What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a dermal filler that can be used to treat moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles by restoring fullness and volume. Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance that is found in the body. Hyaluronic acid gives volume and elasticity to the skin, but as the body ages, HA levels decrease, resulting in loose skin and wrinkling.
When injected, Restylane® gel is designed to plump the skin beneath lines and wrinkles, smoothing them out and making them less noticeable. In addition to restoring volume and smoothing wrinkles, Restylane® can also help enhance thin lips for a more fuller and plump look.
What Can Restylane® Help Improve?
It is particularly useful when it comes to:
- Glabellar lines (between the eyebrows)
- Deep creases or folds
- Nasolabial folds (lines that start at the nose and extend to the corners of the mouth)
- Labiomental folds (lines starting at the corner of the mouth and extending towards the chin)
- Paragraph folds (curved lines at the corner of the mouth – usually giving a "sad appearance.")
- Thin lips
As one ages, facial structures lose volume causing contour irregularities. Restylane® Lyft is a minimally invasive procedure that adds volume to your skin giving you a more youthful appearance. Through hyaluronic acid (HA) injections, Dr. Elliot Duboys can eliminate fine lines, laughter lines, and deep folds. In addition, it may also be used to plump the upper lip making your lips bigger. Restylane®Lyft results last 6-9 months.
Restylane® Refyne is designed with XpresHAn Technology that helps smooth nasolabial folds and marionette lines. With the use of this facial filler, it restores a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
The treatment is performed in our office exclusively by Elliot B. Duboys, MD and consists of multiple injections to the treatment area. Treatment usually takes approximately 15 minutes.
Will I Experience Discomfort During My Restylane® Treatment?
Since the newest version of Restylane® includes xylocaine, a numbing agent, discomfort during the injection is minimal.
Does Restylane® Have Any Side Effects?
Downtime and complications are minimal. You may experience some redness, swelling, pain, bruising, or tenderness, which usually resolves within 48 hours.
How Long Do Results Last After My Restylane® Injections?
Like any other filler, Restylane® is not a permanent solution. Restylane® around the mouth typically lasts 7-9 months.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in Restylane® to help reduce wrinkles or plump your lips, call (631) 423-1000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Duboys at his office in Huntington, Long Island.