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Cosmetic Dermatology

Restylane

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that comes in various formulations for specific treatments. Thinner formulations are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and to plump the lips.

Thicker formulations are designed to restore volume lost due to age and to fill moderate to severe lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. The Restylane family of fillers contains lidocaine to reduce injection discomfort.

Why hyaluronic acid fillers?

HA fillers are the most popular fillers because they are safe and versatile. They are used to temporarily volumize and contour soft tissues. HA fillers are ideal to rejuvenate the aging face. HA is a naturally occurring sugar compound that is essential to youthful skin. HA attracts and binds to water to restore volume and provide a natural look and feel.

The Restylane family

  • Restylane corrects nasolabial folds, marionette lines, undereye hollows and frown lines. Adds natural volume as it integrates into the tissues and attracts water to volumize.
  • Restylane Lyft is suitable to correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles and for cheek augmentation. Effects last 6-12 months.
  • Restylane Silk is valuable to correct lip lines and for lip augmentation
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne

Who is a good candidate?

Any person who is dissatisfied with their appearance due to aging changes. HA fillers are safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not good candidates. If you have a history of bleeding, are allergic to lidocaine or use blood thinners should discuss whether fillers are a good option for you.

The Procedure

Your skin will be cleaned and mapped to focus on your areas of concern. Dr. Saini will inject the filler and massage the area to distribute the product, smooth any lumps and bumps and recontour the area. Side effects from injection may include temporary tenderness, swelling, bruising, and redness that will resolve quickly. 

Why you want an expert injector

Part of the beauty of fillers is that they can be molded to create symmetry and sculpted to restore contours. While complications from HA fillers are very rare, your results are technique dependent. An experienced and skilled injector has an artistic eye and can sculpt and recontour the treated areas based on appreciation of facial harmony and bone structure. Dr. Ritu Saini is a board-certified dermatologist with the skills and expertise to create beautiful results for you.

Contact Dr. Saini to schedule a consultation where she will listen to your concerns and goals and examine your skin to determine the best options to rejuvenate your appearance.


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