Restylane® is a clear gel, hyaluronic acid formulation that is ideal for correcting moderate to severe wrinkles of the face. Restylane is used most often in the nasolabial folds (the parentheses from your nose to the corners of your mouth), under the eyes and in the upper cheeks, and in the lips.
Hyaluronic acid is a protein found in the joints and tissues of all living things. Restylane is soft, holds its shape, and does not form lumps.
Dr. Karcher uses this long lasting filler in many applications including lip augmentation, non-surgical nose job, non-surgical jowl lift, non-surgical facelift and to smooth wrinkles and folds throughout the face.
Restylane injections cause no significant pain, swelling, or recovery time. Treatments typically take about 30 minutes. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. Small amounts of Restylane are injected into precise locations. The result is a soft, pliable filled area, which looks natural.
Depending upon the site of injection and your specific volume loss, multiple syringes may be needed for full effects.
How long does it last?
Restylane lasts between four to 12 months, depending upon the patient. After six to eight months, your body absorbs the filler and the injections can be repeated or adjusted as needed.
Because it is not animal based, there is no allergy testing required prior to treatment. If patients are for some reason unhappy with the filler, the filler itself can be dissolved with the injection of Vitrase/hyaluronidase.
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