After your treatment
After treatment you will receive guidance from your healthcare professional on what to expect, including potential side effects. The most common side effects include injection-related reactions such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain, and tenderness. These effects generally disappear within one week after injection.
You’ll also discuss maintenance or “touch-up” treatments to help maintain your results.
● Use cold compresses to reduce swelling
● Avoid touching the treated area for the first six hours following treatment, so you do not accidentally injure your skin while the area is numb. After six hours, the area can be gently washed with soap and water
● Avoid exposure to intense heat (e.g., sun lamp or sunbathing) or cold
● Reduce the risk of facial cold sore recurrence that could be caused by needle punctures. Talk with your doctor about medications that may minimize an outbreak
● Avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John's wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site
● After your treatment, you might have swelling, redness, pain, itching, discolouration, and tenderness at the site of treatment. This will typically last less than a week. Contact your doctor if you experience side effects beyond 14 days. Remember to ask about follow-up appointments
Results vary from patient to patient. With a repeated treatment plan, results may be long-lasting.
Maintenance or “touch-up” treatments are one or more additional treatments after your initial session to help maintain your results. Talk to your healthcare professional to see if maintenance treatment is right for you, and when and how much Restylane may be needed.
The most common side effects include injection-related reactions such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain and tenderness. These effects generally disappear within one week after injection. Other potential side effects can occur. You should discuss the potential treatment risks with your healthcare professional. View Important Safety Information