Restylane

Restylane is recommended for the treatment of:

  • Vermillion border
  • Lip augmentation
  • Smile lines
  • Oral commissures
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Nose to mouth folds
  • Frown lines
  • Chin dimpling

A full confidential medical consultation will be conducted at your first appointment.

LIP TREATMENT

Lips need to suit your face and for a good treatment I may need to treat the area around the mouth.

Lips collapse with age, strengthening the top lip with subtle enhancement can improve the overall appearance of the lower part of the face.

There are two types of results to be achieved: lip enhancement and lip rejuvenation (lipstick bleed lines and drooping corners). In both cases you may need to have more than one type of treatment to get the result you are looking for.

  • Lip line with Restylane and Restylane Lipp™
  • Lip augmentation with Restylane Lipp and/or Restylane Perlane™

The injected crystal-clear NASHA gel gives natural volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out.

Lips are subject to swelling and more prone to bruising. If it is your first treatment, I would advise that you find a quiet time in your diary as the swelling after the treatment can last for 2-3 days. Please refer to the links on the right for pre- and post-treatment advice pages and recovery time indications.

The initial treatment is usually maintained with occasional follow-up treatments.

OTHER TREATMENTS

Restylane is intended for shaping the contours of the face, e.g. the cheeks.

When shaping the contours of the face the crystal-clear NASHA gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts. A treatment takes a few minutes and the results can be seen immediately.

A touch-up treatment within 2-4 weeks after the initial treatment may be necessary to achieve an optimal correction.

The initial treatment is usually maintained with occasional follow-up treatments.

Please refer to the links on the right for pre- and post- treatment advice pages and recovery time indications.

How long will a treatment last?

Restylane is long lasting but not permanent. You always have a choice to continue or change the combination of treatments and the procedure can be repeated as often as you like.

Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment 6 to 12 months after an initial treatment of wrinkles. When the lips have been treated a follow-up treatment is normally needed after about 6 months.

A touch-up treatment within 2-4 weeks after the initial treatment may be necessary to achieve an optimal correction.

Clinical experience indicates that follow-up treatment normally require a smaller amount of the product.

PRE-TREATMENT advice

  1. Pregnancy and breast feeding are contra-indications to treatment.
  2. Alcohol intake should be reduced at least 24 hours before treatment.
  3. Medication such as aspirin may cause bruising as will high doses of vitamin E.
  4. Treatment cannot be performed until ceasing Roaccutane medication for 6 months.
  5. Sun beds, waxing, electrolysis and laser should be avoided at least 48 hours before treatment.
  6. Pain sensitivity may be heightened at certain times (pre-menstrual or following excessive alcohol intake).
  7. Bruising may be reduced by taking Arnica tablets two days before treatment.
  8. Risk of cold sores may be reduced by the use of Zovirax® tablets.

The above are some commonly asked questions before treatment.

POST-TREATMENT advice

Immediately after the treatment there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. If the inconvenience continues or if other reactions occur, please contact your physician.

The treated area should be massaged gently for 30 seconds morning and night for 2 to 3 days.

The initial swelling after treatment may last longer. Some patients experience swelling for about a week. This means that the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.

Avoid touching the treated area 6 hours after the treatment. After that the area can be gently washed with soap and water and light make-up can be applied.

Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.

If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores.

If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Restylane contains the body's own natural material, hyaluronic acid.

For further information about Restylane visit www.Restylane.co.uk

For Optimum Results Combine Restylane with Thermage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume treat wrinkles and lines and enhance lips. They contain a crystal-clear gel made from non-animal hyaluronic acid and water. The gel is a biotechnologically produced version of hyaluronic acid, a tissue friendly substance that occurs naturally in the body. Restylane or Restylane Perlane is injected into the skin to create a natural beauty lift. Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume instantly enhance lips and diminish the effects of wrinkles and lines. They are not collagen and they are not a Botox.

  • Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume are natural and safe
  • Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume contain no animal ingredients
  • No skin test needed
  • Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume give instant and long lasting results
  • Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume are biodegradable, non-permanent
  • Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume are a fast treatment, takes around 30 minutes
  • Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume have clinical data supporting efficacy and safety
Restylane, Restylane Perlane and, Restylane Lip Volume contain Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA ), which is the basis of all Galderma products. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in our bodies. Its most important function is to carry and bind water. The crystal-clear gel is injected into the skin to smooth wrinkles and lines, enhance lips and facial contours creating a natural beauty lift.
It is the stabilisation process of the hyaluronic acid that makes Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume unique and ensures that treatments are long lasting.

Nutrients, oxygen and hormones are able to pass freely between the crystal clear gel particles, leaving the skin natural and healthy looking. As the gel breaks down, water takes its place and when totally absorbed the gel disappears unnoticed from the body.

Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume are injected into the skin in tiny quantities using a very fine needle. The gel gives natural volume and smoothes wrinkles and lines or plumps out lips.

The Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume treatment is very quick and often takes less than 30 minutes. No skin test is required because Restylane, Restylane Perlane do not contain any animal derived ingredients, unlike other hyaluronic acid based fillers.

Some people may experience the Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume treatment as uncomfortable. A local anaesthetic cream is often used when treating wrinkles. Another form of anaesthesia, a dental block, is sometimes used when enhancing lips to numb the area being treated.

Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume treatments can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, enhancing lips and shaping facial contours. It is a subtle approach to maintaining natural looks.

One of the great advantages of Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volumeis that the effects are long lasting but not permanent.

  • Lines, wrinkles and folds: follow-up treatment is usually needed after 6-12 months
  • Lips: follow-up treatment is usually needed after about 6 months

However, duration depends on many factors, such as skin type, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection demanded by the patient and the injection technique of the practitioner.

No. Hyaluronic acid is a form of sugar molecule (polysaccharide) that occurs naturally in both humans and animals. The word acid is used in the biological sense, as in a type of protein, in the same way doctors talk about DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid).

Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume can be used to increase the definition of the lip line, vermilion border, where the lip turns from red to white. It is also effective in defining the philtrum ridges, the two ridges just above the middle part of your upper lip.

The lower lip tends to have more volume than the upper lip and therefore it may not be necessary to treat it. You should discuss your exact requirements and expectations for your Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume treatment with the nurse or doctor at your initial consultation.

Prior to lip enhancement, it is important for the clinician to know if you have had cold sores recently or have experienced problems with cold sores in the past. This is because the cold sore virus can lie dormant in the lips and as such will not cause any problems. However by injecting the lips, the needle can stimulate the virus back into activity again and as a result cold sores can erupt at the injection sites.

Being prone to cold sores does not necessarily mean that the sores will automatically re-emerge after the Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume treatment but there is a risk that this might happen. This risk needs to be discussed fully with the doctor during your initial consultation. It is important to remember that hyaluronic acid gel does not cause cold sores in its own right.

More than 1 million treatments have been carried out successfully since the launch of Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume in 1996. Some common injection-related reactions might occur after a Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume and injection. These reactions include redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days after treatment; however theses reactions very rarely may take longer to resolve.

Adverse reactions are very rare with incidences of hypersensitivity put at less than 1 in 2,000.

The treated areas must not be exposed to intense heat or extreme cold for the first few days after treatment. This is to avoid risk of inflammation since the area has been disturbed. The gel will not harden or soften as outside temperatures change. Saunas and steam rooms should also be avoided for the first few days after the Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volume treatment.

Feeling good about how one looks is important for self-esteem and confidence. It helps create a sense of well-being and Restylane Vitality.

Many women, and an increasing number of men, want to maintain and enhance their looks in a subtle and natural way, without going to the extremes of a surgical facelift or more invasive techniques. Restylane, Restylane Perlane, Restylane Lip Volumeand make this possible and helps hold back the years. There is no need to feel guilty about feeling good!

Informative easy-to-read booklets about Restylane, Restylane Perlane are available free of charge.