After the FDA approved Restylane for use as a lip filler last year, we have had many queries about its use. Here’s a quick guide to the first filler to be approved for increasing lip volume and softening the appearance of smoker’s lines.
Prior to approval, the FDA ran a trial on Restylane used in the lips. In the trial, 98 percent of the subjects injected with Restylane experienced significant improvements in lip fullness after 14 days post-injection.
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body responsible for skin plumpness. It attracts and binds with water molecules.
Restylane is injected using an ultra-fine needle, which makes for minimal discomfort. Usually, a numbing cream is applied prior to the injections, as well. Restylane results can last up to six months.
It is important to avoid using aspirin, Vitamin E supplements, and other medications or supplements that can potentially increase your risk of bleeding during and after your treatment session. Bleeding of this sort causes increased bruising at injection locations. After the injection, you can use cold compresses to immediately reduce swelling. It is also important to avoid sun exposure after your session as it can delay healing.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about Restylane and how it can help you get fuller lips! Call 925.820.3633 to set up an appointment.