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Restylane Injections Don’t Involve Downtime

Published on October 26, 2018

When it comes to treatment options for signs of facial aging such as wrinkles and folds, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is surgery. But, as effective as cosmetic surgery can be, there is a huge disadvantage: facelift surgery is a complex medical procedure that requires downtime.

This means that your daily schedule is disrupted; you cannot go to work for days or go to the gym. You must rest in bed and have someone take care of you. This disadvantage stops many people who wish to look younger from receiving this treatment.

However, with Restylane, a type of dermal filler, there is no downtime, and the procedure is still extremely effective. Read on to find out more about Restylane, how it works, what the benefits are, and if it’s a suitable solution for you.

What Is Restylane and How Does It Work?

Restylane is a type of dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar compound found in our body. The hyaluronic acid contains water, which helps in forming and maintaining volume under the surface of your skin.

Restylane is injected into the skin to treat wrinkles and lines to and add volume to certain areas of the face. In most cases, it is used to treat facial areas such as the lips, cheeks, and around the mouth and nose. This treatment was approved by the FDA back in 2003 and since then has been used to reverse signs of aging in people all over the world.

The procedure for Restylane is fairly simple and usually takes no more than an hour. The exact duration depends on which area is to be treated and how big the area is. Dr. Feng may give you local anesthesia before the treatment if required in order to numb the areas. Dr. Feng will then inject Restylane into the various injection points.

You don’t have to stay in the clinic after the treatment and can go home immediately. There is no downtime required, so you can resume your normal daily activities without having to take rest. However, it is recommended that you avoid direct sun exposure for a time.

You will start seeing results in just one week after the treatment. The results can last for about six to eighteen months, depending on the kind of Restylane you get and which area was treated. You will have to come in for follow-up treatments to maintain the results.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Restylane?

You must be at least 21 years of age to receive Restylane treatments. Mostly, people between the ages of 35 and 65 opt for Restylane fillers, as these are the ages where facial signs of aging are most prominent.

If you are currently taking a blood thinner, or if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, then you may need to avoid taking the treatment for safety concerns. Speak with Dr. Feng regarding this.

Setting Up Your Treatment Session

To arrange a treatment session, you will first need to set up a consultation regarding Restylane. Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to meet with you for a consultation. Contact us today to get started.

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