What Is Restylane®?
Restylane® is an injectable cosmetic filler that contains hyaluronic acid, which is suspended in gel-like particles. Approved by the FDA, the filler is primarily used to treat fines lines and wrinkles. The substance, which also contains bacteria-type proteins, is made in one of a number of formulas – tailor-made to the patient’s exact facial needs.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
The primary substance used in Restylane® is hyaluronic acid, which is found in the connective tissues of the skin and muscles. Because hyaluronic acid production decreases with age, the face can start to lose its tone and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane®, have been proven to be safe by the FDA as hyaluronic acid is natural and,therefore, can be absorbed in the bloodstream. Restylane® and the other fillers containing hyaluronic acid are all non-allergenic.
How Long Do Restylane® Treatments Take?
Treatments usually take no longer than 10 or 15 minutes and can be scheduled during a patient’s lunch hour. Patients can resume their normal activities after the session.
What Is Involved in the Treatment?
The physician injects the Restylane® substance by way of a fine needle. Generally, only a topical anesthetic is needed to lessen any discomfort.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Because hyaluronic acid is absorbed over time, retreatment is required about every nine months.
How Much Do Restylane® Treatments Cost in Syracuse?
The costs involved with a Natural Face™ procedure can vary depending on the extent of the treatment necessary to achieve optimum results. Having our own private on-site surgical facility allows our patients to save money by including all the before and after care, operating room costs, and the local anesthetic fees together. Natural Face™ Clinics accepts all major credit cards. We can also assist if you need financing through CareCredit®. Please call and ask for our concierge services for assistance with financing.
Additional Botox®\Injectable Fillers Procedures
Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim at Natural Face Clinics specialize in aesthetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck, exclusively. Patients come to see us from the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area including Ithaca, and Rochester. At Natural Face™ Clinics, we specialize in restoring the youthful neck contour, tired appearance of the brows and eyes, and skin laxity. We offer customized treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, including facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), brow lift, neck lift, and skin resurfacing. Find out more by scheduling your personal consultation today.