Restylane Contour® is a dermal filler injected under the (facial) skin. Once in place, it helps restore volume of your midface. Restylane Contour may also be used to increase fullness of your cheeks. Restylane Contour is made out of hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring sugar, found in the body
that gives the skin moisture, volume and elasticity – and a small amount of lidocaine, which is a commonly used local anesthetic to numb the skin. Restylane Contour is crosslinked with BDDE, an ingredient that helps form a network of HA, to provide a gel filler that lasts longer at the treatment site.
What is Restylane Contour for?
- As you age, your facial skin begins to lose its elasticity and volume. As a result, the face droops and shifts downwards and your facial features may become hollow. Restylane Contour injectable gel is designed to temporarily restore volume to the midface and to add fullness to the cheeks in patients over the age of 21.
Actual patients. Result may vary.
8 to 12 months duration
- Restylane Contour has been shown to maintain this effect for up to 12 months.
- Our prices are very competitive. The importance when choosing to receive a cosmetic procedure should be about the expertise of the provider injecting the product or performing the treatment versus the cost. We understand the importance to make it affordable to our patients while providing high level of experience. We offer monthly specials on our treatments to make it accessible to everyone.
- There are several factors that figure into how much treatment will cost, including:
- Number of treatment sessions needed
- Amount of Restylane product used per session
- Degree of necessary correction determined by you and your specialist
- Specialist fees
- Discounts and special offers
- Since injection costs will vary from person to person, the best way to determine projected costs is to schedule a cosmetic consultation
The most commonly reported side effects at the site where they received the injection:
For most patients, these temporary reactions occurred immediately up to two days after the injection, were mild and disappeared within 1-2 weeks. The longest duration reported for any of these events was 28 days. The latest onset reported for any of these events was 14 days.
Other side effects reported in the study included, bleeding, small bumps and numbness at the treatment site, twitch and swelling of the eyelid, facial pain, skin sensation without stimuli, and headache.
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection which could appear as small, swollen or red bumps or pockets of pus. There are also other potential side effects that can occur with dermal filler gel injections. Apart from the above-mentioned side effects, other common reported side effects from use of Restylane Contour outside the US included:
• reports of temporary swelling (edema) with immediate onset or delayed onset, up to several weeks after treatment
• lumps or bumps (mass formation)/hardening (induration)
• restricted blood flow (ischemia/necrosis)
• allergic reaction (hypersensitivity)/rapid swelling (angioedema)
• reduced sense of touch (hypoaesthesia), tingling sensation (paraesthesia)
• small area of inflammation in tissue (granuloma)
• implanted gel moving from site of injection (device displacement)
• uneven appearance of the skin (deformity/asymmetry)
• skin discoloration
Rarely, the doctor may accidentally inject the product into a blood vessel, which can cause injury to the blood supply and damage to the skin. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision changes (including blindness), stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin.
Although most side effects will resolve with time, some side effects may persist longer than 30 days. Your doctor may choose to treat them with medications, such as antibiotics, drugs to reduce inflammation (corticosteroids), drugs to relieve pain (analgesics), drugs to relieve allergy symptoms (antihistamines), local drugs that widen blood vessels, surgical procedure (drainage) or hyaluronidase (an enzyme that breaks down HA).
If you have any questions concerning possible side effects, please discuss further with your doctor.
Before using Restylane Contour, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. You will be asked questions about possible allergies to ensure that Restylane Contour can be safely administered. Tell your doctor about all your medical
conditions, including if you:
• Have severe allergies with a history of severe reactions (anaphylaxis) or multiple severe allergies. Use of Restylane Contour may result in an allergic reaction.
• Are allergic to the anesthetic lidocaine or to any of the proteins used to make the HA in Restylane Contour (bacterial proteins). Use may result in an allergic reaction.