Restylane® is a liquid that contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in the sugar of many fruits and naturally occurs in the human body. It is injected into one or more areas of the face in order to reduce or eliminate wrinkles.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® helps the skin retain moisture. When hyaluronic acid is lost due to aging, molecules inside the middle layers of skin are unable to bond together as tightly as they once did. When Restylane® is injected; there is once again enough moisture to allow tissues to become tightly connected.
Most patients report to seeing improvement immediately after having a Restylane® injection. Results generally last up to 18 months when used to correct laugh lines, but may last anywhere from 9 to 12 months if used to treat wrinkles in the nasal area or the lips.
What are the benefits of Restylane® injections?
- Contains natural compounds
- Results are noticed right away
- Can be used to treat more than one facial area
- Touch-up treatments can easily be given, if needed