Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler, which is commonly used, in noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common components of human skin. Filling agents utilizing hyaluronic acid therefore feel natural with virtually no allergic reactions.
Restylane is the one of the most frequently used fillers and is commonly used as to augment lips. Medicis, the company that distributes Restylane, recently made some improvements to the product. First, they have introduced a larger (2 mls) syringe, which can allow patients wanting significant lip augmentation to do so at a lesser cost. Second, the company has introduced Restylane with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic designed to limit patient discomfort during the procedure.
Other than bruising and minimal discomfort with the procedure, there are minimal side effects with Restylane lip augmentation. The results typically last from 6-12 months.
To learn more about noninvasive lip augmentation, including its risks and recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute or at Legacy Medical Village in Plano at 214-827-2814.