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What is Restylane?

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to smooth away facial lines and restore youthful volume to the face. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that supports the skin and joints. Its ability to retain moisture helps the skin maintain a smooth, supple appearance. Over time, hyaluronic acid levels decline, which leads to dry, aged skin and the appearance of facial creases. Restoring hyaluronic acid levels reverses some signs of aging and gives skin a smooth, supple look and feel once again.

Restylane can be used to address the following aging signs:

  • Lines extending from the nose to the mouth (laugh lines or nasolabial folds)
  • Vertical creases in the corners of the mouth (smile lines)
  • Vertical lines above the upper lip (lipstick or smoker’s lines)
  • Vertical lines that run from the mouth to the jawline (marionette lines)

Dr. Daines uses three forms of Restylane, choosing the specific formulation that is right for you based on your area of concern and your specific anatomy. Restylane is an all-purpose filler that can usually be injected anywhere that needs plumping or filling. Restylane Silk is typically used for lip enhancement. Restylane Lyft is commonly used to enhance and augment the cheeks and jawline.

Restylane can also be used to restore volume to the cheeks and jawline or add definition and fullness to thin lips. In addition, Restylane has been shown effective in smoothing away shallow scars, such as those left behind by acne and chicken pox.

Restylane is a popular way to rejuvenate your appearance by minimizing telltale signs of aging. To learn more about this injectable treatment, contact Daines Plastic Surgery at 949-397-6499.

*Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven M Daines has written information about Restylane that has been carefully reviewed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using our form.

From the time I met Dr. Daines, I immediately trusted him. He is easy to talk to, down to earth, and has a great sense of humor. He was thorough in explaining the procedure step by step. He made sure that I was comfortable the entire time. My results are amazing. My lips are absolutely perfect – slightly enhanced but not overfilled. I love them and I couldn't be happier.

Procedure Details

Restylane injections are performed on an outpatient basis and do not require any type of anesthesia or sedation. Some patients may request topical numbing cream or dental nerve blocks, particularly for more sensitive areas of the face. Injections are administered using a very fine needle strategically placed to achieve the most natural, beautiful results possible. The injections will take just a few minutes to complete and patients may return to regular activities as soon as the treatment is over.

There are few side effects associated with Restylane injections. Some patients will experience minor swelling or bruising around the injection sites, but this will not typically last more than a day or two. Results are evident right away and continue to improve in the days following the procedure. Restylane injections typically last 6-12 months before a touch-up procedure is required.

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