Restylane Frequently Asked Questions
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao offers a wide range of filler treatments to help correct aging in the face, addressing lines, wrinkles, and lost volume. Restylane is one of the most popular brands of dermal filler injections because it treats multiple concerns with different formulas for results that are seamless and long-lasting. Each of the formulas is made with a synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid (HA), giving the skin a natural, softer look that is more supple and full. A unique treatment plan can address mild to severe facial lines and wrinkles, as well as add volume to the lips and mid-face. Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery carries several Restylane dermal fillers, including:
- Restylane: Fills in facial wrinkles and folds
- Restylane Defyne: Corrects moderate to deep smile and laugh lines
- Restylane Lyft: Adds volume and lift in the cheeks
- Restylane Refyne: Fills in fine to moderate smile and laugh lines
- Restylane Silk: Builds volume in the lips and smoothes vertical lip lines
Restylane Procedure Technique
Restylane injectable treatments are great for any woman or man over the age of 21 looking to rejuvenate their appearance. Since it has different formulas for varying outcomes, your procedure will be individualized to suit your needs and concerns. Restylane can address visible signs of aging, including fine lines on your face, or improve the volume in your lips and cheeks. This versatile filler can also treat moderate or severe wrinkles, like laugh lines, frown lines, Crow's feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and more. Several formulas are mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to help decrease any potential discomfort. You should disclose any known allergies during your consultation with Dr. Rao to avoid a negative reaction.
"After doing extensive research about getting lip injections I decided to go with Dr. Rao. Although, this is not a huge procedure, it is your face and very important. I am so happy with my results. They are very natural but still plump. Everyone asked me where I went and some of my friends have already gone to him and got theirs done. Not only was my results amazing, the front staff are very kind and helpful."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 08, 2019
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane dermal injections take place inside the treatment room at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. A numbing cream is applied for increased patient comfort. The treatment is injected into your skin through a very fine needle and gently massaged so it fills the needed areas. Multiple injections will be needed, followed by the application of a cold, gentle compress to decrease swelling. Each Restylane formula is administered with a similar technique but throughout different areas of the face to fit your specific needs and goals.
What to Expect with Restylane®
When your Restylane procedure is done, you can return to your day. Your recovery timeframe will depend on what is being treated so talk to your injector about what to expect. The injection sites will appear slightly red and swollen, but this often goes away after several hours. Bruising can appear, but this can usually be concealed with makeup. It is recommended that you avoid strenuous activities, like exercise, for 1 – 2 days, and you should sleep upright for at least the first night following your session. Most patients will experience some improvements immediately after the injections, but it often takes 1 – 2 weeks for your final results to appear. Restylane injection treatments generally last about a year, depending on the exact product used.
Restylane Ideal Candidates
How much does Restylane cost?
Your cost for Restylane treatments will vary, depending on several factors, including which formula is used, which area(s) is being treated, how much filler is needed, and more. During your initial consultation, your injector will listen to your areas of concerns before developing a personalized Restylane treatment plan. From there, your cost can be estimated and payment options discussed.
What is Restylane most commonly used for?
Restylane has many products that are each designed to create a refreshed and natural look. During your consultation, your injector can talk about the different formulas of Restylane and determine which one best matches your goals. Restylane Lyft, Defyne, and Refyne correct mild to deep facial lines, wrinkles, and folds while Restylane Silk and Lyft add volume to the cheeks, lips, and hands.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
Usually, Restylane results can last between 6 – 18 months. This will vary, depending on which formula is used, where it is injected, and other factors. During your consultation, your injector will craft your Restylane treatment plan, which will include how often you should schedule appointments for treatments to maintain your results.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
You may feel some discomfort as the fine needle is injected under your skin. Prior to your treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to help you feel more comfortable. After the treatment, a cold compress will be applied to reduce swelling and bruising.
Will I look fake after Restylane?
Restylane injections, when performed by a skilled injector, produce gorgeous outcomes. The unique Restylane formula allows your results to look natural and soft. Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery is pleased to offer Restylane injections that can help women and men alike look naturally rejuvenated and refreshed.
Plan Your Procedure
Rejuvenate your face with a simple and easy nonsurgical procedure. Restylane is a popular family of injectable formulas available at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. These unique products work to fill in lines and wrinkles or add volume to create a smoother, radiant look. Call our Tucson, AZ office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao and learn more about Restylane and other rejuvenating options.