RESTYLANE is a gel injected into the skin to add volume to lips and lift wrinkles and folds. RESTYLANE consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body. Once in the skin, RESTYLANE works by creating volume. Some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances. The hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is non-animal.
Cosmetic Clinic Derby Restylane & Lip Enhancement ImageHow is a treatment performed?
During treatment, the crystal-clear RESTYLANE gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, RESTYLANE adds volume and shape to the treated area.
How long will the treatment session take?
Treatment with RESTYLANE is a rapid and easy process. As no pre-test is needed, the treatment can be carried out immediately. A treatment generally takes 30 minutes. The time differs somewhat, depending on the correction you wish to have performed.
What can be treated?
RESTYLANE can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, lip enhancements and shaping facial contours. The most common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips, although other sites can also be treated. Very superficial or profound wrinkles may be difficult to correct. These issues will be addressed during your consultation.
Does it hurt?
Most people find the injections relatively painless. They may prick a little. A topical anaesthetic can be applied to the area being treated before your procedure if you like. When enhancing the lips, a local anaesthetic injection is often given.
How soon will I see the results?
The results can be seen immediately.
What will I look like after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a typical result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few days. After a lip treatment, the lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can persist for a few days (up to a week). If the discomfort continues, please contact us.
What should I bear in mind after my treatment with RESTYLANE?
During the first 48 hours after your treatment, do not massage or rub the treated area. If you have had a lip enhancement, avoid puckering your lips for the first two days after the treatment. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. in a solarium or by sunbathing) or extreme cold.
Can RESTYLANE be removed?
No. However, RESTYLANE dissolves naturally with time. If you feel uncertain about the desired result, you can choose to have the treatment done in steps on different occasions.
Can RESTYLANE replace surgical procedures?
No. However, RESTYLANE is sometimes used in conjunction with surgery to fill out wrinkles that cannot be removed by surgery.
What should I think about before I have a RESTYLANE treatment?
Look at yourself in the mirror and think about the result you are expecting. Try to convey your expectations to your physician before the treatment and ask him or her what is possible.
Do I need to have a skin test?
Are there any side-effects?
The rate of reactions to RESTYLANE is very low. However, after the treatment, some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discolouration and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within a few days after injection into the skin and within a week after the injection into the lips. Other reactions are infrequent, but about 1 in 2000 treated patients have experienced localized reactions thought to be of a hypersensitive nature.
These have usually consisted of swelling at the injection site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues. Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like formations have also been reported. These reactions have either started a few days after the injection or after a delay of two to four weeks. They have generally been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting with an average duration of two weeks.
Why do the lips sometimes become very swollen immediately after a RESTYLANE treatment?
The cause of this is not yet known, but there is no reason to believe that this is an immunological reaction. Usually, the swelling is gone within a week after injection into the lips.
Can RESTYLANE be used if I have undergone laser treatment or chemical peeling?
If you have recently had some other kind of facial treatment, you are recommended to wait until the treated area is totally healed and the skin has normalized (usually four to six weeks) before you undergo a RESTYLANE treatment.
Can patients with allergies of different kinds be more sensitive to RESTYLANE?
So far, no connection between patients with allergies and patients that report a reaction to RESTYLANE has been established.
How long does the effect of a RESTYLANE treatment last?
The length of time the effect of a RESTYLANE treatment lasts is very individual and depends on many factors, such as the structure of your skin, lifestyle, age, degree of perfection demanded, and the practitioner’s injection technique. Experience indicates that touch-up and follow-up treatments will add to the duration. Most people choose to have a new treatment within a year after the treatment of wrinkles and folds and within 6 months after a lip enhancement.
Does RESTYLANE get stiffer in cold weather? What happens in the sun?
It would help if you did not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. in a solarium or by sunbathing) or extreme cold for the first few days after the treatment to avoid the risk of inflammation as the area has been disturbed. However, once RESTYLANE has integrated into the body, it will adjust to your average body temperature.
How will my skin look without follow-up treatments?
The correction will gradually disappear until your skin looks like it did before the treatment. Follow-up injections will help you maintain your correction.
What are the contents of RESTYLANE?
RESTYLANE consists of 20 mg/ml of stabilized hyaluronic acid and physiological sodium chloride solution with a pH of 7. All RESTYLANE products are clear, transparent and viscous gels. The only difference between the products is the size of the gel particles. In contrast to other similar products, the hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is not produced from animals. This means that there is no risk of disease being transmitted or allergic reactions being elicited if you are sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken and eggs.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It gives volume to the skin, lubricates the joints and gives the eyes their shape. The hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is stabilized for a long duration and not of animal or human origin.
How was RESTYLANE developed?
After many years of research, Dr Bengt Ågerup and the company Q-Med in Uppsala, Sweden, succeeded in developing a Non-Animal, Stabilized way Hyaluronic Acid to replace the loss of volume in the skin. The first application, RESTYLANE, was launched in 1996. The only collagen made from cowhide and hyaluronic acid made from rooster combs had been available before this.
The largest organ in your body
The skin is the largest organ in the body, comprising about 15% of the body weight. The total skin surface of an adult ranges from 1.5-2 square metres.
What happens as we age?
Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid that helps the skin look healthy. As we grow older, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases and the amount of hyaluronic acid begins to fall. As hyaluronic acid helps to bind water, the skin’s ability to retain moisture also declines with age. As a result, the skin becomes drier, thinner and less able to restore itself. The loss of skin fullness also means that the skin becomes looser. This leads to wrinkling and the older appearance of the skin.
The layers of your skin
Your skin consists of three main layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the outer layer that protects you from heat and cold. The epidermis condition determines how your skin looks and how well your skin absorbs and holds moisture. Wrinkles, however, are formed in lower layers. The dermis is the middle layer of the skin and the skin’s support structure. It is the thickest layer and comprises a network of collagen and elastin fibres. The subcutaneous tissue consists mainly of fat that keeps us warm, stores energy and protects inner organs.
What causes lines and wrinkles?
The dermis is the skin layer responsible for the skin’s elasticity and resilience. The dermis functions as the skin’s support structure, containing collagen, elastin and biological substances whose primary function is to hold moisture in the skin. One of these substances is hyaluronic acid. As we age, the amount of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases and the elastic elastin fibres become looser and tend to gather in formations, creating wrinkles and folds. However, age is not the only cause of wrinkles—smoking, sunbathing, and pollution damage your skin’s structure, irrespective of age.
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Prices are per syringe £250
Any more than one syringe £235 each
Lip Filler £250
Tear Trough £275
(Lower eye Lid near Nose)
Dark circles around the eyes £250
Marionette Lines £250
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