Restylane® Cosmetic Injections – Birmingham

The lines and wrinkles of the face can make you look much, much older than you really are. Rather than turn to facial plastic surgery, many people have been opting to get Restylane® injections instead. In fact, getting Restylane® injections at our Birmingham area practice may be just the answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to your aesthetic needs. Let’s look at how Restylane® injections work and what to expect from treatment so you have realistic expectations about the results.

About Restylane® Injections

Restylane® injections are a type of dermal filler that is hyaluronic acid-based. That means that Restylane® is not derived from animals but rather from a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. Restylane® is ideal for filling in those deep lines and major wrinkles of the face, and it will also help promote greater moisture and lubrication in the skin, enhancing your appearance even more.

Candidates for Restylane® Injections

The best candidates for Restylane® are people who are in generally good health who would like to do something about the appearance of facial wrinkles, particularly laugh lines and fine lines around the mouth. Restylane® can be used to safely treat the hollows under the eyes, poorly contoured cheekbones, and may also be used as a filler option for lip augmentation. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should NOT undergo Restylane® treatment as it can potentially affect a baby or nursing child. During your visit to our practice serving Birmingham, we will see if Restylane® injections are the right option for you.

Risks and Benefits of Restylane®

The risks of Restylane® injections tend to be very few and side effects minor. This is mainly due to the fact that Restylane® is derived from hyaluronic acid. Some of the common side effects that people may experience after Restylane® treatment include itchiness of the injection site, swelling, redness, soreness, and bruising. These are all temporary conditions and will usually abate within a day or two after treatment.

The benefits of Restylane® injections include enhanced appearance, enhanced moisture and texture of the skin, and no downtime from treatment.

Results of Restylane® Treatment

The results of Restylane® will usually last eight months to a year, though lip enhancement effects of Restylane® may not last quite as long. Some patients like to get touch-up and repeat Restylane® treatments at our Vestavia Hills practice after about six months.

Learn More About Restylane® Injections in Birmingham

Restylane® injections have become one of the most popular cosmetic injection options thanks to the wonderful results that can be achieved. To learn more about your many options for non-surgical aesthetic enhancement, contact our Birmingham practice for Restylane® injections today. Our team looks forward to your visit so we can discuss your aesthetic goals in much more detail.