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Restylane 101

Restylane 101: An Overview of Restylane in Beverly Hills

Restylane 101

Restylane is a sterile gel of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in our bodies that begins to break down as we age. Injectable hyaluronic acid replaces this lost natural production of HA for a more youthful look and is categorized as NASHA or non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. This means that this product does not contain animal nor human DNA. Dermal fillers containing non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, like Restylane, are recognized as having the best safety profiles among products of this kind available.

What are the main applications of Restylane?

Restylane is FDA-approved for use along nasolabial folds or the wrinkles and folds that typically form from the corners of your mouth to your nose. It is most effective in smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It may also be used for other purposes such as lip augmentation or under the eye provided patients are older than 21 years of age.

How does Restylane work?

In medical aesthetic practices, a certified and licensed injection specialist delivers the gel to the target site just below the surface of the skin. Introduced subcutaneously, the filler integrates into the surrounding tissues. It adds and maintains volume by binding to available water molecules. The body's routine processes will gradually degrade the gel until it disappears, leaving no residue.

How effective is Restylane?

Results are visible at the conclusion of the very first treatment although it may take a couple of days for the filler to settle into its final shape. In some patients, added tissue volume may be sustained for up to six months and slightly longer, usually depending on the site of your injection.

The Restylane family of products is available at facilities managed by a medically licensed practitioner. Our Beverly Hills facial aesthetics practice provides this treatment in a safe and comfortable environment that prioritizes patient safety and positive outcome. Our injection specialists are licensed physician assistants, and nurse practitioners under the supervision of board-certified plastic surgeons and a dermatologist, making a top choice for Beverly Hills Restylane injections and other cosmetic treatments.

  • Juvederm vs. Restylane Under Eyes
  • Restylane vs. Juvederm for Lip Enhancement
  • How Much Does Restylane Cost in Beverly Hills?
  • Restylane Side Effects
  • Restylane and Marionette Lines
  • Restylane Silk for Lip Augmentation

Juvederm vs. Restylane Under Eyes

beverly hills restylane under eyes

Juvederm and Restylane are both fillers that add volume to the skin’s fine lines and wrinkles. Restylane is however considered the better filler to inject under the eyes vs Juvederm as Juvederm is very hydrophilic which causes a plumping effect under the eye, creating a puffy look that can persist for several months. The patients that are good candidates often complain of a “hollow look” or dark circles under the eyes.They may also point out enlarging fat pockets in the lower eyelids. Treatment under the eye requires expert judgement and skill. Restylane is an ideal filler for the tear trough due to the products consistency.

Juvederm, from the makers of Botox, and Restylane both contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that increases the skin’s elasticity. As we age, our bodies gradually lose the ability to manufacture enough hyaluronic acid to keep the skin soft and smooth, but we can replace it with the biocompatible version that is found in both Restylane and Juvederm.

The use of restylane under eyes is known to last between six and nine months. This will depend on how quickly your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid. The filler should be injected deep with very small quantities.

These two fillers are also similar in price. The cost of Juvederm and Restylane can vary based on your geographical area, but range between $500 and $600 per syringe.

The best action you can take to help you decide between Juvederm and Restylane is to ask your certified injection specialist. Our experienced injectors can help you determine which option is best for the results you’re looking to achieve.

Restylane vs. Juvederm for Lip Enhancement

Scientists discovered that the secret to supple and plump skin is hyaluronic acid. The makers of Restylane and Juvederm took this lesson to heart and added this substance to their products. It works so well that it has the potential to maintain lip plumpness for six months with natural-looking results without the fish lips.

Juvederm for Lip Enhancement

Juvederm from the makers of Botox, uses hyaluronic acid, but the results last as long as one year in 98 percent of the people who choose this filler. Juvederm creates a natural look like Restylane does, but the manufacturers created Juvederm to also provide you with lips that feel natural. Like Restylane, Juvederm creates well-defined lips, but if you also have wrinkles around your mouth, your certified injection specialist can reduce the appearance of these imperfections by injecting them with Restylane Silk the newest edition to the Restylane family specifically for lines around the mouth.

Is Restylane Good for Lip Enhancement?

beverly hills lip augmentation

Our licensed injectors sometimes use Restylane to increase the size of one lip so that it matches the other, create a well-defined border with Restylane so that the shape of your lips is more noticeable, decrease the appearance of lines around your mouth, or just add to the volume of both lips for a fuller look. In any case, the results are natural and more youthful looking lips. However, as stated previously, Juvederm has been known to provide lips that feel more natural. That is why the makers of Restylane created a new FDA-approved lip enhancement solution called Restylane Silk. Restylane Silk was specially formulated to achieve superior results for lip enhancement and rejuvenation and the results speak for themselves.

How Much Does Restylane Cost in Beverly Hills?

Cost is an important factor when deciding whether or not to undergo a cosmetic procedure. However, it should never determine which provider you choose to perform the procedure. Always choose your Restylane injectors based on their medical licensing, experience, certifications, and proven results. At Lasky Aesthetics, we only hire certified injection specialists with medical degrees and specialized training in medical aesthetics.

Restylane price varies greatly for many reasons. For instance, the patient who needs to have several areas treated will pay a higher price because more filler is being used. Also, if you need to have deep wrinkles treated rather than fine lines, your cost will be higher. If your licensed injection specialist is new to the field, you will be charged less than the person who goes to someone with more experience, so buyer beware! Your geographical location can determine the price as well.

Your certified injection specialist will decide how much Restylane is needed to cover all of the areas to be treated. Then, you will be charged based on how many syringes are used and not by the injection. Generally, the Restylane price in Los Angeles ranges from $500 to $750.

One thing to keep in mind is the fact that Restylane is not a permanent treatment. Touch up appointments are necessary, and the frequency will depend on the area that you need to have treated, so it’s important to factor this into long-term pricing as well.

As Restylane is purely cosmetic, your insurance, most likely, will not cover it. However, most aesthetic clinics accept credit cards and offer financing.

What About Restylane Side Effects?

Dermal fillers like Restylane are natural substances that certified injection specialists insert into the areas of your face that are showing signs of aging. The product is especially proficient at eliminating wrinkles near the nose and mouth using hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally inside of our bodies. However, like all cosmetic and medical procedures, side effects may occur. Most side effects are rare, but serious ones can occur. Note that our licensed medical staff takes a full medical and health history of all of our patients during an in-depth consultation to ensure that there are no contraindications for any treatment prior to the treatment being performed. This minimizes your risk for serious adverse reactions, so discuss your health history with us in detail and help us get in touch with your primary care physicians when necessary. Patient health and safety is our number one priority!

Common Restylane Side Effects

The most common side effects with Restylane are generally mild and include pain, redness, inflammation and swelling around the injection spot. Bruising and bleeding may also occur, but there are ways to minimize this as well. These mild symptoms usually last up to 3-5 days and are generally not a cause for concern. Your injector will provide aftercare instructions to you to minimize discomfort, but some people find that a little Tylenol is all it takes, while most require no pain management at all.

Serious Restylane Side Effects are Rare

Face swelling and facial muscle weakness at the injection site are two of the more serious side effects that can occur after a Restylane treatment. However, these are incredibly rare. As with any medication, allergic reactions may occur and immediate care should be sought out. If you have a known allergies, you must make our staff aware so that we can make sure that Restylane is safe for you and avoid serious allergic responses. If you are allergic to lidocaine, for example, we would work together to discuss alternative treatments for your facial rejuvenation that do not contain liodocaine.

Restylane and Marionette Lines

Are marionette lines threatening to sabotage your appearance? Those lines running downward from the corners of the mouth can add years to your face and make you look unhappy. Fortunately, there is a solution to restoring your youthful looks and letting your sunny disposition shine through.

You may have heard about the success stories related to Restylane and marionette lines. The safe, FDA-approved filler has provided impressive results to countless Beverly Hills residents. With hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient, Restylane has proven effective at filling marionette lines (also called nasolabial folds), as well as other skin folds and hollow facial areas.

Our certified and licensed Beverly Hills injection specialists are particularly impressed with the natural, seamless look the filler provides. When it comes to Restylane and marionette lines, the injector's skill is essential to creating a rested look and a sense of harmony among the features. Our patients appreciate their expert use of this amazing filler.

If you're tired of looking less than your best, contact us today for more information on Restylane and marionette lines. We'll discuss your expectations and consider the thickness of your skin to determine the results you can expect.

Restylane Silk for Lip Augmentation

Restylane Silk

It starts subtly. You notice a few lines around your mouth when you're washing your face at night. Then, while you're putting on lipstick, you notice that your lips don't look as full as they once did. Restylane Silk can help you fight the signs of aging and regain your glowing, youthful smile.

As you grow older, your face loses the bone density and collagen that is responsible for the skin's smooth, taut appearance, and skin starts to wrinkle and sag. In a recent study, when Restylane Silk was injected into the lip area, 98 percent of patients noticed fuller lips and fewer aging lines within 14 days of treatment, leaving them with a natural, younger-looking smile. Further, 76 percent of clients involved in the study still enjoyed the effects of the treatment six months after they had received it!

If you're ready to take that next step, make an appointment with a professional who can give you all the information you need about lip augmentation in Beverly Hills. Restylane Silk is safe, FDA-approved, and is carefully administered by our certified and licensed injection specialists here at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills.

For more information about Restylane, Restylane Silk and Juvederm, contact our Beverly Hills aesthetic practice and schedule a consultation with one of our certified injectors today.

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