As you get older, your body begins to lose collagen, a valuable protein that gives your skin its volume. With the loss of collagen, your skin begins to sag and you may experience wrinkles and lines on your face, especially around your mouth. Restylane can correct these fine lines and wrinkles in just moments!

About Restylane

Restylane is a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid gel, a substance naturally made by your body. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid can provide volume to plump up your nasolabial folds or marionette lines. Restylane is an FDA-approved, nonsurgical, and non-invasive dermal filler that can also be used for lip augmentation to give thin lips natural-looking volume and a plumper, fuller look.

Restylane is actually a family of dermal fillers and contains various different formulations designed for each treatment area. The Restylane family contains other hyaluronic acid fillers like:

  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Kysse
  • Restylane L

Restylane fillers are some of the most popular dermal fillers available. Dr. Basile and our experienced injectors can help you determine which Restylane filler is best for your unique aesthetic goals.

Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane?

Dermal fillers are most useful for patients who want to reduce the appearance of the following aesthetic concerns without undergoing plastic surgery:

  • Mild to moderate facial wrinkles and folds
  • Dark circles
  • Lipstick lines
  • Facial folds
  • Laugh lines
  • Smile lines
  • Nasolabial folds

Dermal fillers can also be used to correct midface contour deficiencies, cheek augmentation, and lip augmentation. If you have moderate to severe facial wrinkles, you may achieve better results with plastic surgery.

If you are 21 and older, a non-smoker, and in good health, you may be a candidate for Restylane. Restylane can easily be combined with other aesthetic and medspa procedures like Botox or microneedling for the best results. Dr. Basile can help you better understand if you are a good candidate for Restylane and will develop a complete treatment package during your consultation.

How Are Restylane Injections Performed?

To begin, Dr. Basile will discuss your aesthetic goals and how Restylane can benefit your overall appearance. He will assess your treatment areas and carefully develop a treatment plan to help you reverse lost volume and achieve a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Basile will apply a numbing agent to ensure maximum comfort for your treatment. However, most patients are comfortable without a topical numbing cream, but it can depend on your treatment area. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, a very fine needle places the hyaluronic acid gel in the skin to naturally enhance your features and fill and smooth your wrinkles. You’ll be able to see results immediately after your Restylane injection.

Restylane Results and Recovery

Restylane will take effect immediately; therefore, you can see your results instantly after your treatment! You may return to normal activities immediately but should avoid strenuous activity or sweating. You may have some skin redness at the injection sites, but this subsides within the day. Some patients experience minor bruising and swelling, but this typically subsides within two weeks. To minimize bruising, avoid blood-thinning medications and certain supplements before and after your treatment.

Restylane results tend to last between six and nine months. However, this length of time can vary based on your specific Restylane product and the treatment areas. Dr. Basile will help you understand how to maintain results and when to return for your next injection session. We typically recommend having maintenance treatments every three to six months.

Why Basile Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Basile and our expert team at Basile Plastic Surgery have years of experience performing surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. We strive to provide compassionate care and to listen to each patient to ensure they receive the results they’re looking for. If you’re looking for experienced professionals who can give you natural-looking and long-lasting results, Dr. Basile and his team are exactly who you need!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Restylane last?

Restylane can last for 18 months in nasolabial folds, 12 months in the cheeks, and 6 months in the back of the hands.

What is Restylane best for?

Restylane is best for adding volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used to lip enhancement in patients 21 years and older.

What should you not do after Restylane?

Following your Restylane treatment, you should avoid touching and rubbing your face for 12-24 hours. You should also avoid heat from hot water, steam, saunas, and hot tubs as well as strenuous activity for at least 24 hours.

How long does it take for Restylane to show results?

Patients will see final Restylane results about 4-6 weeks after treatment. This is because it takes some time for your body to stimulate collagen production.

What happens when Restylane wears off?

Once Restylane wears off, your face will simply return to its normal state.

Your Consultation in Jacksonville, Florida

If you want to reverse signs of aging and enhance your features without plastic surgery, you may be a good candidate for Restylane treatments. Contact Dr. Basile at Basile Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, Florida to schedule your consultation today and see if Restylane is right for you!

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