Anti-aging dermal fillers are the latest trend for men and women who want to look younger, have smoother skin and look and feel more refreshed. Restylane®, a gel form of hyaluronic acid, works with the natural components of your skin to even out fine lines and wrinkles and give you a natural-looking fullness that makes your skin appear youthful and radiant. With four convenient locations serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, has assisted hundreds of patients in the North Florida area to gain an advantage over aging with Restylane®.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a family of advanced formula wrinkle fillers containing hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural element that is already found in the body. The HA acts as a binding agent, where it attaches to water molecules in the skin to produce added hydration. This abundance of water keeps the skin from becoming weak and thin, the two culprits that are the underlying cause of the most common signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, frown lines and fine lines that form at the corners of the mouth. When Restylane® is injected into the deepest layers of the skin, the added moisture creates a healthier, younger looking appearance. Not only does Restylane® eliminate wrinkles, but it can also be injected into the lips and cheeks to add plumpness and volume.
Benefits of Restylane®
If you are looking for a non-surgical approach to anti-aging treatments, dermal fillers offer a lot of benefits including minimal recovery time, long lasting results and a safe and easy procedure. Restylane® is made from a natural element in the body, so allergic reactions are rare, and your body will gradually absorb the HA without causing any medical issues.
Here are some things you should know about Restylane®:
- Restylane® revitalizes the skin, increasing the skin’s natural elasticity.
- The procedure only takes an hour or less and can be done during your lunch hour.
- Side effects are minimal with most experiencing only slight swelling and bruising.
- Recovery time is less than a week.
- Results can last up to a year.
Who is a Good Candidate for Restylane®?
If you want to have smooth, plump and younger looking skin, Restylane® is for you! Dermal fillers are used for many areas of the face including, but not limited to:
- Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet
- Lines that run from your nose to your mouth
- Fine lines around the edges of the mouth
- Cheeks that have lost volume
- Sagging skin around the eyes, chin and jaw
How Should I Prepare for Restylane®?
Your first step in preparing for your Restylane® treatment is to find a highly-trained doctor who is knowledgeable about Restylane® and can answer any questions that you may have including questions about side effects, recovery time, and risks that may be associated with the procedure. After you have found the right person to administer your treatment, the second step is to discuss any medical issues that you have or have had in the past that may interfere with the treatment. List all allergies that you have and also list any medications, vitamins or supplements that you are currently taking, both prescription and over-the-counter. You should also advise the doctor if you have any active infections, rashes, acne, cold sores, inflammation or skin irritations. You may have to postpone your treatment if you have any of these issues.
How is Restylane® Administered?
During your procedure, the area that is going to be treated will be numbed with a topical ointment that will numb the skin and minimize discomfort. After you are numb, the Restylane® will be injected into the skin using an ultra-fine needle. After the injection, the nurse injector will gently massage the area to evenly distribute the gel. Once this is complete, you are finished and ready to go back to your normal activities.
How Much Do Restylane® Treatments Cost in Jacksonville?
While it’s unlikely that your insurance will pay for the cost of this elective procedure, Dr. Garcia offers several methods of payment including personal check, cash or credit card. Financing is also an option.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on Restylane® or to schedule a consultation at one of our four convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.