What is Restylane?
Restylane is a popular solution to treat the facial wrinkles and lines that can come with aging. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance produced by the body. When injected into the face, it is commonly placed in areas like the nasolabial folds (smile lines), the creases between the eyes, and the lips. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Suzman, and his highly-trained PA, Heather Tomchik, administer this treatment method to patients who are seeking smoother, more youthful looking skin. It can last for up to 6 months in certain patients, with softer, younger-looking skin.
The Restylane family of fillers offers various formulas depending on your specific skin needs, including:
Restylane Silk, Lyft, Refyne, and Defyne
Both men and women can attain softer, natural looking results with Restylane. It is safe to use for any skin type and any ethnicity and works best for patients who have experienced a loss of volume around the mouth, under the eyes, and for those who have "cracks" to fill, such as the deep lines that can develop between the eyebrows. Women who desire to have fuller lips are also good candidates for this filler.
"I never had surgery before, so I was extremely nervous to have a breast reduction. I was also worried about my recovery. Dr Suzman, Heather, and the rest of the staff were extremely caring and assured me everything was going to be ok. Everything wasn’t just ok it was amazing! My reduction was everything I wanted and more and I was able to recover quickly and enjoy the rest of my summer! I highly recommend Dr Suzman for he has forever changed my life for the better. Thank you!?"- D.J. / Facebook / Jan 10, 2018
"Young 50's Woman for TT, Lipo and Facial Fat Transfer - Harrison, NY - Dr Suzman is a true professional and talented surgeon, from the beginning was honest what I should expect, I even got some hand holding when needed with all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend and am thrilled with my results. Also, the outpatient facility staff was incredible, caring and on top of their game, I felt very cared for by the Dr, Heather, the anesthiologist and the staff at surgery center.Unfortunately, the one turn off was the payment staff miscommunicated with me regarding Care Credit options and failed to assist when i realized what she signed me up for. I did not care for the poor follow up and this has tainted my view of my experience. Otherwise 5 STARS ."- T. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2018
"Dr. Suzman is the best, I am so greatful he did my breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Thank you very much."- G.R. / Facebook / Jan 16, 2018
"Doctor Suzman closed after my Mohs surgery. The surgery was in a sensitive area, on my nostril. Dr. Suzman and his team did a great job of fixing the wound and after only 1 month, it's hardly noticable. Amazing. I'm very happy to say the least."- D.K. / Google / Jan 14, 2018
"I researched my surgery and doctors for years. Once I consulted with Dr Suzman, I made my decision the same day to move ahead with the procedure. Dr Suzman and his team are incredibly amazing. They are expert and informative and professional, with a sensitivity and understanding to the patient’s needs. I am thrilled with the life changing results!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 16, 2017
Restylane is administered through an easy and quick injection process. The dermatologist will mark the injection sites on the patient’s face using a washable marker, in order to ensure accuracy during the procedure. Using a thin needle, the gel is injected into the designated areas to smooth wrinkles and folds as well as add volume to the face. A numbing ointment may be rubbed around the injection sites to prevent discomfort during treatment. The duration of the treatment is dependent upon how much filler is being injected and where. Typically, treatment last up to an hour and patients leave looking younger and refreshed.
What to Expect
Following treatment, the effects of Restylane can be seen immediately. Lines that once appeared as deep cracks, will appear smooth and soft. For patients receiving a Restylane injection into the lips, the lips will appear swollen for a couple of days, but then will look natural and beautiful. Immediately following the treatment, there may be some swelling and redness that occurs at the injection sites, however this will go away after a few hours. Patients are advised to follow all aftercare instructions to see the best results and they may return to their regular routines immediately. Results are expected to last 6 to 12 months. After that time, patients may return for additional treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Achieve a Youthful Look
Our office offers numerous choices for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Patients seeking wrinkle treatment may benefit from a facial filler injection, such as Restylane®. We invite you to call our office for a consult to discuss all of the filler options, as well as the other treatments we offer that can lead to a glowing, smoother complexion.