Restylane® is a cosmetic type of dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, which is used to smooth facial wrinkles, plump lips, and provide overall improvement in facial volume. This minimally invasive procedure has helped many patients in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas achieve facial rejuvenation with little to no downtime. It was FDA-approved in 2003 for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, the lines between the nose and mouth. Upon being injected beneath the skin’s surface, the gel adds natural volume and lift to smooth wrinkles and folds. Restylane is gradually degraded by the body’s own mechanism and disappears without any residue. Results can be seen immediately following treatment and last six months, or even longer.
- Fine Facial Wrinkles
- Nasolabial Folds (“Smile Lines”)
- Marionette Lines
- Fine wrinkles and hollows around the eyes
- Fine wrinkles around the mouth
- Performed in the comfort of our office
- Quick and easy with little downtime
- Filler is placed in all areas requiring rejuvenation
- Ice packs are placed after the procedure to minimize swelling
- Temporary redness or bruising might develop, but resolve in a few days
- Results are visible immediately
- Results last up to 9 months depending on the areas treated
Dr. Corrado recommends that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for at least a week prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
If this is your first visit, Dr. Corrado will ask about your medical history, including any allergies you may have or medications you may take, and will tell you more about wrinkle treatment with Restylane. Restylane injectable gel does not require an allergy test.
Although anesthesia is not required, your Dr. Corrado may use topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the treatment area first.
Dr. Corrado will place the Restylane injectable gel under your skin to augment, or fill, wrinkles and folds. Following the injection, he will gently massage the treated areas. The procedure is quick and easy. The injection itself usually takes only about 15 minutes per site.
With Restylane, there is minimal recovery or downtime. For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period.
Patients should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year. However, results may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.