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Restylane® is the world’s #1 dermal filler with more than 10 million procedures performed worldwide since FDA approval in 2003.
Galderma Restylane® is often considered the gold standard for treating facial volume loss and deep wrinkles with results that last 6-18 months. For patients with mild to moderate signs of facial aging, this hyaluronic acid dermal filler restores youthful fullness to improve facial contours while plumping the skin. Restylane injections can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns in as little as 15-30 minutes.
Restylane is the most popular dermal filler in the world today. It is commonly used for correction in the following areas: nasolabial folds (marionette lines), thin lips, aging on the back of the hands, low cheekbones, and the tear trough area. It may occasionally be used for static wrinkles such as permanently etched forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet when Botox or Dysport are ineffective.
For patients seeking a long-lasting solution for facial volume loss without the risks or permanence of cosmetic surgery, it is among the most highly requested cosmetic injectables performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons. At our Boston area aesthetic & reconstructive surgery office, our mission is to help patients achieve a youthful, attractive appearance by offering the highest quality dermal fillers and cosmetic treatments available.
Dr. Helena O. Taylor or Dr. Stephen R. Sullivan will perform a thorough skin examination that considers all factors from volume loss to facial symmetry, skin quality, and age along with the cosmetic concerns you are hoping to address. As board-certified Boston area plastic surgeons that are both diplomats of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and fellowship-trained in Facial and Craniomaxillofacial Plastic Surgery, they will draw on their expertise in facial anatomy and facial symmetry to determine the best anti-aging treatments to correct your concerns.
They will help you decide if Restylane dermal filler is the best choice for you during the consultation process. During the consultation, they will build a complete picture of relevant medical history, current health, and aesthetic goals in order to obtain the best cosmetic result. Please note that women that are pregnant or breastfeeding or anyone that has recently used blood thinners should avoid the treatment. Alternative treatment options will be discussed in detail, or you may choose to proceed with treatment at a later date when these factors are no longer present.
Restylane® is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler renowned for its ability to improve deep wrinkles, thin lips, and facial volume loss.
The active ingredient in Restylane is hyaluronic acid. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the human body, it is considered safe with a nearly zero risk of allergy. Hyaluronic acid retains moisture, helping cushion your skin and joints. Restylane treatments involve injecting a smooth hyaluronic acid gel subcutaneously in order to plump the skin and improve moisture retention. Restylane provides beautiful results that are instantly noticeable when performed correctly by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Each Restylane syringe contains 0.8 ccs of product to plump and firm key areas of the face, lips, and back of hands.
Restylane prices that you might see online are often misleading. Since each patient has a different degree of volume loss and/or wrinkle severity, the only reliable way to get accurate Restylane vial pricing is to come in for a consultation. Dr. Stephen R. Sullivan and Dr. Helena O. Taylor are experienced injectors that will be able to tell you the exact amount of product needed to achieve your desired result.
Our patients expect safe and exceptional results. Product quality, the experience of the injector, and your level of comfort with the clinician should guide your plan when selecting a doctor for Restylane. As a doctor-led Boston area medical spa, we purchase Restylane directly from the manufacturer, Galderma. Whether you are seeking Restylane lip filler, Restylane tear trough filler, or would like to correct deep wrinkles and smile lines with Restylane, only the authentic product will do.
Restylane provides immediate results that last 6-18 months depending on the area that was treated and the type of Restylane that was used. Clinical studies indicate that lip filler with Restylane Silk can last at least 6 months, while Restylane Lyft lasts from 6-12 months. Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne produce results that last about 12 months. Restylane for nasolabial folds (also called laugh lines or marionette lines) tends to have the most long-lasting effect, typically between 12-18 months.
Most patients can enjoy a prolonged period of time with fuller youthful skin, although your body may eliminate the product slower or faster since each person is different. Over time, the hyaluronic acid (which is naturally present throughout the skin) will be safely and slowly absorbed. As the Restylane effects slowly wear off, you will notice a gradual loss of fullness in the treated area. This is the best time to come in for a touch-up. Maintaining the results will help your skin look great for a long time to come.
When you see Dr. Taylor and Dr. Sullivan for Restylane injectables, you can take comfort in the fact that you are in the hands of trained medical experts. Drawing on their respective medical training at Harvard Medical School and the University of Washington School of Medicine, our patients can relax knowing they will administer Restylane injections correctly and with limited discomfort.
To make your experience more comfortable, Restylane uses a fine needle. The solution is also mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that makes the treatment almost completely painless. With skilled hands and a comforting bedside manner, Dr. Taylor or Dr. Sullivan will gently perform a series of injections.
The injection itself typically takes less than 15 minutes. Our patients are pleased to see instant results. With dermal fillers, the hyaluronic acid immediately plumps the target site, leaving the face, lips, or hands more youthful in just seconds after treatment.
Restylane risks and complications are low with this safe, well-tolerated procedure. It has no downtime when it is correctly performed by our board-certified Boston area plastic surgeons. Side effects such as swelling and bruising are mild and temporary.
Other common side effects include tenderness and redness at the injection site, lumps or bumps, and itching. These effects generally disappear within the first few hours of treatment. Bruising occurs in some, but not all, patients. Bruising is mild and may be easily concealed with mineral makeup. This is most common in the tear trough area and around the mouth. It is best to book the appointment at least 2 weeks prior to special events for this reason.
The dreaded risk of filler injections is intravascular injection. That is when the filler enters and blocks a small blood vessel, leading to downstream tissue damage. When it comes to facial fillers, our craniofacial surgeons, Dr. Taylor and Dr. Sullivan are well versed in the vascular anatomy of the face, thereby minimizing these risks as much as possible.
Individual variations in anatomy, along with the nature of minimally invasive injections, mean the risks can never be entirely eliminated; However, significant complications are thankfully rare.
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