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Restylane Injectables in Wilmington, NC

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Restylane is a brand of dermal fillers that uses hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin and smooth out wrinkles. Instead of stopping muscle contraction, these fill in spaces to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.


What to expect before, during, and after Restylane fillers

All geared up for your filler appointment? Your injection specialist will make sure that the process is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Restylane procedures often start with an initial consultation. It’s here you get to discuss any problem areas, learn about the benefits, and address any concerns or reservations. Your injection specialist will want a detailed account of your medical history and current medications. If you’re generally healthy with no known severe allergies, you’re a good candidate! To be on the safe side, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should delay the injectable. If you have skin sores, cysts, rashes, or other skin infections, address these first before trying fillers. We will mark off the problem areas, discuss the type of Restylane, the syringes needed, then schedule the procedure.

What is the Restylane family of products?

The Restylane family of products is a brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers designed for natural-looking results. Each product is a clear gel formulation of HA specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced HA. Each Restylane product is designed for a specific purpose. The portfolio includes:

  • Restylane-L
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Kysse
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Contour
  • Restylane Eyelight

Restylane products are indicated only for patients over the age of 21.

Will I see results immediately with Restylane treatments?

Most Restylane appointments last less than an hour, and results can be seen almost immediately as the added volume begins to smooth away wrinkles.

How long do Restylane treatments last?

Results will vary depending on the product, your individual body chemistry (your metabolism) and the amount of product used, but here are some general ideas of duration, based on clinical studies:

  •  Restylane-L: Results from treatment with Restylane-L in facial wrinkles and folds have been shown to last up to 18 months.
  • Restylane Contour: Results from treatment of the cheeks with Restylane Contour have been shown to last up to 18 months.
  • Restylane Kysse: Results from treatment with Restylane Kysse in the lips have been shown to last for up to 1 year
  • Restylane Defyne: Results from treatment with Restylane Defyne have been shown to last up to 1 year for facial wrinkles and folds, like nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as the chin.
  • Restylane Lyft: Results have been shown to last up to 1 year with Restylane Lyft in the cheeks; up to 6 months in facial wrinkles and folds, like nasolabial folds; and up to 6 months in the hands.
  • Restylane Refyne: Results from treatment with Restylane Refyne have been shown to last up to 1 year for facial wrinkles and folds, like nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
  • Restylane Eyelight: Results from treatment with Restylane Eyelight in the undereye area have been shown to last up to 18 months with optimal treatment.


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Facial aging has met its match!

After age 20, you lose about 1% of collagen per year. Sculptra is the first and original FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA) facial injectable that targets fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging due to collagen loss, gradually helping restore skin structure and volume.

What are the possible side effects of Restylane products?

After your treatment, you may experience common side effects, which can include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Headache
  • Tenderness
  • Lump formation
  • Itching at the injection site
  • Impaired hand function

These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 to 18 days in the lips.

Patients should be limited to 6 mL per treatment of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. For treatment of volume deficit in the hands, patients should be limited to 3 mL per hand per treatment.

Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years of age, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years of age. Please see below the Important Safety Considerations for the Restylane family of products.

Who should not use Restylane products?

Restylane products should not be used by people who:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 22 years of age
  • Have recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting
  • Have had previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria
  • Have serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment
  • Have bleeding disorders
  • Have a known allergy to lidocaine (Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Contour, and Restylane Eyelight all contain lidocaine. Restylane is the only product that does not contain lidocaine)

What causes the appearance of aging in hands? How can filler help hands look more youthful?

As part of the natural aging process, volume in the hands can deteriorate over time, making them appear aged. Veins, tendons, and bones may become more visible. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Restylane Lyft can be used to reverse telltale signs of aging on the back of the hands, such as wrinkles and bony-looking volume loss.


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