Restylane® Can Reduce Wrinkles and Add Volume in One Visit
Restylane® is a non-surgical and virtually pain-free cosmetic procedure to reduce signs of aging. Dr. Michael Devlin provides Restylane® injections at his Little Rock, AR, practice to revitalize lips and diminish facial wrinkles. This biocompatible treatment is not animal-based, making it an ideal cosmetic treatment for patients who have had allergic reactions to other dermal filler products.
How Does it Work?
Restylane® dermal filler is a colorless gel that is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring acid in the body. Unlike other products, Restylane® is not derived from animal products, so it is a good alternative for patients with sensitivities to those treatments.
Devlin Cosmetic Surgery provides both Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft to meet your goals. Restylane® is a great solution for fine lines and wrinkles, especially those occurring around the mouth and around the eyes, such as crow’s feet. Restylane® Lyft is ideal for deeper wrinkles and lines, including frown and laugh lines in the middle of the face. This option is also used to add volume to the lips. Restylane® can also be used to add volume to the chin and definition to the cheekbones.
Restylane® works by drawing moisture to the injection site to fill in lines or wrinkles and to make lips appear fuller and cheek bones more defined. Because the hyaluronic acid is biocompatible, it will eventually be absorbed by the body after several months. Patients may desire additional procedures once this happens, or can combine treatments with other facial procedures, to maintain a youthful appearance.
Candidates for Restylane®
Almost any patient over the age of 18 can be a candidate for Restylane® injections. It is an ideal option for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles or for those who want fuller lips and more defined cheekbones. Restylane® is a great option for patients who are allergic to animal-based products.
Restylane® injections are virtually painless and require no recovery time. Patients can return to work or normal, everyday activities immediately following treatment.
What to Expect from Treatment
Prior to treatment, you will have a consultation with Dr. Devlin to discuss your goals for cosmetic treatment and determine your candidacy for Restylane®. He may recommend other facial procedures if dermal fillers are unable to help you achieve the results you want. Patients who take aspirin or other medications that can cause bleeding and bruising may be advised to stop taking these medications before receiving the injections.
You can receive a local or topical anesthetic to numb the injection site and reduce any pain or discomfort. Dr. Devlin will inject your specified treatment areas with a pre-filled syringe. Restylane® syringes use extremely small needles to minimize discomfort and swelling. As the Restylane® gel is injected, the treatment area will immediately be improved. Dr. Devlin may massage the injection site to ensure the gel is evenly distributed.
Risks and Benefits of Restylane®
There is a small risk that patients may have an allergic reaction to the protein in Restylane® gel, but this is rare. More common side effects can include swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are typically mild and fade very quickly. Closely following Dr. Devlin’s instructions can also help minimize any side effects you may experience.
Due to the small needles and the use of local anesthetic, Restylane® injections are virtually painless and require no recovery time. Patients can return to work or normal, everyday activities immediately following treatment. Patients enjoy an improved, more youthful appearance instantly, with results that can last six months to a year.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
If you are interested in a non-surgical treatment option for lines and wrinkles or fuller lips and more defined cheekbones, contact us today. Our team is happy to help you determine the right treatment for your needs.