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Everything You Need to Know About Restylane!

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Restylane Treatment in Miami

The Different Types of Restylane!

The Restylane family of products includes RestylaneRestylane-LPerlane, and Perlane-L. These products can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane andRestylane-L may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Ask your doctor which is right for you.

Important Safety Considerations for the Restylane family of products

Products in the Restylane family should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Products should not be injected anywhere except the skin, just under the skin (Perlane and Perlane-L only), or in the lips (Restylane andRestylane-L only). Restylane-L and Perlane-L should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Use at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. In these instances, product use could delay healing or make your skin problems worse. After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years. Rarely, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause an outbreak. To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use the products if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. Products should not be used during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or in patients under 18 years for nasolabial folds. Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane and Restylane-L only), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. The safety or effectiveness of treatment in areas other than nasolabial folds and lips (Restylane and Restylane-L only) has not been established in controlled clinical studies. The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Treatment with a product from the Restylane® family typically takes less than one hour (individual treatment times may vary). Generally, there is little to no downtime associated with treatment using the Restylane family of products.

  1. Talk to your healthcare professional about options to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure, including Restylane-L®, Perlane-L®, and pain medication.
  2. Your healthcare professional will cleanse and prepare the area(s) to be treated.
  3. The clear gel in the Restylane family of products is injected into the treatment area(s) using an ultra-fine needle to create the desired aesthetic effect.

After Treatment

You might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years. Pre-treatment guidelines Avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St. John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Talk with your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. He or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence. Post-treatment checklist Use cold compresses to reduce swelling. Avoid touching the treated area for the first six hours following treatment, so you do not accidentally injure your skin while the area is numb. After six hours, the area can be gently washed with soap and water. Avoid exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing) or cold. Reduce the risk of facial cold sore recurrence that could be caused by needle punctures.

Avoid Certain Medications

Talk with your healthcare professional about medications that may minimize an outbreak. Avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years. Remember to ask about follow-up appointments. How Long does Treatment Last The Restylane® family of products instantly adds volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment. There is little to no downtime. In a clinical study of laugh lines (nasolabial folds), at least 95% of patients treated with Restylane continued to see results for up to 18 months after initial treatment when patients returned for a follow-up treatment at 4.5 or nine months. To learn how to get beautiful, long-lasting results with the Restylane Regimen, click here. In a clinical study of Restylane Treatment in Miami for lip enhancement, Restylane provided results for up to 6 months with one treatment.

In three clinical studies of 150 patients each, on average 70% of patients maintained improvement for six months after just one Perlane® treatment. Shapely Lips with Restylane Treatment in Miami Restylane® and Restylane-L® are the only products FDA approved for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Who doesn’t want beautiful lips? After all, lips play a central role in our sensual and emotional life—think attractive, youthful, kissable. So it’s only natural to want to enhance the appearance of our lips, to match their shape and proportions to our unique facial structure. Or to add fullness to our lips when they lose volume with age. Beautiful lips that last long after your lipstick is gone Restylane provides the fullness and definition you can’t get with lipstick or other cosmetics. Plus, Restylane Treatment in Miami is a beauty investment you don’t wash off your face every night. So with just one treatment you can achieve beautiful, natural-looking lips—24 hours a day—for as long as six months. Get a more comfortable lip treatment with Restylane-L Concerned about potential discomfort during treatment? Then ask your doctor about Restylane-L. Featuring the numbing medication lidocaine, Restylane-L offers the beautiful, shapely lips you want with less discomfort. In clinical studies evaluating the laugh lines (nasolabial folds), Restylane-L demonstrated less discomfort at injection and up to one hour later when compared to Restylane. Get the ideal lips for you—beautiful, natural looking, and just the way you want them. Ask your doctor if Restylane is right for you. After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.

Here at the Miami Center for Dermatology, your comfort and satisfaction is our main concern. For that reason, we offer Restylane Treatment in Miami. Call Today to schedule an appointment at (305) 279-7546 or Click Here to Contact Us Today!

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