Restylane Treatment

Restylane Treatment is a clear, biodegradable gel, composed of

Hyaluronic Acid.

(Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in your body: but for

cosmetic use, it is made by a process which

involves the fermentation of the Bacterium Streptococci).

The trade marked product Restylane is one of the newer skin

injectable treatments in the Anti Aging market. It has been

used in Europe since the 1990s, the US since 2003 and is used

for filling out facial lines and wrinkles:

it is also used to restore volume to facial features and other

body areas. How Does Restylane Treatment Work?

Clients using this product receive injections in their

Qualified Practitioner’s office. It is normally considered to

be fast and easy and generally not considered to need any

anaesthetic (with the exception of Restylane Lip Injections,

which are usually accompanied by a local anaesthetic).

Treatment injections are usually

applied over the course of 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on

how large the area to be treated is.

Before giving Restylane injections, your Practitioner may choose

to use a local anaesthetic to numb the treatment area. A

small amount of Restylane gel is then injected into the skin

with a very thin needle. (Because the needle is so thin, there

is very little discomfort associated with the injections). The

Hyaluronic Acid molecules in the Restylane gel naturally draw

in water, causing the tissue beneath lines and wrinkles to

swell. This immediately fills out wrinkles and gives the skin a

smoother surface. And the result is a younger looking face in


Once the gel has been administered, patients are free to return

to normal activities. The Hyaluronic Acid gel, once injected

into the body, is gradually broken down. After several months,

(maybe even as much as 12 months) the effects of the Treatment

will fade, with no trace of the filler being left. The

client would then consider having a top – up. What is the Cost of Restylane Treatments?

Restylane is usually sold by the syringe: so depending on

circumstances such as the area(s) to be treated, the amount used

and Practitioner fees, costs in the UK range

between £250- £400 per treatment. In the US, expect to pay

between $300 - $700. What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Restylane Treatment?

Advantages Include:

i) Restylane is non – animal based, so has good universal appeal

from an allergy and ethical point of view. However, because

Hyaluronic Acid is derived from a bacterial source, those with

allergy toward the proteins of bacteria, should not use this


ii) Hyaluronic Acid not only fills in lines and wrinkles in the

face, but also adds moisture and lubrication to the skin,

making it feel younger and more comfortable.

iii) Restylane Treatment can be designed to solve specialised

problems. That’s because Restylane gel can be made into

different sized particles. So, Restylane can treat from the

lips (producing volume and fullness) and thin upper layers of

the skin, to deeper lines and also adding volume to, for

example, the cheeks and chin.

iv) Restylane Treatment is on record as lasting twice as long

than other non – permanent skin injectable treatments.

v) Does not require any pre-allergic tests.

vi)Treatment requires just a few injections, so treatment is

fast and easy.

vii) Each subsequent treatment provides progressively longer

lasting results.

viii) Results can potentially last for as long as 12 months.

Disadvantages include:

i) The resulting effects are temporary, and so can only last for

a limited amount of time.

ii) Clients with known sensitivity toward Hyaluronic Acid cannot

use Restylane products.

iii) A small amount or redness, bruising, swelling,

discolouration and tenderness are all possible with

application. The extent of this will depend in part on the

skill of your Qualified Practitioner.

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