Restylane Questions

Q – What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable filler which is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane is injected beneath the skin to restore volume and improve the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Q – What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is made of a crystal-clear gel called NASHA (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid). A natural substance that exists in the human body, hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. NASHA is biodegradable and biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Allergy testing is not required and there is virtually no risks of animal-based disease transmission.

Q – What areas can be treated with Restylane?
Restylane has been used to enhance the appearance and fullness of the lips and to correct a variety of wrinkles. However, it is currently FDA-approved only for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds.

Q – How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Restylane treatment?
If you are healthy and looking to improve moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, Restylane may be right for you.

Q – Does the Restylane treatment require anesthesia?
Though Restylane treatment typically involves minimal discomfort, a topical anesthetic may be used to optimize the patient’s comfort.

Q – How is the Restylane treatment performed?
Dr. Massey & Dr. Rahimi have perfected the injection technique in order to obtain the best results. He uses an ultra fine needle to inject the Restylane product directly into the skin in tiny amounts. Results are nearly instantaneous.

Q – How long does a Restylane treatment take to perform?
Restylane is a simple and convenient treatment that takes just fifteen to thirty minutes to complete.

Q – Will I experience much pain during the Restylane injection?
Discomfort is minimal during the Restylane injection. To optimize the patient’s comfort, however, a topical anesthetic may be used.

Q – What can I expect of the recovery after a Restylane treatment?
Recovery is minimal after the Restylane treatment. Results are nearly instantaneous and patients are usually able to return to their normal activities right away.

Q – When can I return to work after undergoing Restylane treatment?
Patients are usually able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after the Restylane treatment.

Q – What are the risks of Restylane?
There are few risks associated with Restylane. As with any injectable, minor swelling and bruising may occur. It’s proven safety and efficacy have made Restylane a leader among dermal fillers and the product has been safely used around the world since 1996. There is virtually non risk of animal-based disease transmission and allergy testing is not required.

Q – Is the Restylane treatment covered by insurance?
When surgeries are performed for medical reasons, such as excessive hooding of the upper eyelids, impaired vision, and breast reduction, insurance may cover part of the cost of the procedure. We will be happy to help you in checking with your insurance carrier.

Q – How long do the results of Restylane last?
The results of Restylane have been shown to last six months or longer, twice as long as the result of collagen. Treatments may be scheduled twice a year in order to maintain the effect. Undergoing a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may help to enhance the lasting effect.

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