RESTYLANE Edmonton & Regina
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a full product line of soft and firm injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that attracts and binds water molecules to add volume. Restylane fillers are formulated with two technologies – NASHATM and Optimal Balance TechnologyTM – creating a broad range of gel textures. This allows us at Ethemba Health and Image Centres to tailor treatment to your unique facial tissue, for a natural look customized to you. Results are immediate, adding volume to smooth out wrinkles and enhance facial balance for a more youthful, revitalized look.
What is the history of Restylane?
Restylane is the world’s most studied line of dermal fillers with more than 23 years of use. With more than 40 million treatments worldwide, Restylane products have an established legacy and a well-defined safety profile. Talk to us at Ethemba Health and Image Centres to find the right Restylane treatment plan to achieve the look you desire.
What areas can Restylane treat?
Restylane restores volume to smooth wrinkles and soften facial lines. Restylane can also be used to enhance facial features such as your lips, cheeks, and jawline by adding volume for fullness and definition.
How is Restylane administered?
Dr. Hatfield will inject Restylane or Restylane Skinboosters. After injection, he may gently massage the treated area.
What areas can Restylane Skinboosters treat?
Restylane Skinboosters improves skin smoothness, elasticity and appearance to refresh your look. It can be used in your face (lower cheek/jawline), upper neck and back of the hands.
How long does the treatment take?
A treatment with Restylane doesn’t usually take long. A touch-up treatment is sometimes performed after the initial treatment to optimize your results.
Talk to Dr. Hatfield to learn more about the treatment procedure.
Is the treatment painful?
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. Many Restylane products contain an integrated local anaesthetic, lidocaine, to provide you with a more comfortable treatment experience. You and Dr. Hatfield may decide whether additional pain relief is needed.
Who is qualified to administer Restylane treatments?
Only healthcare professionals trained in Restylane injections are qualified to administer it. Dr. Hatfield is not only trained in Restylane injections, but teaches advanced injections training at the University of Alberta.
What should I expect from my healthcare professional?
Detailed information about what to expect with Restylane treatment, including possible unwanted effects and precautions.
Discussion around treatment expectations and costs and if any follow-up treatments may be needed.
Can everyone have a Restylane or Restylane Skinboosters treatment?
There are some people in whom Restylane and Restylane Skinboosters should not be used. At your initial consultation, it’s important to tell Dr. Hatfield about all of your current and prior medical conditions and allergies and, how serious they are, all medications you are taking and whether you have had or are planning to have another aesthetic procedure (e.g., laser, chemical peel).
Can I have a Restylane treatment if I am pregnant?
Restylane products have not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Inform Dr. Hatfield if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before receiving treatment.
Who manufactures Restylane?
Restylane is manufactured by Q-Med, a Swedish division of Galderma that specializes in dermatology, which is present in 80+ countries.
Understanding RESTYLANE and Its Rejuvenating and Enhancing Benefits
What is RESTYLANE?
RESTYLANE is a facial filler made from hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring sugar found in your skin. It combines with water in your skin to instantly restore lost volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles and enhance lips. The smooth gel provides instant results that are long lasting and natural looking.
What areas can I treat with RESTYLANE?
RESTYLANE smoothes unwanted lines, restores natural contours and lost fullness in your cheeks, and enhances your lips to give you a youthful, natural and refreshed-looking appearance.
RESTYLANE is used for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. It can:
- Soften smile lines
- Accentuate and restore lost fullness in your cheeks
- Enhance the size and shape of your lips
- Restore the contour of your jaw line
The most appropriate lines to treat with RESTYLANE are those that are described as static – the lines you can see when your face is still. RESTYLANE can also be used to enhance your lips or accentuate cheeks for soft, subtle results that leave you looking your best
What will a treatment with RESTYLANE accomplish?
RESTYLANE smoothes away unwanted lines, restores natural contours and enhances lips to give you a smooth, natural and refreshed appearance. Most patients need only one RESTYLANE treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing or volume enhancement with results that last up to one year. Actual treatment results may vary from one person to another.
How long does the treatment usually take?
The injection process is quick and easy and takes only about 15-60 minutes, depending on the areas treated. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your cosmetic doctor prior to treatment.
Is a treatment with RESTYLANE painful?
RESTYLANE is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Because RESTYLANE is also available with pain-reducing lidocaine, the whole injection process is a more comfortable experience.
How long does RESTYLANE last?
The unique formulation of RESTYLANE is clinically proven to last up to one year3 with one treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
RESTYLANE is generally well tolerated. Possible side effects are mild to moderate in nature and generally last less than 7 days. They may include temporary skin reactions such as redness, tenderness and bruising which may be covered by makeup.
Please call Ethemba Health and Image Centre at for your free consultation today!