Many people are looking for a slightly fuller shape for their chin or a more sensuous form for their lips; just a touch of additional volume can make an enormous difference in your appearance. Restylane and Perlane can smooth out folds and wrinkles, enhance lips and shape facial contours. We now have developed techniques that make the injection of fillers an almost painless experience.
More than 27 million patients all over the world have been treated with various hyaluronic acid based products over the years. Restylane is extremely safe. Hundreds of thousands of men and women in all age groups around the world have been successfully treated with Restylane since 1996. Studies show that the vast majority of them were so happy with their results they would be willing to have the treatment again.
AlternativesSee also the Fern Pattern Technique, a new way to use Restylane; or read more about facial sculpting. We also offer treatments with Juvéderm and Radiesse.
Safety and Side Effects
Since Restylane contains only minimally modified hyaluronic acid, a natural constituent of human tissues, it is biocompatible and very safe. There are no contraindications to the use of these products and those precautions are mainly those that should be observed for any intradermal injection.
Some injection-related reactions may occur, such as transient erythema, swelling, pain, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the implant site. Typically resolution is spontaneous, within one to two days after injection into the skin and within a week after injection into the lips.
Usually there is no recovery time with Restylane. The exception is the lips, where the swelling may be noticeable for up to one week. If there is any bruising, that is usually gone within a week.
Questions and Answers
What does Restylane contain?
The products consist of stabilized hyaluronic acid 20mg/mL and physiologic sodium chloride solution, pH 7 q.s. They are clear viscous gels supplied in glass syringes. The hyaluronic acid is biosynthetically produced by bacterial fermentation.
Does it hurt?
In sensitive areas, such as the lips, we use nerve blocks to eliminate discomfort. We dilute our Restylane with lidocaine and use ice to make the procedure almost painless.
You should tell Dr. Bock about all the medicines that you are taking. If possible avoid aspirin, blood thinners, Vitamin E and ibuprofen and related pain medications for about 10 days before the procedure.
If there is swelling you can take Benadryl. If there is discomfort you can use Advil or related products.
Who Performs the treatments?
Only Dr. Bock injects fillers.
If you are interested in Restylane or Perlane, what is the next step?
The nest step is to call California Skin & Laser Center at 800-500-5842 and schedule a cosmetic consultation. At that time Dr. Bock will advise you whether you are a candidate for this procedure, and what other possibilities exist for improving your appearance.
Why should you choose to have your Restylane treatments at California Skin & Laser Center?
At California Skin & Laser Center, we want you to have an excellent outcome and to feel that your needs and concerns have been promptly addressed in a caring and sensitive fashion. We strive diligently to ensure your satisfaction, your comfort, your privacy, and your safety. All treatments are supervised or performed by a board-certified dermatologist with many years of successful experience in a large variety of cosmetic procedures. Many treatment modalities are available, and we can recommend the one or two that are most likely to meet your needs; we're here to meet your needs and help you realize your aspirations. At our clinic in Stockton, CA, we serve communities throughout San Joaquin County and the Central Valley, including Lodi, Sacramento, Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Galt, and Valley Springs; many of our patients also come from the San Francisco Bay Area.
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