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Injectable Treatments Restylane Family

Restylane Family of Products

Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Results with Restylane Fillers

Treatments with the Restylane family of products in Birmingham, Alabama are a popular way to enhance your natural radiance and beauty. Restylane® dermal fillers are designed give you a younger look by restoring skin volume, creating softness and revitalizing your appearance.

The Restylane difference is a next generation hyaluronic acid based on years of research. Each product in the Restylane family has a unique particle size, meaning that Dr. William Hedden and Dr. Christopher Schafffer at Hedden Plastic Surgery can tailor your results just for you.

Restylane is made of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in your skin. Injected during a quick, minimally-invasive lunchtime treatment, Restylane fillers allow you to stay in control of your looks by replenishing your skin with youthful fullness and elasticity.

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Restylane and Restylane-L

Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds or to enhance the lips. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® is specifically formulated to act like your body's own hyaluronic acid, eventually breaking down naturally. Restylane-L® includes a small amount of lidocaine.

Restylane Silk

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Restylane Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients over the age of 21. With Restylane® Silk you can expect a smooth, natural look with precise shape and definition that just hasn't been possible — until now!

Restylane Lyft

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For those contemplating a cheek filler treatment to address what they consider to be sagging cheeks, Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane-L) offers a nonsurgical option to help restore cheek fullness. Restylane® Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler that treats two areas of the face:

  • Provides a subtle, natural-looking lift to visibly "sagging" cheeks.
  • Precisely corrects lines, folds and wrinkles on both sides of the nose and mouth.

Restylane and the Signs of Aging

An often unwelcome part of life is that our skin changes as we age and levels of hyaluronic acid diminish. The skin loses volume, becomes thinner, loses fat and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it did when we were younger. How your skin ages depends on your lifestyle, diet, heredity, personal habits and other factors.

Products in the Restylane line reveal a younger-looking you by adding volume and fullness to the skin, correcting moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

Restylane Treatments

Restylane is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The hyaluronic acid gel provides hydration and structure and gives natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, enhance facial shape or create fuller lips.

The treatment is very quick and often takes less than 30 minutes. The benefits of treatment can normally be seen instantly and do not affect facial expressions. No skin test is required because Restylane does not contain any animal-derived ingredients.

Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as:

  • Nasolabial folds or laugh lines — the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
  • Lipstick lines — the area just below the nose and above the upper lip.
  • The corners of the mouth.
  • Marionette lines — the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.

Restylane instantly adds volume to help restore youthful contours, so you will see results immediately following your treatment.

Safety Considerations

Restylane products should not be used by people with who have had bad allergies (particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria) or by people with serious allergies to drugs that have required treatment in a hospital. Restylane products should not be used by people who have bleeding disorders or have recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting.

Restylane-L should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Use at the site of certain skin problems should be postponed until they have healed. Products should not be used during pregnancy, when breastfeeding or in patients under 18 years for nasolabial folds.

Common Side Effects

After treatment with Restylane, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years old and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years old. Rarely, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause an outbreak.

To find out more about treatments with Restylane line of hyaluronic acid fillers, please contact our cosmetic surgeons in Birmingham, Alabama today.