Reverse The Signs of Aging With Restylane

As we age, our faces lose fat, muscle and even bone, leaving our faces hollow and tired looking. A simple solution may be only thirty minutes away. For those looking to improve fine lines or enhance lips, Restylane® treatments may be the answer. Restylane® offers a nonsurgical solution to add volume in your face. This can help to give you a more youthful appearance and help reduce certain signs of aging. Restylane is a dermal filler designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our skin to help provide fullness and elasticity. However, as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin diminishes, resulting in loss of volume and increased chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.


Forehead Lines

Periorbital Lines

Tired Eyes

Vertical Lip Lines

Lipstick Lines

Cheek Volume

Mouth to Nose Lines

Corners of the Mouth

Smile Lines

What to Expect With Restylane

The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the under-eye area (also known as the “tear trough”) to help improve the appearance of dark circles and hollows. It is also great for lip enhancement, and is FDA-approved for that purpose. Patients should expect 2-3 days of swelling and bruising may last 2 weeks. Overall results may last 6 months to up to 1 year. Generally, we recommend periodic touch-ups to help prolong the effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

It can range from $500.00 – $800.00 per syringe depending on the product.

Normally 6-12 months, but everyone experiences varying results.

You will look the same as you did before you had the injections.

Yes. There is an agent that can dissolve hyaluronic acid facial filler products.

Most patients opt for a local anesthetic to avoid any discomfort.

There is a less than 1% chance of an adverse reaction. Hyaluronic Acid is a substance already found in the human body which greatly reduces the risk of rejection.

Everyone is different; the doctor will help determine how much product is necessary to achieve your desired results.

You do run the risk of slight bruising at the injection site; we recommend that you discontinue the use of non prescription blood thinners before and after injection. There may also be some mild swelling that can last 2-7 days.

Approximately 20 minutes, start to finish.

Fillers are more commonly used in the lower two thirds of the face.

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  1. STOP using aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, vitamin E, gingko biloba, fish oil, green tea, St John’s wort, or other anti-inflammatory medications, if okay with primary physician. These medications should be discontinued 2 weeks prior to the procedure as they increase the risk of bruising. For mild discomfort or headaches, Tylenol is preferred.

  2. DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment.

  3. Expect that you may have some bruising and swelling after the procedure. Auriderm topical gel may be applied 2-4 times daily for 3 days prior to the procedure and immediately afterwards. Over the counter Arnica supplements (available at supplement stores, Whole Foods, etc.) have also been shown to decrease bruising. To receive the benefits from Arnica, please start taking supplements 3 days prior to treatment.

  4. Inform the nurse or physician if you have a history of medication allergies, history of anaphylaxis, orany other medical conditions.

  5. Make sure to schedule your treatment at least 4 weeks prior to an important event.



  1. Expect treated areas to be red, slightly swollen and bruised for up to 2 weeks.

  2. Apply cool compress to the areas treated (avoid pressure) as this helps reduce swelling and the potential for bruising.

  3. Take acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort.

  4. Massage the treatment areas ONLY if instructed to do so. For example, for Sculptra, follow the 5-5- 5 rule: Massage 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days.

  5. AVOID strenuous exercise or activity for the remainder of the treatment day. Other normal activities and routines can resume immediately.

  6. AVOID hot showers or saunas for 6 hours after treatment as they can worsen bruising.

  7. Continue applying Auriderm gel 2-4 times daily and/or taking Arnica supplements as this may help alleviate bruising.

  8. AVOID above-mentioned medications for 1 week.

  9. Wait a minimum of 2 weeks before receiving any facial or massage treatments.

  10. Bruising may be covered up with make-up. If you have any questions or concerns, or experience an unexpected reaction, please call our office immediately. We can always be reached after hours through our emergency line and are happy to speak with you any time.

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