Restylane is an injectable facial filler comprised of a hyaluronic acid gel. Restylane may be used to fill in and improve the appearance of deep crevices, fine lines, acne scars, and other scars. It may also be used to add volume to the lips, the cheeks, and the area around the eyes. Restylane has been a very popular filler since 1996.
Good candidates for Restylane treatment include men and women who are looking for a soft, natural volume enhancer that provides good support. The Restylane injection is an in-office procedure which takes less than one hour to complete. A topical numbing agent and/or dental block may be used to optimize the patient’s comfort. Restylane is injected beneath the skin using a tiny needle.
Patients can expect some swelling and possible bruising after the injection. While work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after the Restylane treatment, some patients prefer to wait until the redness and swelling have subsided. Because Restylane remains malleable in the tissue for up to seventy-two hours, patients will need to be careful to not vigorously manipulate the treatment area as the filler can be moved. The results of Restylane last an average of six to nine months.
Q – What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid gel facial filler which is approved by the FDA. Restylane can be used to improve fine lines and deep crevices on the face, as well as acne scars and other facial scars. Restylane may also be used for lip augmentation and to restore volume to the cheeks and eye area.
Q – How do I know if I’m a candidate for Restylane?
Candidates for Restylane include healthy men and women who are looking to improve fine lines, deep crevices, acne scars, facial scars, diminished volume in the cheeks or eye area or add volume to the lips.
Q – Where is the Restylane treatment performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs Restylane injections in the office setting.
Q – Is an anesthetic used for the Restylane treatment?
To ensure the patient’s comfort, the Restylane injection may be performed with a topical numbing agent and/or dental block.
Q – How is the Restylane procedure performed?
Anesthetic is first administered and then a tiny needle is used to inject the Restylane solution beneath the skin.
Q – How long is the procedure time for Restylane injections?
Restylane treatment is quick, taking under an hour to complete.
Q – Is there much pain during the Restylane injection?
Restylane injections are performed with a very small needle and there is typically little pain. However, a topical numbing agent and/or dental block may be used to ensure the patient’s comfort.
Q – What is the recovery like after receiving Restylane?
As with any injectable treatment, minor redness, swelling or bruising can develop at the injection site. Though some patients opt to wait until these side effects have faded, work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Patients will need to avoid vigorous manipulation of the treatment area at first as it remains malleable for up to seventy-two hours after treatment.
Q – When will I be able to go back to work after my Restylane treatment?
Work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment with Restylane. Because some minor redness, swelling or bruising may be present, some patients opt to postpone work until these side effects have faded.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of treatment with Restylane?
Restylane is a very safe injectable filler with few risks. Temporary side effects like bruising, swelling or redness can develop at the injection site as with all injectable fillers. Other side effects may include headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea, muscle weakness, and pain at the injection site.
Q – Is it possible to finance my Restylane treatment?
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Q – How long do the results of Restylane last?
The results of Restylane typically last six to nine months.
Q – How much does Restylane cost?
Restylane is a filler mainly used to replace loss of soft tissue in cheek and to fill in the lower face and jowls. One syringe can range from $500.00 – $650.00. Discounts can usually be applied when receiving multiple syringes. Usually at least 2 syringes are needed to achieve full correction. During your, consultation, our provider will be able to determine how many syringes will be needed to for you to achieve your individual goals.