At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our physicians are expert San Diego Restylane injectors. We are also one of the few practices in the area where our doctors actually perform their own injectable Restylane treatments! You can be assured that you are in the right hands at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
Restylane treatments is a dermal filler that is most often used to combat the visible signs of aging. It is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel designed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles in the face by adding volume and fullness. Dermal fillers is also commonly used in lip injections to plump up lips to give a fuller appearance. What really sets it apart from other dermal fillers is that it is a natural, synthesized and fully degradable substance, and does not require an allergy testing prior to treatment. Learn more about this treatment for fine lines on their website.
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What is Restylane Used For?
Restylane treatments is used to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging. It works by filling in lines and wrinkles, which adds volume back to the face. When injected into the treatment area Restylane injections works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to create additional volume in the desired area. So not only does the gel itself fill in lines and wrinkles, it works with the body’s natural hyaluronic acid to provide a more natural appearance. In addition to treatment for wrinkles, Restylane is used for lip filler treatments. This dermal filler is commonly used to treat the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
- Around the mouth (marionette lines)
- Lip border definition (lipstick lines)
- Lip enhancement
- Corners of the mouth
- Jowl area
How are Restylane Treatments Injected?
Restylane is injected directly into the skin in the area that you what to be treated. Once a Restylane treatment is placed in the face, the skin becomes much more smooth and facial lines are minimized. The added volume and smooth texture give your face a healthy, youthful appearance. The dermal filler treatments work immediately by adding volume to diminish unwanted wrinkles.
A very fine needle is used to minimize pain and discomfort. A topical numbing cream can be used to further reduce pain if necessary.
Learn more about lip filler treatment at WebMD.com.
What is Perlane?
Like a Restylane treatment, Perlane is a hyaluronic acid gel formula that is used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. However, Perlane differs from Restylane treatments because the gel particles in the Perlane are larger than those in Restylane. These larger particles are more effective at deeper wrinkle treatments and folds. Often times, Perlane injections are used as a “base” filler, and the less dense fillers like Restylane or Juvederm are placed on top.
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In this video Dr. Goldman injects Restylane into a patient’s nasolabial folds and lips.
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Before & After Photos of Wrinkle Treatments
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Frequently Asked Questions for Wrinkle Treatment
Having a injection treatment for winkles is a very common procedure and Cosmetic Laser Dermatology frequently sees patients that can benefit from Restylane in San Diego. The following are some frequently asked questions and our responses:
Q: How does Restylane work?A: Restyalne is made of natural hyaluronic acid and is used to fill in facial wrinkles and folds to restore a youthful appearance. Lip filler treatment is also a common procedure.Q: How long does a Restylane injection take?A: It’s a quick procedure done here in our San Diego cosmetic dermatology office, taking only 5-30 minutes, depending on the amount of areas being treated.Q: When will I see the results of the Restylane injections?A: The results of a wrinkle treatment are visible immediately after the procedure. However, you may experience some swelling from the injections, so expect to see the full results within a few days, once the swelling has subsided.Q: How much downtime should I plan for after Restylane injections?A: There is minimal social downtime after wrinkle treatments. While you may have some swelling, numbness or redness around the injection site, it should go away within a few hours of your treatment. You can return to your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable with the way you look.Q: Are Restylane injections painful?A: You will experience slight discomfort as a fine needle is used. Treatments for lipstick lines doesn’t contain any numbing agents so a topical anesthetic or numbing cream can be used along with ice. Most patients report that the injections are not painful at all and only experience slight discomfort.Q: How long does Restylane last?A: San Diego Restylane injections for wrinkle and fine line treatments generally last up to 12 months. You can expect Restylane lip filler treatments to last approximately 6 months.Q: What are the side effects of Restylane?A: Restylane side effects are generally very minimal. Some patients have experienced some swelling, redness, bruising or tenderness around the injection site, but these symptoms clear up on their own within a few days.Q: How much does Restylane cost?A: The cost of wrinkle treatments varies from patient to patient. Cost will depend on how many areas you are having treated and how much treatment for fine lines is needed to achieve the desired results. Schedule a consultation with one of our doctors in La Jolla and they can assess your needs and provide you with your personal cost.Q: Can Restylane be used with Botox?A: Yes. By combing Restylane with Botox or Dysport, patients will experience even better results. The Botox or Dysport work to prevent new wrinkles from forming, while the Restylane will fill in the wrinkles that you already have. Studies have shown that combining the two can prolong the results of treatment for wrinkles.Q: What is hyaluronic acid?A: Young skin appears smooth and healthy because it contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic the body produces decreases and our skin starts to wrinkle and sag. With wrinkle treatments injections, we are able to increase the amount of hyaluronic acid and restore a youthful appearance back to the face.Q: What is Restylane Silk?A: Restylane Silk is a new FDA-Approved filler from the makers of Restylane. It is a great treatment for restoring volume to the lips and smoothing fine lip lines. It is formulated with lidocaine to provide extra comfort for patients. We are one of the first dermatology practices in San Diego to offer Restylane Silk, so ask our board-certified dermatologists if Restylane Silk is the right treatment for you!More Restylane FAQsvisit our fillers website
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Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 943-2113 for more information on wrinkle treatments and to schedule a consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego.
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