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Uncover the reasons why individuals from all corners of the U.S. and globally select Dr. Vitenas as their top-choice surgeon in Houston.
What Is Restylane?
Created from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a cutting-edge soft tissue filler, designed especially for filling in deep crevices, fine lines, and facial scars from acne or trauma. The cutting-edge injectable can also successfully restore volume to the lips, cheeks, and delicate areas around the eyes. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a safe and effective dermal filler, Restylane has been popular with patients since 1996. To learn more about how Restylane can help you, reach out to us at our Houston location and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today.
Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane?
Potential candidates for Restylane can be both men and women, of all skin types, seeking a soft, natural volume enhancer and tissue support. During your consultation, Dr. Vitenas will get to know your cosmetic goals, help you explore the various treatment options that we provide, and guide you to the selection that is right for you and your lifestyle. Candidates for Restylane include those looking to:
- Smooth fine facial lines
- Fill in deep tissue crevices
- Improve diminished volume in the cheeks
- Restore volume under the eyes
- Plump the lips
The Restylane Treatment
Restylane will be carefully injected beneath the top layer of your skin using a thin needle by expert injector, Dr. Paul Vitenas, while meticulously contouring the features. Although Restylane is not considered painful, patients may note minor discomfort, with a pinch or burning sensation during each injection.
For total patient comfort, a topical numbing cream may be used by Dr. Vitenas prior to the injections. All Restylane injections will be applied in a comfortable treatment room at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery in Houston. Each Restylane treatment is quick, taking under an hour to complete.
Your Recovery Period
No downtime is required after a Restylane treatment, so work and school can be resumed the same day. Side effects are mild, but mild swelling and minor bruising can be seen after the injection session. Some patients will choose to wait until the swelling and redness have dissipated, 24 to 48 hours, before returning to work. 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. We recommend avoiding vigorous manipulation of the treatment area at first, as it remains malleable for up to seventy-two hours following the injections.
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Enjoying Your Results
Your Restylane results will last an average of six to nine months. When you’re ready, we’ll be happy to schedule a touch-up appointment that enables you to effectively maintain your exciting results.
Restylane is approved by the FDA as a safe and efficient soft tissue filler. While there are few significant risks from Restylane, mild side effects such as bruising or swelling, and minor areas of redness, can be expected. These are temporary and will quickly resolve. Additional complications, such as headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea, muscle weakness, and pain at the injection site, are rare but can occur.
The results of Restylane typically last six to nine months. At this time, a repeat treatment can be safely performed, extending the results.
Restylane is a unique dermal filler, created to replace facial volume. The injectible can restore shape and contour to the cheeks, lower face, jawline, and jowls. Each syringe of Restylane will cost from $800 to $900; patients should expect to use at least two syringes for the best results. The final cost will vary, depending on the area being treated and the amount of Restylane needed. At the consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will determine the exact cost of treatment.
To make paying for Restylane easier, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery accepts both cash and all major credit cards. Medical financing through CareCredit and Alpheon Credit is also available. Patients can apply online for immediate approval.