Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based filler, and was the first long-lasting filler introduced in the US market. Hyaluronic acid is a natural material that acts like a sponge under our skin, absorbing moisture. This means it provides a soft, natural fullness when injected into the skin. It also means it is very safe: hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved by your doctor if they cause unwanted effects. Results from restylane generally last 9-12 months. Our San Diego staff are expert Restylane injectors with over ten years of experience using this injectable filler.
Restylane is FDA approved for lip enhancement, and this is one of the primary uses for this filler. Benefits of restylane include its tendency to stay localized. In the lips, this allows for creation of a natural vermillion border (where the red and white lips meet). Dr. David commonly uses restylane to recreate the philtrum and cupid’s bow of the upper lip.
San Diego facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roy David also uses Restylane for correction of the tear trough deformity or hollowness of the lower eyes. This technique requires precision and skill but can produce amazing results for patients. The liquid eyelift is an advanced technique and patients should seek an experienced injector.
Vertical lip lines benefit from direct injection of Restylane gel. These lines are a common concern for our clients and respond very well.
Restylane is a reliable filler with a long safety history. It is a HA filler (hyaluronic acid), meaning it can be dissolved if unwanted effects occur. While rare, side effects may include bruising, swelling, and nodules.
Contact our San Diego medical spa today to learn about our latest Restylane specials and find out if you are a good candidate for this filler!
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