Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid play essential roles in maintaining skin strength, elasticity, moisture and structure. As time passes, these essential ingredients for beautiful skin diminish. The skin becomes dull, lax and etched with lines and wrinkles that grow deeper every year.

Restylane is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid that can restore a firmer, plumper and more youthful appearance to your skin. By adding lost hyaluronic acid back into your body, Restylane can achieve temporary rejuvenation of areas that show age most, including the face, lips and hands. Restylane delivers subtle, natural results to reveal a younger-looking you that still looks like you.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What concerns can be treated with Restylane?

Restylane’s comprehensive line of dermal fillers contains multiple formulas that can address an array of concerns for the face, lips and hands. Depending on the formula used, Restylane can:

  • Smooth facial wrinkles and folds
  • Provide subtle lip enhancement
  • Minimize lines around the mouth
  • Add lift and volume to the cheeks
  • Enhance facial contours
  • Decrease signs of volume loss in the back of the hands

How is Restylane different from other injectables?

Dermal filler formulations vary in composition, consistency and longevity. Different fillers deliver different results, even within the Restylane family. Dr. Umansky often recommends Restylane to patients seeking to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines and vertical lip lines. Restylane and other dermal fillers are not the same as Botox and Dysport, which are injections that temporarily freeze muscle movement to relax wrinkles.

Is Restylane safe?

Restylane is FDA-approved for adding volume to the skin in patients over 21 years of age. There are minimal risks associated with Restylane, many of which can be avoided by choosing a knowledgeable and experienced injector. If you are unhappy with the results, experience complications or simply decide Restylane is not for you, it can be safely and rapidly dissolved with an injection of an enzyme that accelerates the natural breakdown of the hyaluronic acid in the filler.

What happens during Restylane treatment?

Treatment with Restylane typically takes less than one hour. Before administering the injections, your doctor will assess your problem areas and discuss your desired outcome. This will determine the optimal number and location of injections to achieve your goals. The Restylane is injected into the treatment area using an ultrafine needle to minimize discomfort. Many patients only feel a quick pinch. If you are concerned about pain, we can discuss options to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

Is there downtime after treatment?

Patients need minimal, if any, downtime after receiving Restylane injections. Many patients return to work shortly after the procedure, though if you have had a larger number of injections or are sensitive to injections you may want to give yourself a day to recover. You may experience some tenderness, swelling, redness, pain, bruising or itching at the injection site. These side effects are typically mild in severity and fade within a week.

What results can I expect?

Results from Restylane injections are visible as soon as the injection process is complete. Restylane instantly adds volume to the treatment area, plumping the lips or smoothing unsightly lines and wrinkles. Full results are usually evident within one week.

How long will my results last?

The longevity of a Restylane procedure varies from patient to patient and will depend on the location of the treatment area, the severity of the concern being corrected and your unique biology. In general, patients can expect to see results for up to six months. Restylane injections are not permanent fillers. Maintenance appointments will be required to preserve your results. We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that makes sense for your schedule and your body chemistry.

Who is Restylane for?

Most people who want to reverse the signs of aging or improve facial contours without surgery are potential candidates for Restylane. When administered by a skilled injector, Restylane is safe for a wide variety of ages, skin types and ethnicities. Patients should be in general good health, demonstrate a clear understanding of the treatment process and have reasonable expectations of the results dermal fillers can achieve. Restylane may be combined with other anti-aging solutions, such as Botox or Dysport, for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. To learn more about Restylane and other cosmetic injectables, call U Laser Medspa at 858-281-4560 and schedule a consultation.