Restylane is a soft tissue dermal filler used to tackle issues of facial aging.
As we get older, time and the sun leave a lasting impact on our bodies. They can create undesirable marks and spots on our faces. Laugh lines and marionette lines are common side effects of aging. Fortunately, there’s something we can do about it: Restylane. Getting Restylane is a popular way to reverse these effects by filling in fine lines and wrinkles in the face, smoothing them out, and restoring volume to the face. This injectable gel uses hyaluronic acid as its main component to plump and rejuvenate the skin. It comes in five different formulations to augment specific areas of the face and body. If you’re unhappy with deep lines then Restylane injections are just the thing for you.
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- 1 About Restylane
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Which Restylane is Right For You?
- 4 Candidates in Atlanta
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Results
- 8 Cost
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
Restylane and others like it are loved by many people around the world because of its power to eliminate unwanted wrinkles.
It offers a natural, youthful appearance thanks in part to its main ingredient: hyaluronic acid (HA). These fillers are a great solution for non-surgical facial revitalizations. They offer a natural and subtle way to improve the appearance of the skin without compromising facial movements and produce no obvious evidence of filler. 
This skincare chemical occurs naturally in our bodies. It has an exceptional ability to absorb and retain water. They are known to carry therapeutic effects across many areas of the body, including the skin. Sadly, we lose that valuable resource as we age. This in turn affects how we look when we smile or express ourselves with emotions. Hyaluronic acid fillers are known to be the “gold standard” in dermal fillers because they produce natural-looking results. A hyaluronic acid injection has the power to fill in the underlying skin with a chemical compound that absorbs water. By putting back hyaluronic acid into our skin, we re-energize the skin with volume and smooth over undesirable lines and creases.
There are many added plusses when getting Restylane. Alongside the added benefit of more volume and longer-lasting results, the substance starts to facilitate collagen production so that your skin will repair on its own and reverse the aging process. Restylane is used to improve the appearance of:
- Nasolabial fold (creases stretching from sides of the nose or corners of the mouth)
- Vertical lines stretching outwards from the lips
- Thin lips
- Hollow cheeks
- Aging hands
The injections are administered through a tiny needle to ensure minimal discomfort. However, patients have the option to have an anesthetic block or topical anesthetic applied just before treatment. But, the process is quick and relatively pain-free. Many patients choose to come to the office on their lunch break because it’s that fast; there’s no downtime or recovery needed.
Which Restylane is Right For You?
Restylane comes in an assortment of specially formulated options. Each of them promises to target a specific area of your body. Depending on the kind of wrinkles or the areas that need some extra volume, there’s a gel that provides the perfect amount of firmness and thickness you’re looking for. The area being treated is also considered when selecting the right formula for you.
Contains medium size particles that address moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. It also comes with another version containing lidocaine that gives a pleasant experience.
This has finer particles used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It can be also used to adjust the lips and smooth fine vertical lip lines.
Corrects moderate to severe facial lines and folds, such as nasolabial folds. The gel is soft to the touch yet strong enough to project natural facial expressions while combating lines and wrinkles at the same time.
Restylane Defyne is another ultra-flexible gel injectable but is firmer than Refyne used to treat deep lines and wrinkles in the face. Defyne has another added benefit: it could be injected into the chin to create an improved jawline to balance the proportions of the face. 
This choice is often reserved for cases requiring extensive improvements to treat severe facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used for treatments to correct contouring issues for the cheeks.
This is an advanced new facial filler made with “Expression Technology” to smooth wrinkles and lines while allowing the face to move more naturally. The clear gel has lidocaine to minimize any discomfort.
Candidates in Atlanta
All Restylane products are approved by the Federal Drugs Administration (FDA) and are an extremely safe and effective way to treat unwanted lines. Men and women concerned with the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, or volume loss in their cheeks have several great options when considering Restylane. Not all droopy or sagging skin can be solved through dermal fillers, however. Those requiring more considerable work may be better suited for a surgical procedure like a facelift.
Although these facial treatments have been thoroughly researched and tested, patients who should not seek this option if they are:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Attempting to become pregnant
- Under 18 years or over 65 years
- Highly allergic
- Prone to bleeding disorders
During our initial consultation, Dr. Arslanian will review your medical history thoroughly to ensure Restylane is the solution for you. Call us now at (678) 894-9200 to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Arslanian is here to help you achieve your natural beauty from within. You’ll have the chance to openly discuss your aesthetic desires. During the consultation, he will review your medical history and perform an examination to determine whether you would be a good candidate for dermal fillers. Reach out to our offices to schedule an initial consultation. We have two convenient offices in the greater Atlanta area, one in Brookhaven and another in Jonesboro. We also offer virtual consultations for patients who live far or have a busy schedule.
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Restylane injections are a safe and simple process. After your injection site is cleansed and prepared, your Restylane is injected through an ultrafine needle. The injection will be entered in at just the right location and depth to ensure optimal results. A few quick injections will be made and then you will be all done.
You will start to notice results immediately. However, it will take about a week for the gel to settle in and swelling to go down. The longevity of your results depends on the area you’ve treated and the kind of Restylane formula used. Below is a timeline for each one of the products:
- Restylane: reduced nasolabial folds for up to 18 months
- Restylane Lyft: 10 months up to 12 months in the cheeks, up to 6 months in the back of the hands, and up to 6 months in facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds
- Restylane Kysse: 3-9 months for lips and wrinkles around the mouth.
- Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne: 11 and up to 12 months in the facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. 
The final cost of the Restylane injections varies for each patient. Your procedure is designed with you in mind. As a result, the cost will vary based on some factors such as age, aesthetic goals, and type of Restylane product used. During your consultation, Dr. Arslanian will provide you with the most updated price. Check out our specials to see how you can take advantage of deep discounts on our services. We also offer patients easy financing options. Our staff is dedicated to seeing this through for you.
What are some side effects Restylane injections have?
Dermal filler injections are administered with thin needles. As with any injections, there may be a small chance you may experience slight bleeding, stinging, or bruising during and immediately after your injections. Some swelling at the injection sites may also happen. Just keep your head elevated, avoid blood-thinning medications, and use a cold compress to help with the symptoms.
What’s the difference between Juvederm and Restylane?
Think about it this way. There will always be two dominant products in each category. Both have the same benefits and contain hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. They may be manufactured by two different companies but both offer voluptuous and rejuvenating results.
Why are there so many different types of Restylane?
The Restylane line of products was developed with you in mind. They know that each patient has different needs. All these special formations target different areas of the body to allow for a more strategic plan.
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