Restylane® in San Diego
Growing older may bring wisdom and experience, but it can also lead to wrinkles and loss of facial volume. In the past, invasive, surgical procedures were the only solutions for aging and deteriorating appearances. Now, innovations in aesthetic medicine have given us the ability to treat these common concerns without incisions, stitches, or recovery time.
Restylane® and Restylane® Silk are soft hyaluronic acid gels that have earned FDA approval for the treatment of moderate to severe lines. These dermal fillers can be used exclusively to volumize the face and lips, but can also be used in combination with other fillers and neuromodulators. The effects can last between eight months to one year.
You can use Restylane® for the following purposes:
- Minimizing nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Cheek augmentation
- Lip augmentation
After disinfecting the skin, Dr. Eros will deliver Restylane® into the treatment areas using a fine needle. The filler’s formula includes an anesthetic for comfort. The most common side effects are swelling and bruising. The swelling can last up to 24 hours, therefore icing the treatment area is advisable. The treatment can easily take less than 30 minutes with no downtime. Afterward, patients can resume their normal skincare regimen and daily activities.
Who is a candidate for Restylane®?
Any adult age 21 and older in good health is able to have this procedure. It should not be done in pregnancy. It is best if the person does not take anticoagulant therapies. People who have hypersensitivity reactions should avoid this product.
Will there be any side effects from Restylane®?
The most common side effects of Restylane® fillers are mild swelling and bruising from the injections. These will diminish on their own, and you can help decrease the swelling by applying ice. It is essential not to take anti-inflammatories or any medications that may increase bleeding during the week prior to the injections.
Who can perform my Restylane® injections?
Because of the popularity of dermal fillers in San Diego, many spas and salons have begun offering anti-aging treatments such as Restylane®. However, for your safety, it is crucial to remember that only a skilled, medically-qualified practitioner should perform Restylane® injections.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps your skin attract and retain moisture. Younger people have plenty of hyaluronic acid in their skin, but our bodies produce less of it as we age. Restylane® and other fillers use hyaluronic acid as their base because it is biocompatible and therefore less likely to cause an allergic reaction or have any other harmful side effects.
Are Restylane® injections painful?
We take every precaution to ensure your comfort during the brief, in-office procedure. We perform the injections using a small, fine needle, and Restylane®’s formula includes an anesthetic called lidocaine to numb the skin. Most people find the treatment is quite tolerable; however, if you are still worried about pain, ask about a topical numbing cream.
What can I expect from Restylane® Injections?
Most commonly you may see swelling and bruising from the injections. It is important not to take any anti-inflammatories the week prior to the injections. Icing afterwards will decrease the swelling.
What benefits can I expect from Restylane®?
Restylane® and Restylane® Silk will produce the immediate results of fuller lips, contoured cheeks, and less prominent etched-in lines. The results will continue to progress over time as the filler works with the body’s natural collagen supply.
How can I learn more about Restylane®?
If you are exploring Restylane® injections and wondering if they are the right solution for you, then rest assured that Dr. Eros is proud to be the leading provider of Restylane® in San Diego. During a complimentary, in-person consultation, the doctor can answer all of your questions and help you understand whether or not you are a good candidate for this anti-aging treatment.