W hat is Restylane?
Our Knoxville Restylane is an FDA-approved, injectable hyaluronic-acid-based dermal filler. It's used to smooth wrinkles and restore and enhance facial volume for both women and men.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural, protein-based substance produced by your body. HA is a type of sugar that attracts water and is nature’s best skin hydrator. It also promotes healthy connective tissue growth, providing a firm foundation for smooth, vibrant skin.
As we age, our production of HA declines. That’s where Restylane can step in!
More specifically, Restylane can address:
Neuromodulators are the family of neurotoxin-based injectable drugs that includes Botox®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau®. Like fillers such as Restylane, neuromodulators are often used to smooth and even erase facial lines and wrinkles. Neuromodulators work by interrupting nerve signals that cause your facial muscles to contract.
Continual facial contractions over the years etch lines into your face. Temporarily preventing those muscles from contracting gives facial skin a break from all that constant pulling and tugging, resulting in a smoother and more youthful-looking face.
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane take a different approach. As the name would indicate, fillers “fill” wrinkles or an area of your face that has lost volume. HA injectable dermal fillers are used on “static wrinkles,” These are wrinkles that are visible at all times.
Neuromodulators are better suited to treating “dynamic” wrinkles that form as a result of smiling, frowning, and squinting.
Y ou must be an adult at least 21 years of age and in good general health. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are prohibited from this treatment.
Other possible disqualifying conditions include:
A t Trillium Plastic Surgery, Knoxville plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Hall and his expert team, will take the time to get to know you and learn about your treatment goals. Then, after carefully reviewing your medical history to ensure you are a qualified candidate, Dr. Hall will design a customized Restylane® treatment plan for you.
About two weeks before your treatment, you will be directed to suspend the use of:
Data suggests that taking arnica, purchased over the counter at pharmacies or health food stores, both before and after your injections can help reduce bruising and swelling.
Y our injections will be performed in an office setting with no incisions. You’ll receive a topical anesthetic. After thoroughly cleaning your treatment sites, your provider will use an ultrafine needle to inject the proper amount of Restylane into your targeted areas.
Depending on the extent of your treatment, your procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour. After your treatment team observes you for a few minutes to rule out any adverse reactions, you will be free to go. Restylane injections are often referred to as a “lunch break” treatment.
Y ou will likely have some redness, swelling, and bruising for a few days.
Stay out of the sun until those symptoms have resolved, and after that, get in the habit of using a daily high-SPF sunscreen.
You’ll see results immediately, but your new look will be completely apparent once your swelling subsides. You can prolong your results by practicing good facial care and avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption.
R estylane injections are safe and effective.
Dr. Hall is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is inspired by helping to change lives for the better.
Dr. Hall is a humanitarian. A portion of every treatment dollar earned at Trillium is donated to international mission operations that provide free surgical procedures to children who otherwise would have no access to treatment.
I t’s smooth sailing with Restylane! If you're interested in reducing fine lines and wrinkles and restoring volume with Restylane Knoxville plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Hall, and his staff, are ready to answer any questions you have and address your concerns during a consultation. Give us a call at 865-298-8670 and schedule a consultation today!Schedule Appointment
No. Because we first apply a topical anesthetic to your face, you will feel nothing more than a slight pinch.
The procedure carries slight risks of infection, bleeding, numbness, scarring, and skin surface irregularities. However, side effects are generally limited to temporary redness, swelling, and bruising that subsides within a few days.
No, because the effects of the medication on fetuses and breastfeeding infants have not been fully established.
Restylane is a temporary procedure that must be repeated regularly to maintain optimal results. Depending on the type and extent of your treatment, you will typically need to be re-injected every 6-18 months.
On average Restylane cost is between $275 and $700.