Frequently Asked Questions for Restylane
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. provides a wide range of dermal filler injections to help correct signs of aging, addressing wrinkles, lines, and lost volume. Restylane is a popular brand of injectable dermal fillers since it treats many issues with specialized formulas for results that last. It 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 personal dermal filler plan can correct mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles and lines, and also add fullness to the cheeks and lips. St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL carries many Restylane injectables, including:
- Restylane: Corrects facial folds and wrinkles
- Restylane Defyne: Treats moderate to severe laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Lyft: Creates lift and volume in the mid-face
- Restylane Refyne: Treats light to moderate laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Silk: Creates fullness in the lips and corrects vertical lines on the lips
Procedure Technique for Restylane
Restylane dermal fillers are suitable for any person older than 21 years old who would like to refresh their overall appearance. Since it has several formulas, your treatment plan will be personalized to meet your needs and goals. Restylane may help you address initial signs of age, such as fine facial lines, or increase the fullness in your cheeks and lips. It may also improve severe wrinkles, like frown lines, laugh lines, Crow's feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and more. Certain treatments have the anesthetic lidocaine, so you need to share any allergies at your pre-treatment consultation with Dr. O'Brien to prevent a negative reaction.
"Dermal fillers cheek and lip injections - Dr. O’Brien was wonderful. He listened to my concerns and resolved them. I went in for lip injections and cheek fillers to fix under eye bags/lines that extended into my cheek area. He was even helpful enough and saved me quite a bit of money from the original quote. About $500. He did such a good job filling my lips. He didn’t just fill them, he really shaped them out. I couldn’t be happi..."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2017
"A+ Doctor - Saint Petersburg, FL - Doctor O'Brien is very kind, caring and knowledgeable. He is a great listener and knows exactly what he's doing! He has superior skills injecting Botox and using fillers! I have been to other doctors and they couldn't seem to get it just right. Then I found Dr. O'Brien, and I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! If you are looking for a fantastic Plastic surgeon, he's your man!"- D. / RealSelf / Aug 08, 2016
"This is a wonderful practice. The staff is friendly and very professional. My visit was with the Physician Assistant, Mary Majeed and Dr O’Brien. They made me feel very comfortable and clearly knew what they were doing. I would recommend this Practice wholeheartedly."- N.M / Solutionreach / May 13, 2019
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane treatments are performed on-site in our office. A numbing cream may be put on the treatment areas for greater comfort if desired. The filler is injected in your skin with a fine-gauge needle, and then massaged so it reaches the selected areas. Several injections may be performed followed by a cold compress to reduce inflammation. Every Restylane filler is injected with the same technique but on different areas treated based on your unique concerns and cosmetic goals.
What to Expect from Restylane
Once your Restylane treatment is finished, you may resume normal activities. Your recovery period 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 typically fades away within a day. Bruising may occur, but this may be camouflaged with cosmetics. It's suggested that you avoid strenuous activity for a day, and you should sleep with the head propped up for at least one night. Many patients will see visible changes right after the procedure, but it usually takes 1 – 2 weeks until the final results develop. Restylane treatments typically last around one year based on the formula selected.
Ideal Candidates for Restylane
How much does Restylane cost?
Costs for Restylane injections will be based on several things, like which product is selected, where it is used, the amount of filler used, and more. In your Restylane consultation, your injector will need to understand your goals before creating a custom 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 refreshed, but natural. In your initial consultation, your injector will explain the various formulas and decide which fits your needs. Restylane Defyne, Lyft, and Refyne improve mild, moderate, or deep folds and wrinkles. Restylane Lyft and Silk increase volume in your hands, cheeks, and lips.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
Typically, Restylane injections last from 6 – 18 months. Your results will vary based on which formula is selected, the injection sites, and other factors. In your initial consultation, your injector will create your injection plan, including when to make your next appointment to refresh your appearance.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
There may be mild discomfort during the procedure. Before your injection, a numbing cream can be applied to help minimize your discomfort. Following your injections, we will apply a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling.
Will I look fake after Restylane?
Dermal fillers, when done by a trained practitioner, looks gorgeous. Every Restylane filler is designed to look natural. Our practice is proud to perform Restylane treatments that will help you appear refreshed.
Revive your youth with a fast and effective cosmetic procedure. Restylane is a popular treatment at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery, filling in wrinkles and lines or boosting fullness to give you a softer, radiant complexion. Contact our St. Petersburg, FL office to make a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. to get more information on the benefits of Restylane and other available procedures.