Restylane Filler

Restylane Filler

Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that smooths and plumps the skin, reducing wrinkles, fine lines and folds.

Restylane in San Diego

Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to instantly, visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and to fill the tear troughs and under eye area. Restylane is an ideal filler choice for the tear trough for many reasons. It’s unique consistency creates a natural rejuvenation in the tear trough. It is also long-lasting, results can often be seen for a year or more. Depending on the area treated, results may last up to a year.

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Restylane Refyne is injected into the facial skin through a small needle to smooth facial wrinkles and folds (laugh lines). The procedure typically takes 15-30 minutes, resulting in a smoother, younger looking face!

Just like any other injection, there may be a little bit of tenderness and swelling within the first few days. Avoid excess exposure to the sun and every exercise. Slight bruising may occur in the area.

Patients who have a medical
history of severe allergies or anaphylaxis. It’s not recommended for patients who have an allergic reactions, prone to bleeding or have a blood disorder, are pregnant, or breastfeeding.

After a consultation, your provider will administer treatment to the affected areas using a fine-gauge needle. The injectable contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to ensure comfort during the procedure. Your provider will mold and shape the filler and give you aftercare instructions to ensure best results.

Every patient metabolizes injectables differently. However, in clinical studies, over 90% of patients were still satisfied with their results at 3 months and nearly 80% still saw great results at 6 months. Results were seen to last up to 12 months for 62.3% of patients.

If you are over the age of 21, have moderate-to-severe marionette lines and/or nasolabial folds, and are in relatively good health, you are likely a good candidate for Restylane Refyne. Some exceptions include patients who are allergic to lidocaine or other ingredients in the filler, patients who have had an allergic reaction to other injectable filler treatments, or patients who have severe anaphylaxis. Women who are pregnant or nursing should also not receive Refyne or any other injectable anti-aging treatment.

Like with most dermal fillers, mild, short-term side-effects do occur with FDA-approved Restylane Refyne. During clinical trials, patients reported mild itchiness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Bumps and lumps can also develop, but this risk is reduced when you choose a reputable provider.

Serious complications with Refyne are rare and can be avoided by receiving treatment in a reputable aesthetics practice with experienced providers. Patients who have received filler treatments from inexperienced providers are more likely to see serious risks such as infection, blood vessel damage, or asymmetrical results.

The tear trough, also known as a nasojugal groove, extends from the inner corner of the eye, following a semicircular arc and transitioning to the palpebromalar groove. A deep tear trough can create a shadow that is perceived as a dark circle below the eye. It also creates a division between the lower eyelid and cheek that is an early sign of aging around the eyes. Patients with deep tear troughs often complain that they look more tired and older than they really are.

Many patients prefer the non-invasive approach of a filler, in order to avoid the risks and potential complications of surgery. Treatment with a filler such as Restylane can provide a patient with a long-lasting natural result, often greater than one year, with minimal downtime.

Patients who are good candidates often complain of a ‘hollow look’ or dark circles under they eyes; they may also point out enlarging fat pockets in the lower eyelids. Selecting appropriate patients for tear trough treatment requires expert judgment. Excellent candidates have good skin elasticity and adequate skin thickness. The position of the orbital rim to the tear trough is also an extremely important consideration. For these reasons, not everyone is a good candidate for treatment of the tear trough.

The results of tear trough treatment vary from patient to patient. However, the results typically last around nine months. In many cases, the results last well over one year.

Some minor swelling is expected after treatment. This is usually minor and resolves within a week. Some patients will also develop minor bruising that can usually be covered with makeup. Patients should avoid exercise for twenty-four hours after the procedure to minimize swelling. Otherwise, patients can resume work and normal activities.

Most patients only require one syringe of Restylane, but patients with very deep tear troughs may ultimately need multiple syringes.