There are many options when it comes to dermal fillers & here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our board-certified dermatologists offer a large selection to meet all patients’ facial rejuvenation needs. Restylane is a commonly used dermal filler treatment used most frequently for volume loss in the lower face.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is most commonly used to combat volume loss in the lips, but can be used to treat any of the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
- Fine lines around the mouth (marionette lines)
- Lip border definition (lipstick lines)
- Thin lips
- Corners of the mouth
- Jowl area
- Crows Feet
This innovative dermal filler treatment in San Diego can reduce the lines on your face to bring back a more youthful glow to your appearance and smooth out aging skin.
Restylane uses the same chemical base as the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in your own body, so it works in congruence with the tissues it is injected into and minimizes the risk of infection or allergic reaction. Hyaluronic acid can also be dissolved with hyaluronidase if the patient wishes to reverse the results. Restylane is a highly regarded injectable treatment and the doctors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology would love talk to you about how it can improve fine lines and wrinkles in your face today!
Dr. Goldman Performs a Treatment for Thin Lips
Frequently Asked Questions
It is hard to sort through all of the information available on the different types of dermal filler treatment, so our board-certified dermatologists and expert injectors would like to make the process simpler. They have taken the time to answer common questions about Restylane for you below. Contact us if you have further questions.
Q: How long does Restylane last?
A: Depending on the patient and the treatment area, Restylane treatments can last for up to 12 months! Lip injection treatments tend to last up to 6 months, so for only two sessions a year, you can have the full lips you desire.
Q: Are Restylane injections painful?
A: Generally, filler injections do not hurt, but our doctors can apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment are prior to the procedure to minimize any potential pain or discomfort.
Q: Where can Restylane be injected?
A: Restylane is most commonly used to enhance thin lips and fill in lost volume of the lower portion of the face (around the lips and mouth). During your consultation, however, your doctor will examine your problem areas, discuss your desired outcome with you, and determine the best injectable treatment plan for you, which may or may not include Restylane injections. For example, Restylane can be used to smooth out “crows feet”, which are wrinkles near the eyes.
Q: When will I see results from dermal filler injections?
A: You should notice a difference immediately following treatment, but because there may be some initial swelling after the injection, expect to experience full results within a few days of treatment, once the swelling subsides.
Q: What if I do not like my Restylane results?
A: Restylane, and all of the other hyaluronic acid fillers, can be dissolved with hyaluronidase to reverse your results if you are unhappy.
Q: How much downtime can I expect after a dermal filler treatment?
A: Most patients do not experience any downtime following lip injection treatments, with most returning to normal activities and work right after treatment. If you do experience some redness or swelling after injection, these side effects should only last a few days.
Q: What is the difference between Restylane and Radiesse?
A: Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, while Radiesse filler treatment is comprised of calcium-based microspheres that stimulate collagen production. Radiesse is more commonly used in San Diego for in large treatment areas like the hands, nose, and chin, whereas Restylane works well for fine lines and wrinkles, and lip enhancement treatment.
For more information on lip enhancement treatment, visit WebMD.com.
Call Us Today for Lip Injection Treatments in San Diego!
If you are interested in learning more about Restylane injections or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists to discuss a customized dermal filler treatment plan, contact us today. Our San Diego dermatologists are experts in injectable treatments and would love to help take years off of your appearance with cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. Call (858) 365-3621 to schedule an appointment to begin your journey to facial rejuvenation and more youthful looking skin!
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