About Restylane Injections
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What are Restylane Injections?
Restylane injections are used in the face for reducing wrinkles, particularly in the mouth and nose area, shaping and plumping lips and adding volume to cheeks, chin and forehead. Restylane is a gel made from hyaluronic acid, which attracts water in the skin to build volume and elasticity.
How are Restylane Injections carried out?
After identifying which locations to treat and how much Restylane to use, the doctor injects the Restylane beneath the skin using a fine needle.
How long will the Restylane Injections last?
The results from Restylane injections last around six months until the hyaluronic acid dissolves and is absorbed by the body.
Duration of procedure/surgery : Restylane injections take less than 30 minutes to carry out. The length of time depends on the size of the area being treated.
Days admitted : None.
Anesthesia : Usually local anesthesia.
Recovery : Patients can normally resume regular activities immediately after Restylane injections although there may be some swelling for 2 to 3 days.
Risks : - Headache.
- Flu-like symptoms.
- Redness and pain at the site of the injection.
- Muscle weakness.
After care : - Stay out of the sun following Restylane injections are exposure to the sun can make swelling or redness worse.
- Use cold compresses or cooling gels to minimize swelling.
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