Beauty has many faces — characteristics unique to each person contribute to what makes them beautiful. Featuring a diverse portfolio of dermal fillers, Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center, your Gainesville dermatologist, offers a holistic approach to achieving natural-looking results that harmonize with each individual. Restylane® can help reveal a younger-looking you by adding volume and fullness to the skin, correcting moderate-to-severe facial lines or wrinkles, and adding volume to the lips in patients over 21.

Fight signs of facial aging and express yourself with confidence. Contact us today to find out more about our encompassing range of skin care treatments and to schedule Restylane® treatment.

What Is Restylane®?

Restylane® filler is an FDA-approved breakthrough treatment that uses two unique technologies (OBT and NASHA™) to give patients the natural-looking, elegant results patients desire. Using a clear-gel formulation of hyaluronic acid (HA) formulated to act like the body’s naturally produced HA, Restylane® helps to visibly correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from the nose toward the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds) as well as the lines that run from the corners of the mouth toward the chin (marionette lines). Additionally, both Restylane® and Restylane® Silk are FDA-approved cosmetic fillers for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years of age and are uniquely formulated to give the lips fullness and definition. Contact us to learn more about Restylane® and find out how our available types of cosmetic fillers can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

What Is Restylane® Used For?

Restylane® is a type of dermal filler used to help patients restore a youthful appearance by filling lines and wrinkles and replacing fullness and volume in the face lost due to aging and enhancing the appearance by enhancing facial shape, contour, and definition. This hyaluronic acid filler works by plumbing the skin upwards to smooth the visible surface. Areas of depression, including lines, creases, and certain types of scars, are lifted from underneath the skin with an influx of water molecules attracted to the hyaluronic acid in the treatment.

In the target area, these molecules become trapped by hyaluronic acid and are slowly metabolized over time, producing a vibrant, healthy look. Restylane® volume injections are an in-office procedure that should take less than an hour to perform. Your treatment will begin with a consultation with your dermatologist, where you’ll discuss your goals for treatment and medical history, among other factors pertinent to treatment. During Restylane® treatment, an ultrafine needle, or microcannula, is used to slowly inject the product in tiny amounts, gently massaging the treatment area with their fingers. Patients may be injected multiple times in order to ensure the gel distributes evenly.

Am I A Good Candidate For Restylane®?

Restylane® is both safe and effective for the vast majority of patients. If you are over the age of 21 and seek treatment for temporary improvement to the appearance of your lips and moderate-to-severe wrinkles or lines on the face, then you may be a candidate. The best way to ensure your safety is to only receive injections from a highly trusted provider, such as our dermatologists in Gainesville with Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center. This treatment produces natural-looking results that complement patients’ unique features. As such, those seeking more dramatic enhancements to their lips should consult with our dermatologists about alternative types of fillers. Contact us today to discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment plan. Patients with the following conditions should not use Restylane®.

  • History of severe allergies
  • Allergy to gram-positive bacteria
  • Previous allergic reactions to HA fillers
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Allergy to anesthetics, such as lidocaine

Restylane® Results

Get results you love with Restylane® cosmetic fillers. In a clinical study of patients treated with Restylane®, blinded evaluators reported an improvement in over 95 percent of recipients 18 months following initial injection. Patients who have used Restylane® to get results that generally cannot be achieved with over-the-counter cosmetic treatments and products. Patients notice results that restore a look and feel that is more refreshed, youthful, and rejuvenated. What’s more, this hyaluronic acid filler creates instant results that continue to improve over time — give the product 2 weeks to settle fully and allow any initial swelling to resolve for your final results to become apparent. Restylane® adds natural plumpness to thin and delicate lips and youthful volume to facial lines and folds with excellent rates of integration into natural tissues while likewise lifting treatment areas better than other brands of fine-line fillers.

How Long Do Restylane® Fillers Last?

Following treatment with this facial line filler, patients typically notice greater fullness within hours, while full results may appear within a week of the injection. Results usually last between 6 months and 1 year before the body metabolizes the filler enough at which point you may require additional injections in order to preserve the desired result. How long results last depend on the treatment area, the patient's desired results, and how the patient’s body responds to the treatment, among a number of additional factors specific to each patient. Patients with more severe facial lines and folds may require a greater number of treatments than those with fewer and less severe depressions in the face, as those who need more significant improvements typically produce less natural hyaluronic acid than others. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

What Are The Side Effects Of Restylane®?

The majority of patients who receive treatment with this facial filler experience no adverse side effects. However, potential side effects following injection include tenderness, redness, bruising, itching, and pain. To minimize the risk of bruising, patients may be required to avoid using aspirin, vitamin E, and ibuprofen in the week prior to treatment. For more information about possible side effects of treatment and to learn about pre- and post-treatment recommendations for care, contact our office.