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 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
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.
"Dr. Evans has performed Mohs surgery on my face twice and I could not be happier with the results. For the past couple decades, I have spent almost every Summer in the South of France because I have family and friends there. Of course it is a sunny place with lots of gorgeous beaches and other outdoor activities. I guess I got a little too much sun exposure on these trips, especially since I have fair skin and blue eyes. When I first found out I had a basal cell spot on my face I was very upset, but Dr Evans and her staff are absolutely amazing!!! I had never had any surgery on my face and I was worried about it, but I truly felt I had the kind of empathy and care that you would get from a family member or a great friend, from Dr. Evans and everyone else on her team. Dr. Evans did such a great job on both surgeries and they have healed so well, so much so that no one even notices that I have had two surgeries on my face. I have been going to her office for years now with regular skin checks and I have to say I am extremely impressed with the entire staff. In addition to the Mohs surgery, and after I had basal cell a second time, I decided to get Fraxel Laser done at Dr. Evans office. A lot of people do this for cosmetic reasons, but I did it because I found out that Fraxel can help reduce the chance of getting basal cell in the future. As a guy, I did not see myself spending thousands of $’s on laser for my face the first time, but after I got the 2nd basal cell on my face I decided it was worth the money if it reduced the chance of more basal cell in the future. I was very pleased with the Fraxel procedures and I have not had another basal cell issue since I had it, so I am very happy with the decision. The Fraxel laser procedure also evened out the toning on my face, so that was great as well. I highly recommend the Fraxel Laser to anyone who wants to potentially reduce the chance of basal cell, and I also have been taking Nicotinamide (a special form of vitamin B) which can also potentially reduce future basal cell issues, and I use a DNA enzyme repair cream at night which reduces the chance of basal cell. As I said before, I have not had basal cell since I had the Fraxel and I think taking Nicotinamide and using the DNA enzyme repair cream all have helped. After all this I realize how important skin care is and I am grateful that I got such great care. Most of my friends never go to a dermatologist and have an ignorance is bliss attitude, but with Dr. Evans and her amazing team, I am much more aware of how important it is to get regular checks and what can be done to maintain my skin going forward. My skin looks great and people think I look much younger than my actual age. One final point: I also have a couple friends that have HMO insurance that also have had basal cell. They have had surgeries at their HMO and I can tell you the care and the results they received are not even close to the care and outstanding results I have had with Dr. Evans. In some cases, the HMO made my friends wait a long time before they could even get the Mohs surgery and they also made mistakes, and their results in terms of scarring and healing were not the best. There is no way I would trust an HMO to do this surgery. At this point, I would only trust Dr. Evans with something this important. Thanks to Dr. Evans, Clarence, Shantelle, Kirstie, Danielle, Leslie, and the entire team! You all have helped me in a difficult situation more than once and I got through it as if nothing ever happened because of your amazing care and skills!"- E.R. / Yelp / Sep 25, 2021
"I want to write this review for Dr Evans’ staff and specifically for Krystal and Ava. I have been treated there 4 times this year. Each time I go I feel like my health and happiness is the most important thing in the world to both medical and administrative staff. I am not just the next person in their busy day that needs treatment and a means for the practice to make money. I am made to feel the same way as when I fly first class or stay in a world class hotel. The entire experience from the time I walk in the door until I walk out again is unlike anything I have experienced at any doctor or dentist or any medical facility. They are professional and compassionate with a great "bedside" manner. I am cared for as a patient and valued as a human each visit."- S.G. / Yelp / Sep 01, 2021
"Dear Tracy Evans M.D. Thank you_Thank you_Thank you. For your amazing expertise and talents. I could not be happier with my care. Everyone on your staff is so competent and awesome. So grateful, Deb Protheroe"- D.P. / Google / Jul 11, 2021
"Excellent, thorough medical care for the skin. I appreciate the fact that Dr Evans monitors my skin every 6 months for medical issues and catches anything amiss early. Knowledgeable staff to help with skin care products after medical needs met. Beautiful relaxing spa like waiting area."- B.F. / Google / Jun 11, 2021
"I was in desperate need of a quick remedy to extract my pores and hydrate my face. Mallory recommended the hydrafacial treatment for me. The whole treatment was quick, only taking about 30 minutes, and very affordable with NO down time! Mallory was an absolute gem! Prior to the treatment, she explained the process and made sure I was comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Evans team at Pacific Skin Dermatology. Can’t wait for my next treatment!"- K.K. / Yelp / May 30, 2021
Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco 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 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, 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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