What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based injectable filler, which lasts about six months. Because it is not animal based, there is no allergy testing required prior to treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a protein found in the joints and tissues of all living things. Restylane is soft, holds its shape, and does not form lumps. Los Angeles and Westlake Village Restylane specialist, Dr. Rivkin, uses this long lasting filler in many applications, including:
- Lip Augmentation
- Non Surgical Blepharoplasty
- Non-Surgical Nose Job™
- Non-Surgical Jowl Lift
- Non-Surgical Facelift
- Smoothing Wrinkles and Folds Throughout the Face
Restylane injections cause no significant pain, swelling, or recovery time. Your Los Angeles Restylane treatment typically take about 30 minutes. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. When Dr. Rivkin injects the lips, he numbs the area with a painless Lidocaine dental nerve block under the lip. Small amounts of Restylane are injected into precise locations, and in most cases you will be asked to give feedback so that you have control over your final look.
The result is a soft, pliable filled area, which looks natural. After six to eight months your body absorbs the filler and the injections can be repeated, meaning that the treated area can be adjusted to compliment the changes that occur in your face over time.
You can also read frequently asked questions about Restylane here.
Lip Augmentation with Injectable Fillers: What’s Different About Restylane?
Restylane Silk is a dermal filler designed to help patients achieve plumper, more alluring lips. It is the first FDA-approved filler specifically formulated for augmenting the lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. Lip enhancement with Restylane in Los Angeles can give you smooth, soft, fuller lips that look and feel natural.
As we grow older, collagen decreases, and we lose the volume of fat under the skin in the face. The lips begin to thin and lose their shape, and vertical lip lines begin to develop around the mouth.
Restylane Silk contains smaller, smoother particles of hyaluronic acid than other dermal fillers. It has been specially designed for our Los Angeles lip augmentations and to treat vertical wrinkles that have appeared around the mouth.
Although a number of dermal fillers are available for lip in enhancement in Beverly Hills, Restylane is an injectable lip filler of choice. Administered correctly at Westside Aesthetics, this product can provide exceptionally smooth, natural-looking results.
What Are the Benefits of Restylane for Lip Augmentation?
Restylane dermal fillers can be used to treat virtually any area of the skin. Creases, fold, wrinkles, laugh lines, and vertical lines around the mouth are popular targets for this nonsurgical treatment. These advanced hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected to correct undereye sagging or add volume and structure to a receding chin or add volume to the cheekbones.
One of the most popular uses of Restylane is for lip enhancement. Restylane lip filler injections can smooth vertical lip lines and adds fullness and shape to the lips that can last for months after treatment. Composed of finer, smoother hyaluronic acid particles, Restylane can be used to enhance the lips with natural-looking results – when the product is used correctly.
How Long Does Restylane Last for Lip Augmentation?
Restylane is a Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA)-based gel that instantly adds volume and provides a predictable degree of correction. As hyaluronic acid particles attract water to the skin, results are maintained even as the body begins to break down and absorb the product.
The time between touchup treatments with Restylane varies from patient to patient and depends on the areas treated. For lip augmentations in Los Angeles, Restylane fillers can last approximately four to six months, or longer.
What Should I Do to Reduce Swelling and Bruising with Restylane Lip Augmentation?
To help minimize swelling and bruising, avoid Aspirin, Excedrin, Aleve, Advil, and ibuprofen for 10 days before treatment. If you need an over-the-counter painkiller, it is okay to use Tylenol. Also avoid vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other supplements known to thin the blood.
Avoid exercising for 24 hours after the procedure. Walking is a safe exercise.
What Will I Look Like after Lip Enhancement with Restylane?
If you have remembered to avoid painkillers and supplements that thin the blood for at least 10 days before treatment, swelling and bruising should be minimal after lip augmentation with Restylane in Beverly Hills. Minor swelling and puffiness is normal and should subside within a day or two after treatment. At Westside Aesthetics, many of our patients apply makeup and return to their normal activities immediately after lip enhancement with Restylane.
To get started on your Los Angeles or Westlake Village Restylane procedure, contact us today.