Unfortunately, once the early signs of aging begin appear, they are not easily reversed. These can include fine lines, sagging skin, and a loss of facial volume. Sun damage, smoking, weight fluctuations, illness, and genetics work against us, as well, speeding up these tissue changes. The skin can start to loose collagen, decreasing the healthy fullness in the cheeks and jawline. Smile lines will start to appear, as do deep creases around the nose and the mouth. While there is no way to halt the normal aging process at home, Skin by Lovely can help slow things down with Restylane.
The Restylane Family of Dermal Fillers
Restylane is an innovative dermal filler, designed to plump facial tissues and restore a youthful appearance. Restylane was the first dermal filler on the U.S. market to be made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural component of healthy human tissues. As an important structural building block in the skin, HA is responsible for ramping up the body’s collagen production. The HA also naturally draws in water from the body, plumping tissues for long-term benefits. A Restylane treatment provides immediate volumizing to the tissues, and while the body’s collagen stores are being rebuilt, the benefits from treatment can last for months. This unique family of dermal fillers includes Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft; each is purposefully designed to treat specific areas of the face.
Restylane-L was the first of its dermal filler family to hit the market. It is used to fill in moderate to deep facial lines and wrinkles caused by the aging process. Restylane is best used to treat static wrinkles, or those resulting from lax tissues and skin. The injectable can dramatically improve the appearance of scars, either from acne or trauma to the face. Additionally, Restylane’s smooth and similarly sized particles of HA make it excellent for replacing lost facial volume under the eyes, across the upper cheek, and along the jawline.
- Smooth deep facial lines and creases
- Even out acne scars
- Improve facial volume and symmetry
- Sculpt the cheek and jawline
- Eliminate wrinkles around the eyes
- Last from six to nine months
The first product to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lip enhancement, Restylane Silk can safely and effectively restore a youthful shape to the mouth. The small particles of HA make Restylane Silk’s smooth, creamy gel perfect for meticulously filling in the delicate lines around the mouth. The benefits of Restylane Silk are unmatched by any other product. Natural-looking full lips provide a healthy, more youthful appearance.
Restylane Silk can:
- Plump narrow lips
- Improve a thinning smile
- Eliminate fine lines around the upper and lower lips
- Provide results lasting a full six months
The only injectable approved by the FDA to improve the both deep smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, as well as replace lost volume in the cheeks is Restylane Lyft. Restylane Lyft can restore a healthy contour to the mid-face, enhancing hollow cheeks. With a single in-office application, patients can regain healthy cheek definition without surgery. Volume loss resulting from fat depletion and diminishing collagen can see an immediate improvement with Restylane Lyft.
Restylane Lyft can:
- Smooth moderate to severe nasolabial folds
- Lift facial tissues
- Restore shape to sunken, hollow cheeks
- Replenish mid-face volume
- Can last for 12 months or longer
Restylane Refyne and Defyne
Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne help provide flexible smoothness to the area surrounding the nose and mouth. Using a unique technology, these hyaluronic acid fillers smooth nasolabial folds and marionette lines without hindering natural facial movement.
Restyane Defyne and Refyne can:
- Smooth smile lines around the nose and mouth
- Give subtle, flexible support
- Provide natural-looking, long-term results
- Last up to 12 months.
The Ideal Candidate for Restylane
Anyone who is struggling with the early signs of aging may make a good candidate for Restylane dermal fillers. As with all aesthetic procedures, the ideal patient will be in good health, understand the Restylane treatment, and have realistic expectations for their final results. The Restylane family of dermal fillers is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. As it is a non-animal based HA gel, it is also safe for most people. During the consultation appointment, your practitioner at Skin by Lovely will help each patient decide if Restylane is appropriate for their personal situation.
The Restylane Consultation at Skin by Lovely
A complimentary consultation will be provided before scheduling any Restylane treatment. At this time, one of the experienced aesthetic professionals at Skin by Lovely can perform an in-depth skin evaluation, review the patient’s medical history, and have a frank discussion of both the short term and long term aesthetic goals. The Restylane procedure will be explained, as well as the benefits and potential risks. Before and after photographs will be available of recent Skin by Lovely patients, as well, to help candidates visualize their potential results. Once it has been determined which Restylane product can safely achieve the individual patient’s unique needs, a personalized treatment plan will created.
Treatments with Restylane Fillers
Most appointments for Restylane injections at Skin by Lovely take about a half an hour to complete. After determining the targeted treatment area, the provider will use a very small needle to place the dermal filler, either under the skin or along the lips. Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft all contain Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, so the injections are not considered painful. However, an additional topical or local anesthetic may be used to increase a patient’s comfort level.
There is no downtime required after a Restylane session at Skin by Lovely. Patients are free to return to work, school, and other routine activities the same day. While patients may note some mild swelling, redness, and tenderness in the treatment area, these should resolve quickly. Bruising is not uncommon, but may take a week to fade. Restylane products may remain malleable under the skin for the first 48 to 72 hours, so patients should avoid vigorous rubbing of the treatment area for the first two to three days.
The benefits of Restylane can always be seen right away. As Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft all contain Hyaluronic Acid, which will recharge the body’s natural production of collagen, the results can last from six to nine months, possibly longer. At this time, a maintenance treatment can be performed to extend the youthful results.
Potential Risks of Restylane
Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft are considered safe and efficient dermal fillers. While complications from these injections are rare, there is always a small chance for them to occur. The risks of Restylane can include bleeding, scarring, facial or lip asymmetry, and nerve damage. To avoid any complications, it is important that patients seek out only an experienced Restylane provider. The professionals at Skin by Lovely are nationally recognized physical trainers on the safe and effective use of Restylane and have been trained in the science and application of Restylane products. As a result, our professionals are uniquely qualified to provide the safest and most satisfying applications of Restylane available anywhere today.
Santa Monica’s Top Restylane Provider
Over the years, Skin by Lovely has become a renowned, national training center for injectables, hosting the country’s top physicians, nurses, and aesthetic professionals. Here they learn cutting-edge injection techniques, as well as the science behind Restylane and other aesthetic products. Today, there is no office that provides a greater number of successful Restylane injections than Skin by Lovely. If you are in the Los Angeles area, contact our Santa Monica office at 310.566.0858.
Portland’s Top Restylane Provider
Portland’s Skin by Lovely office has become known as the place to go for Restylane treatments in Oregon and southwestern Washington.. Our staff is highly trained on all of the Restylane products, as well as other injectables, to provide excellent aesthetic results. To schedule your Skin by Lovely consultation in Portland, call our office at 971.303.8060.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a collection of facial fillers that provide patients with facial rejuvenation, lip enhancement, and cheek fullness. Fillers from Restylane include Restylane-L for facial rejuvenation, Restylane Lyft for cheek enhancement, Restylane Silk for lip augmentation, and Restylane Refyne and Defyne for smoothing of smile and laugh lines around the mouth and nose.
Am I a good candidate for Restylane?
If you are frustrated by fine lines or deep facial creases, thinning lips, or mid-face volume loss, then the Restylane family of dermal filler may be for you. Potential patients should be in overall good health, understand the benefits and potential risks of Restylane, and hold reasonable expectations for their results.
Where are the Restylane injections performed?
All Restylane sessions are performed in one of Skin by Lovely’s comfortable, private treatment rooms, either in our Santa Monica or Portland offices.
Why should I choose Skin by Lovely to provide my Restylane procedure?
Skin by Lovely is one of the most trusted provider of aesthetic services in the country. We are a national training center for injectables, certified by Galderma (the makers of Restylane) as a national training center for physicians, and we provide more Restylane treatments every year than most other offices in the U.S. Combining extensive experience, skillful techniques, and an artistic eye, the aesthetic providers at Skin by Lovely will provide the safest and most satisfying Restylane results available.
How will my Restylane treatment be performed?
After determining the targeted treatment area, Restylane will be applied using a very small needle.
How long does a treatment with Restylane take to perform?
A session with Restylane will take about 30 minutes in the Skin by Lovely offices.
How long will the results of Restylane last?
The benefits of Restylane are immediately apparent, and depending on the treatment area, can last from six to twelve months, depending on which product is selected.
Will my Restylane treatment be painful?
No, as Restylane contains Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, the injections are not considered painful. However, an additional local or topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment, as needed.
What can I expect from my Restylane recovery period?
No downtime is required after Restylane injections. Patients may return to their normal activities the same day. Minor redness and swelling may occur, although these will quickly dissipate. Bruising is common, as well, but should resolve over the first week.
When can I return to work, after Restylane injections?
Patients are able to return to work or school immediately after receiving Restylane. Exercise can also be resumed immediately, without any restrictions.
What are the risks of Restylane Injections?
Restylane is widely considered a safe and effective dermal filler. Complications from the injectable are rare, but may include bleeding, scarring, permanent nerve damage, and facial asymmetry.
Are Restylane injections affordable?
The results from Restylane can last from six to twelve months, sometimes longer, making the injectable a cost effective choice for facial rejuvenation.
What are my payment choices, after receiving Restylane injections?
Skin by Lovely accepts cash, all major credit cards, as well as payments through PayPal. Contact an aesthetic coordinator for more information.