U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Restylane® injectable gel is a cosmetic “filler” that contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance that is found in the body. HA gives volume and elasticity to the skin, but as the body ages, HA levels decrease, resulting in loose skin and wrinkling. When injected, Restylane gel is designed to plump the skin beneath lines and wrinkles, smoothing them out and making them less noticeable.
The most common areas for Restylane treatment are the midface, cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, laugh lines, and the backs of the hands. Restylane injectable gel is FDA-approved for those 21 and older. Results can last anywhere from 6 months to a year and varies from one individual to another at which point the hyaluronic acid is reabsorbed by the body. www.restylaneusa.com
Benefits Of Restylane Products
Restylane products provide natural-looking results by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. When used for lip enhancement, it makes the lips fuller and gives them more definition.
Advantages Of Restylane Products
One significant advantage that Restylane injectable gel has over other facial fillers made with hyaluronic acid is that it contains nothing of animal origin. As a result, it does not require a potential user to undergo allergy testing, which can sometimes take weeks. Another advantage is that Restylane injections are performed in-office in less than half an hour, and require little-to-no downtime for the patient.
Side Effects Of Restylane Products
The most common side effects of Restylane injectable gel are swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness in and around the injection sites. They typically go away within a week. Although considered safe for most patients, Restylane injections carry a risk of infection, bleeding or allergic reaction.
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) Injectables
Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. www.dysportusa.com
- Natural-Looking: Dysport users maintain their natural facial expressions without the frozen look
- Long-Lasting: Results may last up to 5 months
- Fast-Acting: The majority of users saw improvement in just 2-3 days after treatment
- Trusted Results: Dysport has been on the market for 12 years in the U.S. with a proven safety record
How Dysport Works
Dysport softens and smooths frown lines by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, temporarily helping to prevent contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. Dysport is a neuromodulator, an injection of a small amount of botulinum toxin that treats the frown lines when injected into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the frown lines between the eyebrows. Dysport is a quick (10-20 minute) procedure administered by a healthcare specialist. A very small needle is used, with no anesthetic needed, and little to no downtime.