According to the Laser Image Company, Restylane injections can be uncomfortable and slightly painful. A local anesthetic or topical anesthetic cream may be used when giving injections to more delicate or sensitive sites.Continue Reading
WebMD explains that Restylane is a filler made from hyaluronic acid, which is used to create a smoother appearance on the skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts fluid to the injection site, which seems to be the reason for its smoothing out lines and wrinkles. The effects of the filler usually last at least nine months and can last up to a year.
The skin around the application site can become red and itchy after receiving a filler injection, but according to WebMD, this is normal. However, if redness or swelling lasts over 36 hours or gets worse, WebMD suggests consulting a doctor.Learn more about Health
A patient who undergoes a Restylane procedure that involves filling in wrinkles with an injectable substance notice that the muscle under the wrinkle is relaxed after the procedure, and creases, trouble spots and lines on the face minimize or disappear, explains WebMD. People with flat or narrow jawlines and cheeks notice that the face becomes volumized, plumped and lifted after a Restylane procedure.Full Answer >
Treatment for a pinched neck nerve can include resting the injured area, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroid injections, depending on the severity of the symptoms, according to WebMD. Physical therapy helps to strengthen and stretch muscles, while sometimes a splint is required to rest the neck muscles for brief periods.Full Answer >
Doctors give facet joint injections by using a needle to put steroid medication directly into the spine's facet joint, according to Interventional Spine & Pain. Fluoroscopy, a type of medical imaging, is used to locate the joint and determine where to put the needle. Typically, patients receive local anesthesia.Full Answer >
In rare instances, lumbar epidural steroid injections lead to complications such as nerve damage, bleeding and infection, as stated by Spine-health. The medication itself may cause side effects such as severe arthritis of the hips, anxiety, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, cataracts and a transient decrease in immunity.Full Answer >