Restylane is used to fill moderate to deep wrinkles and deeper folds (like creases around the mouth and acne scars).
Resylane is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that gives the skin fullness and elasticity.
Not surprisingly, when we’re young, our smooth, plump looking skin has plenty of it. As we age, hyaluronic acid and collagen quantities deplete, causing deep folds and wrinkles in areas that used to be full.
Both Restylane replaces the lost volume, plumping up skin and restoring a youthful look, and can be skillfully administered by our skin care specialists at Cassileth Skin Care in Beverly Hills.
Like Juvederm, Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in our joints, connective and neural cells. Hyaluronic acid binds with water, helping to plump skin; Restylane restores lost hyaluronic acid making skin look full, smooth and younger, creating facelift like results without surgery.
Based on your areas of concern, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs. To ensure your comfort, we’ll first numb and then clean the treatment area. The fun thing about hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane is that you be able to see yourself look younger and younger as your skin plumps and begins to look years younger! The appointment at our Beverly Hills med spa will take between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the number of areas treated, and you will instantly be able to see beautiful facelift-like results from these amazing fillers. Our skilled injectable specialists deliver among the most effective treatments with Restylane Beverly Hills has to offer.
Restylane lasts for 6-9 months. We recommend that our patients return for a follow-up treatment after four months, because at the second appointment, far less filler is usually required for the same result. The effect of this two-treatment regimen lasts up to 18 months from the initial treatment! If you're looking for results like a face lift without surgery, this is the perfect treatment.
There is a risk of bruising, which can last from a few days up to two weeks, but it can usually be covered quite easily with makeup. We recommend that you book your appointment at least 2 - 3 weeks prior to any major social event.
After your Restylane treatment, you may have some swelling, bruising, redness, pain or tenderness, which normally lasts less than one week.
A week prior to treatment, avoid the following products. They are blood thinners and can increase your chances of bruising:
If you have a tendency to bruise easily you may be more likely to bruise a bit following your treatment. To reduce swelling and bruising apply an ice pack during the first 24 hours after treatment. Any remaining bruises can usually be easily covered with concealer.
To decrease the likelihood of bruising and swelling, we recommend that you prop your head up when you sleep and try not to sleep (put pressure) on the treated areas for one to two nights.
Avoid sun and UV sunlamp exposure until swelling and redness have disappeared. To reduce the chance of bruising and or to minimize the length and severity of bruises, we recommend the oral supplement Arnika Forte (see Arnika). It contains the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana (which is an anti-inflammatory and helps with bruising and swelling), Bromelain (a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme found in pineapples), grape seed extract and Vitamin C. This powerful combination of purified elements helps reduce the length and severity of bruises. Some of our patients feel that it even prevents bruises from ever happening! We want you to have an excellent experience when receiving Restylane in Beverly Hills at our med spa.