For patients seeking a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation wrinkle treatment Restylane, Restylane-Lyft and Restylane-Silk are popular choices among our Manhattan and Westchester area patients. Dr. Kenneth O. Rothaus uses this injectable filler to add volume, smoothen out wrinkles and creases on the face and is especially fond of using it in the nasolabial folds and in the lips to produce a youthful effect. The main ingredient in all 3 Restylane products, hyaluronic acid, is a substance that is naturally found in the body to retain moisture and improve elasticity in the skin. Because this product does not spread from the injection site, it is perfect for distinct and precise lines. It is used to fill in laugh lines and to fill in the lips. Restylane-Lyft can be used similar to Voluma to augment volume of the cheek areas and along the mandible and jaw. Restylane Silk is used for the fine lines around the mouth. Restylane injections can last for up to 6-12 months. Call our Manhattan plastic surgery office to learn more!
A typical Restylane treatment usually lasts 30 minutes, but it could be more or less depending on the number of areas being treated and the severity of the wrinkles. After thoroughly cleansing the face, the practitioner may mark the areas to be injected. Then, the practitioner will slowly apply the Restylane using a soft cannulae until the patient’s desired shape and contours are created. Most patients report no pain after the initial injection prick, but numbing cream can be used before the treatment to enhance the patient’s comfort. The practitioner will continue adding Restylane to the needed areas until the patient’s face has regained its youthful contours with volume restored and lines and furrows softened.
What To Expect
Patients will be able to see results from their Restylane treatment immediately. Patients should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for that day, but normal and light activities can be started as soon as the patient feels able. For the first day after the treatment, patients should avoid pressing on or manipulating the treated areas. Patients are advised to sleep with their head propped up on several pillows for the first night. Results from the Restylane family of fillers usually last from 10 months to 2 years, but patients may consider getting treatments as needed to maintain their results.
Plan Your Procedure
Average Procedure Time: 10-15 Minutes
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient