Restylane® in Charleston, SC
The deep lines and folds that develop around the mouth and nose can leave someone looking older and worn out. At Port City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse, a board-certified plastic surgeon, uses Restylane® on people living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, and Mount Pleasant, SC, with these lines and folds to reveal a more pleasant, youthful appearance.
What Is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a dermal filler developed to diminish and fill in moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the mouth. The gel contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance in the body that adds volume to the skin by boosting moisture to create a smoother complexion and more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Restylane®
Restylane® is FDA approved to treat folds and lines around the mouth and nose including vertical lines around the lips and nasolabial folds. It also offers the following benefits:
- Ingredients compatible with the body
- No downtime or recovery
- Fast, in-office treatments
- Long-lasting results
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Restylane®?
The ideal candidate for Restylane® is someone over the age of 21 with significant lines that start at the corners of the nose and travel down to the corners of the mouth as well as marionette lines that go from the corners of the mouth down the sides of the chin. Dr. Widenhouse evaluates each patient’s skin as well as skin imperfections to determine if Restylane® or another dermal filler is the best option.
What Do I Need to Do Before Restylane® Treatments?
We recommend that patients stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements such as ibuprofen, aspirin and even Vitamin D. This is done to reduce the chances of significant bruising at the injection sites.
What Should I Expect on the Day of Restylane® Treatments?
Restylane® is injected into the targeted areas, most often the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Once injected, the area is massaged to evenly distribute the gel containing hyaluronic acid. The HA attracts moisture and nutrients to the injection site which in turn fills in the folds and wrinkles by adding volume to the area.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Restylane® Treatments?
The actual treatment time for Restylane® treatments takes up to 30 minutes depending on the size of the areas to be treated.
What to Expect After Restylane® Treatments?
There is no recovery with Restylane® treatments in terms of healing time. People typically return to their normal activities immediately following their treatments. There may be some slight redness or swelling at the injection sites, but that usually resolves itself within several hours or a day.
When Will I See the Results?
The results from Restylane® injections begin to appear within a few days and progress the next few weeks. The hyaluronic acid attracts the moisture and nutrients to the treatment area resulting in subtle improvement of the skin.
How Long Do the Results from Restylane® Last?
The results of Restylane® injections last between six and 12 months depending on where the gel is injected.
How Much Does Restylane® Cost in Charleston?
The cost of Restylane® varies with each patient depending on the area being treated, how many injections are necessary and whether it is combined with other cosmetic treatments. We review costs as well as payment options and financing with patients during a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse.
Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse understands that a person’s appearance involves inner and outer beauty. With Restylane® injections, Dr. Widenhouse treats deep folds and wrinkles in the areas around the mouth and nose on people living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, and Mount Pleasant, SC, to add volume and smooth complexion. Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery.