How Quickly Does Restylane Settle?

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In our younger years, our skin is smooth and naturally plump thanks to a naturally-occurring compound called hyaluronic acid (HA), which draws in and retains moisture. As we age, HA production decreases, which causes our skin to lose volume, thin out, and develop unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. At JPO Aesthetics in Palm Springs, CA, our clients can achieve smoother skin, regain volume in the cheeks, mid-face, and lips, and rejuvenate their complexion for a youthful glow. Dr. Jeffrey Patrick Olson and his team offer a line of Restylane products to help achieve beautiful results with little to no downtime. 

What is Restylane? 

Restylane is a family of dermal filler products injected into the skin to add volume and diminish fine lines and wrinkles on the face. At JPO Aesthetics, Dr. Olson administers Restylane Defyne, Lyft, Refyne, and Silk to meet specific cosmetic goals and needs. Restylane is used to treat moderate-to-severe fine lines and wrinkles without the hassle of invasive surgery. 

How does Restylane work? 

Restylane is primarily composed of synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), which is injected under the skin to attract moisture to the skin, add volume, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, Restylane works to revitalize the tissue, soften the skin, and bring about a natural-looking, youthful complexion. 

How is Restylane different from other dermal fillers? 

Restylane is known for its benefits in adding volume to the lips, while other dermal fillers, including JUVÉDERM® and Sculptra®, often target other areas of the face. However, Restylane can also treat the following conditions:  

  • Marionette lines – lines running from the corners of the mouth to the jawline 
  • Laugh lines – lines running from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth 
  • Lipstick lines – vertical lines above the upper lip 
  • Tear trough lines – lining the dark circles under the eyes 

Am I an ideal candidate for Restylane? 

Both men and women may be viable candidates for Restylane injections if they:  

  • Are in good general health 
  • Are looking for nonsurgical means to improve their complexion 
  • Have moderate-to-severe fine lines or wrinkles 
  • Have realistic expectations 

Dr. Olson will review your personal and medical history to ascertain if you can safely participate in Restylane treatments. 

How does the treatment process work? 

Restylane injections are administered in just under a few minutes in one of our private treatment rooms at JPO Aesthetics in Palm Springs, CA. Each injection site is sanitized before treatment. Patients generally feel a mild stinging sensation or no discomfort with each injection. Once treatment is completed, patients are permitted to resume normal daily activities. 

Is there any downtime after Restylane injections? 

Restylane injections require no downtime after treatment. However, Dr. Olson will send each patient home with aftercare instructions to optimize results and prevent potential infection. Patients should avoid the following for the first couple of days:  

  • Facial massages 
  • Extreme temperature changes to the skin 
  • Sleeping face down 
  • Rubbing or picking at the injection site 
  • Strenuous activity 

Some patients may have to sleep upright for the first 24 hours. Temporary swelling or bruising is often expected after treatment but should resolve within several hours. 

How long does it take Restylane to settle? 

Patients may notice positive results within a few days after treatment. However, it can take up to two weeks for Restylane to settle into its natural position. 

How long will my results last?  

If patients maintain an excellent skin care routine and follow the Restylane aftercare instructions, they can expect Restylane results to last for several months. Contact Dr. Olson for any questions regarding follow-up appointments to maintain desired results. 

Learn more about the benefits of Restylane  

If you reside in or near Palm Springs, CA, and would like to learn more about the benefits of Restylane or other dermal filler products, contact our team at JPO Aesthetics and schedule a consultation today. Dr. Jeffrey Patrick Olson will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that can produce beautiful results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.