Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in National Harbor Accepting New Patients Near Washington DC, Arlington, Fort Washington, Maryland & Virginia
At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a wide range of dermal fillers to help you reverse the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance. One of our most popular options is Restylane®, a hyaluronic acid-based filler that restores facial volume and improves the appearance of wrinkles. Our experienced medical spa team can achieve beautiful, natural looking results with Restylane that will take years off of your appearance.
In order to more effectively achieve your desired outcome, we offer several different Restylane formulations. The right option for you will depend on your unique needs and goals. Our aestheticians may recommend one of the following solutions for your treatment:
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
You can find out whether Restylane is the best solution to achieve your desired outcome by speaking with our aestheticians in person. Please call 301-567-6767 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
How Does Restylane Work?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally contained in your skin. It helps your skin maintain proper hydration and elasticity, as well as a supple, youthful appearance. As you get older, your body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid diminishes, resulting in lost volume, drier skin and the development of facial wrinkles. Restylane replenishes your supply of hyaluronic acid in order fill in wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
During your treatment, Restylane is injected into the deeper layers of your skin, adding volume and bolstering the support structures responsible for maintaining healthy, youthful looking skin. Because hyaluronic acid binds to water, Restylane will provide hydration benefits as well. This will help provide for improved skin texture and tone.
Is Restylane Right for Me?
Restylane is an effective way to address the following aesthetic concerns:
- Nasolabial folds (lines extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (lines extending from the mouth to the chin)
- Thin lips
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth
- Lost facial volume in the cheeks
- Dark circles underneath the eyes
In addition, good candidates for Restylane:
- Should be over the age of 21
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
- Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
If you prefer a minimally invasive, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation solution and would like to correct one of the concerns listed above, Restylane is most likely a good option for you.
What Areas Can Restylane Treat?
Restylane is a high-quality gel formulation of hyaluronic acid. It is specifically formulated to behave just like the HA that is naturally produced by the body. It helps to instantly and visibly reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds on the face. Restylane is used to increase volume and fullness to the skin. This corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth, also referred to as nasolabial folds. In addition, Restylane is also used for lip enhancement and augmentation in our adult patients.
What Are the Benefits of Restylane?
The benefits of Restylane are many, but most importantly, this dermal filler can provide natural-looking results with just one treatment. That's because Restylane works with your body, not against it.
In addition to the natural-looking results you can achieve with Restylane injections, this dermal filler also offers a number of other advantages, including:
- Minimal discomfort during treatment
- Fast treatment sessions that usually last less than 30 minutes
- Immediate results that continue to improve for several months
- Low risk of allergic reactions as Restylane contains no animal proteins
When Will I Be Able To See the Results?
You will see the results of your Restylane treatment immediately. To maintain the results, you may need to have further injections with time to reduce the signs of aging that will naturally and gradually occur.
How Long Do Restylane Results Last?
The results of your Restylane treatment will depend on several factors, such as the depth of the wrinkles or folds being treated and the type of skin you have. Although some wrinkle fillers are temporary and only last several months, Restylane continues working below the skin surface for up to one year, so you enjoy natural-looking results that last! Patients often schedule their next Restylane injection appointment before they leave our office so they can maintain their more youthful appearance longer!
Are There Any Side Effects From Restylane?
There is a risk of specific side effects with Restylane, including bruising or swelling at the injection site. These side effects are typically rather mild and resolve within a week. You may also experience temporary redness, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, itching, and discoloration at the injection site. These side effects should also resolve on their own within the week. If you have any concerns regarding expected side effects, please talk to Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, our board-certified plastic surgeon, before treatment.
What Should I Expect During My Restylane Treatment?
During your Restylane treatment session, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte will cleanse your skin and then inject the dermal filler into your wrinkles or folds using a very fine needle. The entire treatment typically takes fewer than 30 minutes, and you should see immediate results which will continue to improve over the next few weeks as the Restylane gel integrates into your skin.
Are Restylane Dermal Fillers Safe?
Yes, Restylane dermal fillers are considered safe for most people. However, with any cosmetic injectable, there is a risk of side effects. Be sure to talk to Dr. Michael Chiaramonte of Oxon Hill, MD, about your medical history and any concerns you may have before treatment.
Restylane Lyft, formerly called Perlane, contains larger and denser particles than the traditional Restylane formulation. It is injected deeper into the skin and is effective at restoring lost volume in the mid face region. It is also an excellent solution to reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Often, our aestheticians will combine Restylane Lyft with less dense filler such as Juvederm or the traditional Restylane formulation in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
If you would like to plump up your lips or address wrinkles around the mouth, Restylane Silk may be an excellent solution. This formulation uses smaller, smoother particles than other Restylane options, making it ideally suited to address areas of concern around the mouth.
Restylane Silk can be used to address the following aesthetic concerns with your lips:
- Thin lips
- Asymmetrical lips
- Vertical lip lines
- Cupid’s bow
- Philtrum column
You should start seeing results shortly after your treatment. In general, your results may last between 6 and 18 months depending on the area being treated and the Restylane formulation used. During your initial consultation, our aestheticians will give you a more specific estimate on how long you can expect your results to last.