Restylane San Diego
Subtle improvements can make a big difference, particularly when it comes to softening facial creases or enhancing your lips. As we age, skin changes. It becomes thinner, loses fat and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. The good news is you can combat the signs of aging with Restylane and help reveal a younger-looking you. Instantly smooth away facial wrinkles. Get the lift you’ve been looking for. Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I expect?
Restylane is an injectable dermal filler that can provide natural-looking cosmetic results by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds, adding volume to lips, providing subtle lip enhancement, smoothing lip lines, adding lift and volume to the cheeks, augmenting cheeks and naturally filling in facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane cares about maintaining your natural expressions.
What areas of the face can be treated with Restylane?
The most common areas Restylane San Diego injections can treat include the cheeks, the lips, the nasolabial folds, the marionette lines, the lipstick lines, lip corners, chin and even the nose. Some patients may combine Restylane injections with Botox in areas such as the forehead and the eye area.
How does it work?
The Restylane family of fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers that differ in HA particle size and bonding between the HA molecules. The particle size and bonding gives each Restylane product different properties that also interplay with factors such as treatment area, depth of tissue, health of tissue and injector experience.
Why does particle size matter?
Restylane’s NASHA technology (Restylane, Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk) shows how different particle size impacts treatment. Restylane Silk’s finer particles are well-suited to fill in thin lip lines and add a cupid’s bow for a prettier lip arch. On the other hand, Restylane Lyft’s thicker particles are better for remedying significant volume loss observable in nasolabial folds.
Why does bonding in Restylane matter?
Bonding truly becomes ingenuous with XpresHAn technology. Restylane Defyne is woven more tightly and offers greater support. On the other hand, Restylane Refyne is woven more loosely and offers greater flexibility (instead of support). All Restylane fillers offer a unique approach to treatment and will be carefully considered in the treatment plan we design during your consultation.
Are you a good candidate for this procedure?
Restylane is a filler that we use for smaller smile lines and patients who may have smaller lines to fill or want smaller lips. We love this dermal filler due to its versatility in treatment. Many smaller wrinkles add up to a larger picture of age. Targeting the areas where they concentrate, one by one, can soften your appearance, giving you a youthful touch.
Is it painful?
The Restylane-L, which we use, contains pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. You may also ask your aesthetic healthcare provider about a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.
When will I see results?
You will see results immediately. One of the biggest advantages of Restylane San Diego is the brevity of treatment. In mere minutes, you’ll notice plumper skin, and you can walk out of TLC looking younger than you did on the way in. Following your first treatment, which will take less than an hour, you’ll see beautiful results, but you may wish to schedule more, depending on your goals. The treatments that follow should be even shorter in duration and require less of the substance.
Is this a powerful treatment option?
With full treatment, you may see different results depending on the product you injected. Results may last 6 months with Restylane Silk; up to 12 months in the cheeks and up to 6 months in facial wrinkles and folds with Restylane Lyft; and up to 18 months with Restylane. Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne both work up to 12 months and are set apart in their ability to maintain normal facial movements and expressions.
Is this easier than surgery?
Unlike surgical procedures that require longer recovery times, Restylane is an alternative with no downtime, allowing you to recover immediately with minimal discomfort or side effects.
How many treatments will you need?
Restylane lasts up to 18 months. It’s important to note that the filler does not last that entire time and then immediately disappear. It slowly metabolizes over time. So patients often return in half that time or even less for maintenance treatments.
How quickly will I recover?
Recovery time is typically not long. However, since everyone is different, it is best to discuss. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave our office.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience side effects with dermal fillers like Restylane San Diego, such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects were moderate and generally lasted less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14-18 days in lips.