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Is Restylane A Safe Procedure For Me?

Published on August 8, 2011

Restylane is a dermal filler, offered at Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center, that smoothes and corrects fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of lips and increases moisture levels within the skin. The Food and Drug Administration approved Restylane for the treatment of wrinkles in January 2004, particularly wrinkles that occur around the nose and mouth.

What is Restylane?

It is a clear liquid gel and is primarily composed of non-animal based hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar compound that is found within the body, and is gradually absorbed over time. A trained professional dermatologist delivers Restylane by injecting the filler directly into the skin and, in most cases, the procedure only takes a few minutes to complete. The patient can resume their normal activities right after the procedure.

What’s involved in the administration of Restylane in NYC?

  1. The first step of the procedure involves the application of an antiseptic, as the physician chooses one or more areas in which to inject Restlyane into the skin.
  2. During the second step of the procedure, the doctor determines the proper amount of Restylane to administer to the patient.
  3. As the third and final step, Restylane is injected beneath the skin.

What can I expect after my treatment?

Hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules, which helps to increase volume and elasticity levels of the skin. Since this ingredient attracts water molecules within the skin, moisture levels are significantly increased, which enhances the suppleness of skin. Noticeable swelling may occur following the procedure, which usually lasts for one or two days. While it is recommended to avoid sun exposure, the patient can resume their everyday activities following the procedure.

Get in touch with a Board Certified Dermatologist, at Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center, to discuss the possibility of a Restylane treatment.

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