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What is Restylane?

Women and men often seek dermal fillers for the enhancement of their features. This is the reason why Albuquerque, NM plastic surgeon Dr. Miguel Gallegos provides a wide range of dermal filler injections to help improve signs of aging, addressing wrinkles, lines, and lost volume. Restylane is a popular brand of injectable dermal fillers because it treats many issues with specialized formulas for results that are made to last. It uses a synthetic version of the body's natural HA (hyaluronic acid), providing the complexion with a softer, more natural appearance that is fuller and more supple. A personal dermal filler plan can correct mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles and lines. It can also add fullness to the cheeks and lips and work to transform the facial features to produce a more youthful appearance. Hermosa Plastic Surgery carries many Restylane injectables, including:

  • Restylane: Fills facial folds and wrinkles
  • Restylane Defyne: Treats moderate to severe laugh and smile wrinkles
  • Restylane Lyft: Adds fullness and volume in the mid-face
  • Restylane Refyne: Treats light-to-moderate laugh and smile lines
  • Restylane Silk: Creates fullness in the lips and addresses vertical lines on the lips

What Are the Benefits of Restylane?

As you age, the skin might begin to seem dull and flat. Using Restylane dermal fillers at Hermosa Plastic Surgery, you may refresh your facial fullness to gain many benefits through a variety of different injection options, some of which encompass:

  • Natural ingredients, such as HA, which the body produces
  • Smoother and restored skin texture
  • Several different injection regions, like the decolletage, hands, and face
  • Enhance your confidence

Am I A Candidate for Restylane?

Restylane dermal fillers are suitable for any person older than 21 years old who would like to refresh their overall appearance, but they aren't recommended for anyone under this age due to the adverse side effects that could occur. Since Restylane has several formulas, your treatment plan will be personalized to meet your needs and goals. Restylane may help you address initial signs of aging, such as fine facial lines, or increase the fullness in your cheeks and lips. It can also improve severe wrinkles, like frown lines, laugh lines, Crow's feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and more. Certain treatments have the anesthetic lidocaine so you need to share any allergies at your pre-treatment consultation with Dr. Gallegos to prevent a negative reaction.

How Does Restylane Work?

Restylane treatments are noninvasive and performed in-office at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. A numbing cream can be applied to the treatment areas prior to your injections if you would like to increase your comfort. The filler is then injected in your skin with a fine-gauge needle containing the desired supply of the product, and then the skin is massaged so that the product reaches the necessary areas. Several injections may be performed and then followed by applying a cold compress to reduce potential inflammation. Every Restylane filler is injected with the same technique but on different areas, depending on your unique concerns and cosmetic goals.

What to Expect After Restylane

Once your Restylane treatment is finished, you may resume normal activities. Your recovery period will vary based on what you are having treated so ask Dr. Gallegos about what you should expect. The treated areas may be slightly swollen and red, but this typically fades away within a day. Bruising may occur, but this may be camouflaged with cosmetics. It's suggested that you avoid strenuous activity for a day, and you should sleep with the head propped up for at least one night. Many patients will see visible changes right after the procedure, but it usually takes 1 – 2 weeks until the final results develop. Restylane treatments last around 6 – 12 months based on the formula selected.

Restylane FAQ

How much does Restylane cost?
Costs for Restylane injections will be based on several things, such as which product is selected, where it is used, the amount of filler used, and more. During your Restylane consultation, Dr. Gallegos will need to understand your goals before creating a custom injection plan. After this, costs can be estimated, and we can review payment options.

What is Restylane most commonly used for?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers are each formulated to help you appear refreshed but natural. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gallegos will explain the various formulas and decide which best fits your needs. Restylane Defyne, Lyft, and Refyne improve mild, moderate, or deep folds and wrinkles while Restylane Lyft and Silk can increase the volume in your cheeks and lips.

How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
Typically, Restylane injections last from 6 – 18 months. Your results will vary based on which formula is selected, the injection sites, and other factors. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gallegos will create your customized injection plan that will include when to make your next appointment to touch up your results and refresh your appearance.

Do Restylane injections hurt?
There may be mild discomfort during the procedure. Before your injection, a numbing cream can be applied to help minimize your discomfort. Following your injections, we will apply a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling.

What are the benefits of Restylane?
Restylane addresses a variety of facial imperfections, such as deep folds and creases on the face and lip plumpness. Restylane is also biodegradable, meaning that it breaks down over time and is eliminated naturally. This reduces the potential for health threats and exposure to toxins. Once the effects of the product have worn away, the affected area returns to its original state.

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Restylane is a popular treatment at Hermosa Plastic Surgery that acts to fill in wrinkles and lines, boosting fullness to give you a softer, radiant complexion. Contact our Albuquerque, NM office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gallegos to get more information about the benefits of Restylane and other available procedures to rejuvenate your skin for the better.

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