Injectable fillers are used to improve the appearance of the deep facial wrinkles, creases and furrows, "sunken" cheeks, skin depressions and some types of scars. They can also be used to add a fuller look to the lips.
Restylane®, one of the popular filler, is a cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, lines around the mouth or it can be used as a lip enhancer.
Restylane is an FDA approved, non-animal based derived hyaluronic acid, or sugar, found in the skin. It rarely causes any allergic reaction since it is a naturally occurring substance in humans. The entire procedure takes 15-30 minutes and most people are able to return to work immediately afterwards although bruising and swelling can occur. For this reason, it is recommended that you come in for a Restylane treatment two or three weeks before a big event. To help avoid bruising it is advised to avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high does of Vitamin E supplements one week prior to your Restylane treatment. Results for Restylane can last from six months to one year, twice as long as collagen fillers (which are derived from animals and require allergy testing).