Restylane® is a hylauronic–acid filler product that is used to restore lost volume, while providing more youthful contours to the face. Hylauronic acid is a substance naturally found in the body’s cells. It allows the cells to bind or hold water, and is responsible for maintaining tissue hydration. Over time the hyaluronic acid will slowly become absorbed, and will disappear gradually. Because this substance is found within the body, and is non–animal in origin, there is no need for preliminary allergy testing. This product is used to reduce the signs of aging as well as skin imperfections. Restylane® not only smoothes superficial lines and wrinkles; it is also used to fill furrows, such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines), oral commissures and marionette lines. This product can also be injected into the cheeks to create or restore lost volume and into the earlobes to plump and restore deflated and aged ears.
Although very tolerable, patients will sit with a topical numbing cream on for approximately 1 hour. Restylane® is then injected and sculpted along the facial contour, in order to correct the area of concern. The effects of Restylane® injections will be immediate and can last for approximately 6–8 months.
To find out if Restylane® treatment is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario for your consultation. Dr. Sheetal Sapra and our nursing staff will be able to provide you with all of the information you need to make the most informed decision.