FACE

Restylane® for Beautiful, Subtle Facial Enhancements

Restylane® is an important part of our versatile suite of injectables at Schaffer Plastic Surgery. A hyaluronic acid-based injectable dermal filler, Restylane®, can be used to improve facial volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and add subtle enhancements to the lips. It yields immediate results that can last for six to nine months. The Restylane® line of products is formulated to act like your body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, restoring volume to your skin.

What to Expect From Restylane®

Restylane® is expertly injected into specific areas of the face personally by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Schaffer. This is a notable benefit of choosing Schaffer Plastic Surgery for your facial injectables, as Dr. Schaffer’s extensive training and understanding of the inner workings of facial nerves and muscles will ensure the most natural results possible. After examining your unique facial anatomy, he will make recommendations on how Restylane® can be used to address:

  • Smile lines
  • Cheek volume loss
  • Lip lines
  • Thin lips
  • Marionette lines

The lips and lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. After injecting Restylane® into the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, corners of the mouth and lips, smile lines, lip thinning, lost shape or vertical lines above the lip can be reduced. For many patients, Restylane® is used as part of a combination of other facial treatments or injectables to help reveal a younger-looking you.

Your Restylane® Appointment

Your treatment will be conducted at Schaffer Plastic Surgery’s private facility that has been nationally certified for our deep commitment to the highest standards of patient safety. Dr. Schaffer will ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure, which typically takes less than one hour. After cleansing and preparing the area to be treated, Dr. Schaffer will inject the clear Restylane® gel into the treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle to create the desired aesthetic effect. Most patients say the injection feels like a pinch.

Potential Side Effects

Side effects can include swelling, redness, pain, bruising, tenderness, mild nodularity or itching at the injection site. Most patients experience no downtime after receiving Restylane® injections. As an FDA-approved dermal filler, Restylane® is a top choice among physicians for its safety and predictability. It is made of biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component found in all living organisms. It has been researched extensively and receives ongoing endorsements by millions of patients and physicians alike.

Post-Treatment Care

Although most patients experience no downtime after having Restylane® injections, a cold compress is safe to apply to help calm any swelling or bruising. Following treatment, there is sometimes a need for a touch-up treatment to achieve your goal result. Keeping in mind that Restylane® injections are not permanent, the effect will gradually diminish with time. To maintain the aesthetic result, top-up treatments are recommended for maintenance and usually require lower volumes of Restylane® than initial treatments.

Start Your Journey to Younger Looking Skin

Schaffer Plastic Surgery offers treatments, services and products that you need to achieve your best-looking appearance. As our patient, you will receive the highest level of personalized care, complete with direct access to Dr. Schaffer via his personal cell phone in the event that you have questions or concerns at any time. Each injection will be thoroughly planned before being administered to provide the safest, longest-lasting results possible. At your injection appointment, you will not be rushed, and Dr. Schaffer will explain every step of the procedure to ensure your comfort. Start your journey to younger-looking skin today with a risk-free consultation and personalized plan expertly developed by Dr. Schaffer.

Schedule your appointment at Schaffer Plastic Surgery for more information on cosmetic injectables, including Restylane® treatments. We are eager to develop a personalized plan to help you achieve the smoother, younger-looking skin you desire.