What is Restylane?

Restylane is an FDA approved, hyaluronic acid dermal filler with patented technologies. Restylane works by adding lost volume back into treated areas.  Restylane reverses signs of aging by restoring fullness and volume to areas of the face, lips, and hands.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that replaces loss of facial volume.  Unlike more invasive procedures, Restylane delivers subtle results that refresh your appearance without creating unnatural distortions.   Dermal fillers can be used alongside other injectables or anti-aging treatments to target a wide range of concerns for more comprehensive results.  Botox or Dysport temporarily relax wrinkles caused by movement of facial muscles and can be used with dermal fillers to create optimum results.  

What makes Restylane different?

Restylane offers a full line of products for varied needs, but each contains hyaluronic acid.  Two distinct patented technologies – non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid™ (NASHA™) and Optimal Balance Technology™ (OBT™) – giving providers a range of options when it comes to developing a treatment plan for specific and unique concerns.

Finding the right Restylane product?

Restylane products are designed to meet a variety of patient needs, with formulations that differ in composition, consistency and particle size.  While this means that Restylane can address a wide range of concerns, it can make it challenging to select the one that’s right for you.  Your expert injector will make a recommendation based on your concerns and goals, educating you on the Restylane products we offer before your scheduled appointment.  Our goal is to provide you with the safest and most effective product to treat your concerns.

Restylane: The original formulation is ideal for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, lines around the mouth and nose, and for lip enhancement.

Restylane Silk:  Restylane Silk, the first FDA-approved injectable specifically designed for enhancing the lips and minimizing lines or creases around the mouth.  Made with smaller particles that allow it to deliver softer results, ideal for delicate areas that require more precision.

Restylane Lyft:  Restores volume in the face and hands, augment the cheeks and improve contour in the mid-face.  

Restylane Refyne:  A next –generation dermal filler that offers a more flexible formula to soften the appearance of mild to moderate laugh lines, nasolabial folds or lip enhancement.  

Restylane Defyne: Similar to Restylane Refyne, a flexible formula that is slightly thicker to mildly plump treated areas.  The support makes it ideal for enhancing lips or chin projection.

Restylane injections at Umansky Plastic Surgery

Restylane injections are performed in-office and generally take 30-45 minutes to complete.  Before beginning your treatment your provider will examine your areas of concern, discuss your desired results and recommend the right formula for achieving your goals.  This assessment will help determine the number of syringes and areas for optimal placement to achieve a specific outcome.  Multiple methods are utilized to ensure a comfortable experience.  Treatments can be completed with minimal to no disruption to your daily life.  

Avoiding aspirin, Excedrin, NSAIDS (Motrin, Aleve, Advil), and fish oil, for 7-14 days before your treatment, will help minimize bruising.  Patients with a history of facial cold sores should discuss this with their injector to determine the best strategy to avoid an outbreak.  Restylane in not used in pregnant or breastfeeding women.  

Is there any downtime after treatment?

There is no recovery or downtime after a Restylane treatment, but you may notice some swelling, redness, itching or bruising at the injection sites.  These side effects are typically mild and should subside on their own within a few hours.  The majority of patients resume work and other normal activities shortly after treatment.  

What kind of results can I expect?

Restylane works by instantly replenishing lost volume to diminish the signs of aging, so results are visible immediately.  Improvements will continue to develop and final results become evident as the product begins to settle, usually within 2 weeks.  Treated areas will look smoother, plumper, and more youthful.

How long will my results last?

Restylane is a temporary solution for rejuvenating the appearance of the face, lips or hands.  The longevity of your results may vary depending on factors such as the area being treated, your unique physiology, the severity of your concerns and the amount of correction needed, but most patients can expect to enjoy a more youthful-looking appearance for up to 6  months.  Maintenance or touch-up treatments can be scheduled to prolong your results.  Restylane can be combined with other anti-aging procedures, including injectables like Botox or Dysport to achieve more comprehensive results.  Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your aesthetic needs and goals.  

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Restylane offers a great solution for rejuvenating your appearance without surgery or downtime.  When administered by a skilled provider, Restylane can deliver subtle, natural-looking results that enhance our facial features and keep you looking like yourself, only younger.  To learn more, contact or call us today at 858-281-4560 to schedule your consultation and find out if Restylane is right for you.