The natural aging process can result in the loss of facial volume, thinning of the lips, and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. MedSpa 22 helps our patients combat these visible signs of aging with Restylane® injectable filler treatments.

Are you interested in learning more about Restylane®? Contact our office in Fort Myers today to schedule a consultation!

What is Restylane®?

Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid and is used to restore volume and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial folds. This dermal filler can also be used for lip enhancement and to treat hollows under the eyes. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® attracts moisture, making the skin appear more hydrated and youthful.

What can I expect during a treatment session?

At MedSpa 22, we use an ultra-fine needle to inject small amounts of Restylane® into the skin of the treated area. Injection sessions usually take between 15 and 30 minutes making it easy to schedule treatments into your daily routine. Restylane® is specifically formulated to function like the hyaluronic acid produced by the body allowing patients to enjoy natural-looking results without appearing like they have had work done.

When will I see results?

The effects of Restylane® injections can be seen immediately following an injection session. Results can last between four and six months. Patients using Restylane® for lip augmentation should plan to schedule follow-up sessions every six months in order to maintain their results.

Is there any recovery time?

This is a minimally-invasive aesthetic treatment and there is minimal downtime associated with Restylane® injections. For the first 24 hours following an injection session, we recommend patients avoid sun exposure, strenuous activities, and exposure to extreme heat or cold. Patients who use Restylane® injections for lip augmentation may have a brief recovery period while the swelling from the injection session diminishes. Post-treatment swelling in the lips can temporarily cause the effects of the treatment to appear slightly uneven until the swelling reduces.

Are there any side effects?

Common side effects can include minor bruising, swelling, tenderness, itching, or discomfort at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and should resolve on their own. Side effects should subside within two to three days of an injection session. Patients who use Restylane to enhance their lips may experience more severe swelling in the treatment area. This swelling should subside within a few days of treatment.

Am I a candidate?

Restylane® is a safe and effective treatment option for most patients. We recommend patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding postpone their treatments until they have given birth and are no longer breastfeeding. During your initial consultation, our expert staff will review your overall health, the condition of the treatment area, and desired results and recommend a customized treatment plan to best suit your needs.

Are you interested in learning more about Restylane® dermal filler? Contact our office in Fort Myers today to schedule a consultation!