About Restylane Injections
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Phi P. Nguyen offers a wide range of filler treatments to help correct aging in the face, such as lost volume, lines, and wrinkles. Restylane is one of the most popular brands of dermal filler injections because it treats multiple concerns with different formulas for results that are long lasting. Restylane is made with a synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid (HA), providing the skin a natural, softer look that is more supple and full. A unique Restylane treatment plan can address mild to severe facial lines and wrinkles, as well as add volume to the lips and mid-face. MIA Plastic Surgery carries several Restylane dermal fillers, including:
- 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 injectable treatments are great for any woman or man over the age of 21 who are looking to rejuvenate their appearance. Since Restylane has different formulas, your procedure will be individualized to suit your needs and goals. Restylane can help you correct visible signs of aging, including fine lines on your face, or if you want to improve the volume in your lips and cheeks. Restylane can also treat moderate or severe wrinkles, like laugh lines, frown lines, Crow's feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and more. Several Restylane formulas are mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, so you should disclose any known allergies during your consultation with Dr. Phi to avoid a reaction.
Plan Your Procedure
Restylane dermal injections take place inside our minor procedur room. While some Restylane formula are pre-mixed with the anesthetic agent lidocaine, a numbing cream can be applied for increased patient comfort if preferred. The treatment is injected into the skin through a very fine needle and gently massaged so it fills the needed areas. Multiple injections will be needed followed by a cold, gentle compress to decrease swelling. Each Restylane formula is administered with a similar technique but with different areas of the face targeted to fit your specific needs and goals.
What to Expect
After your Restylane procedure is done, you can return to your day. Your recovery timeframe will depend 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 resolves on its own after several hours. Bruising can appear in some areas, 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. Most patients will show some improvements immediately after the injections, but it often takes 1 – 2 weeks before the final results appear. Restylane injection treatments can generally last about a year based on the exact product used.
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Rejuvenate your face with a simple and easy nonsurgical procedure. Restylane is the most popular brand of injectable treatments at MIA Plastic Surgery, filling in lines and wrinkles or adding volume to create a smoother, radiant look. Call our Houston, TX office to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Phi P. Nguyen to learn more about Restylane and other rejuvenating options.