Restylane is a clear gel that contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body that fades with age. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid restores volume, thereby filling in facial wrinkles, lines, scars and other depressions. It is often used to plum the lips and smooth the eyebrows, jawline and cheeks. In addition, Restylane binds to the moisture in the body and draws water, thereby maintaining its aesthetically pleasing effects and hydrating the skin for a radiant, healthy glow.
Restylane is used on patients who wish to have a fuller-looking face and smooth out facial wrinkles and lines. It is often administered to younger patients longing for fuller, more attractive lips. Restylane candidacy is determined after a close evaluation of the patient's general and mental health. Restylane is hypoallergenic and, unlike Botox, does not require allergy testing.
Restylane results are achieved in one week and last up to six months, after which time the substance is safely absorbed by the body. To maintain the results, our Sacramento plastic surgeon, Charles Perry, MD, recommends touch-up treatments before Restylane disappears completely.
Restylane is safely combined with Botox Cosmetic for more dramatic and comprehensive anti-aging results. By combining these two injectables, Dr. Perry is able to simultaneously diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles while enhancing volume.
Restylane is administered at Dr. Perry's Sacramento office under topical anesthesia or lidocaine. Treatment time may range from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Restylane does not require any recovery time; patients are able to return to their daily lives right away, but they should avoid sun exposure.
Any complications associated with Restylane are generally caused by the injection rather than the product itself. Although side effects are rare, some patients may experience the following:
Most Restylane side effects subside within a few days. In some cases, Restylane may lead to small, uneven bumps under the skin and unnatural lip enhancement results. However, when Restylane is administered by our plastic surgery Sacramento provider, Dr. Perry, the risks of achieving unsatisfying results are minimized.
Dr. Perry provides all of his Sacramento Restylane patients with detailed post-treatment instructions for safe and optimal results. Patients are advised to carefully review the instructions and ask any questions prior to treatment. Should concerns arise, please call Dr. Perry's Plastic surgery practice in Sacramento.
For more information on Restylane and to learn about your financing options, please call our practice at (916) 273-7435.
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