Restylane-L® dermal filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid which is a natural element found in connective skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid is very hydrophilic, meaning it has the ability to draw and hold water but just like collagen, we loose hyaluronic acid in the skin as we age. Restylane-L® is used to add 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. Restylane-L® and Restylane® are the only products FDA approved for lip enhancement.
Restylane-L® dermal filler gives the same great results as Restylane® but lidocaine which is a numbing agent has been added to provide less discomfort while injecting. There was a reported 72% less discomfort during treatment with Restylane-L® vs. Restylane®. Restylane-L should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine.
Like any dermal filler after injection one might experience swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. These are typically mild and could last as long as 2-14 days.