What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable gel that contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance that is found in the body. Hyaluronic acid gives volume and elasticity to the skin, but as the body ages, HA levels decrease, resulting in loose skin and wrinkling.
When injected, Restylane dermal filler is designed to plump the skin beneath lines and wrinkles, smoothing them out and making them less noticeable.
Common areas for Restylane
- Glabellar lines which run between the eyebrows
- Nasolabial folds which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Lip Enhancement
Restylane side effects
The most common side effects of Restylane are swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness in and around the injection sites. Typically these side effects go away within a week.
How long does Restylane last?
Results can last for up to 6 months, at which point the hyaluronic acid is reabsorbed by the body.
Schedule a consultation
If you would like to learn more about Restylane, call (617) 965-9500 to schedule a consultation at our office serving Newton, Boston and surrounding areas.