For a non-surgical cosmetic solution to the natural effects of aging, Restylane can help to reduce wrinkles, sagging skin, and sun damage. Restylane is a clear injectable gel filler composed of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is organically found in the human body. It can be found in soft connective tissue, skin tissue, some cartilage, and in the fluid around the eyes and in some joints, but the level decreases with age.
Collagen and elastin production also diminish over time, resulting in sagging and wrinkles. Restylane injections increase the supply of the substance for smoother skin. Results are visible right away.
How Restylane is Used
Restylane is used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, sometimes called worry lines, glabellar lines between the eyebrows, smile lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the mouth, and crow’s feet. Restylane can also add volume to the lips and raise depressed scars.
Injectable filler treatments should always be performed under the care of a doctor or trained medical professional for optimal results. The physician will be able to determine the best sites and the appropriate amount of gel to inject.
A topical anesthetic may be used to numb the area if discomfort is an issue, though many find the experience to be pain free. The substance is then injected into the skin. The total procedure is completed in a matter of minutes.
Cold compresses can be used to minimize any temporary soreness following treatment. There is no downtime associated with Restylane injections. Makeup may be applied afterwards. Care should be taken not to apply pressure or rub the injection site to prevent the filler from moving.
Restylane is a temporary treatment; therefore further injections will need to be scheduled after the effects of the injection have worn off. Restylane injections typically last for 6 months to a year. The procedure may also be combined with other types of dermal fillers or Botox.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a clear gel Dermal Filler, comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance found naturally in the human body (tissue, skin, cartilage, eyes). Restylane injections can increase the body’s production of Collagen, smoothing fine lines and creases, as well as plumping the lips and smoothing facial scars.
Who is a candidate for a treatment with Restylane?
The best candidate for Restylane injections is a man or woman, frustrated with the lines and wrinkles associated with aging, and who holds realistic expectations for the treatment.
Where are Restylane injections performed?
Dr. Kessler performs all Dermal Filler procedures in his state-of-the-art medical office.
How is a Restylane treatment performed?
Target areas of the face are first determined, then after applying a topic anesthetic, Dr. Kessler will inject small amounts of Restylane with a thin needle.
How long does a treatment with Restylane take to perform?
A treatment with Restylane will take less that 30 minutes in the office.
How long will the results of Restylane last?
The results of Restylane will last six months, sometimes longer; after which time, a repeat session will be required to maintain the optimal benefits.
Are injections with Restylane painful?
Most patients find Restylane injections painless, but Dr. Kessler may apply a topic anesthetic to further increase the comfort level.
Is any anesthesia used during a treatment with Restylane?
While Restylane injections are considered virtually painless, a topical anesthetic can be used to increase patient comfort.
What can be expected from the recovery period, after Restylane injections?
The recovery from a Restylane treatment is relatively quick. Patients may initially experience redness, minor swelling, and moderate soreness in the treatment area; cold compresses can minimize these symptoms. Extra care must be taken to not rub the treatment area, as this could cause the filler to migrate.
When can I return to work after a treatment with Restylane?
There is no downtime associated with Restylane. Patients are able to immediately return to work or school.
What are the risks of Restylane?
Restylane is considered extremely safe. There is however, always the rare chance for complications. If occurring, these can include bleeding, infection, scarring, permanent numbness, or facial asymmetry.
Can I finance my Restylane injections?
Yes, patients are welcome to apply for medical financing through CareCredit. We also accept cash and all major credit cards, for your convenience.