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Are Restylane Treatments Uncomfortable or Painful?

Are Restylane Treatments Uncomfortable or Painful?

Published on November 7, 2019

Restylane is a brand name of injectable filler that is used for lip and facial enhancements. Restylane is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid that is widely used and approved by the FDA.

If you’re interested in coming in for Restylane treatments for the first time, you may be worried about pain or discomfort.

How Does a Restylane Treatment Feel?

Unlike other physicians, Dr. Compton performs the Restylane treatment procedure with a blunt cannula, which will minimize any sensation of pain and will decrease bruising. Additionally, Dr. Compton will start the process by applying a topical numbing cream and ice to the targeted areas. Once the skin is numbed, the injections will be given, but the needle will hardly even be felt.

After the injections have been given, you might notice slight swelling or bruising, both of which are normal. Dr. Compton will discuss the post-care steps with you so that you can be well prepared.

What Is Restylane Used For?

Restylane is a hyaluronic-acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a component that adds volume to the face by bonding with water molecules. It naturally occurs in the body, making it the most sought-after option for fillers and cosmetic enhancements.

As we grow older, our skin’s natural hyaluronic acid levels decline. Restylane is injected underneath the skin to boost the volume in the areas where it has been lost, filling in wrinkles and folds.

Restylane is most commonly used for smoothing out wrinkles and age lines in the face. It is also injected into the lips and cheeks to give them a fuller appearance.

The Restylane Treatment Procedure

Before your consultation, it is best to do some prior research on the look you desire in order to get the best results. During the consultation, you will talk to Dr. Compton about the exact results you are looking for. Be transparent and open about the areas where you would like to see increased volume.

Dr. Compton will examine these regions to ensure that Restylane would be the ideal injectable option. He can show you before-and-after photos and answer any questions you may have.

The procedure for Restylane fillers is quite simple. First, the target area is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. The numbing cream will be applied, and the injection sites will be marked as a guide. The doctor will then proceed to inject the solution into these sites.

The effects of Restylane can be seen almost immediately after the procedure in the form of smooth and wrinkle-free skin. Patients enjoy Restylane’s benefits for around 9 to 12 months depending on the facial location where it is placed. It slowly returns to the pre-injection state during this time, and most patients return for maintenance treatments.

Restylane fillers require no recovery time, meaning you can get fillers and go right back to work. Bruising is possible though not expected. If you would like treatment with multiple syringes of filler, it may be optimal to wait for a day to recover. It is best to avoid sun exposure for a short time, as the skin will temporarily be more sensitive than usual.

Schedule a Treatment Today

Restylane fillers are a convenient and cost-effective way to subtly enhance the facial features. If you would like to find out more, contact the office of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Compton for a consultation.

"Like most people I was worried about an unnatural look after having plastic surgery, but the subtle changes that Dr. Compton provided, made a big difference in what I saw in the mirror. I have more confidence now as I am no longer thinking about my problem areas. I am very happy with the outcome, thank you Dr. Compton."

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