Are your cheeks sagging? Do you have deep frown lines or crow’s feet? These can be annoying and unattractive, but fortunately, they can be remedied. Injections of Restylane® — a filler made from hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in our bodies — can help restore a healthy, youthful appearance by filling in wrinkles and plumping up thinning or sagging facial areas. It is also used to give more definition to the lip border.
Restylane® has proven to be a popular procedure, as patients are up and about immediately after treatment. The procedure is fast, requires little recovery time and produces immediate results—although it is important to remember that the results are not permanent. You will need to attend follow-up treatments every six months or so. Unlike other fillers, like collagen, Restylane® contains no animal proteins, eliminating the possibility of an allergic reaction to the proteins.
Is This Procedure for You?
Restylane® is suitable for people of all ages. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding or are under the age of 18 should speak with Dr. Moore, as there may be risks associated with the treatment. Individuals who suffer keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring should not use Restylane®.
In your initial consultation, one of Dr. Moore’s qualified and skillfully trained Registered Nurses will evaluate your health, discuss your medical history and assess the contours of your face. They will then review your goals and make recommendations based on their evaluation. The techniques used in Restylane® injection will be described in detail, and informational materials will be provided. Be sure to notify them if you have any allergies or active skin issues.
To learn more about Restylane® and what Dr. Moore can do for you, please click here or call us today at (888) 811-7425 for a no obligation, Restylane® consultation.
What to Expect
Before the procedure, the area to be treated may be numbed. Restylane® is then injected with a fine-point needle.
For the first six hours after treatment, do not exercise or ingest alcohol, and avoid contact with the treated area. You may experience redness or swelling, but this should disappear in less than a week. Until these symptoms disappear, patients should avoid excessive exposure to UV rays and extreme cold.
Follow-up treatments before Restylane® has completely settled in may increase its effectiveness. Discuss with Dr. Moore how often you should repeat treatments.
Those who have had cold sores are at risk of suffering a recurrence from the needle penetration.
Costs are dependent upon your needs.