One of the earliest signs of aging is a deepening of the cheek folds that run from the corner of your nose to the corner of your lips. Because these deep wrinkles lie in the central third of your face, they are one of the first things that people see when they look at your face. In addition, because these wrinkles deepen every time you smile or talk or laugh, they are even more noticeable. Restylane is an injectable filler that literally fills the skin in these wrinkles causing a smoother, natural, and younger appearance to your face. Restylane can be used not only to fill these wrinkles but also to fill other wrinkles throughout your face. Some of the more common wrinkles that Restylane treats include fine wrinkles around your lips, wrinkles between your lips and chin, and depressions around your eyes.
Can Restylane give me fuller lips?
Full, sensual lips are all the rage in Hollywood and on magazine covers these days. Restylane can be injected into the lips, plumping them out and giving them a full luscious appearance.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable form of a compound that is found naturally in your skin. This compound, called hyaluronic acid, surrounds itself with water in the body causing a small amount of it—injected by Dr. Ver Halen or Dr. Obaid—to fill a dramatic volume in your skin.
What should I expect when I make an appointment for consultation for Restylane injection?
In the relaxing atmosphere of their Southlake or Plano office, Dr. Obaid or Dr. Ver Halen will discuss with you the advantages of Restylane and how it can make you look younger. Your doctor will answer all of your questions and tell you exactly what to expect. The procedure itself will take less than 10 minutes and will consist of a series of a few small injections. You will be able to leave the office and enjoy the rest of your day afterwards or return to work with no downtime. Within the first 24 to 48 hours after injection, you will notice some swelling in the injection areas, that will quickly resolve. If this is your first experience with Restylane, please plan to have your injections a few days before any large social functions or events.
Is Restylane safe?
Since Restylane is made up of a naturally occurring portion of your skin, hyaluronic acid, it is extremely safe. In fact, Restylane is the most studied dermal filler and is used in over 70 countries. Over 1.4 million treatments have been performed in the United States alone.