Thin lips and deep folds on your face can affect your self-confidence and your quality of life. But many patients can now enjoy the benefits of a new injectable product called Restylane. Restylane restores volume to certain facial folds and offers patients an invigorated, rejuvenated facial appearance. To learn more about our injectable fillers and skin care procedures, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 .
Facial Rejuvenation with Restylane
Restylane is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. Because it is injectable, Restylane immediately provides fullness after administration. And its biocompatible formulation means it is safe and effective.
Restylane is used for wrinkle smoothing and lip augmentation, and can improve the shape of facial contours. The most common areas for treatment are:
- Laugh lines (extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth)
- Marionette lines (extending from the corners of your mouth downward)
- Lines above your upper lip
- Lines around the corners of your mouth
What is Restylane treatment like?
Restylane treatment is fast, simple, and requires no down time. One of our injection specialists injects the dermal filler into the areas to be treated, and the whole process takes about an hour. Most patients see immediate results, with many experiencing further improvement over the coming days and weeks. Restylane can last between 4 and 9 months before the effect begins to fade and you will need a re-treatment.
Restylane carries little risk of allergic reaction. Its unique hydrophilic formula allows Restylane to remain in your skin for many months. Side effects are rare but may include temporary swelling or bruising at the site of injection. Restylane has been safely used to treat more than 11 million patients in 65 countries worldwide.
Restylane, and other injectable treatments such as Radiesse, have the advantage of being non-surgical. There are no incisions, no sutures, and minimal to no downtime. Many patients are looking for this type of convenient facial rejuvenation. If you are interested in more dramatic, longer lasting facial rejuvenation, you may want to consider cosmetic surgery, which can often be combined with injectable fillers for optimal results.
If you live in or around New York City and want to know if Restylane can soften your facial wrinkles or plump the volume of your lips, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care to schedule a consultation with experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman.