For those who love Restylane, there is good news! Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. received FDA clearance for Restylane Silk, the newest Restylane product. This newest Restylane product essentially has all the same great effects of the original Restylane: it can reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, and it can help add fullness to the lips. Restylane can also be used to treat sallowness in the cheek area. Restylane Silk is different from the original Restylane in that Restylane Silk contains 0.3% lidocaine, which should result in a more comfortable treatment for patients who choose Restylane.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body. It is hypoallergenic, and the results it produces can be dramatic and rather beautiful.
In a clinical study involving Restylane silk, 98% of patients experienced improved lip fullness two weeks after the procedure. The side-effects of treatment were mild.
Restylane is most effective when it is used to treat wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. It is also used to increase lip fullness. Restylane can be completed in a short amount of time and many patients report going in for a treatment during their lunch hour and returning to work the same day with no one being the wiser.
Of course, Restylane isn’t for everyone. If you are pregnant, breast feeding, under 18 years old, or prone to scars, the treatment might not be for you. You should always take the time to speak to your plastic surgeon about the risks and benefits of any plastic surgery procedure. Your surgeon will review your lifestyle, health, and expectations and find the best course of treatment for you.
The effects of Restylane treatments can last at least 6 months, after which you might want to return to your plastic surgeon for another maintenance treatment. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, your body will eventually break down the complex carbohydrate chains, converting these chains into simple sugars which your body can use. At this point, in order to maintain your look, you’ll want to receive another injection.
For some patients, the treatment lasts much longer. Some patients report not having to return for maintenance injections for up to two years. The good news about repeated Restylane treatments is that Restylane has collagen-stimulating effects, meaning that it improves your skin over time. Each time you use Restylane, your skin will look better and better and become more resilient to the effects of aging.
A Restylane treatment begins with an initial consultation to determine patient needs and goals. Then, the areas selected are given the injection. The patient has control over how much gel is used throughout the process.
Of course, the results following treatment depend on the skill of the plastic surgeon you choose. It is important to find a skilled plastic surgeon who performs Restylane treatments in order to experience the best results.
Dr. Grossman has extensive experience with the use of experimental at the time Restylane and Restylane Silk since the early 90. After having safely treated thousands of patients Dr. Grossman fully supports this safe and effective product “
Contact the Brooklyn office today to learn more about how you can start looking your best using Restylane.