Restylane Treatment in Chevy Chase, MD
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What Is Restylane?
Restylane® is a crystal clear hyaluronic acid gel that restores volume and fullness in the skin to correct wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds. It requires no skin pre-testing and has been safely used since 1996 worldwide. Temporary swelling and redness at the injection site typically resolve within two to three days. The average treatment results last six months or even longer. Restylane® is available in 70 countries and has been used in over 1.4 million treatments in the U.S.
How does Restylane work and what is treatment like?
Restylane® is most often requested in order to eliminate or reduce the smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, or to restore the contour and shape of the lips. The treatment session involves injecting the wrinkle area with Restylane® using an ultrafine needle. In order to diminish discomfort associated with the injection, Restylane-L® now contains an addition of an anesthetic, lidocaine. To further reduce the discomfort associated with the injection, we also routinely apply a topical anesthetic cream to the treatment site prior to the procedure. The results of the treatment for most patients are instantaneous and accomplished with minimal downtime. In order to minimize the chance of bruising that may occur as a result of the injection, patients should avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, fish oil, or vitamin E supplements prior to treatment. Dr. Sommerville and staff will discuss these precautions with you prior to the scheduled injection.
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Whether you just have a question about Restylane® or would like to schedule a consultation in Chevy Chase, MD, Dr. Sommerville and her staff are here to help you. Please fill out the contact form or call our office at 301.656.7546 and discover your way to beautiful, healthy skin!
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