Restylane is a dermal filler that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The injectable treatment is composed of a hyaluronic acid base, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. The hyaluronic acid formula goes directly to soft tissue areas of the face, adding lost volume for a smoother, younger looking complexion.
Restylane is a popular Manhattan skin treatment that works on many areas of the face, including:
The ideal candidate for Restylane NYC is an individual with mild to moderate facial lines who would like to achieve a younger appearance. The procedure is not recommended for patients with a history of severe allergic reactions or those with a bleeding disorder. Patients with skin sores, pimples or rashes should allow the condition to clear before undergoing Restylane treatment.
Those who are considering Restylane in NYC will find the procedure involves little discomfort and no downtime afterward. Treatment may be preceded by a topical anesthetic for patients concerned about their pain level. Those who opt for Restylane lips New York may also receive a special formulation that contains lidocaine for a more comfortable procedure.
Injection points will be determined by the physician administering the treatment, as well as the amount of solution needed to produce desired results. Injections are placed just beneath the skin’s surface, using a very fine needle. The entire Restylane procedure may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections required. Patients can return to normal activities almost immediately.
Some patients may experience mild swelling around the injection sites for the first day or two. Other possible side effects include headache, nausea or redness and tenderness at the injection site. Full results are generally seen within one week. Restylane helps New Yorkers see up to an 80 percent reduction in facial wrinkles. And the results typically last six months to one year.
Cosmetic surgeons offer other options for facial rejuvenation besides Restylane. Juvederm is another dermal filler that uses a similar hyaluronic acid base to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, plumping up the face. Results with Juvederm are similar to those of Restylane and last about as long.
There are also hyaluronic acid fillers that boast longer results than Restylane or Juvederm. Perlane and Juvederm Ultra Plus last a minimum of eight or nine months. Fat transfer, another anti-aging procedure that uses harvested fat from the patient’s own body, lasts three to four years before requiring touch-up treatments. However, short-term injections are often recommended for first-time patients of dermal fillers, because the solutions tend to be softer and results disappear quicker if the patient isn’t completely satisfied.
Dr. Thomas Loeb offers Restylane NYC in his Manhattan surgical suite. The procedure is quick and relatively painless, with no downtime afterward. Patients can enjoy a refreshed, more youthful appearance for up to one year. To learn more about non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures such as Restalyne, contact Dr. Loeb’s office today. Please call 212-327-3700 to schedule your private consultation.