Nothing ages the face more than sunken, dark eyes, and deep wrinkles. Years of sun exposure, dramatic weight loss, genetics, and the normal aging process can result in a depletion of fat tissue and the loss of skin elasticity. Restylane is a dermal filler, designed to rejuvenate the appearance by replacing lost facial volume, smoothing facial lines, and easing wrinkles. Comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance, Restylane restores a healthy fullness to the facial features and skin by binding itself to water molecules within the body. Hyaluronic Acid goes one step further to achieve great skin as well. It encourages the natural production of Collagen, which provides a continued improvement to the features.
Restylane is proven to fill in the deep facial ceases, wrinkles, and fine lines that occur over time. The dermal filler can improve the look of scars, resulting from either acne or trauma. Additionally, Restylane has the ability to replace lost facial volume around the eyes and cheeks, as well as plumping the lips. Taking years off of the appearance, Restylane provides a simple, noninvasive solution for facial rejuvenation. *
The Ideal Candidate for Restylane:
Both men and women can experience excellent results with Restylane. Individuals seeking a soft, organic-looking facial rejuvenation, without the risks or recovery time needed with surgery, may make excellent candidates for Restylane. The injectable is proven safe for any ethnicity or skin type. As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should be in generally good health and have reasonable expectations for the treatment. *
Restylane treatments are performed in the office, taking less than an hour to complete. Although Restylane injections are not painful, a local anesthesia or dental block will be first administered, to maximize patient comfort. Using a very small needle, Restylane is then injected into predetermined areas of the face.
There is no downtime required after a Restylane treatment. Initially, patients may experience mild swelling and redness, although these will resolve quickly. Bruising at the injection site is not unusual. This can take up to a week to fade. Results from a Restylane treatment will be immediately evident; these can last from six to nine months, or longer. After this time, patients will need to schedule a repeat treatment.
Restylane will remain soft and malleable under the skin for up to 72 hours. It is vital that patients remember not to rub vigorously or manipulate the treatment area for the first few days, so as not to displace the filler.
Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Vitenas, or ask your aesthetician to see if a treatment with Restylane is right for your unique situation. The injectable can provide satisfactory results when used alone. When Restylane is combined with other restorative procedures, when combined with other cosmetic treatments, a bright, smooth, youthful appearance can be achieved. Most often, a dermal fill will be paired with Botox Cosmetic to treat wrinkles and fine lines, or IPL for a quick skin renewal. *
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a gel facial filler, composed of Hyaluronic Acid, which is designed to improve the look of deep facial lines and acne scars. The injectable can also provide added volume to the cheeks and lips. *
What areas can be treated with Restylane?
Restylane is best used to improve the look of the lower face, jawline, and jowls (lower portion of the cheeks). *
How is Restylane applied?
After an anesthetic is applied, Restylane is injected under the skin with a very small needle. *
Where are Restylane injections performed?
Restylane is performed in our well-appointed, Houston-area MediSpa.
How long does a Restylane treatment take in the office?
Restylane injections take less than an hour from start to finish. *
Am I a good candidate for Restylane?
Anyone looking for a noninvasive treatment to correct deep facial crevices, wrinkles, and facial scars that result from acne or trauma, or who want to add volume to the lips or under the eyes, may make an excellent candidate for Restylane injections. Both men and women, of any skin type, can get satisfactory results with this injectable filler. *
Will anesthesia be used during my Restylane injections?
A topical anesthetic or dental block will be used prior to the Restylane procedure, to maximize patient comfort. *
Are Restylane injections painful?
Restylane injections are not painful; patients generally report feeling a tug or pinch during the treatment. To maximize a patient’s comfort level, a topical anesthetic or dental block will be used prior to treatment. *
What can I expect from the recovery period, after my Restylane injections?
Initially patients may note minor bruising, swelling, and redness along the injection site, although these are short-lived. Normal activities can be immediately resumed. It is important that patients avoid rubbing or manipulating the treatment area for the first few days after the treatment. Restylane will remain malleable for up to 72 hours after it application. *
When can I return to work after my Restylane injections?
Patients are able to return to work or school immediately after receiving Restylane injections. Some, however, prefer to wait until the next day, when the redness and swelling has subsided. *
Will the results from my Restylane treatment be long-lasting?
The results from Restylane injections can last from six to nine months, possibly longer. *
What are the possible risks of Restylane?
On the market since 1996, Restylane has been proven to be a consistently safe, injectable filler. After a treatment, temporary side effects may occur, including bruising, swelling, or redness. Other, less common side effects can include headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea, and muscle weakness. *
How much will a Restylane treatment cost?
The exact cost of a Restylane treatment will depend on the area where it is applied and the extent of correction desired. One syringe will cost between $400 and $650; and at least two syringes will be needed to provide optimal results. Discounts and packages of multiple syringes are available.
Can I finance my Restylane injections?
Yes, you may finance your Restylane sessions through CareCredit. Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery also accepts cash, all major credit cards, and personal checks.