Restylane Acne Scars

One of the biggest problems teenage years bring is acne. Thankfully, with the teenage years the pimples also leave. But they leave behind big and deep scars behind. These acne scars can be embarrassing and affect the appearance adversely. There are many types of fillers available to fill these scars. The most popular of them is the- Restylane. 


Restylane is a natural and safe dermal filler which is filled in the scars to bring the scar to the level of the rest of the skin. Its ability to combine with water makes it the most popular dermal filler. It is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the human body.


It is significantly better than other dermal fillers because it


  1. Reduces all types of scars, like traumatic or chicken pox scars.

  2. Has minimal side affects

  3. Scars are corrected 100%

  4. It is non-animal based, because of which skin allergies are unlikely 


Restylane also has side effects. There will be swelling, numbness, bruising, and redness around the injected areas. Small bumps can be on the injected sites, but they disappear with time; as the restylane is absorbed by the skin. A topical anesthesia is usually used for reducing the pain. Nevertheless, all these side effects are insignificant ones.


One major side effect caused by restylane is the Granuloma.It is very rare, but can be serious. It is an inflammatory reaction which will need surgery.


Before the treatment directions: Blood thinners like Advil, Motrin, Aspirin and other non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs should be avoided for at least 2 weeks prior the treatment. Vitamin E garlic and gingko should also be evaded for a couple of days.


The Procedure: Restylane is inserted in the scars with a fine needle. The effects last up to 6 to 12 months, during which the body absorbs the gel.


After the treatment directions: Blood thinners should be avoided. Exercise should be limited. Good care should be taken of the bandages, keeping them dry and clean. The bandages should only be removed by a health care professional, after a week or so.  


There is no medical complication if the Restylane treatment is discontinued after the initial treatment. Probably this is one of the major reasons for the popularity of this treatment. 


Here are some ways to decrease the swelling caused by Restylane 

  1. Ice cubes –that bring down any kind of swelling, are also effective against the swelling caused by Restylane

  2. A tea bag soaked in warm water can be kept in the swollen area.

  3. Stay the heat. Stay indoors till it’s time to get the bandages out. 

The best thing about Restylane is that with time it helps the collagen synthesis in the body, making the skin look and remain healthy.


Brief: Restylane injections are used on acne scars, as they help them rise to the level of the rest of the skin. It has many benefits and has 100% effectiveness. The side effects are mild, except rare cases. Blood thinners should be avoided prior to and after the treatment. This treatment can be stopped, without the fear of complications. Effects of the treatment last for 6- 12 months. There are many ways to reduce the swelling caused by restylane injections like keeping ice cubes in the injected areas.

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