Restylane® in Marin & San Francisco, CA

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About Restylane

Tracy Evans, MD performs dermal filler injections with a wide range of unique products to help correct signs of facial aging, like lines, wrinkles, and lost volume in the mid-face. Restylane is one of the most popular brands of injectable wrinkle fillers because it offers several different formulas for specific areas and concerns and has quite long-lasting results. It is made with a synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid (HA), which gives the skin its soft, naturally moisturized look. A custom treatment plan can treat mild to severe facial lines and wrinkles, add volume to the lips and cheeks, or all of the above. Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin carries a selection of Restylane products, including:

  • Restylane: Addresses facial wrinkles and folds
  • Restylane Defyne: Fills in deep smile and laugh lines
  • Restylane Lyft: Adds volume and lift in the cheeks and can be used on the hands
  • Restylane Refyne: Creates smoothness in moderate smile and laugh lines
  • Restylane Silk: Adds volume and fills in vertical lines on the lips

Ideal Candidates

Restylane treatments are great for any patient over the age of 21 who wants to address signs of aging or add a bit of volume. Since it has so many formulas, your treatment will be customized to fit your needs. Restylane can help you treat early signs of aging, including fine lines throughout the face, or boost the volume in your lips, cheeks, or hands. It can also treat moderate to severe wrinkles, like laugh lines, frown lines, Crow's feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and more. Some formulas contain lidocaine so you should disclose any known allergies during your consultation with Dr. Evans to avoid a reaction.

Procedure Technique

Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin provides Restylane injections as an outpatient treatment in one of our relaxing procedure rooms. Many Restylane formulas are made with a local anesthetic included, but a numbing cream can be applied for increased patient comfort if requested. The product is injected into your skin through a fine needle and then massaged so it can fill the desired areas. You may need a few injections, or you may receive several, depending on your injection plan. Then we will apply a cold, gentle compress to help control swelling. Each Restylane product is administered the same way but on different areas of the face according to your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

What to Expect

When your Restylane injections are complete, you can return to work or your normal routine. Your recovery will depend on what area was treated so talk to Dr. Evans or someone on her team about what to expect. The injection sites will appear slightly red and swollen, but this usually goes away in a few hours, and any slight bruising can usually be concealed with makeup. It is recommended that you avoid exercise for 24 hours, and you should sleep upright for the first night. Most patients will notice some improvements immediately after treatment, but it may take 1 – 2 weeks before the final results appear. Restylane injections often last up to a year, depending on the exact product used.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Restylane injections cost?
Your cost for Restylane will vary based on many factors, including which formula is used, which and how many areas are treated, how much filler is needed, and more. During your consultation, we will talk about your concerns and goals before developing a personalized Restylane treatment plan. From there, your cost can be estimated and payment options discussed.

What is Restylane commonly used for?
Restylane has many products that are each designed to make you look naturally rejuvenated. During your consultation, we will discuss the different Restylane formulas and which one is best for your goals. Restylane Lyft, Refyne, and Defyne correct mild to deep facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Silk and Lyft add volume to the lips, cheeks, and hands.

How frequently will I need touch-ups?
On average, Restylane treatments can last between 6 – 18 months. This will vary, depending on which Restylane formula is used, where it is injected, and other factors. During your consultation, we will develop your treatment plan, which will include how often you should schedule appointments for treatments to maintain your results.

Are Restylane injections painful?
Many of Restylane's formulas are made with their own local anesthetic to maximize comfort. For those that are not, you may feel some minor discomfort when receiving the injection. Prior to your treatment, we can apply a numbing ointment to help decrease any discomfort that you may feel during the injections. After the treatment, a cold compress will be applied to reduce swelling and bruising.

Are Restylane results natural looking?
Injectable fillers, when performed by a trained and skilled doctor or professional, offer gorgeous outcomes. The goal is to achieve a result that looks soft and natural. Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin prides ourselves on offering injections that can help you look naturally refreshed and rejuvenated.

Soften Lines and Wrinkles

Rejuvenate your face (and even your hands!) with a simple and easy nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. At Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin, we have treated hundreds of men and women to help fill in their lines and add volume to create a softer, glowing appearance. Call our San Francisco, CA office for your consultation with Tracy Evans, MD to learn more about the Restylane line of dermal fillers, as well as other popular nonsurgical treatments.

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