Approved by the FDA, Restylane® is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. Restylane® is a clear transparent gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. Restylane® is not of animal or human origin, which means that there is almost no risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for a Restylane® treatment are the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth), the lips (to provide fullness and shape), corners of the mouth (to restore their horizontal youthful position instead of a downturned angry position), and glabellar lines (between the eyebrows). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane® remains in your skin for about 6-7 months. Because lidocaine is now built into the Restylane® Gel, the discomfort from this procedure is minimal.
If you are interested in Restylane® and how it may work for you, please call our Naples office at (239) 594-9100, or e-mail us to set up an appointment at The Aesthetic Surgery Center to discuss this exciting advancement in wrinkle treatment.
How do I choose the injectable filler that is right for me?
When planning an injectable treatment, choosing the right formula, whether it’s Restylane or something else, is an essential factor in the success of your procedure. Injectable fillers vary in their ability to treat wrinkles, folds, and facial depressions at various depths, or to add lasting volume to the specific areas of the face. Choosing the right filler agent for your needs will be done by a Plastic Surgeon at The Aesthetic Surgery Center. During your consultation, you will be assessed to help determine which treatment is best out of a range of choices, including Juvederm, Radiesse, ArteFill, and more. Some patients may require a treatment that involves a combination of fillers to achieve the optimal results.
How long does Restylane last?
Following your Restylane injection, you should expect your results to last around six to seven months. Its unique ability to bind with water in the cells allows it to remain in the skin for a substantial amount of time. After this period of time, the body breaks down the Restylane gel, naturally removing it from the body.
Is Restylane safe?
Restylane is FDA approved to smooth wrinkles, sculpt the lips, and shape facial contours. It is a clear, transparent gel composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found naturally in the human body. The Restylane formula is biocompatible, making it a safe option for dermal filling. It also carries a very low risk of allergic reaction in patients.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
Restylane, like any other injectable treatment, is likely to result in some mild pain at the injection site. The sensation is often described as feeling much like a bug bite. Lidocaine is now built into Restylane Injectable Gel to help minimize any discomfort you may experience from the procedure.
What are the side effects of Restylane?
In general, all injectable fillers carry some risk of side effects, including slight bruising, swelling, and pain at the treatment site. These symptoms should last only a day or two before subsiding on their own. Your surgeon will likely use ice, a topical anesthetic cream, or a lidocaine nerve block to perform your treatment and reduce these common post-treatment side effects.
What problems will Restylane correct?
You will achieve your best and longest lasting results by using Restylane to treat the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, augment the lips and tear troughs, restore a youthful position to the corners of the mouth, or eliminate glabellar lines between the eyebrows.
When will I see my Restylane results?
Your results will begin to appear immediately following your Restylane procedure, improving as your swelling subsides and the Restylane gel settles. You should experience your final level of results after a few days up to a week.
What’s the right age to receive Restylane treatments?
Depending on your circumstances, Restylane treatments can be received at almost any age. Your eligibility relies more on the presence of lines, folds, and depressions, which can often be linked to your heredity and appear prematurely. Facial fillers like Restylane can help patients even in their 30s to reverse these effects, whether caused by aging or genetics.
Who will perform my Restylane treatment?
Restylane treatments are always administered by one of the Aesthetic Surgery Center’s plastic surgeons. Their skill and aesthetic training can provide patients with three dimensional volumetric enhancement and satisfactory results.
Can I receive Restylane treatments on the same day as my consultation?
Restylane treatments can absolutely be administered directly after your consultation. When you schedule your consultation at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, mention your intentions to have filler treatments performed at the same time. Your appointment will be scheduled accordingly to provide the service and treatments you desire.