Approved by the FDA in December of 2003, Restylane® is a natural dermal filler used for sculpting lips, smoothing wrinkles, and improving facial features. Restylane® is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar compound present in the skin. Since its approval, Restylane® has been a favorite filler for its positive, long-lasting results and its ability to be used in combination with other facial treatments such as lip enhancement. Dr. Peña has extensive experience using dermal fillers and works to achieve natural-looking results for your procedure.
If you’re interested in the Restylane® procedure and want to learn more, contact Peña Plastic Surgery at 239-348-7362 to schedule an appointment today.
Restylane® is used to restore facial contours and skin volume with a clear liquid gel. Because it’s not made from animal products, the risk of infection or allergic reaction is very little. Restylane® is generally used to reshape and enhance:
- Facial wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Jaw line
- Marionette lines
The Restylane® Procedure
Restylane® treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in our office and generally only takes up to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the extent of treatment. Restylane® is typically administered to patients aged 35 to 60 and is regularly used with a local anesthetic.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® works by retaining volume under the surface of skin. The acid adheres to the skin and acts like a magnet for water molecules, which helps preserve the improved volume of the skin.
Restylane® treatment is completed in three steps:
- Step One: Dr. Peña will choose the number of injection points for the locations being treated. An antiseptic is also applied.
- Step Two: Dr. Peña then identifies the correct amount of Restylane® to be administered, depending on the extent of treatment.
- Step Three: The filler is injected with a needle in the desired locations under the skin.
Results can generally be seen within one week of your procedure with success rates for reducing or removing deep wrinkles at 80 percent. After your treatment, some facial swelling may occur but will subside within a few days. While it is advised that patients stay out of the sun for a few days, normal activities may be resumed immediately following the procedure.
Restylane® generally lasts up to six months, and follow-up treatments can help you maintain your resutls.
If you live in or near the Naples, Florida area and you’re interested in learning more about the Restylane® dermal filler, contact Peña Plastic Surgery at 239-348-7362to schedule your initial consultation. We are committed to helping you enhance your appearance and reach your personal goals.