Mr A. O. Grobbelaar  MBChB  MMed(Plast)  FCS(SA)(Plast)  FRCS(Plast)

Face Lift Non-Surgical - Restylane ™

 

Introduction

Restylane® is based on a non-animal Hyaluronic acid. It works together with the body's own Hyaluronic acid and creates volume and fill in lines. Three forms of Restylane® are available commercially and your individual needs will be discussed before a decision is reached regarding the form suitable to your needs.

The procedure

The treatment takes around 45 minutes depending on the area treated. A local anaesthetic cream should be applied to the area treated one hour beforehand and sometimes a local block can be useful especially when treating an area like the lips. Allergic reactions are extremely uncommon.

Side effects and after-care

Immediately after the treatment the area treated may be slightly red, swollen and tender. An itchy sensation in the treated area is not uncommon. This inconvenience is temporary and a normal result of the injection. Bruising can occur in the area treated.  Redness and bruising can easily be covered with cosmetics. The lips are more sensitive and the discomfort may last longer. The final result should only be judged once all swelling and bruising disappears. The correction done normally will last for around 6 months after which most people choose to be treated again.

If you require further information or want to schedule a consultation please contact Mr. Grobbelaar's secretary details on the Contact page