Q – What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable facial filler comprised of a hyaluronic acid gel. Restylane may be used to fill in and improve the appearance of deep crevices, fine lines, acne scars, and other scars. It may also be used to add volume to the lips, the cheeks, and the area around the eyes.
Q – What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a crystal-clear gel known as NASHA, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid.
Q – Who is a candidate for Restylane treatments?
Men and women who are looking for a soft, natural volume enhancer that provides good support may be good candidates for Restylane.
Q – Where is the Restylane procedure performed?
The Restylane injection is performed in Dr. Vitenas’ office.
Q – Is anesthesia used for the Restylane procedure?
To optimize the patient’s comfort, a topical numbing agent and/or dental block may be used for the Restylane injection.
Q – How is the Restylane procedure performed?
A tiny needle is used to inject the Restylane beneath the skin of the treatment area.
Q – How long is the procedure time for Restylane?
The Restylane injection takes less than one hour to complete.
Q – Is the Restylane injection a painful procedure?
Discomfort is minimal during the Restylane injection, though a topical numbing agent and/or dental block may be used for the patient’s comfort.
Q – What is the recovery like after the Restylane injection?
As with any injectable, some swelling and possible bruising may occur after the Restylane injection. Though some patients prefer to wait until these side effects have faded, work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Patients will need to avoid any vigorous manipulation of the treatment area because the Restylane remains malleable in the tissue for up to seventy-two hours and can be moved.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my Restylane injection?
Patients are able to immediately return to work and other normal activities after the Restylane injection. However, some patients prefer to wait until swelling and redness have cleared.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of Restylane?
Restylane is a safe injectable with few significant risks. Made from hyaluronic acid, a substance found in all human cells, Restylane does not carry a risk of allergic reaction. Like all injectables, bruising and swelling may occur.
Q – Is the cost of the Restylane injection covered by insurance?
While patients should consult with their own insurance carrier, Restylane injections are generally not covered by insurance when performed for cosmetic reasons alone.
Q – Is it possible to finance my Restylane treatment?
There are financing options available for plastic surgery procedures, including Restylane. For further information, visit the following website: http://www.cosmeticfeeplan.com/.
Q – How long do the results of Restylane last?
Patients can expect the results of Restylane to last an average of six to nine months.