Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions on Restylane

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Restylane

los-angeles-restylane-lip-fillerDo you like how the signs of aging are more evident on your face than on any other part of your body? It can be disheartening to look in the mirror and see skin that has lost its bounce or volume. Deep wrinkles, stubborn creases, and unsightly skin folds add years to your appearance even as you remain youthful in other aspects of your life.

Finding the perfect, permanent anti-wrinkle treatment continues to elude us, though it’s not for a lack of trying. At Ava MD, led by world-acclaimed Los Angeles skin specialist Dr. Ava Shamban, we offer various types of anti-wrinkle treatment therapies to help take years off your appearance.

One of our most popular and effective treatments in Los Angeles is the cosmetic lip filler Restylane. Since we get a lot of questions about this versatile cosmetic injectable, here are answers to your most commonly asked Restylane questions.

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a cutting-edge, biodegradable gel derived from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar found in your body that provides hydration and fullness to your skin. Since 1996, this facial rejuvenation therapy has transformed the lives of millions by subtracting years from their appearance.

This volume loss treatment gel helps refresh your face by replenishing your body’s natural supply of moisture to reduce wrinkles and other effects of aging. In addition to being effective anti wrinkle treatment, Restylane is also good as a lip filler and facial contouring therapy.

What Areas Does Restylane Treat?

Restylane treatment is used to rejuvenate your skin and make the following areas look more youthful:

  • Nasolabial folds (the lines between your nose and mouth)
  • Glabellar lines (the vertical lines between your eyebrows)
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Neck/Décolletage
  • Back of your hands

Does Restylane Reduce Wrinkles?

One of the greatest advantages of these HA injections is that they help restore lost hydration to your skin, which happens as a consequence of aging and causes the formation of lines and wrinkles. Consequently, Restylane provides instant wrinkle correction usually for six to nine months.

It is ideal for restoring volume and fullness to your skin, which in turn refreshes your skin and restores your youthful appearance. Unlike many cosmetic fillers that focus on one type of wrinkle, Restylane is versatile enough to reduce fine lines, moderate creases, and deep facial folds.

Does Restylane Improve Facial Contouring?

Because Restylane treatment in Los Angeles adds volume to your face by lifting up the tissue beneath your skin, it softens wrinkles and reduces your deep folds. The result lifts up the skin around your chin and on your cheeks. This volumizing helps to restore your face to its more youthful shape with a fuller chin and a more alluring, softer looking jawline.

Another facial contouring issue that it addresses is facial deflation, so called when the area under your eyes loses fullness and develops a hollow look to it that makes you look fatigued. By hydrating your skin and adding volume under your eyes, you look more youthful and bright-eyed.

Is Restylane Effective for Lip Augmentation?

As you age, your lips lose plumpness for similar reasons that your skin loses fullness. When Restylane is injected directly into the inside of either lip, the result is fullness and definition in your lips. This newfound volume gives you a more alluring pout and lip augmentation.

When injected into your lip line, it can give your lips more contour and prevent lipstick or lip gloss “bleed” onto the fine lines surrounding your lips. The effect is more sensual, youthful, irresistible.

Are the Ingredients Safe?

Restylane has no animal-based matter, unlike many other cosmetic fillers, which virtually eliminates the transference of animal disease or the risk of an allergic reaction. Furthermore, because the gel is derived from the same hyaluronic acid found naturally in your body, it synthesizes easily with your body and helps replace your body’s natural stores of moisture, leaving your skin supple and glowing once more. Learn more about Restylane at

How Soon Will Results Be Noticeable (Instant)?

Although you can notice results almost immediately following one session, the full results won’t be noticed for several weeks. If you’re like many of our patients, you’ll love this benefit because it makes your facial rejuvenation seem more natural and without loss of facial expressions.

How Long Do Benefits Last?

Although individual cases vary due to your skin type, age, daily activity, etc., you can expect your results to last six to nine months.

Restylane Side Effects

Restylane volume treatment may offer multiple benefits, but it doesn’t have many adverse side effects. Even then, the side effects are usually mild, temporary, and restricted to the area immediately surrounding the injected area. These include the following:

  • Pain or soreness
  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Bruising

When injected into your lips, these side effects should recede within a week; otherwise, you can expect the side effects to fade within 72 hours.

For More Information About Restylane, Contact Ava MD Today!

If aging has robbed your lips of their former poutiness or reduced the volume in your face, Restylane might be the cosmetic anti-aging treatment you’ve been looking for. To learn more, contact Ava MD through our online form. You can also call us in Santa Monica at 310.879.1819 or in Beverly Hills at 310.730.8081.

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