What is Restylane?

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based injectable filler, which lasts about six months. Because it is not animal based, there is no allergy testing required prior to treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a protein found in the joints and tissues of all living things. Restylane is soft, holds its shape, and does not form lumps. Restylane and Restylane Silk are safe, effective and have been around for over a decade. They are excellent choices for the temporary correction of lip lines, marionette lines, nasolabial folds and other areas of the face.

The Benefits

What are the benefits of using Restylane?

Restylane dermal fillers can be used to treat virtually any area of the skin. Creases, fold, wrinkles, laugh lines, and vertical lines around the mouth are popular targets for this nonsurgical treatment. These advanced hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected to correct under-eye sagging or add volume and structure to a receding chin or add volume to the cheekbones.

One of the most popular uses of Restylane is for lip enhancement. Restylane lip filler injections can smooth vertical lip lines and adds fullness and shape to the lips that can last for months after treatment. Composed of finer, smoother hyaluronic acid particles, Restylane can be used to enhance the lips with natural-looking results – when the product is used correctly.

San Diego specialist, Dr. Maria Bonilla, uses this long lasting filler in many applications, including:

  • Lip Augmentation
  • Non Surgical Blepharoplasty
  • Non-Surgical Nose Job™
  • Non-Surgical Jowl Lift
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Smoothing Wrinkles and Folds Throughout the Face


Frequently asked questions

Is Restylane Painful?

At Lanoi Cosmetic Dermatology our staff is committed in providing the most comfortable and pain free experience possible. The majority of people find injections relatively painless because we always apply a topical anesthetic cream to the treated area prior to the procedure.We also use ice and distraction techniques to minimize discomfort. For lip enhancement procedures, a local anesthetic injection can be given to numb the lips completely.

How Soon Will I See Results?

The results from your Restylane treatment can be seen immediately. Directly after the treatment there may be some mild swelling and patients are advised to stay out of the sun. This discomfort is temporary and expected, disappearing in a matter of a day or so. In the case of lip treatment, the lips may become mildly swollen the night of the procedure, slightly bumpy or look rather uneven. This can persist for a few days but will resolve quickly, resulting in astonishing, beautiful results.

How Long Do the Results Last?

The length of time the effect of a Restylane treatment lasts depends on the individual. Many factors such as skin structure, lifestyle and age can determine the duration. In most areas, Restylane lasts for about six months although under the eyes it tends to last several years.

Who Should Not Use Restylane?

Restylane is safe for everyone to use. Patients who have recently undergone other facial treatments such as laser treatment or chemical peeling are recommended to wait until the treated area is totally healed and the skin is normalized before undergoing a Restylane treatment. This usually takes around two weeks. Side effects are extremely rare, and if experienced typically resolve spontaneously within a few days. As of yet, no connection has been made between patients with allergies and a sensitivity reaction to Restylane.

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