- 1 What is Restylane?
- 2 How Does Restylane Work?
- 3 Treatment Areas
- 4 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
- 5 About The Treatment
- 6 Cost
- 7 Recovery
- 8 How Many Restylane Treatments Will I Need?
- 9 How Long Does It Last?
- 10 Ideal Candidates
- 11 Additional and Alternative Procedures
- 12 Frequently Asked Questions
- 13 Why Choose Reflections Center?
- 14 Schedule Your Consultation
Through cosmetic treatments, we can correct the unwanted effects of aging and help to replenish volume that has been lost.
Aging tends to play a large role in the decline of the quality of our skin, among other uncontrollable factors. Wrinkles, lines, and volume loss can be treated with the Restylane dermal filler family.
“I am a 31yr old female with loss of collagen by the side if my mouth and I have a nasal labial folds. I have been hesitating getting restylane for sometime mainly b/c I was afraid that I would have horrible bruising or swelling. Well I am now one day post treatment after having one syringe injected and I LOVE IT! No bruises & minimal swelling!! Why did I wait so long.”
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that softens wrinkles and restores facial volume. Wrinkles and volume loss, whether a result of age, genetics, or sun exposure, can leave you looking older than you truly are. This special gel formulation counter these problems and revitalizes your appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in our biological makeup. This ingredient is a very important part of our skin’s structure and plays a huge role in maintaining a youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for binding water within the skin. Unfortunately, this natural substance tends to diminish over time, leading to a loss of skin elasticity. And as we age, our skin’s ability to retain water significantly decreases. Replenishing hyaluronic acid with Restylane injections can restore smooth skin and youthful contour.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane works by replenishing diminished hyaluronic acid within the skin to restore volume and smooth skin. This filler should be injected into the areas of the face where the body’s support structure has weakened.
Indentations and depressions on the face can be filled to be level with surrounding skin. This filler is also beneficial for smoothing out wrinkles and creases such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Additionally, Restylane can be used to add volume to the lips; our expert injectors can provide natural-looking results or a full pout depending on the patient’s personal preference.
Restylane can be used to treat many different cosmetic concerns on the face. The specific areas on the face that this specific Restylane formulation can be used on include:
If you have concerns other than those listed above, Restylane has different formulations to treat different problem areas.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
About The Treatment
During your Restylane treatment, an ultra-fine needle or cannula will be inserted into the skin. Cannulas are utilized majority of the time because it offered reduced risks and minimizes swelling and bruising. The gel solution will be injected in small amounts strategically throughout the treatment area to provide volume or an even surface while appearing natural-looking. This process will be repeated until your desired results are achieved. The treatment lasts about 15-30 minutes and you will be able to return to your daily routine immediately after treatment.
What Does It Feel Like?
When undergoing the Restylane injections, you may feel a slight tingling sensation initially from the needle. Restylane contains an ingredient called lidocaine, which is a type of local anesthetic that provides a numbing effect during the injection. Typically, our patients find that this treatment is very comfortable.
Do I Need Anesthesia?
The Restylane injection process as a whole is quick and comfortable. Although Restylane already contains a form of local anesthetic, patients may want further numbing to provide added comfort during the injections. For situations such as this, we can apply a topical anesthetic or nerve blocks (numbing injections that are done directly into nerve bundles to ensure the patient feels absolutely nothing) to the treatment area. Nerve blocks are preferred by many of our doctors for lip injections, but patients can decide for themselves. They typically last 4-5 hours so some patients don’t prefer this numbing agent.
The price of dermal fillers starts at $650 per syringe. We offer discounts when more than 1 syringe is purchased at the same time. You can also boost your savings by participating in our Rewards Plus program. Purchases over $1,000 can be financed. In order to receive your personalized quote, we ask that you contact our office and request a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert injectors today!
After your treatment, you may notice slight redness of the skin and mild swelling. This should subside within a few hours; however, swelling can vary from a few hours to 48 hours, depending on the area treated. We take steps to avoid bruising – including accuvein and cannulas. We also offer free laser treatments in the case that they develop any bruising. Patients can minimize the risk of bruising by avoiding intense blood-pressure-elevating activities for the first 12 hours after treatment. However, it is not required and does not pose a health threat to exercise, even intensely, following treatment. They should be careful not to vigorously rub or massage the treated area for at least 24 hours. Light touching of the treated area, such as washing the face, is not a problem.
There is no downtime necessary after Restylane injections, so you are free to leave the office after your treatment and return to your normal routines. The results for Restylane injections can be seen immediately, but the final outcome will be visible once the swelling and bruising fully dissipates.
How Many Restylane Treatments Will I Need?
One treatment will significantly reduce signs of facial aging and volume loss. After the injections, you will notice an improvement in facial contour and smoothness of your skin. However, it is important to note that the results are not permanent. You will need to return for recurrent treatment in order to maintain your youthful results.
How Long Does It Last?
Once you have received your Restylane treatment, the results will typically last six to nine months, depending upon the individual and the area treated. If Restylane is used for lip enhancement, the results will last 4-5 months. Because we are constantly using our lips, the components that make up this injectable tend to break down more quickly than other areas on the face, such as the smile lines. Depending on the location of the injection, the duration of the results will vary. During your initial consultation, one of our injection specialists will be able to provide more information about the longevity of your Restylane treatments.
Both men and women can be candidates for Restylane treatments. If you are looking to reduce certain signs of aging on the face or wanting to enhance certain features such as your lips, you may be a good candidate to receive this volumizing treatment. You should not have any underlying skin conditions that can negatively impact the effectiveness of the injectable. We ask that you maintain realistic expectations for this treatment, as it will not provide the same results as a surgical procedure.
If you have severe skin laxity on the face, dermal fillers may not provide you with the results you are looking to obtain. Injectables treat mild to moderate skin imperfection; therefore, if your concerns require more in-depth treatment, a different procedure may be better suited. Reflections Center offers numerous suitable alternative treatments for skin laxity. During the consultation with your physician, the doctor can evaluate your particular case and make the best treatment recommendation to provide you with your desired results.
Additional and Alternative Procedures
Patients have the opportunity to combine your Restylane treatment with another injectable treatment for a more comprehensive treatment. Some of the most common injectables that our patients combine with Restylane are Botox and Bellafill.
Botox is highly diluted botulinum toxin that, when injected, can reduce wrinkles and lines that form as a result of facial muscle contractions. Through constant muscle movements made when making facial expressions, the overlying skin begins to crease and become lax. This is what causes the formation of the lines in the skin that form crow’s feet, smile lines, and forehead lines. Once injected into the skin, Botox will prevent the muscles from contracting when making facial movements, therefore, reducing the number of lines and wrinkles that form on the upper half of the face. This treatment can be combined with Restylane to reduce lines, creases, and folds on the entire face.
Reflections Center offers a wide variety of FDA approved dermal fillers because each has its own nuances and best uses. Bellafill is the first FDA- approved filler to treat acne scars. This treatment can be used in conjunction with Restylane for comprehensive treatment, correcting volume loss and treating scarring caused by acne and other mild scars on the face. Bellafill can provide a soft, smooth appearance to your skin. This injectable is different from many of the others because not only does it correct imperfections with the skin but it also stimulates the production of collagen to provide continued benefits even after the treatment is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you mix Juvederm and Restylane?
You can - but should you?nIf you mean can you mix them together to create some hybrid injectable filler solution - yeah, you could do that safely. Probably not an ideal thing to do since these 2 fillers behave very differently.nMore likely you're wondering if you can have both Restylane and Juvederm injected - perhaps you're worried about having them injected in the same area, or even on the same day - either of those scenarios is just fine as well.
Do Restylane bumps go away?
Most of the time, bumps that you feel directly after injections is just pin-point swelling. We counsel our patients to give themselves 2 weeks to fully recover from the trauma of injection in order to evaluate any bumps or lumps. 90% of the time, it will resolve during that time, and it's truly just a firm spot that was disrupted a bit more than the surrounding tissues during injection. These are often spots you can feel, but can't see.nBeyond that 2 weeks, if you still have lumps or bumps, we like to see our patients back in for an evaluation. We can always dissolve Restylane - but rarely need to do so.
Does Restylane help dark circles?
Yes! Restylane is a great filler for dark circles. We cover filler for dark circles in much more detail on our dark circles treatments page.
Can you drink after Restylane?
We recommend you not drink for the 24 hours before and after your injections with Restylane or any other type of filler, because alcohol thins the blood. With any blood thinner (including alcohol, Vitamin E, pain relievers, and prescription blood thinners), a small bruise can turn into a much bigger bruise - and we know our patients want to avoid bruising from fillers. However, it doesn't really pose a true health risk to drink after Restylane injections - it's just a precaution to help reduce the risks of bruising. So don't worry if you forget and accidentally have a glass of wine after.
Can you lay down after Restylane?
Sure! In fact, we sometimes inject Restylane while you're laying down! Filler, once placed, isn't going to move around unless you vigorously rub or massage it. We do recommend you avoid traditional face-down massages for at least 24 hours after injection, though.
Why Choose Reflections Center?
At Reflections Center, dermal filler injections are one of the most commonly requested treatment by our patients. We use only FDA-approved fillers for your safety and to provide you with the best results possible. During your consultation at Reflections Center, we are able to customize and tailor each treatment to your exact needs. We work hard to make sure our patients receive the treatment that is right for them to achieve their aesthetic goals. Some of the other fillers we offer are Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra, Radiesse, Belotero, and Bellafill. You may also benefit from another Restylane formulation. This can be discussed during your consultation.
Here are some of the many reasons patients can feel at ease when choosing our practice:
Experience – Our physicians do this all day, every day, as their chosen profession (vs. other “dabbler” injectors), we’ve won the Allergan Diamond Level Award for over 5 years running, and the Galderma Presidential Award every year since its inception, for our level of experience.
Skilled – Our doctors have a reputation for natural-looking results and we are committed to mastering the latest injection techniques, to be able to offer the very best cosmetic care in New Jersey.
Trained – Our doctors undergo hands-on, in-depth training for their injection techniques, as well as a rigorous assessment of their skill is required before they ever join our team. But those that do join our team are very skilled, and are often asked to train other physicians on proper injection technique.
Schedule Your Consultation
During your consultation, your physician will discuss in detail what your treatment options are and the specific advantages that are associated with the particular injectable. You and the doctor will then work together to decide which treatment will be the best option. The particular filler that is chosen for you will be based on the depth of wrinkles and creases and the location of the aesthetic concerns. We work hard to provide each and every one of our patients with natural-looking results that leave you looking refreshed and feeling youthful. To find out more information, please contact Reflections Center and schedule your one-on-one consultation with a cosmetic physicians today.