At Vital Face and Vein in Wellington, our physician is an expert Restylane injector. We are also one of the few practices in the area where our doctor actually performs their own injectable Restylane treatments. You can be assured that you are in the right hands at Vital Face and Vein.
Restylane is a dermal filler that is most often used to combat the visible signs of aging. It is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel designed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles in the face by adding volume and fullness. Restylane is also commonly used in lip injections to plump up lips to give a fuller appearance. What really sets it apart from other dermal fillers is that it is a natural, synthesized and fully bio-degradable substance, and does not require an allergy testing prior to treatment. Learn more about Restylane on their website: www.restylane.co.nz
- Nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
- Around the mouth (marionette lines)
- Lip border definition (lipstick lines)
- Lip enhancement
- Corners of the mouth
- Jowl area
HOW IS RESTYLANE INJECTED?
Restylane is injected directly into the skin in the area that you what to be treated. Once Restylane is placed in the face, the skin becomes smoother and facial lines are minimized. The added volume and smooth texture give your face a healthy, youthful appearance. The Restylane injections work immediately by adding volume to diminish unwanted wrinkles.
A very fine needle is used to minimize pain and discomfort. A topical numbing cream can be used to further reduce pain if necessary.
WHAT IS PERLANE?
Like Restylane, Perlane is a hyaluronic acid gel formula that is used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. However, Perlane differs from Restylane because the gel particles in the Perlane are larger than those in Restylane. These larger particles are more effective at treating deeper wrinkles and folds. Often times, Perlane injections are used as a “base” filler, and the less dense fillers like Restylane or Juvederm are placed on top.
HOW MUCH DOWNTIME SHOULD I PLAN FOR AFTER RESTYLANE INJECTIONS?
There is minimal social downtime after a Restylane treatment. While you may have some swelling, numbness or redness around the injection site, it should go away within a few hours of your treatment.
You can return to your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable with the way you look.
ARE RESTYLANE INJECTIONS PAINFUL?
You will experience slight discomfort as a fine needle is used. Restylane contains numbing agents and a topical anesthetic or numbing cream can be used along with ice if required. Most patients report that the injections are not painful at all and only experience slight discomfort.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RESTYLANE?
Restylane side effects are generally very minimal. Some patients have experienced some swelling, redness, bruising or tenderness around the injection site, but these symptoms clear up on their own within a few days.
HOW LONG DOES RESTYLANE LAST?
Restylane injections for file lines and wrinkles generally last up to 12 months. You can expect Restylane lip injections to last approximately 6 months.
CAN RESTYLANE BE USED WITH BOTOX?
Yes. By combining Restylane with Botox or Dysport, patients will experience even better results. The Botox or Dysport work to prevent new wrinkles from forming, while the Restylane will fill in the wrinkles that you already have. Studies have shown that combining the two can prolong the results of the treatment.