Restylane

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RESTYLANE FROM THE GALDERMA FAMILY OF PRODUCTS

Restylane® 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 may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.

Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines), the corners of the mouth and marionette lines — the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.  Additionally, Restylane and Restylane® Silk are FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21, and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.

WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY DOCTOR

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding, taking medicines that affect blood clotting, like aspirin, an NSAID or warfarin.  These medicines may put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site. Tell your doctor if you have a skin reaction like cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or an infection. Treatment with RESTYLANE should be delayed until the reaction goes away. Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system.

What are the possible side effects of Restylane?

  • Rejection of filler material
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Asymmetry
  • Itching
  • Infection
  • Necrosis
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Temporary paralysis of facial muscles
  • Swelling

Most side effects are mild or moderate and last 30 days or less. One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

Consultation for Dermal Fillers

There are many options available with facial injectables. If you seek to reverse the signs of aging with dermal fillers, contact Dr. Thompson today at 732-410-4789 or fill out our contact form.