Restylane in Beverly Hills
Consultation: 30 Min
Procedure: 15 – 30 Min
Duration of Results: 6 – 12 Months Depending on Area of Injection
The Restylane family of dermal fillers was first approved by the FDA in 2003 and has become a favorite method of wrinkle reduction and volume restoration since that time. All the products in this line contain the same active ingredient to provide support to the underlying dermal structure and create a smoother, wrinkle-free appearance. With a broad range of formulations to choose from regarding thickness and consistency, it is easy to customize your Restylane treatment to your precise needs and desired outcome. Dr. Mashhadian offers the full range of Restylane products to his patients to ensure they can find the product just right for them.
What is Restylane?
The Restylane family is a line of fillers containing hyaluronic acid, a substance produced by the body to provide support and hydration to the skin cells. Over time, lower levels of hyaluronic acid lead to skin laxity, dryness and the formation of lines and wrinkles. By restoring hyaluronic acid to the deeper dermal layers, we can efficiently eliminate lines and wrinkles from the inside out.
Thanks to a variety of formulations, these treatments can be used to smooth away signs of aging around the nose, mouth and chin, while restoring youthful definition and fullness to the cheeks and midface. Because the body reabsorbs the hyaluronic acid over time, Restylane treatments are considered temporary and need to be repeated periodically to maintain your more youthful appearance.
The Restylane Family
There are numerous options in the Restylane family to ensure we can meet all the aesthetic goals of our patients:
The original Restylane formulation continues to be the treatment of choice for stubborn wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Popular treatment areas for Restylane injections include
- Nasolabial creases that run from the nose around the corners of the mouth
- Small vertical lines that extend in the outer corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines the begin at the mouth and run down the chin to the jawline
Restylane is also one of the products in this family that is FDA-approved for adding subtle volume to the lips. Dr. Mashhadian will examine your precise needs to determine whether Restylane is the right choices for you. Results from this filler can be seen right away and typically last up to 18 months.
This ultra-smooth formulation is specifically designed to fill out thinning lips and add definition and volume to lips that never had the fullness you wanted. In addition to plumping up your pout, this treatment works to smooth away fine lines around the mouth that can add to an aged look. Vertical lines above the upper lip, often referred to as lipstick lines, are significantly improved with this formulation. Results of Restylane Silk last around six months, or even longer for some patients.
Facial wrinkles are not the only signs of aging that cause concern for people. Loss of volume in the underlying tissue due to depletion of vital substances like hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin can also be a problem. This issue is particularly prevalent in the midface, where less fullness can lead to lack of definition along the cheekbones and hollowing that exacerbates an aged, weary appearance. Restylane Lyft was created to add the volume and lift that is often lost in the middle of the face, creating a more youthful look and facial profile. Results appear right after treatment and may last up to 12 months before another treatment session is needed.
Refyne and Defyne are the two newest products to be added to the Restylane family, featuring an innovative technology known as XpresHAn that enhances the results of your treatment even more. The unique crosslinking in this formulation ensures you can make natural facial expressions after therapy without compromising the positive anti-aging results you want. Refyne works well on moderate wrinkles, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines, with results that may last up to one year.
Defyne offers the same revolutionary technology as Refyne, but the crosslinking in this formulation allows for treatment of even deeper facial creases without interfering with your ability to make natural facial expressions. Dr. Mashhadian will determine whether Refyne or Defyne will produce the best results for you. Like Refyne, the results you achieve with Defyne should last about one year.
Injections and Recovery
Dr. Mashhadian performs all Restylane treatments at Rodeo Surgical Art, usually taking just a few minutes to complete a procedure. The selected formulation will be strategically placed in different areas to ensure a smooth, natural result. There should be little discomfort during your session since all the products contain a small amount of lidocaine that numbs the injection area as the solution is administered. Topical numbing cream can also be applied to sensitive areas if you are worried about your comfort level.
Dr. Mashhadian uses the cannula method to administer all his dermal fillers, instead of a sharp needle that can damage tissue and blood vessels. This approach, which employs a tiny tube inserted underneath the skin’s surface, also minimizes potential bruising and swelling after treatment to improve the patient experience during and after the procedure.
A regular schedule can be resumed as soon as your treatment is over, without any restrictions on your activities. You will see quick improvement in your appearance after your injections, and those results should improve in the days following your procedure. The duration of your results will depend upon the specific formulation used, the treatment area and the speed in which your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid.
With a wide range of injectable treatments to choose from, Dr. Mashhadian is prepared to help all his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. He will work with you one-on- one to ensure you receive the treatment tailored to your precise needs for the best possible outcome from your procedure. To learn more about your treatment options, contact Rodeo Surgical Art at 310-652- 4500.