Fillers - Restylane
WANT TO ENHANCE YOUR LIPS, OR GET RID OF WRINKLES?
Facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning and smiling. Until recently, the most frequently used material for filling facial wrinkles and frown lines was injectable collagen. However, collagen injections aren't for everyone. A very small percentage of patients are allergic to bovine collagen.
Now a natural product can help you meet your goals without fear of an allergic reaction. This synthetic, bio- degradable hyaluronic acid that forms both Restylane and Perlane(r) has been used in Europe for years.
What is RESTYLANE?
RESTYLANE is a gel that is injected into the skin with a very fine needle to:
• Soften skin wrinkles, lines and folds
• Rejuvenate the skin
• Add fullness and definition to lips
RESTYLANE consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body. Once in the skin, RESTYLANE works by creating volume and by improving the condition of the dermis. (Note: some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances. The hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is non-animal derived).
RESTYLANE can be used alone but is often used in conjunction with Botulinum Toxin (Botox or Dysport) injections which improve lines and wrinkles by selectively weakening the muscles which cause these.
RESTYLANE is produced in a variety of consistencies which are selectively used in different facial areas. These are:
• Restylane Touch – this is used around the eyes
• Restylane – this is used for mild facial lines and wrinkles
• Perlane – this is used for the nasolabial folds
• Restylane Vital – mesotherapy
• Restylane Lipp – longer lasting for lip augmentation
If you would like more information about Fillers in Beirut, please either call or email our Clinic.
Fillers: Restylane,others FAQ
Restylane, Restylane Touch and Restylane Perlane should not be used together with any other injectable implant. The Restylane products should not be injected into an area where a permanent implant has been placed.
Lines, wrinkles and folds:
In general, follow up treatment is needed after 6-12 months.
In general follow up treatment is needed after about 6 months.
But it depends on many factors, such as the structure of the skin, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection demanded by the patient and the injection technique of the practitioner. Clinical experience indicates that touch up and follow up treatment will add to the duration.
Yes, after the injection of a Restylane produce, some common injection related reactions might occur. These reactions include erythema, swelling, pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the implant site.
Reactions thought to be of a hypersensitivity nature have been reported in about 1 in every 2,000 treatments, Other types of reactions are even more rare.
Treatment with Restylane, Restylane Touch and Restylane Perlane during pregnancy or lactation has not been tested.
Treatment with the products in combination with other drugs and devices has not been tested for.
Theoretically there is no basis for an interaction with commonly used antibiotics.
So far we have seen no connection between patients with allergies and patients that report a reaction to Restylane, Restylane Touch and Restylane Perlane.
There is a risk that the injection process itself, i.e. the insertion of a needle into the skin could contribute to another herpes simplex eruption.
The physician should take a decision about the need for prophylactic treatment in consultation with the patient.
No such problem have been reported.
Clinical experience of treating patients with an autoimmune disease is very limited, but there is no indication of an increased risk. Theoretically there is no reason to assume hat there should be an increased risk in treating these patients with the Restylane products. It is at the discretion of the practitioner to decide in each case, taking into account, e.g. the specific disease, concomitant medications etc.
Unfortunately we do not yet know the cause of this but we have no reason to believe that this is an immunological reaction.
Normally the swelling is gone within a week after injection into the lips.
If laser treatment, chemical peeling or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with a Restylane product, there is a theoretical risk of eliciting an inflammatory reaction at the implant site. This also applies if a Restylane product is administered before the skin has healed completely after such as procedure.
It is recommended to wait until the treated area is totally healed (normally 4-6 weeks).