Restylane is a gel that is injected into the skin in order to add volume to lips and lift up wrinkles. For smoothing wrinkles, sculpting lips, and improving other facial features, Restylane injections are a growing favorite. Restylane consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body. Once in the skin, Restylane works by creating volume. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane are derived from non-animal substances. Approved by the FDA in December 2003, Restylane injections can produce positive results on facial wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose. Another benefit is the long-lasting results, as the effects of Restylane treatments can last six months or more. The most common areas for receiving Restylane injections are from the corner of your mouth to your chin, from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth and the lips. Dr. Epstein MD offers Restylane injections in Harrison, NY and Westchester County, NY areas.
Restylane Injections Procedure
Restylane injections are administered by Dr. Epstein in his Harrison, NY office. His typical patients are aged from 35 to 60. It is most often performed with local anesthesia, especially if the patient’s lips are being treated. Depending upon the complexity of the treatment, the procedure can take from a few minutes up to a half hour. Dr. Epstein begins each Restylane procedure by carefully selecting facial areas where Restylane will be injected. He then might administer local anesthesia in order to make the procedure more comfortable. H ethan uses a very fine needle to inject precise amounts of Restylane in the skin. Once injected in the skin, Restylane’s hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules, helping create youthful volume around the injection sites.
Benefits of Restylane
Restylane adds to your own natural hyaluronic acid to make treated areas fuller providing a natural, smooth, and attractive look. The lips and earlobes are also wonderful areas for Restylane enhancement. Due to its unique chemical composition of, this injectable can be used to treat many facial areas.
Excellent safety profile.
High rate of patient satisfaction.
Simple 30 minute procedure.
Helps smooth the wrinkles around the mouth.
Softens the lines around the nose.
Helps even out the wrinkles on the forehead
Augment thin lips.
Enhances chin contours.
Adds volume to cheeks.
Side effects of Restyalane
Most side effects experienced by Restylane patients are classified as mild. There have been a few side effects associated with Restylane injections. Most side effects experienced by Restylane patients are classified as mild. However, some patients experience severe headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms, redness, and pain at the injection points. Some also experience muscle weakness, which goes away within few days or few weeks.
One of the most common side effects is bruising. Pain, redness, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the point of injection are also common side effects that occur after a Restylane treatment. These effects usually subside within a day or two.
Dr. Marc L. Epstein, M.D | #400, Harrison NY. 10528 | 914-301-9425