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.
"To start, he has an amazing bedside manner. He's calming, comforting, extremely informative and honest. This was my 2nd, the first being 7 years ago,for breast augmentation. I also had some fat injections in my now forever youngish face. You couldn't ask for a better surgeon. Try him, you'll love him!!! Oops, let's not forget his amazing, helpful and friendly staff!!"- D.R. / Yelp / Jan 06, 2019
"Wonderful plastic surgeon! - Dr. Suzman is highly professional, great personality and bed-side manner. Great results! highly recommend."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 02, 2019
"Could Not Be Happier - I could not be happier with my breast augmentation. I specifically wanted smaller sized implants that would look natural with my small boned thin frame. As I told Dr. Suzman during our initial consultation, "I don't want my breasts to be the first thing people notice about me". Well, he delivered. I finally got the cleavage and proportioned look I've always wanted without the obvious "boob..."- F.H. / RealSelf / Dec 18, 2018
"Dr. Suzman is by far one of the most amazing doctors I've ever had. He performed a rhino/septoplasty on me and he without a doubt changed my life. His work is impeccable, he is down to earth, caring, and eased my worries about surgery. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. I am constantly getting complimented on my nose and his work was so natural that it fit right onto my face and matched all the proportions of it! Exemplary doctor!!! Would come to him again!"- V.F. / Yelp / Dec 30, 2016
"Dr. Suzman and his team are truly great. They were very professional and took the time to understand what I needed when at times I couldn't properly explain myself. Heather - PA was really thorough by explaining everything before/after surgery and made sure she was available if I had any additional questions. Also if anyone is looking for a LGBT friendly Plastic Surgeon in Westchester than I highly recommend their services."- S.J. / Google / Dec 04, 2018
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.