Restylane® is a popular filler used to replenish volume, contour the face, and soften wrinkles and folds. It is a hyaluronic acid based product that is composed of a naturally occurring sugar in our skin that provides support and fullness. Over time, the collagen and elastin in our skin breakdown, resulting in volume loss or hollowing of the face. Our folds and jowls become more prominent as volume loss and gravity shifts the cheeks downward. Dermal fillers help restore the hollowing that occurs over time by restoring youthful contours in the face.
Most commonly used areas include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Cheeks and chin
- Between the eyebrows
- Under eyes to treat dark circles
Restylane has a numbing agents premixed. To insure maximal comfort, we also use numbing cream on the face prior to the procedure. Most patients find fillers to be a fairly comfortable procedure. Results are immediate! Uncommonly, you may have some swelling and bruising for 1-7 days after the procedure.