What you need to know before, during and after lip treatment
The first and most important step is to sit down with a healthcare professional for a consultation on how Restylane or Restylane-L can temporarily improve the appearance of your lips. If you decide to try Restylane or Restylane-L for lip enhancement (for patients over 21), be sure to speak with your physician about the treatment process first, and browse through our list of do's and don'ts below.
- Avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St John's wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements, as these may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
- Talk with your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. He or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.
- Treatment with Restylane or Restylane-L generally takes less than an hour (individual treatment times may vary)
- Your healthcare professional will cleanse and prepare the area to be treated. Then Restylane or Restylane-L gel is injected into the treatment area using an ultra-fine needle to create the desired effect.
- See immediate and visible results.
- Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.
- Avoid exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing).
- Reduce the risk of facial cold sore recurrence that could be caused by needle punctures. Talk with your healthcare professional about medications that may minimize an outbreak.
- Avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), 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 treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.
- Contact your healthcare professional if you experience side effects beyond 14 days—and ask about follow-up appointments.
Please see Important Safety Considerations below, then find a healthcare professional in your area who administers Restylane.
(FOR PATIENTS OVER 21)
Please see below for Important Safety Considerations for the Restylane family of products.