A natural purified protein produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
Generally no and the FDA does not require allergy testing. It is a purified form of the protein and is injected in very small amounts into the muscle causing the wrinkle.
It is injected into a muscle to temporarily paralyze the muscle to prevent movement and assist wrinkle reduction. It is the repeated movement of muscles that causes wrinkles so by preventing movement it helps reduce or soften wrinkles.
You should refrain from medications with aspirin, ibuprofen and/or Vitamin E in them for 1 week prior to treatment. This will decrease the bruising at the injection site.
You will need to keep your head up for 4 hours after treatment and also avoid perspiring for 24 hours.
There is very minimal discomfort, however no local or topical anesthesia is necessary.
Restylane is a natural substance that already exists in the human body called Hyaluronic Acid that restores fullness and smoother contours to your face.
You will have an 80 to 100% improvement in the appearance of the injected lines and wrinkles temporarily.
Since everyone’s body metabolizes differently it can last from 6 months to one year. Recent studies suggest that Restylane injections actually stimulates collagen growth. Many clients find that the frequent injections result in less volume needed to fill a given area.
Yes, if you stop getting the injections the material is degraded by the body, leaving no traces of the dermal filler in the body.
Avoid any products containing aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort or high doses of Vitamin E for 1 week prior to treatment to help decrease bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
You will need to leave the area alone for 6 hours after treatment and refrain from aerobic exercise for 24 hours. There might be redness, swelling and minor bruising at the injection sites.
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