Restylane injections are given inside our treatment room, with a local numbing cream so that patients do not feel any discomfort. A typical treatment session lasts about 15-20 minutes, and patients can return to their normal activities right after. Exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours, and patients should sleep upright during the first evening of treatment. Most patients will see their results immediately, and the results will continue to become more prominent over the following days. Swelling and redness may appear around the injection sites, but these are temporary side effects and generally last only a few short hours. The results following a Restylane treatment usually last for 6-12 months.
Our Seattle area cosmetic surgery practice offers Restylane for patients who desire to soften and eliminate the wrinkles around their nose and mouth, including the jowls, nasolabial folds, as well as for lip enhancement. Restylane SILK is the latest version of Restylane that offers great diversity for patients with varying degree of wrinkle depth and is preferred in many cases because it does not tend to spread from the injection site. Dr. Craig Jonov uses Restylane silk, which is comprised of a synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) that works to restore and replenish the body’s natural supply of HA. The effect is renewed hydration to the skin, a softer appearance, and a glow that looks and feels natural. This injectable filler typically lasts anywhere from 6-12 months and is a very popular treatment in our Lynnwood, WA office.
Candidates for Restylane Silk must be 21 years of age or older. It is a treatment that is used to restore moderate to severe wrinkles and lines, which works great for older adults who are not yet ready for a cosmetic surgery procedure. Candidates should have good skin elasticity with a goal to slow the impact of aging in a subtle, natural way. Restylane injections are terrific if you wish to soften any of the areas around the mouth, laugh lines, lips, jowls, and any other gaunt areas in the lower face region.
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