Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane®?

Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane®?

Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. It is used to fill in wrinkles and folds, and it can also be used to plump up lips. It is made by Galderma Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company based in the United States.

What Is It?

Restylane® consists of hyaluronic acid, which attracts water and thus moistens and fills out the treatment area. It therefore erases wrinkles and makes the skin smoother. The hyaluronic acid in this product is made in a lab and does not have an animal origin. As a result, it is less likely to trigger an allergic reaction than are some other dermal fillers, and the client will not have to undergo an allergy test before receiving their injections.

How Is It Used?

Restylane® injections are given in the comfort of our office. Our expert may first administer a local anesthetic before simply injecting the product into the desired areas. The average treatment session lasts only about 30 minutes. Although the client can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment, they should stay out of the sun.

The results of the injections become fully evident within a week. The effects last roughly from six to twelve months, but they will fade as the body absorbs the hyaluronic acid. Fortunately, follow-up sessions are available to maintain your results.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for Restylane® are individuals in good overall health. They are also in good emotional and psychological health and have realistic expectations for what the treatment can do. Good candidates understand that the injections will help to improve their appearance, but they won’t make them a different person. Also, they are getting the injections because they want it for themselves and not because someone else is pressuring them.

Restylane® should not be used anywhere that has not been cleared as safe by the FDA. It should thus not be used anywhere except the face. It should only be injected in the dermis or the submucosal part of the lips.

Learn More During a Consultation

Located in Novi, the Colton Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery proudly offers Restylane® injections as a safe, quick and effective way for patients to rejuvenate their overall appearance. One of the best features about this treatment is that absolutely no downtime is required. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to get all the facts about this amazing injectable.