San Jose Restylane Filler Treatment FAQs

A Restylane treatment in San Jose at Blu Cocoon can make you look years younger by enhancing areas of the face that have succumbed to gravity over time. Restylane is a dermal filler and different than Botox or Dysport. Here are FAQs about Restylane:

What is Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal filler (you may have also heard of Juvederm) that is made from hyaluronic acid which is a substance that gives the skin volume. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in your tissues and skin.

How does Restylane work?
Restylane is a clear gel that is injected into the skin in tiny amounts and provides instant volume. It is injected under wrinkles and other skin depressions to provide immediate lift and smoothness.

Are Restylane treatments safe? Are there side effects?
Restylane has been used worldwide since 1996 by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It is non-animal-based and biocompatible so allergy testing is not required. The most typical side effects are temporary redness and/or swelling at the injection site which resolves in two to three days.

Where can Restylane be used?
Restylane can be used to add volume and correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. We often use it to fill in the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds), fill in lipstick lines (the area just below the nose and above the upper lip), lift the corners of the mouth (where the mouth may extend downward), lift and fill the area that extends downward from the covers of the mouth to the jawline (marionette lines), and also for lip enhancement.

When will I see results?
Instantly! Immediately following the treatment, you will see results.

How long does Restylane last for?
Restylane has been shown to last six to twelve months.

Can anyone use Restylane?
Most everyone can use Restylane without an adverse effect. Those who should not use it are people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or in patients under 18 years (for nasolabial folds) and under 21 years (for lips). We recommend discussing your health history with a qualified medical professional before getting a Restylane treatment.

What is the difference between Restylane and Botox?
Dermal fillers and Botox / Dysport are sometimes mistakenly thought to be the same and used in the same way. This is not the case and we have blogged about the differences in an earlier post . . . read the entire post here.


How do I schedule a Restylane service?
Schedule a Restylane treatment in San Jose at Blu Cocoon MedSpa by calling 408.295.2580.

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