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At The Center for Eyelid and Facial
Plastic Surgery, we use fillers either alone or in
combination with surgical procedures to restore volume, dealing with both deep and superficial
wrinkles. This “stacking” approach to restore volume includes personalizing a program to the
patient’s needs. Thicker fillers will volumize the deeper wrinkles/shadows, with the thinner
fillers for the fine wrinkles, especially around the lip and corners of the eyelids. Again with a
filler experience that dates back many years, to use in Europe before hyaluronic acid fillers were
FDA approved in the U.S., experience is why our patients keep coming
A treatment plan based on fillers and skin care/rejuvenation is the perfect
temporizing approach for the patient who may not be ready to consider surgery. This can be discussed
and personally formulated to your needs at the time of
What is RESTYLANE?
RESTYLANE is a gel that is injected into the skin in
order to add volume to lips and lift up wrinkles and folds. RESTYLANE consists of hyaluronic
acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body. Once in the skin, RESTYLANE
works by creating volume. Some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances. The
hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is non-animal.
What is hyaluronic
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It gives
volume to the skin, lubricates the joints and gives the eyes their shape. The hylaluronic
acid in RESTYLANE is stabilized for long duration and is not of animal or human
During treatment, the crystal-clear RESTYLANE gel is
injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under
the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours,
RESTYLANE adds volume and shape to the treated area.
How long will the treatment session
with RESTYLANE is a very quick and easy process. As no pre-test is needed, the treatment can be
carried out immediately. A treatment generally takes 30 minutes. The time differs somewhat,
depending on the correction you wish to have performed.
What can be
can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, lip enhancements and shaping facial contours.
The most common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from
the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips, altough other sites can also be
treated. Very superficial or very deep wrinkles may be difficult to correct. Please consult your
physician for an assessment.
find the injections relatively painless. They may prick a little. If you like, a topical
anaesthetic can be applied to the area being treated prior to your procedure. When enhancing the
lips, alocal anaesthetic injection is often given.
will I see the results?
can be seen immediately.
What will I
look like after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, you can expect
slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a
normal result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few
days. After a lip treatment, the lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can
persist for a few days (up to a week). If the discomfort continues, please contact your