Restylane is a line of injectable dermal filler products and techniques used primarily to restore a more youthful and attractive facial appearance for both women and men.
These non-surgical and minimally invasive injections have proved to be very safe and effective, but only when administered by trained and experienced medical professionals. Dr. Wesley G. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery in the Mesa Valley area is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation as one of the country’s top cosmetic medicine practitioners. You may consider a consultation to find out what Restylane can do for you. Our practice serves Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler-area residents.
Restylane injections use hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by your body. Hyaluronic acid promotes healthy and vibrant connective tissue and serves as a “sponge” that attracts water and hydrates your skin.
Restylane injections effectively diminish or erase facial wrinkles. They “plump” your skin by promoting dermal hydration and the growth of healthy and youthful connective tissue. Restylane is particularly effective in enhancing the look of your cheeks and the area beneath your eyes. Restylane products come in an array of customized formulae, one of which (Restylane Silk) is considered the cosmetic “gold standard” for lip repair or augmentation.
Restylane is only for adults 21 years of age or older. You should be in good general health. Pregnant women should not undergo this treatment because of its possible impact on fetuses.
Patients with bleeding disorders may not be candidates for dermal filler injections, and persons with inflammatory skin conditions, including rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. Notify your doctor if you have a history of severe allergies or excessive scarring.
Your injections will be administered in your doctor’s office and should take between 15 minutes and an hour. The procedure produces little discomfort.
Your doctor will typically apply a numbing agent to your injection sites. Some Restylane formulas like Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft contain a small amount of lidocaine. Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to that medication. Side effects are generally mild and brief, but try not to schedule your injections within 48 hours of any major event.
Dermal fillers such as Restylane are less costly than surgical procedures and require almost no recovery time. Restylane treatments are very convenient, completed in just minutes in your doctor’s office.
Restylane has more “structure” than other dermal fillers on the market. It stays in place after injection, as opposed to other fillers that tend to move and dissipate.
This property gives your doctor more options and greater flexibility in building facial volume and molding your contours. Results will begin to be evident within a few days and generally don’t begin to wear off for about ten months, after which you will need additional treatment to maintain and extend the benefits of your Restylane injections.
Restylane injections are safe, effective, and much more affordable than surgical cosmetic procedures. Treatments are quick, comfortable, and require little to no post-procedure “downtime.” We warmly invite you to book your appointment to determine if Restylane is right for you!
At Wilson Plastic Surgery, you get Dr. Wilson doing the injections, not a nurse or aesthetician. The price is higher than at your local med spa, but you get top-notch expertise.
Minor and temporary side effects include swelling, redness, and bruising at your injection sites. While serious side effects are rare, excessive scarring and discoloration have been reported, as has facial numbness. In addition, you may be at increased risk of side effects if you smoke. You may reduce the risk of complications or side effects by avoiding strenuous physical activity, alcohol consumption, and sun exposure for at least 24 hours before your injections. Your doctor will also direct you to suspend the use of aspirin or any other drug or supplement that may promote excessive bleeding in the days leading up to your procedure.
The selection of your surgeon is important in having aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and obtaining the best results. When you choose Dr. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery Center in Mesa and Scottsdale, you are choosing a dedicated, experienced professional who believes in giving you the results you want.
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