With non-surgical treatments becoming increasingly popular with women and men alike, it is important that you feel that Restylane treatment is right for you. Your treatment will involve a number of steps. Here's our guide and some tips to a successful Restylane dermal filler or skinbooster treatment.
Finding Your Practitioner:
Restylane treatments should only be undertaken with a medical professional (Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic Doctor, Dermatologist, Dentist or Nurse) who have undergone the appropriate training for your treatment. Certificates of training undertaken may be displayed in clinic but should be made available to you on request. You can find your nearest Restylane Practitioner using our Practitioner Finder
Consultation & Treatment
Come to your consultation prepared. Be honest with yourself about your wishes and questions. You will learn how Restylane products can be safely used to suit your needs and wishes, and you will be asked about your medical history. When you leave your consultation you should feel well informed about Restylane, and you should know what results to expect.
Together with your Restylane Practitioner you decide which Restylane product is suitable for your needs. Before treatment, the practitioner will discuss pain relief with you. As every person has different preferences and sensitivity, most products in the Restylane range are available both with and without integrated pain-relief (0.3% Lidocaine). Depending on which area you will have treated you will also have a choice of other anesthesia, such as anesthetic cream, dental block or ice.
A treatment with Restylane only takes about 15-30 minutes. It is performed by injecting Restylane through a fine needle into your skin (or for some treatments just under) to fill wrinkles or add volume, shape your face or lips or hydrate your skin.
After treatment you will receive post-treatment guidelines. It is normal to experience some post-treatment discomfort, such as redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. This typically subsides after a few days, up to one to two weeks. Following treatment, there is sometimes a need for a touch-up treatment to achieve an optimal result. You can find out more information on post treatment care here.
Your Next Restylane Treatment
As Restylane is naturally biodegraded, you will eventually need to repeat the treatment to maintain the result. Return visits are typically made after 6-12 months for wrinkles or volume replacement and within 6 months for lips. For skin revitalisation with Restylane skinboosters a typical treatment program is made up of three treatment sessions with 2-4 weeks apart and then repeat treatments every 4 to 6 months. Your local Restylane Practitioner will be able to advise a suitable treatment regime to maintain the look you desire.