Restylane Frequently Asked Questions
Novato, CA plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas are excited to offer a wide range of dermal filler injections to help correct signs of aging, addressing lost volume, wrinkles, and lines. Restylane is a popular brand of injectable dermal fillers since it treats many issues with specialized formulas for results that last. It uses a synthetic version of the body's natural HA (hyaluronic acid), providing the complexion a softer, natural appearance that is fuller and more supple. A personal dermal filler plan can correct mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles and lines, and also add fullness to the cheeks and lips. Allegro MedSpa of Novato carries many Restylane injectables, including:
- Restylane: Corrects facial folds and wrinkles
- Restylane Defyne: Treats moderate to severe laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Lyft: Creates lift and volume in the mid-face
- Restylane Refyne: Treats light to moderate laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Silk: Creates fullness in the lips and corrects vertical lines on the lips
Restylane Procedure Technique
Restylane dermal fillers are suitable for any person older than 21 years old who would like to refresh their overall appearance. Since it has several formulas, your treatment plan will be personalized to meet your concerns and goals. Restylane may help you address the initial signs of aging, such as fine facial lines, or increase the fullness in your cheeks and lips. It may also improve severe wrinkles, like frown lines, laugh lines, Crow's feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and more. Certain treatments have the anesthetic lidocaine so you need to share any allergies at your pre-treatment consultation to prevent a negative reaction.
"Restylane® - It was quick and convenient. Staff was very helpful and friendly"- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / May 07, 2015
"Restylane® - the natural look and shape of my lips, better than the last time I had it done at another place here in Santa Rosa; the Skin Institute. I highly prefer your facility, staff and all.I am very satisfied with the look and shape of my lips after the procedure and had no swelling pain or bruising."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Mar 23, 2016
"Restylane® - Corrin is great, very gentle, I had the least amount of bruising I have ever had. She noticed and knew exactly what to do to remedy a minor Botox issue.Minimal pain with only topical numbing. Corrin was very good at injections and Where she placed them"- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Oct 03, 2016
"Restylane® - She was very helpful and made good suggestions. Very happy"- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / May 07, 2015
"Restylane® - The staff is Terrific!! Always friendly and welcoming."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Sep 18, 2015
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane treatments are performed in the office at Allegro MedSpa of Novato. A numbing cream may be put on the treatment areas for greater comfort if desired. The filler is injected in your skin with a fine-gauge needle and then massaged so it reaches the selected areas. Several injections may be performed followed by a cold compress to reduce inflammation. Every Restylane filler is injected with the same technique but on different areas treated based on your unique concerns and cosmetic goals.
What to Expect with Restylane®
Once your Restylane treatment is finished, you may resume normal activities. Your recovery period will vary based on what you are having treated so ask your injector about what you should expect. The treated areas may be slightly swollen and red, but this typically fades away within a day. Bruising may occur, but this may be camouflaged with cosmetics. It's suggested that you avoid strenuous activity for a day, and you should sleep with the head propped up for at least one night. Many patients will see visible changes right after the procedure, but it usually takes 1 – 2 weeks until the final results develop. Restylane treatments typically last around one year based on the formula selected.
Restylane Ideal Candidates
How much does Restylane cost?
Costs for Restylane injections will be based on several things, like which product is selected, where it is used, the amount of filler used, and more. In your Restylane consultation, your injector will need to understand your goals before creating a custom injection plan. After this, costs can be estimated, and we can review payment options.
What is Restylane most commonly used for?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers are each formulated to help you appear refreshed but natural. In your initial consultation, your injector will explain the various formulas and decide which fits your needs. Restylane Refyne, Defyne, and Lyft improve mild, moderate, or deep folds and wrinkles. Restylane Lyft and Silk increase volume in your hands, lips, and cheeks.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
Typically, Restylane injections last from 6 – 18 months. Your results will vary based on which formula is selected, the injection sites, and other factors. In your initial consultation, your injector will create your injection plan, including when to make your next appointment to refresh your appearance.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
There may be mild discomfort during the procedure. Before your injection, a numbing cream can be applied to help minimize your discomfort. Following your injections, we will apply a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling.
Will I look fake after Restylane?
Dermal fillers, when done by a trained injector, look gorgeous. Every Restylane filler is designed to look natural. Allegro MedSpa of Novato is proud to perform Restylane treatments that will help you appear rejuvenated.
Revive your youth with a fast and effective cosmetic procedure. Restylane is a popular treatment at Allegro MedSpa of Novato, filling in wrinkles and lines or boosting fullness to give you a softer, radiant complexion. Contact our Novato, CA office to make a consultation to get more information on the benefits of Restylane and other available procedures.