What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based injectable filler, which lasts about six months. Because it is not animal based, there is no allergy testing required prior to treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a protein found in the joints and tissues of all living things. Restylane is soft, holds its shape, and does not form lumps. Dr. Rivkin uses this long lasting filler in many applications including:
- Lip Augmentation
- Non Surgical Blepharoplasty
- Non-Surgical Nose Job
- Non-Surgical Jowl Lift
- Non-Surgical Facelift
- Smoothing Wrinkles and Folds Throughout the Face
What is Restylane in Los Angeles Like?
Restylane injections cause no significant pain, swelling, or recovery time. Treatments typically take about 30 minutes. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. When Dr. Rivkin injects the lips, he numbs the area with a painless Lidocaine dental nerve block under the lip. Small amounts of Restylane are injected into precise locations, and in most cases you will be asked to give feedback so that you have control over your final look.
The result is a soft, pliable filled area, which looks natural. After six to eight months your body absorbs the filler and the injections can be repeated, meaning that the treated area can be adjusted to compliment the changes that occur in your face over time.
You can also read frequently asked questions about Restylane here.
To get started on your Restylane procedure, contact us today.