Restylane Frequently Asked Questions
Houston, TX plastic surgeons Drs. Peter Chang and Ankur Mehta provide a wide range of dermal filler treatments to help correct aging in the face, addressing lost volume, wrinkles, and lines. It is a popular brand of dermal filler injections since it treats multiple issues with specialized formulas for results that are long-lasting. Restylane uses a synthetic version of the body's natural HA (hyaluronic acid), providing the complexion a softer, natural appearance that is fuller and more supple. A unique dermal filler plan can address mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles and lines, and also add fullness to the lips and mid-face. Timeless Plastic Surgery carries several Restylane dermal fillers, including:
- Restylane: Fills in facial folds and wrinkles
- Restylane Defyne: Corrects moderate to deep laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Lyft: Creates lift and volume in the mid-face
- Restylane Refyne: Fills in fine to moderate laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Silk: Builds fullness in the lips and smoothes vertical lines on the lips
Restylane Procedure Technique
Restylane injectable treatments are suitable for any woman or man older than 21 years old who is looking to rejuvenate their overall appearance. Since it has different formulas, your procedure will be individualized to suit your needs and goals. Restylane may help you correct visible signs of age, such as fine lines on your face, or improve the fullness in your cheeks and lips. It may also improve moderate or severe wrinkles, like frown lines, laugh lines, Crow's feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and more. Several treatments are mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, so you need to share any allergies at your pre-treatment consultation to prevent a negative reaction.
"I simply cannot say enough great things about my experience with Dr. Ankur Mehta and Timeless Plastic Surgery overall. I've seen Dr. Mehta for the past two years for Botox, fillers, Emsculpt and MiraDry. Each procedure was explained in detail so there were no surprises and the results were better and more natural than I even hoped for. For my lips he had a different injection technique that prevented the "duck lip" look that commonly results from other methods. I trusted his advice and am so glad I did! I'm absolutely in love with the results! My lips are very full and pouty yet still have a natural look to them. He also used a very powerful topical numbing cream that worked like a charm. Everyone at TPS is extremely friendly and truly cares about achieving great results. I highly recommend Dr. Mehta and Timeless and as an actress I see why it's the go-to in Houston for cosmetic plastic surgery!"- E.K. / Yelp / Apr 23, 2020
"I recently went to see Dr. Mehta for some issues that had started bothering me post-40. Dr. Mehta and his staff, especially Kaitlin, were so welcoming and warm. They made me feel very comfortable and spent the time to explain my options and the cost associated with each. Dr. Mehta has checked in on me several times after the visit, which was very much appreciated! And most importantly, great results!"- M.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Phenomenal service and friendly front end specialist"- A.G. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Removed a lump on my forehead. Can't tell it was ever there."- T.W. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"I choose to go to Dr. Mehta because he knows EXACTLY how I like my Botox! I prefer a Physician who takes the time to fully assess my face and explain a good treatment plan tailored just for me :) I highly recommend Dr. Mehta to any 1st timers thinking about diving into non invasive options for anti aging...AND if you’ve had Botox before but are looking for someone to give you a fresh perspective on future treatments he’s the one for you!"- K.R. / Google / Dec 10, 2019
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane dermal injections are performed in the treatment room at Timeless Plastic Surgery. A numbing cream may be put on the treatment areas for greater comfort if preferred. The treatment is injected in your skin with a very fine needle, and gently massaged so it reaches the selected areas. Several injections may be performed followed by a cold compress to decrease inflammation. Every Restylane formula is injected with a similar technique but on different areas treated to fit your unique concerns and goals.
What to Expect with Restylane®
Once your Restylane procedure is done, you may resume your day. Your recovery timeframe will vary based on what you are having treated, so ask your injector about what you should expect. The treated areas may be slightly swollen and red, but this often fades away after several hours. Bruising may appear, but this may be camouflaged with cosmetics. It's suggested that you avoid strenuous activities like exercise for 1 – 2 days, and you should sleep with your head propped up for at least the first night. Many patients will experience visible changes right after the injections, but it often takes 1 – 2 weeks until the final results develop. Restylane injections generally last about one year based on the formula selected.
Restylane Ideal Candidates
What does this cost?
Injectable fillers are a great way to turn back the hands of time without spending a fortune. During the consultation, we will assess your skin and address the areas of concern by determining how many units of Restylane are needed to attain the right result. Since each treatment plan is customized for the patient, the number of units will vary by case. The total cost will be determined based on how many areas we are treating and the volume of the filler injected. Fillers are a fraction of the cost of a surgical procedure, which is why so many patients turn to nonsurgical skin rejuvenation first before considering cosmetic surgery.
What is Restylane most commonly used for?
While Restylane is a great filler for lines and wrinkles on the face, it is one of the more popular fillers used in our practice to add volume to the lips so they look fuller. Lip augmentation results using Restylane typically last up to six months and for some patients, the results can last even longer. Patients must be 21 years of age to receive a Restylane injection.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
On average, an injection using a filler such as Restylane can last between six months to a year. This varies by patient. To maintain the results, most patients return between 5 – 9 months for a follow-up injection, which is a safe timeframe to receive another injection. Our office can set you up on a treatment schedule and regimen so that the results remain optimal throughout the weeks and months following each session.
Does it hurt?
Patients may feel some minor discomfort when receiving an injection using a filler product. Prior to the treatment, we will use a numbing ointment to help decrease any discomfort that one may feel as the injections are taking place. We also use a gentle cold compression to help with swelling and bruising.
Will I look fake?
Injectable fillers, when performed by a trained and skilled injector, offer gorgeous outcomes for patients. The goal is to achieve a result that looks soft and natural. Restylane adds volume to areas that are depleted, fills in lines and diminishes wrinkles, and creates subtle enhancements that make a significant improvement to how our patients look and feel. We pride ourselves on offering expert injections that can take years off a patient's face and add that natural glow they are looking for.
Revive your youth with a fast and effective nonsurgical procedure. Restylane is a popular brand of injectable treatments at Timeless Plastic Surgery, filling in wrinkles and lines or boosting fullness to give you a smoother, radiant look. Contact our Sugar Land, TX office to schedule a consultation to get more information on the benefits of Restylane and other rejuvenating options.