Restylane® is an advanced dermal filler that will revolutionize the way you look at anti-aging treatments. It’s made from hyaluronic acid, which helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and may work to slow down the rate of aging on your face. At Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery in Greenwood and Carmel, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., and his team have assisted hundreds of patients in the Indianapolis, Indiana area to gain an advantage over aging with Restylane®.
What Is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a dermal filler that features hyaluronic acid (HA). HA picks up water and binds with it, which helps your skin become better hydrated. This leads to smoother, younger-looking skin on your face. During the course of natural aging, the skin creates less HA, so it starts lacking the hydration that is essential to its vitality and radiance. Without adequate moisture, skin becomes weak and thin and loses its underlying support structure, which results in the folds, wrinkles, and lines that affect many people. Restylane® restores the skin’s supply of HA, thereby promoting optimal hydration in the skin’s deepest layers. This increased hydration plumps up your skin, improving its volume and reducing the appearance of the most common signs of aging.
The Restylane® family of injectable dermal fillers is made from clear gels that contain HA. Each of these products is developed to act similarly to the HA that is naturally contained in your own body while targeting and treating specific problem areas on your face.
Benefits of Restylane®
Dr. Hamilton often suggests Restylane® as an alternative to having surgery or in addition to surgery. Here are some of the benefits that patients can enjoy with Restylane®:
- Easy, safe and quick treatment that only takes 15 minutes to one hour.
- There’s no downtime needed when Restylane® is used on its own.
- Uses natural ingredients with none of the animal origin.
- Fully compatible with the body.
- Minimal allergic risk.
- The body absorbs the product gradually.
- The results can last up to one year.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Restylane®?
Nearly anybody who wants to improve the contours of their face and increase their skin’s hydration to achieve a younger appearance are good candidates for Restylane®. Dr. Hamilton often suggests Restylane® treatment for issues such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown and laugh lines
- Perioral rhytids (smoker’s lines)
- Nasolabial lines
- Sunken cheeks
- Sagging around the eyes
- Marionette lines
- Low volume around the mouth
- Skin sagging on the jaw or chin
How Should I Prepare For Restylane®?
Restylane® has been approved by the FDA and has been used around the world in over 10 million treatments. It is safe and effective when the injections are performed by a qualified and experienced nurse injector. While Restylane® is made of natural ingredients and allergic reactions are exceedingly rare, you should still notify the nurse injector before the treatment if you have a history of allergic reactions or any ongoing health problems. Similar to all dermal fillers, you should let the nurse injector know if you’ve recently had any other injections or if you’re using any medications or supplements. Your treatment may have to be postponed if you have active infections, rashes, acne, cold sores, inflammation or skin irritation.
How Is Restylane® Administered?
The nurse injector will use a topical anesthetic on your skin to minimize discomfort. The Restylane® gel will then be injected directly into your skin with an ultrafine needle. Some results will be noticeable right away, but these will become more apparent over time. The results last between 10 and 12 months for most patients.
How Much Do Restylane® Treatments Cost In Indianapolis, Indiana?
While it’s unlikely that your insurance will pay for the cost of this elective procedure, Dr. Hamilton offers several methods of payment including personal check, cash or credit card. Financing is also an option.
Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery operates offices in both Greenwood and Carmel and serves residents of the Indianapolis area. Please contact us today to find out more about treatment with Restylane®.