhancement, it makes the lips fuller and gives them more definition.

Advantages

One significant advantage that Restylane injectable gel has over other facial fillers made with hyaluronic acid is that it contains nothing of animal origin. As a result, it does not require a potential user to undergo allergy testing, which can sometimes take weeks. Another advantage is that Restylane injections are performed in-office, usually by a dermatologist, in less than half an hour, and require little-to-no downtime for the patient.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Restylane injectable gel are swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness in and around the injection sites. They typically go away within a week. Although considered safe for most patients, Restylane injections carry a risk of infection, bleeding or allergic reaction.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DYSPORT INJECTABLE AND BOTOX COSMETIC

Although made from the same bacterium, there is anecdotal evidence that Dysport injectable may last longer, spread farther and take effect more quickly than BOTOX Cosmetic.

FAQ

A tint alters the color of the hair.

A lift volumizes the hair.

The treatment takes 45 minutes to perform.

The results can last 6-8 weeks. Ensure to perform our aftercare instructions for optimal results. We recommend brushing your lashes upwards after a shower to keep their shape.

Don't get your eyelashes or brows wet. Avoid applying makeup, sweating, going to a sauna, and using oil-based products for one day after treatment.

You may get mild tingling sensations that subside after the tint is removed.

Yes, remove your contact lenses before your treatment.

Yes. You'll need to cleanse all makeup to ensure the tint is adequately applied to dry hair.

We use vegetable-based tints. They're safe, natural to use and gentle on the hair.

CANDIDATES FOR DYSPORT INJECTABLE

According to the manufacturer‘s website, candidates for Dysport injectable are “adults less than 65 years of age” who want “temporary improvement in the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).” It may not be suitable for those with the following:

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, or has a neuromuscular disease, should not receive Dysport injectable.

CANDIDATES FOR DYSPORT INJECTABLE

Side effects of Dysport injectable are usually mild and temporary, and normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections. Injection-site side effects include the following:

Eyelids can droop when Dysport injections are made in the glabellar region; they usually return to normal within 3 weeks. Side effects of Dysport injectable are the same as those of BOTOX Cosmetic.

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