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 will 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.
"He did my nose job and it came out very well! I liked how during my consultation he used photoshop to show me what my nose would look like after. It looks natural and pretty"- F.J. / Yelp / Jun 16, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Suzman and his staff to anyone looking to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. Each step of the way, from our first zoom consultation to our in-person appointments and surgery, he made me feel extremely comfortable and confident in my decision to choose him as my surgeon. It has only been about a week since my surgery, and I am already thrilled with the results."- M. / Healthgrades / Jul 22, 2020
"Dr. Suzman is very patient, kind and friendly. He is very confident in his work and I got great results."- L.L. / Google / Jul 14, 2020
"Dr. Suzman is the Best - I am so very happy with my result (both cosmetically and medically with my breathing) - Dr Suzman and his staff are the best of the best. They worked their hardest to ensure that I would be able to schedule my surgery even with all of the limitations that the Covid pandemic presented us and the medical practice. He made sure that as soon as we could safely have my surgery, that we did. He constantly put me at ease and was highly professional, while also just being a very pleasant and kind person to be around. It was clear from the get go who he is as a doctor and surgeon, someone who is highly trained and skilled at his craft, but also someone who clearly loves what he does- and wants to perform surgeries to help his patients as often as he physically can. Something that always stands out to me is that he prides himself on creating an authentic and natural looking result, rather than “looking like you got surgery”, which is all a patient could hope for. And: that was achieved for me. Although nothing can ever be perfect, he got pretty damn close to it for me! I am so very happy with my result (both cosmetically and medically with my breathing), and it has been less than a month since my surgery! It will only get better from here, and I have Dr Suzman and his staff to thank for that. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough."- J. / RealSelf / Jul 08, 2020
"I recently got a rhinoplasty with Dr. Suzman, and I could not imagine having a better final result or a more positive overall experience. Not only is Dr. Suzman incredibly kind, approachable, and extremely skilled, but his entire team is also wonderful, especially his RPA, Helen Reyes. Dr. Suzman made me feel comfortable and valued from the moment we met on a Zoom consult, and he continued to be informative, attentive, and truly caring throughout the entire surgery process. It is also worth noting that I had my procedure done in the midst of COVID-19, yet he and his team worked to schedule me quickly, responded promptly to any inquiries I had, and maintained a safe and pleasant environment despite all the craziness going on right now. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Suzman to all my friends and family, or anyone looking to have an authentic and natural-looking rhinoplasty. If I could rate this experience and Dr. Suzman with more than 5 stars, I would immediately."- C.C. / Healthgrades / Jul 16, 2020
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.