Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler which can restore volume to the skin in order to correct facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance which exists in the human body and provides volume and fullness to the skin. NASHA, which is biodegradable, is also completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Restylane has been safely used by plastic surgeons and dermatologists around the world since 1996. Allergy testing is not required since it is non-animal-based and fully biocompatible. Furthermore, there is virtually no risk of animal-based disease transmission.
Though Restylane has been used to enhance the appearance and fullness of the lips and to correct a variety of wrinkles, it is currently FDA-approved only for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds. Dr. Abergel will be happy to discuss any specific areas that you are interested in treating.
Dr. Abergel has a great deal of experience in using Restylane in Europe and he has perfected his very skillful injection technique to obtain the best results. His smooth technique involves an ultrafine needle which is used to inject the product in tiny amounts directly into the skin. While discomfort is minimal, a topical anesthetic may be used to optimize the patient’s comfort. Restylane is a simple and convenient procedure that provides nearly instantaneous results.
Studies have shown that the results of Restylane may last six months or longer, which is twice as long as collagen. The unique NASHA™ technology helps to maintain the results until the injected material is nearly gone. To maintain the cosmetic effect, treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. It has been shown that undergoing a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated can help to enhance the lasting effect. While the cost of treatment will vary from patient to patient, it’s longer lasting results can prove very economical over the long term. For a consultation with Dr. Abergel to discuss your specific needs, please call our office at 310-829-2005.
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