Restylane® is an FDA-approved gel based dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin. Our practice uses the complete line of Restylane® hyaluronic acid fillers to provide effective and natural-looking results. Hyaluronic acid makes the skin smooth, supple, and resilient but our skin produces less hyaluronic acid as we age. Fortunately, Restylane® is effective at replacing hyaluronic acid in the skin and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. Treatment areas are typically around the mouth, the cheeks, and the back of the hands.
Restylane® injections are a non-surgical procedure performed in our office. Topical anesthetics can be used with ice packs to reduce discomfort. The entire procedure takes only 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the areas being treated and has a longevity of 6 to 12 months.