Restylane Injectable Gel
Restylane is a cosmetic filler that is injected into the skin. It is used on the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by adding volume lost to the ravages of time. Restylane, and other hyaluronic acid fillers, plump up hollowed areas of the skin that cause folds, wrinkles and sagging skin, restoring a more youthful appearance to the face.
Restylane is FDA-approved to add volume to nasolabial folds, eyebrows, and marionette lines. The filler is also used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and add volume to sagging tear troughs and deep infraorbital hollows. Restylane may be used for augmenting the lips; however, the makers of Restylane formulated a filler called Restylane Silk that is specially formulated for lips. It is important to receive this treatment only from board-certified dermatologists to achieve the best results and minimize the risk of side-effects.
Why Choose the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana for Restylane Injections?
In comparison with other dermatologists in the Indianapolis area, Dr. C. William Hanke has more experience and international recognition. He has been in practice for over 40 years, and he has been providing aesthetic and dermatology treatments for over 35 years. Dr. Hanke made the Healthgrades Honor Roll for an impeccable record and an extensive practice background. He has been awarded the President’s Gold Medal distinction, several Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor awards, a special Governor’s Award from Indiana and many other awards.
In addition to Dr. Hanke’s numerous awards and accolades, our esteemed clinic is an accredited clinical trial facility. We’ve conducted clinical trials on many dermatologic advances, including the original FDA approval of Botox Cosmetic and the more recent Kybella non-surgical double chin injection.
When receiving any aesthetic treatment, it is important to work with an experienced board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Hanke at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana.
What to Expect During Your Restylane Consultation
The first and most important step before receiving any cosmetic injectable is to set up a consultation with a licensed injection specialist or dermatologist to discuss medical history, skin conditions and appearance goals. Dr. Hanke will help determine if Restylane is the best option for your individual needs. If the treatment is a good fit, a treatment plan will be suggested.
What to Expect During Your Restylane Treatment
This procedure typically lasts less than an hour. It involves a series of injections using a very fine needle on the chosen facial area or areas. The amount of time it takes varies based on the number of facial areas treated. Restylane comes with or without lidocaine, and topical anesthetic can also be used prior to your treatment. Discuss your treatment concerns with one of our providers during your consultation.
Restylane Questions and Answers
Is Restylane right for you? The only way to know is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hanke and our knowledgeable staff. However, it’s always a good idea to study available information about any cosmetic treatment you’re considering for yourself. Here are a few Restylane FAQs to help you get started.
How does Restylane work?
Hyaluronic Acid, a compound naturally produced by the body, restores moisture to tissues and promotes collagen growth. The combination of hyaluronic acid and collagen helps to temporarily restore facial volume that has been lost due to the ravages of time. The result is natural-looking facial rejuvenation.
How is Restylane administered?
After sanitizing and numbing the areas to be treated, a dermatologist will inject Restylane using a fine gauge needle into the targeted treatment areas.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane?
Anyone over the age of 21 who has hollowness around the eyes, sagging tear troughs, thin lips, nasolabial folds or facial wrinkles is generally a good candidate for Restylane.
Who shouldn’t get Restylane?
Anyone with severe allergies that resulted in hospitalization may not be a candidate. People with bleeding disorders may not be prime candidates and should discuss their condition during a consultation. Patients who are taking any medications or supplements that could interact with Restylane should not receive treatment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not receive Restylane or other cosmetic fillers like Belotero, Juvederm, and Radiesse.
If you are allergic to lidocaine, please discuss using the non-lidocaine form of this treatment with your provider.
If it is determined that you are not a good candidate for Restylane, we will discuss other treatment options to provide you with the results you’re looking for.
What are the ingredients in Restylane?
The main ingredient in Restylane is hyaluronic acid, which helps tissue retain moisture and also stimulates natural collagen production for a more natural and youthful appearance. Restylane-L also contains lidocaine for maximum patient comfort.
Is Restylane painful?
People who have a lower pain tolerance may report mild discomfort. However, most patients are able to tolerate the treatment well during the procedure.
Can anesthesia be used?
We may use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Also, Restylane-L contains lidocaine, so if you are not sensitive or allergic to lidocaine and you’re concerned about discomfort, this is an option for you. Patients should avoid taking aspirin or other NSAIDs prior to receiving treatment and after treatment to avoid excessive swelling, bruising and bleeding. Dr. Hanke’s knowledgeable staff will provide a complete list of things to do and avoid before and after receiving treatment.
How long does a Restylane treatment take?
The procedure typically takes less than an hour, usually 15-30 minutes.
When will I see results from my Restylane filler treatment?
Results usually appear immediately after treatment and may continue improving for up to 48 hours.
How long does Restylane last?
The results last approximately 6 months. Patients usually need two treatment sessions of Restylane each year to maintain their desired appearance.
Is there any downtime?
Patients must refrain from touching the injected areas for several hours, and post-treatment swelling may require ice packs. However, downtime is either short or nonexistent, with most patients resuming their daily activities immediately after treatment. Simple aftercare instructions are provided following the treatment.
How much does Restylane cost?
Restylane varies in price between $350 and $800 per syringe. Prices differ somewhat based on clinics. However, consumers should never make bargain shopping a priority when it comes to cosmetic treatments. The top priority should be finding a board-certified dermatologist and a location that is renowned for its results and safety record.
What are the potential complications?
There may be temporary swelling, tenderness, bruising and numbness in treated areas. However, this subsides within a few days. Serious complications can be avoided by discussing allergies and bleeding disorders, and other medical history with your provider prior to treatment.
Where can I find testimonials and before and after pictures?
Where can I get more information about Restylane?
To learn more about this treatment, contact our dermatology specialists at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana.