TISSUE FILLERS, RESTYLANE, RESTYLANE FINE LINE, PERLANE
Restylane is a long-lasting and crystal-clear gel for filling out
lips, facial wrinkles and facial folds. Thanks to Q-Med's stabilization
process the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is almost identical to
that naturally found in the body and only very slightly modified
(0.5 - 1%).
Clinical studies show that Restylane can offer a high degree
of patient satisfaction up to one
year after treatment. Restylane smoothes wrinkles and enhances
lips instantly. If you would like to get rid of wrinkles and folds
or if you want to improve the image of your lips, there is a new
answer to your needs. Restylane is an innovation based on non-animal
hyaluronic acid, manufactured by a unique method in the Q-Med Laboratories
It is very important not to disturb the body's natural balance
if you have an implant inserted. Restylane is naturally integrated
into the tissue and allows for the free passage of important nutritive
elements like oxygen and hormones. As cells are also able to pass
between fragments of the gel, the result is healthy skin all the
time Restylane is present in the body. Enjoy natural beauty for
up to a year. How long the effect of Restylane treatment lasts
varies with each individual. This depends on many factors, such
as the structure of the skin, lifestyle and age as well as on the
degree of perfection demanded by the individual. However, we know
that for the majority of the patients treated, about 50-80% of
the effect remains after 6 months. Most people choose to have a
touchup done within a year of the original treatment. The great
thing about Restylane is that you can replenish your natural beauty
whenever you feel the need. A touchup can be performed any time
you like after the previous treatment.
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WHAT IS RESTYLANE?
Restylane is a
gel that is injected into the skin in order to add
volume to the lips and lift up wrinkles or folds.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
is a natural substance that is found throughout the
body. It gives volume to the skin, lubricates the
joints and gives the eye its shape.
Pure and safe products from Sweden
Q-Med Esthetics products contain the body's own natural
material, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is present
in all living organisms. In the skin it creates volume,
resulting in a healthy and vital appearence. Q-Med
has invented a method for binding together the molecules
(stabilization) in hyaluronic acid. In this way we
can produce a unique and transparent gel called NASHA
from natural hyaluronic acid.
NASHA stands for Non Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA
is a safe implant for the body, and it is the base in all our
products. Since our products are totally non-animal there is
no risk of transmitting disease or eliciting allergic reactions
if you are sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken and
Restylane tissue Filler was added to the labial folds beside the naso labial folds
HOW DOES RESTYLANE WORK?
adds volume to the skin. A physician injects small
amounts of Restylane directly into the skin and it
lifts up the wrinkle or gives more volume to the lips.
Wrinkles can be raised to the level of the surrounding
skin and the contours of the lips can be enhanced to
the desired level.
WHAT KINDS OF WRINKLES CAN BE TREATED?
most common areas are the glabellar lines (between
the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the wing
of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips,
but other sites can also be treated.
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Tissue Tailored Concept
Each of the three choices in the Q-Med Esthetics product
range are specially designed for different purposes
and effects, from eliminating tiny lines to enhancing
facial contours and sculpting lips to perfection:
RESTYLANE for wrinkle correction and
RESTYLANE Fine Lines for
correcting thin superficial lines
PERLANE for shaping facial
contours, correcting deep folds and for lip
This is our “Tissue Tailored Concept” -
where each product matches the tissue structure
at various levels of skin depth. The difference
between the products is the gel particle
size. Your practitioner chooses the product,
or a combination, that best matches the tissue
structure for an optimal result.
WHAT RESULTS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM LIP TREATMENT?
Vermilion Border (where the lip liner is applied) can
be accentuated and the lips can be given more volume.
WHAT AREAS CAN NOT BE HELPED BY RESTYLANE?
deep wrinkles and some types of acne scars cannot
usually be treated with this material. Also, very
superficial wrinkles may be difficult to correct.
Please consult our physician for an assessment.
WHAT IS TREATMENT WITH RESTYLANE LIKE?
Restylane is a very easy and quick process. Since no pretest
is needed, the treatment can be carried out immediately and
takes about 30 minutes. The result is instant. Restylane is
injected with a very thin needle into the skin.
Restylane tissue Filler was added to the dark area under the eyes
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CAN RESTYLANE REPLACE SURGICAL PROCEDURES?
People with excess facial skin or people who want a major resurfacing
of the skin cannot be helped with Restylane. However, Restylane
is sometimes used in conjunction with surgery to fill out wrinkles
that cannot be removed by surgery.
DO THE INJECTIONS HURT?
This is very individual
depending on how sensitive to pain you are. The injections may
prick a little, but normally no anesthesia is needed for the treatment
of wrinkles and folds. Most people report that the injections are
relatively painless. Lip treatment is quite uncomfortable and therefore
a nerve block or some similar anesthetic is normally used.
CAN THE MATERIAL BE REMOVED?
No, but since Restylane
is a natural material it dissolves with time. If you feel insecure
about the desired result, it is possible to have the treatment
done in steps on different occasions.
IS IT SAFE?
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane
is almost identical to that already present in the body. Also,
since the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is not made from animals,
there is no risk of transmitting diseases from animals or eliciting
allergic reactions to common foodstuffs such as eggs, meat or
chicken. Immediately after the treatment the treatment site can
become slightly swollen and red. This is a normal result of the
injection and generally goes away in a day or two after injection
into the skin and within a week after injection into the lips.
Other types of reactions are very uncommon, but about 1 in 2000
persons have experienced transient swelling, redness and tenderness
at or near the treatment site(s) up to several weeks after treatment.
If the inconvenience continues, please contact our physician.
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DO I NEED TO DO A SKINTEST?
No, the results
of several studies and experience from over 700,000 treatments
indicates that a skintest is not necessary. After the injection some common injection-related reactions may
occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration
and tenderness at the implant site. They typically resolve spontaneously
within one to two days after injection into the skin. Other types
of reactions are very rare, but about one in every 2,000 treated
patients have experienced localized reactions thought to be of
a hypersensitivity nature. These have usually consisted of swelling
at the implant site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues.
Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like formations have also been
reported. These reactions have either started a few days after
injection or after a delay of two to four weeks and have generally
been described as mild to moderate and self-limiting, with an average
duration of two weeks.
CAN THE PRODUCTS BE USED IF I HAVE UNDERGONE A LASER TREATMENT OR CHEMICAL
Yes, but it is recommended that
you wait until the treated area is totally healed
and the skin has normalized (normally 4 - 6 weeks).
CAN THE PRODUCTS BE USED DURING PREGNANCY OR LACTATION?
with RESTYLANE Fine Lines, RESTYLANE or PERLANE during pregnancy
or lactation has not been tested for.
CAN PATIENTS WITH DIFFERNT KINDS OF ALLERGIES BE MORE SENSITIVE TO
So far we have seen no connection between
patients with allergies and patients that report a reaction to
RESTYLANE Fine Lines, RESTYLANE or PERLANE.
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ARE THERE ANY OTHER TYPES OF REACTIONS THAT MAY OCCUR?
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is
a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another cold
sore eruption. If you are using aspirin or any similar medication,
you should be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding
at the injection site. If you are able, to stop Aspirin and Vitamin
E for 5 days before a procedure. If you have a history of cold
sores, a perscription will be written for you to reduce the risk
HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT LAST?
is a substance very similar to your own skin, the same ongoing
processes (such as aging) that change the structure of your skin
will also alter the implant. Eventually the implant totally disappears
from the body. How long the effect of Restylane treatment lasts
is very individual. It depends on many factors, such as the structure
of the skin, lifestyle and age as well as on the degree of perfection
demanded by the individual. Most people choose to have a new treatment
within a year after treatment of wrinkles and folds and after a
lip treatment within half-a-year.
HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT OF A TGREATMENT WITH A Q-MED ESTHETICS LAST?
Lines, wrinkles and folds: In general follow-up treatment is needed
after 6-12 months.
Lips: In general follow-up treatment is needed after about 6
months. But it depends on many factors, such as the structure of
the skin, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection demanded by
the patient and the injection technique of the practitioner. Clinical experience indicates that touch-up and follow-up treatment
will add to the duration.
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Natural beauty for as long as you like
How long a treatment holds its effect is very individual. This
depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, life style
and muscle activity, as well as on the injection technique.
Q-Med Esthetics gel particles are absorbed so slowly that you
have ample time for maintenance treatment. As the gel breaks
down, water takes its place. The less concentrated the gel becomes,
the more water it is able to bind. These facts are the main reasons
that Q-Med Esthetic treatments last so long. When totally absorbed
the gel disappears unnoticed from the body.
Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment six to twelve
months after an initial treatment of wrinkles or facial contouring.
After lip treatments, a follow-up is normally needed after about
WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK LIKE WITHOUT TOUCHUP TREATMENT?
correction will gradually disappear until your skin
looks just as it did before the treatment. Touchup
injections will help you maintain your correction.
POST RESTYLANE TREATMENT
Peau Vive’s post Restylane or Perlane treatment protocol
is designed to lessen the appearance of puffiness while nourishing
and restoring a youthful, supple skin after these injections. Immediately
after injection, there may be some transient swelling, and occasionally
bruising. The concentrates from Peau Vive address both of these
problems. Use of the Peau Vive's Eye Concentrate 407 on
the lips and perioral area on a nightly basis is the first step.
Nightly use of the Eye and Lip Contour Cream 307 is
next. The ingredients of barley, yeast and horse chestnut increase
drainage and assist in the removal of accumulated fluids from the
tissue. Ingredients such as shea butter stimulate epidermal regeneration
and lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles. With use of these
two products we find that the implant is maintained for a longer
period of time.
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