Dermal fillers help you get back the youthful glow and elasticity of the skin on your face. At DermaCosmedica, a med spa near Princeton, NJ, Dr. Joseph Guarino offers the full family of Restylane products to help you get the look you want. Here, Dr. Guarino answers the frequently asked questions he hears about Restylane so you know exactly what to expect.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restylane
Question: What is Restylane used for?
Answer: Restylane is recommended to help restore volume in your face and eliminate lines and wrinkles that accumulate with age. Dermal fillers like Restylane may also be known as “plumpers” since they’re used mainly for volume.
Question: What can I expect from the Restylane process?
Answer: Restylane is a minimally invasive procedure that’s done through an injection. Before the procedure, Dr. Guarino will do a consult with you. He’ll talk to you about your cosmetic goals and do a thorough evaluation of the areas you want to be treated to determine if Restylane is the best treatment for you.
Moving forward with this treatment, Dr. Guarino will inject Restylane into the areas you specified. Usually, sessions take about 30 minutes. As it’s minimally invasive, you can usually continue with your day like normal right after the session. The results last around six months but can vary with each individual.
Question: What are the side effects of Restylane treatment?
Answer: As with many injectables, you may experience some swelling, redness, and tenderness around the site of the injection. This should only last for a few days, at most. If you experience these or other side effects for longer than a few days, see a doctor immediately.
Question: What are the different types of Restylane?
Answer: Restylane has an entire family of products. These include Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne. Each product focuses on a different function in helping restore a youthful look to your face.
Restylane Silk is FDA-approved to pump up the volume in and around your lips. It uses hyaluronic acid, something that naturally occurs in our bodies, to achieve this. It helps boost collagen production that diminishes with age, making the lips appear fuller and reducing lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Restylane Lyft focuses on the cheeks. This area is where signs of age can be the most noticeable. The cheeks often hollow out as we lose collagen and the face sags. Restylane Lyft restores the fullness to your cheeks, eliminating that hollowed-out look. It can also be used to reduce the signs of aging in your hands.
Restylane Refyne is an advanced treatment that’s used specifically to beautify your smile, while still letting your facial expressions appear natural. It softens the laugh lines around your mouth, giving you a natural appearance while still getting rid of those folds and wrinkles.
Lastly, Restylane Defyne uses its unique XpresHAn Technology to soften creases, wrinkles, and other lines around the face. You can relax and feel free to laugh and smile with ease, keeping a youthful appearance and no need to worry about lines when you smile.
Restylane Injections at Your Princeton, New Jersey Med Spa
At DermaCosmedica, Dr. Guarino can determine which Restylane formula is the right one for you. Call us today or schedule a consultation online!