Restylane is a great option for patients with deep facial lines, such as nasolabial folds between the mouth and nose. An FDA-approved dermal filler, Restylane is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the human body.
This non-animal-based filler is a smooth gel made from plants. It requires no allergy testing and breaks down without a trace in the body. Best of all, Restylane results can last for six months or longer and can be repeated as desired.
There are a number of injectable fillers, but Restylane is the most studied of the facial fillers available today. Because the effects are subtle and the procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, Restylane injections are popular with both men and women.
For certain other types of wrinkles, BOTOX may be preferable. Dr. Robinson can advise you the best procedure to achieve your desired outcome.
One of the key advantages of Restylane is that no down time is required. The injections take a matter of minutes (depending on the number of areas you wish to treat), and you can go home immediately.
While the injections, which are done with a very fine needle, are not painful, Restylane contains lidocaine. This serves as a mild local anesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable.
While there is no real recovery time from a Restylane treatment, you may experience some redness and irritation, including slight bruising and swelling in the injection areas, for a few days. This is usually not painful, but you can take a mild pain medication, if needed. You can also wear makeup immediately to cover any discoloration.
You will be more sensitive to sunburn after your Restylane injections, so be sure to always wear sun block when outside.
The effects of Restylane generally last at least six months and can sometimes last as long as two years. Additional treatments can often extend the length of your results.
At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will talk with you about what you can expect from Restylane. You will also see Restylane before and after photos of others who have had the injections. Dr. Robinson will then take pictures of you to serve as your “before pictures”. After a short period of time, he will take “after pictures” and give you both sets of photos. It can be exciting to compare the differences. Of course, your photos will not be shared with anyone else unless you consent.
When you’re ready to look younger with the help of Restylane, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a free consultation to discuss Restylane injections at our office, located at 4661 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, Ohio. You may contact us by the email form provided or call us at (614) 326-4661.
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From SR315 take the Henderson Road exit, turn West to Sawmill Road
From I270 take the Sawmill Road exit (exit #20) South