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Northern Virginia Restylane

Who doesn’t want beautiful lips? After all, lips play a central role in our sensual and emotional life—think attractive, youthful, kissable. So it’s only natural to want to enhance the appearance of our lips, to match their shape and proportions to our unique facial structure. Or to add fullness to our lips when they lose volume with age.

What is Restylane?

Restylane provides the fullness and definition you can’t get with lipstick or other cosmetics. Plus, Restylane is a beauty investment you don’t wash off your face every night. So with just one treatment you can achieve beautiful, natural-looking lips—24 hours a day—for as long as six months.

Concerned about potential discomfort during treatment? Then ask your doctor about Restylane-L. Featuring the numbing medication lidocaine, Restylane-L offers the beautiful, shapely lips you want with less discomfort. In clinical studies evaluating the laugh lines (nasolabial folds), Restylane-L demonstrated less discomfort at injection and up to one hour later when compared to Restylane.

After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.

How does Restylane work?

Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane can also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21 years, providing natural-looking and lasting results with just one treatment.

Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane; to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and to add fullness to your lips.

Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane only), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. If a volume of more than 3 mL total is needed to achieve optimal correction for lip enhancement, a follow-up treatment session is recommended.

Biocompatible with the human body, Restylane is eventually broken down naturally.

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