Restylane Information


There are several Restylane products designed to improve skin. Some improve texture, provide fullness, contour, fill lines or wrinkles that bring back a more youthful appearance. Restylane, Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk are clear, biodegradable gels containing hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in our skin. People often refer to these treatments as a mini-lift or liquid facelift.

Filler treatments are used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, lessen acne scarring, restore volume in and around the cheeks and lips, correct asymmetric features.

In most patients the correction that lasts 6-12 months. Often, more than one syringe or treatment is needed to achieve full, desired result. Repeat treatments are necessary.

We recommend you arrive at Chelsea Skin & Laser 30 minutes prior to your appointment for topical numbing. A mild anesthetic is found in many products or combined with the product to immediately reduce discomfort. There will be some tenderness at the site of injection for approximately 48 hours. Tylenol can be taken for discomfort.

The most common side effects of Restylane include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions, redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, keep the area clean and protected to avoid any risk of infection.

Minor inflammation or swelling normally begin to resolve within 24 hours but have been reported to last as long as 2 weeks. Makeup can be applied immediately after to cover minor bruising or redness that may occur. Minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to extensive sun or heat within the first 24 hours following treatment. Application of ice intermittently for a short period of time after the treatment will help reduce swelling. There have been minor complications reported by some patients where lumpiness or small nodules have occurred after treatment. Complications of this nature have normally resolved within two months.

Immediately after treatment there is temporary swelling and firmness lasting on average two weeks, thereafter, it will soften and take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue.

Tell your practitioner if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, have had or plan to have surgery or cosmetic treatments on the lower face, neck, or chin, have or have had recent medical conditions including any type of infection in or near the neck area, trouble swallowing, bleeding problems or are taking blood thinners.

Avoid dental work, including teeth cleaning, at least 2 weeks prior and one month following treatment. Avoid oral surgery at least 4 weeks prior and one month post treatment.

If you have any history of herpes on the face, we recommend taking an oral antiviral pill prior to your treatment. Bruising risks can be minimized by avoiding aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, concentrated garlic and alcohol for one week prior to treatment.

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