Are you tired of looking at your face and seeing wrinkles? At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we have several skin rejuvenation procedures and treatments available, including a popular skin volumizer called Restylane. Contact our Folsom office today to set up a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Sumida, who will discuss your cosmetic goals and create a customized care plan that matches your expectations while also achieving a natural look.
What is Restylane?
Composed of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is an FDA-approved injectable facial filler in the form of a gel that adds volume to the skin to create smoother, rejuvenated skin. With biodegradable, non-animal material, Restylane is safe, effective, does not require any allergy testing beforehand and is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the country. Although Restylane does not treat all skin concerns, it does help alleviate the following:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Lip lines, often used in conjunction with lip augmentation surgery
- Moderate to severe facial wrinkles
- Nasolabial lines
- Marionette lines around the mouth
Restylane is injected with a fine needle underneath the skin of the treated area. This is done with minimal discomfort and is a generally well-tolerated treatment. Once injected, the hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in all living things, immediately begins adding volume to the treated area. It will also continue to work afterward, bonding with water molecules to maintain skin volume over a period of time. The components of Restylane are then absorbed by the body without leaving behind any residue. Results are evident for up to 6 months and sometimes even longer, depending on the treated areas. It is sold in approximately 65 countries outside the United States and has reportedly been used in more than 10 million procedures.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Adverse effects to Restylane injections are both mild and temporary. Commonly reported ones include:
- Scabbing at injection site
Often with other skin rejuvenation treatments, allergy testing must be done beforehand to ensure that patients will not have reactions to the ingredients. Restylane is made from a natural fermentation process in a sterile environment, significantly reducing the risk of an allergic reaction in patients who are triggered by common foods such as chicken, beef and eggs. During your initial consultation with Dr. Sumida, the risks and possible side effects from a Restylane injection will be discussed. Your healing and progress will also be monitored to ensure that you are getting the best results from your rejuvenation. Contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to set up an appointment or ask about one of our other skin rejuvenation treatments.