What is Restylane?
Aging causes wrinkles, fine lines, and creases to appear, prompting more and more individuals in Salt Lake City to turn to dermal fillers such as Restylane to restore their youthful look. The filler is made of hyaluronic acid and works by adding moisture and hydration to the skin, filling in the lines and wrinkles etched on the face. The result is smoother, younger-looking skin.

How does Restylane work?
Restylane is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin. As the gel integrates into the dermal tissue, it is able to attract and bind with water molecules to add and maintain volume. The filler is gradually absorbed by the body and disappears without any trace or residue. Restylane results usually last one year, much longer than other similar cosmetic fillers.

What areas of the face can Restylane treat?
Restylane can treat any part of the face. Particularly, it is used to lessen the severity and improve the appearance of deep folds, creases, fine lines around the mouth, and laugh lines. The dermal filler is also used to enhance the shape and volume of the lips.

What happens during a Restylane treatment?
The Restylane procedure takes only a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients can return to work and their regular activities immediately.
Before the injection of Restylane, your skin may be numbed using a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment. Once your skin is cleansed and numbed, Restylane is injected using a very fine needle. Because of the size of the needle, there is only minimal discomfort.

What side effects can I expect after Restylane?
Immediately after the injections, there will be some redness and tenderness around the injection sites. Some swelling may be noticed in the treated areas, as well. However, such side effects are only temporary and will subside quickly.

What are some aftercare instructions I need to follow?
For a few days following your Restylane injections, you have to avoid most exposure to heat and sunlight, although you may return to your normal day-to-day activities on the same day. It is also important to avoid flexing your facial muscles, especially around the treated areas. Doing so can disturb the Restylane gel and sabotage the results.