Restylane Frequently Asked Questions
Portland, OR board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan provides a wide range of dermal filler products to help correct signs of facial aging, addressing lost volume, wrinkles, and lines. It is a popular brand of injectable wrinkle fillers since it treats several issues with specialized formulas for long-lasting results. Restylane uses a synthetic version of the body's natural HA (hyaluronic acid), providing the complexion a softer, natural appearance that is fuller and more supple. A custom dermal filler plan can treat mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles and lines, and also add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Après Plastic Surgery carries a selection of Restylane products, including:
- Restylane: Addresses facial folds and wrinkles
- Restylane Defyne: Fills in deep laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Lyft: Creates lift and volume in the mid-face (cheeks)
- Restylane Refyne: Corrects moderate laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Silk: Adds fullness in the lips and fills in vertical lines on the lips
Restylane Procedure Technique
Restylane treatments are suitable for any patient older than 21 years old who wants to improve their overall appearance. Since it has so many formulas, your treatment will be customized to fit your concerns and goals. Restylane may help you treat early signs of aging, such as fine lines throughout the face, or boost the fullness in your cheeks and lips. It may also improve moderate to severe wrinkles, like frown lines, laugh lines, Crow's feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and more. Some treatments contain lidocaine so you need to share any allergies at your pretreatment consultation with Dr. Aghayan or a nurse injector to prevent a negative reaction.
"The positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more - What made my experience with Dr. Aghayan so rewarding was not just his wildly competent and professional procedural skills as a plastic surgeon, but his addicting spirit of reassurance and strong bedside manner. I found his manner of walking me through the procedure calming and, frankly, the pain involved was simply not something I even noted. Many doctors have the intellectual capability to perform plastic surgery related procedures, Dr. Aghayan goes beyond this by his spirit of kindness and respect. Finally, the positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more."- G. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals - Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals. His office team is wonderful! I highly recommend Dr. Aghayan. I’ll never go to anyone else for my surgery and aesthetic needs."- P. / RealSelf / Jun 20, 2020
"I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I would - I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I wanted rk go through with one!!! I was super hesitant about getting breast implants but after discussing them with him and having the procedure explained, my mind was eased and I made my decision right then and there! I love my results and the healing is going AMAZINGLY!!! I was super scared about scaring but the cream they gave me has been working wonders!!! I couldnt be more happier having gotten done my mommy make over! Dr Aghayan is a awesome and very reassuring Dr and I couldn't be more happy about my results!!! Thank you!!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. - Dr. Aghayan and his team are nothing short of amazing. I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. I know they will only continue to get better! Would definitely recommend and will go back to him for anything I decide to do in the future."- N. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"So Thankful! - Dr. Aghayan was fully communicative prior, the day of and after my surgery. I never felt like Dr. Aghayan was in a rush or minimized my questions. My results are life changing. I am thankful for Dr. Aghayan."- G. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2020
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane injections are performed in the minor procedures room at Après Plastic Surgery. A numbing cream may be put on the treatment areas for greater comfort if requested. The product is injected into your skin with a fine needle and massaged so it reaches the selected areas. Several injections may be performed followed by a cold compress to help control inflammation. Every Restylane product is injected the same way but on different areas treated according to your unique concerns and aesthetic goals.
What to Expect with Restylane®
Once your Restylane injections are complete, you may resume work. Your recovery will vary based on what you are having treated so ask your injector about what you should expect. The treated areas may be slightly swollen and red, but this usually fades away in a few hours. Bruising may be a factor, but this may be camouflaged with cosmetics. It's suggested that you avoid exercise for 24 hours and you should sleep with the head propped up for the first night. Many patients will notice visible changes right after treatment, but it may take 1 – 2 weeks until the final results develop. Restylane injections often last up to one year based on the formula selected.
Restylane Ideal Candidates
How much does Restylane cost?
Costs for Restylane will be based on several things, like which product is selected, where it is used, the amount of filler used, and more. In your consultation, your injector will need to understand your concerns and goals before creating a custom Restylane injection plan. After this, costs can be estimated and we can review payment options.
What is Restylane most commonly used for?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers are each formulated to help you appear rejuvenated but still natural. In your initial consultation, your injector will discuss the various Restylane formulas and decide which one fits your needs. Restylane Refyne, Defyne, and Lyft improve mild, moderate, or deep facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Lyft and Silk increase volume in your hands, lips, and cheeks.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
On average, Restylane treatments can last from 6 – 18 months. Your results will vary based on which Restylane formula is selected, the injection sites, and other factors. In your initial consultation, your injector will develop your treatment plan, including when to make your next appointment to refresh your appearance.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
There may be some minor discomfort when receiving an injection using a filler product. Before your injection, we can apply a numbing ointment to help decrease any discomfort that you may feel during the injections. Following your injections, we will apply a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling.
Will I look fake after Restylane?
Injectable fillers, when done by a trained and skilled practitioner, offer gorgeous outcomes. The goal is to achieve a result that looks soft and natural. Après Plastic Surgery prides ourselves on offering injections that will help you appear naturally rejuvenated.
Plan Your Procedure
Revive your youth with a fast and effective nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Restylane is a popular injectable treatment at Après Plastic Surgery, filling in wrinkles and lines or boosting fullness to give you a softer, glowing appearance. Contact our Portland, OR office for your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan or a nurse injector to get more information on the benefits of Restylane and other nonsurgical treatments.
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