Restylane Injections

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Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based gel. Treatment consists of a number of small injections just under the skin, using an ultra-fine needle. In most cases the treatment is administered without using an injection of anaesthetic, instead a topical application of a numbing or anaesthetic gel or cream will be applied shortly before the treatment. Hyaluronic is a natural acid found in most organic tissue, which has a variety of properties including the ability to bind a great deal of water. Hyaluronic acid is produced by fermenting certain bacteria to produce a natural sugar-acid very similar to the kind produced naturally in a person’s body and it is very versatile in terms of its use in cosmetic procedures, and can be used for smoothing and tightening skin as well lubricating joints. Restylane claims to have been as minimally modified as possible, so that it matches natural hyaluronic acid very closely. The advantage of this being that this will potentially reduce the risk of adverse reaction and side effects. It is produced by a company based in Sweden, called Q-med AB and has been subjected to stringent clinical testing and is used all over the world. There are a variety of strengths and types of Restylane product, and you should discuss with your aesthetics practitioner all the options so that you can receive the best possible treatment for you.

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