A safe, versatile dermal filler, Restylane® can be used for a variety of purposes with often remarkable results. Restylane® can smooth facial lines and wrinkles, minimize scars, add definition to the cheeks or chin, plump the lips, restore lost volume, and improve skin elasticity and texture.
Like JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide (sugar) that naturally exists in human skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture, promoting softer, smoother, more elastic skin. Over time, the body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid is depleted. Restylane® replenishes this vital component of healthy skin.
No allergy test is required before treatment with Restylane®, because the hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is not derived from an animal source. At our Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery practice, treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes, during which Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev uses a very fine needle to inject Restylane® into the skin. Although some discomfort may be experienced at the injection site, little or no downtime is involved and results are immediately apparent.
Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, Restylane® is gradually broken down and absorbed by the body. So, while the effects of Restylane® are long-lasting, follow-up treatments may be recommended every six months to maintain the desired results.
If you are interested in learning more about Restylane, or other medical spa treatment such as Botox®, Radiesse or laser skin care, contact Aqua Plastic Surgery at 561-776-2830 in Jupiter or 954-564-3832 in Ft. Lauderdale.