What is Restylane?
Restylane is one of the most popular treatments for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be used around the mouth, the cheeks, as well as in other areas of the face. Restylane is a nonsurgical approach to a facelift, without the downtime or extended recovery, and is gaining popularity in the Los Angeles area. Restylane is one of the few FDA approved injectable treatments to combat fine lines and wrinkles, reducing their appearance and offering a fuller, smoother look and a youthful complexion that so many seek out. Since Restylane is nonsurgical, it is the kind of procedure that you can fit in on your lunch hour and see quick results that are long-lasting and targeted to the specific areas of the face that you would like to focus on.
What is Restylane for?
Restylane is used for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as creating a fuller and more sculpted look. Restylane is known as a nonsurgical facelift, and it can target specific areas anywhere on the face. Many patients use Restylane to make their cheeks appear fuller and smoother, reduce lines around the mouth and other areas, and get a younger-looking complexion that they can be excited for. Restylane works well on all skin types, even sensitive skin. Restylane is injected deep into the skin and uses a hyaluronic acid solution to help plump up the area, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
The FDA approved filler Restylane offers impressive results that can last up to twelve months. The results that are achieved with Restylane can be extended by routine touch-ups to keep them looking fresh. Since Restylane is FDA approved, you can talk to your doctor for recommendations on touch-ups while being confident that you are using a safe and effective procedure for smoother-looking skin.
Recovery and What to Expect After Treatment with Restylane
Patients who are being treated with Restylane injections are at minimal risk for side effects and difficulties both during and after the procedure. Since Restylane is considered a safe alternative to getting a surgical facelift while offering comparable results for a hyaluronic acid filler, you can rest assured that you are not only in good hands, but using an FDA approved filler.
When being treated with Restylane injections, one of the most important things to remember is to avoid direct sunlight and extreme physical activity and exercise directly after your procedure. Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages or at least twenty-four hours after, as well.
Restylane is considered a mild procedure, and the pain experienced tends to be minimal for most patients. Restylane is often given after the area for injections is prepped with a numbing cream to make the experience as comfortable as possible for the patient.
There are side effects associated with Restylane, including redness, itching, swelling, and slight bruising at the sites of injection. These are normal and tend to subside after a few days to a week.
Risks Associated with Restylane
While Restylane is FDA approved and is considered a safe procedure, it is still a medical procedure and has risks, even though they are minimal. Some of the risks associated with Restylane injections include the following:
- Rash surrounding injection site
- Asymmetrical results
- Lumps and bumps
- Scarring at injection site
- Infection at the injection site
While certain risks, such as slight bruising, swelling, and redness can be common side effects of Restylane injections, you should contact your doctor if you experience them for longer than two weeks. If you develop a fever, rash, or infection, contact your doctor immediately.
For difficulties with asymmetrical results, your doctor may be able to fix it using another series of injections to even it out.
Why Choose Dr. Ghozland for Restylane Injections?
Aside from the beautiful and serene office that is located only a few minutes from the ocean, Dr. Ghozland is a board certified OB/GYN with over fifteen years experience with cosmetic procedures. The friendly staff at Dr. Ghozland’s office make this Santa Monica practice a premier choice for Restylane in Los Angeles.
Dr. Ghozland offers many different cosmetic procedures, including fillers and injectables, to help you look and feel your best, boost your confidence, and raise your self-esteem.
If you are interested in learning more about Restylane, what it can be used for, or to find out if you are a candidate, contact the office of Dr. Ghozland today in order to further discuss and set up an appointment!