Restylane-L is a cosmetic product formulated to plump up and add volume to your skin. Not only is the dermal filler capable of adding fullness to your face, it is also able to resolve moderate-to-severe skin wrinkles and folds. Restylane can get rid of the lines that tend to form from the corners of your mouth to your nose, called nasolabial folds, and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth down to the jawline called marionette lines. In addition, if age is starting to steal the fullness and definition from your lips, then Restylane-L can return these youthful features to you.
What is Restylane-L?
Restylane-L, the original Restylane filler from Galderma, is an injectable dermal filler that includes lidocaine, a local anesthetic that improves patient comfort during treatment. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a chemical that is found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid holds onto moisture, aids in tissue repair, and provides added cushioning within the body, particularly in the joints. For facial anti-aging, it also helps structural elements in the skin like elastin and collagen stay together.
Restylane-L is able to:
- Smooth away wrinkles and furrow lines
- Add volume to your lips
- Diminish many signs of aging
The Ideal Candidate for Restylane-L
You are a candidate for a Restylane-L treatment if you’re 21 years of age or older and would like to have fuller lips or are noticing wrinkles and fine lines. These signs of aging are usually caused by poor tissue support structure due to the breakdown of hyaluronic acid, fat pads, collagen, and elastin. Ideal candidates are healthy and unlikely to suffer from an allergic reaction to the treatment. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are not candidates for treatment and should defer treatment until after pregnancy and breastfeeding have ceased.
What do Restylane-L Injections feel like?
Because Restylane-L is injected just under the surface of the skin, most patients experience little discomfort during the treatment. The inclusion of lidocaine makes the treatment more comfortable, and some patients request a topical numbing agent or ice to reduce discomfort even further. Most patients report a small pinching sensation, but it’s very tolerable.
When administered by a Licensed Aesthetic Injection Specialist, Restylane-L’s results are natural looking. The product’s formulation also allows our experienced providers to customize the product’s results. After a Restylane treatment, you should see a difference in your appearance immediately, though results will improve over time with full results appearing in 2-3 weeks when mild side-effects such as bruising and swelling subside.
Restylane-L in Santa Monica, CA
As one of Santa Monica’s top aesthetic practices dedicated to aesthetic injectable treatments, you can feel confident booking your Restylane-L appointment at Skin by Lovely. Our focus on facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injectable treatments combined with a passion for helping people look their best, has turned us into one of the busiest medical aesthetic offices in the United States. Skin by Lovely is well-versed in administering Restylane in addition to other FDA-approved dermal fillers and botulinum toxin treatments like Botox and Dysport.
A Favorite Injector for Restylane-L in Portland, OR
Skin by Lovely also offers cosmetic treatments, including Restylane-L, in Portland, OR. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists in Portland, OR are skilled Restylane injectors and provide high-quality, natural-looking treatments using a variety of aesthetic injectables.
How Does Restylane-L Work?
Since Restylane-L is made from hyaluronic acid, it attracts and binds with water molecules. This helps restore moisture and adds youthful volume to the face. When the gel is injected, the results of the cosmetic treatment are immediately noticeable, with full results appearing within 2-3 weeks. You’ll see a more youthful face when you glance into the mirror since Restylane restores skin contours while smoothing away facial wrinkles.
Are You a Candidate for Restylane-L Treatments?
If you are in good health but are unhappy with the signs of aging that are starting to show up on your face, then you are a candidate for Restylane-L. Restylane is safe for most patients 21 and older who wish to look younger or enhance their facial appearance. However, some patients should not receive treatment, such as those who are allergic to any ingredient contained in the filler. If you aren’t sure if Restylane-L is right for you, a consultation with our Aesthetic Injection Specialists will help determine if this treatment is appropriate for you. During a consultation, our specialists will go over your medical history and provide an examination to determine candidacy.
Where Will the Injections Take Place?
When you visit Skin by Lovely for a cosmetic treatment, the procedure will take place in the comfort of our Santa Monica or Portland practices, which are licensed medical facilities with providers who are licensed medical professionals.
Reasons to Select a Restylane-L Treatment at Skin by Lovely
The providers at Skin by Lovely have the experience and skill to inject dermal fillers professionally, giving you a fresh appearance. In fact, we can make you look younger in just a few minutes. Because we provide a large number of injections annually, we are one of the nation’s top practices. We have been recognized by Galderma, the makers of Restylane-L, as a top aesthetics practice due to the high volume of injectable treatments we perform annually. Furthermore, our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are certified trainers on proper injection techniques and regularly lecture and lead hands-on training for Galderma and Allergan, the makers of Botox.
How Will the Treatment Be Performed?
Before injecting the Restylane-L gel, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will clean and prepare the area of your face for treatment. To complete the procedure, your provider will use an ultrafine needle to introduce the filler into your face. A topical anesthetic may be used to increase comfort.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Restylane-L Treatment?
When it comes to dermal filler injections, the treatment period depends on how much filler is required to provide the patient with the best possible results. For those who range in age from 35 to 60, a Restylane-L treatment can take up to 30 minutes. Most people see the final results of the treatment within 2-3 weeks once swelling and bruising has subsided. We also offer tips and products that can help prevent bruising and speed healing.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Restylane-L can last as long as 18 months, but it will depend on the area that you’re having treated. In one study involving the nose and lines that develop around the mouth, 95 percent of the study’s participants reported that the dermal filler lasted about 18 months. Those who had a follow-up treatment saw their results last for an additional 4.5 to 9 months.
Are Restylane-L Injections Painful?
Patient comfort is a top priority at Skin by Lovely. Restylane-L contains lidocaine, an injectable local anesthetic, to help increase comfort during treatment. Additionally, we may offer you a topical anesthetic and/or utilize ice to help numb the area for treatment. Because dermal fillers are injectable treatments, patients report a slight pinch as the fine-gauge needle is inserted, but no pain.
Will Anesthesia Be Used During a Restylane-L Injection?
In addition to the lidocaine contained within the injectable filler, a topical anesthetic and/or ice may be used during a Restylane-L injection to numb the area and reduce discomfort. You will be able to leave the office immediately following the treatment. You should even be able to return to your everyday activities, but be sure to avoid excessive heat and direct sunlight.
What is the Recovery Period Like?
While you should be able to go back to your normal activities the same day as your Restylane-L treatment, injectables may cause side effects like bruising and swelling. Most patients are able to resume normal activities with very few limitations following treatment. We do recommend that you avoid direct sunlight, excessive heat, vigorous exercise, and some makeup products for a few days following treatment.
When Can I Go Back to Work after a Restylane-L Treatment?
A Restylane-L treatment is unlikely to impact your ability to perform your regular work tasks, so most people return to their jobs the same day as the procedure.
What Are the Restylane-L Treatment’s Risks?
When it comes to risks and side effects, the most common with Restylane-L are redness, discomfort at the injection site, bruising, and swelling. Some patients report tenderness and itching at the injection site. Restylane has been through a number of research studies, which have determined that the treatment’s side effects are typically mild and usually gone in less than seven days when Restylane is being used to treat facial wrinkles. If you’re considering the treatment option for your lips, it could take up to 14 days for the side effects to subside.
Since Restylane-L is a substance that is injected into the body, rare but serious side effects could develop. If you experience any worrisome side-effects, it’s important to contact our practice for assistance. A full list of aftercare instructions will be provided to you, including what to expect and what to do in the unlikely event of a serious reaction.
Will I Be Able to Afford a Restylane-L Treatment?
If you’re ready to look younger, Restylane-L injections are an affordable way to do so. Since the dermal filler can last as long as 18 months, the cost breakdown per month is small, making Restylane-L injections highly affordable. Price also depends on how much product is needed to obtain the desired results. Your provider will be able to give you a quote during your consultation.
What Payment Choices Do I Have?
By choosing Skin by Lovely as your aesthetic treatment provider, you’ll be able to pay for your procedures with cash or a major credit card. We even accept payments made through PayPal. For more information on the cost of Restylane-L, contact our office for a consultation today.