Also Offering Restylane® to Everett & Bellingham
When you are young, your body makes a robust supply of hyaluronic acid, a sugar that helps keep your skin looking plump and hydrated. With age, that production process slows down and hyaluronic acid reserves start to dwindle. As a result, lines and creases etch themselves in areas of your face such as your nose, mouth and chin. These lines and creases can make you look older, sadder or more fatigued than you feel.
Restylane® fillers replenish the levels of hyaluronic acid supporting your skin. The filler attracts and bonds moisture to the structure of the skin, creating dermal fullness and filling in wrinkles where needed. Dr. Jonathan Grant of Cascade Facial Surgery & Aesthetics has used Restylane® products for many years with great success. He and his talented team of aesthetic injectors are known for delivering natural, subtle results with the fillers.
Benefits of Restylane®
Restylane® fillers can be administered quickly and with little pain or discomfort. The hyaluronic acid in the fillers goes to work attracting moisture immediately, so results appear quickly.
Are You a Candidate for Restylane®?
You may be a candidate for Restylane® injections if you are over the age of 21 and looking for a minimally invasive treatment to correct pesky lines and creases around your nose, mouth or chin. Our team will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, expressions and the severity of your wrinkles before determining whether Restylane® is the right fit for you.
Restylane® Treatment Details
We currently offer two varieties of Restylane® products: Refyne and Defyne. These fillers are specifically designed to smooth out creases that run from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds) as well as lines that run from the mouth to the chin (marionette lines).
Refyne and Defyne feature XpresHAn Technology™, a crosslinking technology that helps the filler correct visible lines and creases without interfering with your natural facial expressions. The products integrate with your skin while preserving the flexibility you need to express your emotions. After treatment, you will still be able to make a range of natural facial expressions — only you’ll look younger and fresher.
Restylane® Refyne and Defyne injections are performed during a short in-office procedure. The injections usually take 30 minutes or less.
There is virtually no recovery downtime after Restylane® injections. You can immediately resume most of your normal routine, as long as you avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restylane®
Do Restylane® injections hurt?
Most patients tolerate Restylane® injections very well. Our team can apply a numbing agent prior to your injections so you stay comfortable during treatment.
How long do the results of Restylane® treatment last?
Results vary from patient to patient. Clinical studies indicate the effects of Restylane® treatment can last six months to a year.
Are there any side effects of Restylane® injections?
After treatment, some patients experience mild swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness at the injection site. Usually these aftereffects subside within a few days.
To minimize your risk for bruising, avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin for about a week ahead of your appointment. Fish oil and omega-3 supplements can also increase your risk for bruising, so please avoid these for a week or so before your injections.
Learn More About Restylane®
To learn more about Restylane® fillers or other injectable products available at our practice, please contact us today. We would be happy to book you an appointment with a member of our team.