Restylane Overview

Among the many injectable fillers on the market today, Restylane remains a popular choice. Restylane is used for lip augmentation or enhancement, it reduces the appearance of lines around the mouth, it contours the cheeks, and modifies the folds under the nose and eyes. Restylane treatment is a non-invasive skin treatment that can take years off your face, without the risks, side effects and downtime associated with other procedures.

Restylane is the first dermal filler approved by the FDA. It is made of hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in all living organisms and provides fullness and volume to the skin. Restylane is a clear gel substance that is directly injected under the surface of the skin, resulting in more volume, lift, smoother wrinkles and fewer folds.

Restylane treatments are effective on the face, such as the lines from your nose to the corner of your mouth, to help you get a youthful appearance.

When you use, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our plastic surgeons are pre-screened and continually monitored. Our qualified patient coordinators at are prepared to help you find plastic surgeons in your area, who specialize in Restylane, or we can provide a background check on any plastic surgeon.

Having Realistic Expectations about Restylane

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe plastic surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having Restylane will result in refreshed and younger looking skin. A younger looking face may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Plastic Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective plastic surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the plastic surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a plastic surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Restylane involves different techniques. Some plastic surgeons will use different techniques to achieve successful Restylane treatment. You want to make sure that you choose a plastic surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their treatments by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the plastic surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of Restylane:

  • How does Restylane differ from other injectable fillers?
  • What does Restylane help treat?
  • Will Restylane work on my skin type?
  • Which parts of my body can I have Restylane treatment on?
  • How long will recovery take?

If you’re consulting with a plastic surgeon from, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified plastic surgeon. If you already have a plastic surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your experience will be based on how you feel about your plastic surgeon, the treatment, your recovery and your result.

Restylane Recovery

Restylane treatments deliver great results with fast recovery, so you can return to work and other activities quickly. That’s one of the reasons why patients choose Restylane treatments rather than traditional injectable fillers.

Swelling may occur for two or three days and patients are advised to avoid sun exposure. Restylane treatments are known to reduce 80% of wrinkles, but keep in mind that it is a temporary solution and you may need to get follow-up treatments as desired.

Restylane Risks

Any procedure carries certain risks and the possibility of complications and infection. Make sure your plastic surgeon addresses all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your plastic surgeon about the following risks:

  • Will I have any major side effects?
  • Will I experience headache or nausea?
  • Will I have experience pain at the injection points?
  • How long will my skin remain red?

It is important to remember that no plastic surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with Restylane nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every procedure carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Restylane

Restylane results show within one week of treatment. Restylane reduces the deep wrinkles that other procedures such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion cannot.

Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

At, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right plastic surgeon, therefore all of our plastic surgeons are pre-screened and continually monitored. We can help you find Restylane surgeons in your area, who specialize in Restylane, or we can provide a background check on any plastic surgeon.