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Dermal Fillers

Restylane

Restylane

Restylane Orange County

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal fillers with a range of dermal fillers designed to reverse the effects of aging or enhance facial features.

Restylane was developed after years of research. It was first used to treat wrinkles and for lip augmentation in Europe in 1996. Restylane was granted FDA approval in 2003 for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles. In the year 2010, it was approved for use in the deep dermis. Restylane is manufactured by Galderma, a pharmaceutical company that specializes in dermatological treatments and skincare products.

Restylane has a wide range of products. Each product is designed with different characteristics to target different areas of concern.

Restylane: corrects moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, and for lip enhancement. 

Restylane Silk: for lip augmentation, correction of fine lines, and wrinkles around the mouth. 

Restylane Refyne: corrects moderate to severe facial fold and wrinkles especially the lines around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines) 

Restylane Defyne: corrects moderate to severe facial fold and wrinkles especially the lines around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines) 

Restylane Lyft: corrects moderate to severe facial folds, wrinkles, and for enhancing volume in the cheeks and the backs of the hands.

Restylane Kysse: adds volume to the lips to improve texture and color.

Treatment

A dermal filler treatment typically takes 20-45 minutes depending on how many dermal fillers are used. The treatment is performed using tiny needles or cannulas depending on the clinician and the area. For added comfort a local anesthetic may be used. Although you may get immediate results, swelling is common and the final results typically take up to 2 weeks. The results typically last 6-12 months depending on the type of Restylane. 

Before / After

Restylane Benefits:

  • Restores lost volume and enhances facial features
  • Decreases the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds
  • Lip augmentation, commonly known as lip plumping
  • Used to reduce the appearance of lip lines, nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, tear trough (dark circles, eye bags), frown lines, scars (acne scars, trauma scars)
  • Enhances or contours cheeks, jawline,  chin, forehead, nose (non-surgical nose correction)
  • Reduces the appearance of jowls
  • Minimally invasive with the use of tiny needles
  • Minimal discomfort the with use of a local anesthetic
  • Quick results that can last up to 1 year
  • Reversible if you do not like the results

Dermal Filler Pre & Post Care Instructions

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Plan this treatment at least 2 weeks before any important event to allow adequate time for possible swelling and bruising to subside.
  • Medications or supplements that may increase your risk of bleeding should be avoided 3-7 days before treatment. These include, but are not limited to, anticoagulant medication, antiplatelet medication, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, flaxseed, garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, omega 3 fatty acids, St. John’s Wort, and vitamin A or E. You should consult with your physician before discontinuing anything prescribed or recommended by your physician.
  • Stop drinking alcohol 1-2 days before injections.
  • Consider taking Arnica the day of treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores of Herpes Simplex Virus, you may be recommended to take an antiviral medication before treatment.
  • Eat a meal or light snack before treatment. Notify the clinician if you have a needle phobia, prior to treatment. This allows the clinician to take the appropriate precautions to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid touching the treated area for 6 hours. After that, light makeup can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
  • Immediately after the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness, and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is usually temporary and generally disappears in less than 6 hours after injection into the skin and less than 1-2 days after injection into the lips. Occasionally the initial swelling after lip treatment may last longer. Occasionally some patients experience swelling for about 1 week and the lips can look somewhat uneven during this time. This means that the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result. 
  • If you have swelling, apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 5-10 minutes every hour as needed.
  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores.
  • If you have any pain, you may take Tylenol.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid strenuous activities 1-2 days after the procedure. Walking is acceptable.
  • No excessive sun or heat until any initial swelling and redness have resolved.
  • Avoid squeezing or massaging the treated areas for several hours after treatment as this could subtly change the results.
  • Apply sunscreen with broadband protection (UVA and UVB) and have a sun protection factor of SPF 30 or more.
  • Medications or supplements that may increase your risk of bleeding should be avoided 2-3 days after treatment. These include, but are not limited to, anticoagulant medication, antiplatelet medication, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, flaxseed, garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, omega 3 fatty acids, St. John’s Wort, and vitamin A or E.
  • This treatment is temporary and the duration of the effect can vary from patient to patient. You may wish to consider additional treatments before the effect has completely dissipated.
  • Optimal results are generally achieved with patients who continue treatments routinely.
  • Contact the office or seek medical attention if any concerning or unusual side effect occurs.