Restylane is a dermal fillers that are fashioned from hyaluronic acid and contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and provides volume and fullness to the skin. Injectable hyaluronic acid has been modified to allow for a greater longevity than that found in the skin. It is a safe compound that is degraded gradually by the body over time. The duration of effect from the hyaluronic acid fillers ranges from six months to one year in most cases. Restylane can be used in many locations, including the nasolabial folds, cheeks, tear troughs, lips, and marionette lines.
The 2 patients below were treated with a single Restylane injection into the lower eyelid tear trough to improve under eye hollows and dark circle.
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