Enhancing lip shape with Restylane-L

Restylane-L is a type of dermal filler that contains a natural substance which is helpful in restoring the skin’s health. Once introduced beneath the dermal surface, it will fill the dents that cause dark lines that could progress to wrinkles later on. Originally made for facial enhancement, but experts used it for lip shaper too. The substance plumps the lip and makes the area looks full and pouty.

The main content of the Restylane-L is the hyaluronic acid with 0.3% of lidocaine. The hyaluronic acid is responsible for retaining moisture on the different parts of the body, and mostly on the skin. Without this acid, our skin will look saggy and dull. The lidocaine on the hand is a gel for pain that blocks the production of prostaglandin (a chemical that initiates the pain sensory). The combination is perfect since injecting the hyaluronic acid under the dermal surface causes a painful reaction which eventually blocks by the lidocaine content.

When to consult a doctor?

Individuals who are interested in eradicating facial deep lines or wrinkles caused by aging and ultraviolet rays of the sun can start the injection treatment. You can consult your doctor about it when you have the following skin impairment:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Deep creases
  • Glabellar lines that develops between eyebrows
  • Correction of any facial indentation

The primary purpose of the treatment is to restore the youthful glow of the skin and prevents any lines to form. The procedure is straightforward, meaning you can see an instant result right after the injection.

How is it done?

The treatment is done at the clinic, and it will take a maximum of an hour or less. The patient will be placed on a reclining chair for the doctor to be comfortable as well when delivering the injection. Before the solution is introduced, the doctor will check first the area that needs to focus. Initial assessment is crucial because the physician needs to make sure the adequate fluid required for a particular skin surface. Fluid measurement is vital to ensure that it is properly distributed to areas that demand attention. The doctor needs to assess as well the area that needs underneath the skin or deep injection.
Even though the solution has lidocaine for a pain killer, the doctor will still apply a topical anesthesia or a numbing cream on the surface. After each injection, the nurse will apply pressure or dab an ice pack onto the skin to stop the bleeding.


You may experience a minor bruise within the area, but doctors emphasized that there should be not dangerous side effects when the solution is properly injected. There should be a right amount introduced at the right place to have a natural after effect look. Moreover, the treatment will last for at least six months to 12 months.

Aftercare instructions

After the operation, your doctor or the nurse will provide instructions that focus more on prevention.

  • Avoid sleeping in a prone position
  • Do not overexposed to sunlight
  • Drink plenty of water for hydration
  • Eat more vegetables and fruits for fast healing