Come to your consultation prepared. Be honest with yourself about your wishes and questions. You will learn how Restylane products can be safely used to suit your wishes, and you will be asked about your medical history. When you leave your consultation you should feel well informed about Restylane, and you should know what results to expect.
Harmony programme, designed to reveal the true you
The Harmony programme is a personalized treatment plan that uses the latest techniques and scientifically proven products to restore and enhance facial balance.
The program includes a unique, personal questionnaire, which you complete before your consultation. Your responses to the questionnaire enable you and your practitioner to work together to design your individual Harmony treatment plan, taking into account your facial features and skin condition, as well as your personal motives, aspirations and budget.
First of all you should always contact a qualified practitioner to be assured that the treatment will be performed correctly. Your treatment should be performed in a medical environment that affords you privacy and is spotlessly clean. You may want to request to see your chosen clinician’s training certificate and insurance certificate to ensure they are appropriately trained and insured for the treatment they are providing.
Only a medically qualified practitioner should perform Restylane treatments. Depending on your country’s legislation, this may include plastic surgeons, cosmetic clinicians, dermatologists, cosmetic dentists, or aesthetic nurses. If in doubt, please contact Galderma.
- You should receive comprehensive information and a detailed explanation regarding the treatment.
- You should be informed of the possibilities and limitations of treatments with hyaluronic acid
- You should receive information about possible side effects and precautions for treatment
- You should be informed of the cost of the treatment and possible follow-up treatments
- Your questions should be answered to your full satisfaction
There are several important precautions to discuss with your healthcare practitioner to ensure satisfactory results and avoid any complications. Discuss the following with your healthcare practitioner:
- If you are taking immunosuppressive medications
- If you are taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or any other medication that affects bleeding
- If you have any questions about precautions related to the treatment
First, the healthcare practitioner disinfects the area to be treated. A small amount of the appropriate Restylane filler is then injected into the skin through a fine needle or blunt micro-cannula to fill wrinkles, add volume, shape your face or fill your lips. After the injection, your practitioner may gently massage the treated area to even out the result.
A treatment with Restylane does not take long. Depending on the area and indication, it takes approximately 15-45 minutes. A touch-up treatment is sometimes performed approximately two weeks after the initial treatment to optimize the results.
Ask your healthcare practitioner if you will benefit from treatment with any of the hyaluronic acid products within the Restylane range. It is important when discussing your medical history to tell your practitioner everything, including all medicines that you are taking, any present and past allergies and their seriousness, and all current or past medical conditions you have had. Your practitioner will discuss potential side effects from the injection of Restylane and how serious they may be. You should also inform your practitioner if you have received previous aesthetic treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.
Patients with a known allergy to hyaluronic acid-based products should not undergo treatment, nor should patients with bleeding disorders, or active skin diseases such as inflammation, infection or tumors in or near the area to be treated. Discuss contraindications, warnings and precautions with your healthcare practitioner before having Restylane filler or Restylane Skinboosters treatments.
In the case of Restylane Skinboosters, if you have deep wrinkles and folds, another treatment could be more beneficial for you. Please ask your healthcare practitioner what treatment will give you the best results.
Please note that Restylane Skinboosters is recommended for people who are 18 years or older.
Restylane is manufactured by Galderma. Galderma is a pharmaceutical company with over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company specializes in dermatology and is present in more than 100 countries. To read more about Galderma visit: www.galdermaaesthetics.com/
Your healthcare practitioner will disinfect the area that will be treated. Tiny droplets of hyaluronic acid will then be injected just below the skin surface through a fine needle to rehydrate your skin. Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, will take away most of the discomfort that you may experience during the treatment.
Depending on the area, a treatment takes approximately 15-45 minutes. To achieve optimal results, a treatment program usually starts with 3 treatment sessions, 2 to 4 weeks apart. Thereafter, maintenance treatments are typically recommended every 4-6 months.
Here are a few questions that we recommend you ask your healthcare practitioner:
- What results can I expect from the treatment?
- What happens during the treatment?
- Could my medical history or previous treatments affect or prevent treatment?
- Are there any side effects and precautions that I should know about?
- Is there anything I should do before and after treatment?
- Any other question you may have
You will always have a consultation before your first treatment. Think through what you want to achieve and the questions you may have. Your healthcare practitioner will inform you how Restylane fillers and Restylane Skinboosters can be used in a safe way to suit your own individual aspirations. You will also be asked about your medical history. When you leave your consultation, you should feel well informed about Restylane fillers and Restylane Skinboosters and you should know what results to expect.
Make sure that you contact a clinic with qualified practitioner(s) to ensure that your treatment will be performed correctly. You could always search in national registers of licensed aesthetic treatment specialists. Your treatment should be performed in a medical environment that provides privacy and is spotlessly clean. You can always request to see training certificates and insurance certificates to ensure that your healthcare practitioner has received the appropriate training and is insured for the treatment.