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6 Tips on How to Prepare for a Restylane Treatment

Men and women sometimes really find it hard to accept the reality and effects of aging. For this reason, many people resort to medical or cosmetic treatments to combat skin conditions such as wrinkles or crow’s feet. Women don’t need to use a lot of anti-aging creams or apply too much makeup on their faces just so they could hide and combat these imperfections. There are various procedures that we could use to treat such problems nowadays. Restylane injection is one good example. Learn how you can prepare for a Restylane treatment.

Prepare for a Restylane Treatment

Prepare for a Restylane Treatment

Tip #1: Know what this treatment is about.

This is a dermal filler product that treats wrinkles and other signs of aging. Restylane injection is made up of non-animal based hyaluronic acid that is injected with the use of a syringe to a chosen area of the face. This results to a healthy and younger looking skin.

Tip #2: Talk to your dermatologist and find out more about Restylane injection.

If you have already found the right dermatologist for you, the next step is to schedule a consultation to discuss the procedure. They can give you answers regarding the procedure and its side effects. It is important to know what this treatment contains. The treatment will only take about 30 minutes.

Tip #3: Avoid taking medication at least 24 hours before the treatment.

Examples are aspirin, St. John’s wort, and high doses of Vitamin E. These medicines may increase the bleeding at the site where Restylane treatment will be injected. You should also avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as advil, motrin, and ibuprofen, because these medications may increase bleeding and bruising at the injected area.

Tip #4: Get some prescription medication.

If you are planning for a Restylane treatment around your mouth or lips, get prescription strength of anti-viral medication. This is needed if you have a history of cold sores, a condition that may be triggered due to the treatment.
Tip#5: Know what will happen on the day itself as well.

On the day of the procedure, the doctor will numb the patient’s face using a local anesthesia and the Restylane injection will be administered.  For lip treatment, the doctor will provide additional anesthesia to prevent pain in the sensitive area. The effect of the treatment can be seen immediately and will last for about 6 months. Restylane treatment has mild side effects and the most common are redness in the injected area, swelling, mild pain, tenderness and bruising at the area. In lip treatment, side effects will include swelling that will go on for several days after the treatment has been done.

Tip #6: Know your recovery period for the treatment.

Restylane doesn’t require an extensive recovery time period. Patients can usually resume their daily activities immediately. If it’s alright for you to curtail activities based on the fact that your face or lips are still swollen, then you can do so.

Preparation is so important to create a pleasant experience if you are planning to undergo the restylane treatment. Always listen to your doctor’s advice and follow it seriously. Be ready for the slight change after the treatment because your face may look a little bit worse before it begins to look smoother, younger, and healthier. Don’t forget the follow-up treatments to maintain your look.

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