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One of the first hyaluronic acid fillers to come to market, Restylane remains an excellent choice for restoration of lost facial volume. For a non-surgical solution to the natural effects of aging, Restylane can help to reduce wrinkles, sagging skin, by restoring volume to the face. Results are visible right away.
How Restylane is Used
Restylane is used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles in the glabellar between the eyebrows, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Restylane can also add volume to the lips and help raise depressed scars.
Dr. Kessler will determine the best sites and the appropriate amount of Restylane to inject.
A topical anesthetic may be used to numb the area to minimize the discomfort, though many find the experience to be tolerable without it. The procedure is completed in a matter of minutes.
Video: Dr. Kessler treating the pre-Jowls & Marionette lines
of the face with Injectable Fillers
Your Restylane will be performed in Dr. Robert Kessler's surgery center located in Corona Del Mar.
Cold compresses can be used to minimize any temporary swelling following treatment but are generally not necessary. There is usually no downtime associated with Restylane injections. Bruising may occur anytime a needle is used but this is not typical. Makeup may be applied afterwards. Rare reports of injury to the skin and blindness have been reported with the use of all facial fillers.
Restylane is a temporary treatment which typically last 6 to 8 months. The product will gradually diminish and timing subsequent treatments will be at your discretion. The procedure may also be combined with other types of dermal fillers or Botox.
01 What is Restylane?
Restylane is a clear gel Dermal Filler, comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance found naturally in the human body (connective 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.
02 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.
03 Where are Restylane injections performed?
Dr. Kessler performs all Dermal Filler procedures in his state-of-the-art medical office.
04 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.
05 How long does a treatment with Restylane take to perform?
A treatment with Restylane will take less that 30 minutes in the office.
06 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.
07 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.
08 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.
09 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.
10 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.
11 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 bruising, infection, scarring, permanent numbness, or facial asymmetry.
12 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.
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