Restylane® Treatment in Albany
The most exciting innovation in injectable fillers for the reduction of wrinkles or restoring the youthful plumpness of lips is the series of compounds based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, found in the skin, muscles, and ligaments. Because of its natural origins in your body, hyaluronic compounds give an unprecedented natural appearance when used as fillers. Besides Restylane, Dr. Barach offers the other popular hyaluronic acid filler Juvéderm.
Restylane is a non-animal based filler, so there is no need for allergy testing before use. It is soft, but firm and does not lump, making it ideal for use in highly visible areas of the body, such as the face. Restylane is especially effective for the reduction of wrinkles and plumping the lips.
Restylane treatments take only half an hour, but the results can last a year. Repeat treatments are available at any time, allowing you to constantly refresh or revise your look.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Barach may administer Restylane in the following locations:
- Nasolabial folds
- Wrinkles around mouth and lip
- Deep wrinkle between eyebrows (usually together with Botox)
After the treatment, there may be some swelling and tenderness, but both will pass in a few days. It is reasonable to return to work immediately after the treatment, but you should avoid strenuous activity and excessive sun exposure for at least 24 hours following the treatment. You will see the full results of the treatment within a week.
Please contact our Albany plastic surgeon today to schedule your initial Restylane consultation.