Restylane Treatment is a clear, biodegradable gel, composed of
(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
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?
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
viii) Results can potentially last for as long as 12 months.
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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