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.
"Excellent surgeon - Dr Suzman did a superb job on my facelift. He also did fat transfer, chemical peel and Botox. I love the way I look in the mirror thanks to Dr Suzman. He has a terrific, caring personality - he is wonderful! No problem getting appointments, no wait time. Office staff is wonderful. I could not be more pleased."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 30, 2019
"Dr Suzman has the BEST bedside manner. I am so pleased with his work and the professionalism and kindness of his staff. I’m so grateful to Dr Suzman."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 05, 2020
"Dr. Suzman is so caring and so knowledgeable. I have seen him many times over the years for both cosmetic and medical reasons. He is a calming presence. If you want to see him for cosmetic reasons, he’s fantastic. You will NEVER look like you had filler or Botox. You will just look younger. If you are going for medical reasons, he is really the best. Very thoughtful in his approach."- C.A. / Google / Jan 24, 2020
"Dr. Suzman closed after my MOHS surgery. The surgery was front & center on my nose. I have to say -- Dr. Suzman & the staff at his office, as well as the Rye Ambulatory Center, made a painful and uncomfortable situation as pleasant as possible with his informative, calming & pleasant nature, as well as a super-delightful staff. Helen Reyes, his PA-C, who handled a lot of my post-op visits and fresh wound care, was superb. Highly recommend."- G.D. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Dr. Suzman closed after my MOHS surgery. The surgery was front & center on my nose. I have to say -- Dr. Suzman & the staff at his office, as well as the Rye Ambulatory Center, made a painful and uncomfortable situation as pleasant as possible with his informative, calming & pleasant nature, as well as a super-delightful staff. Helen Reyes, his PA-C, who handled a lot of my post-op visits and fresh wound care, was superb. Highly recommend."- G.D. / Facebook / Oct 22, 2019
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.