Over time, the skin may lose elasticity and plumpness, resulting in unwanted creases, wrinkles, and thinning lips. Restylane® treatment performed by Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., helps restore volume to residents of Nashville, Franklin, and surrounding areas.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a dermal filler used to restore volume and fullness to moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane® is a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the human body, thus eliminating allergic reactions. The treatment is simple and convenient, and it can be administered without pre-testing. Best of all, the results are almost instantaneous. Restylane® results are long-lasting, giving skin a more youthful appearance for six months or longer.
Candidates for Restylane®
Restylane® is recommended for those who do not want or need surgery, or as a complement to surgery already scheduled or completed. Offered as an alternative to lip augmentation or lip implants, clients who choose Restylane® enjoy the following benefits:
- Treatment time of under an hour.
- Minimal discomfort or recovery time.
- Return to normal routines or work immediately after treatments (when performed as a standalone treatment).
- Results that last up to six months.
Uses for Restylane®
Restylane® adds the amount of HA to your body to attract and retain water naturally occurring in your face and lips, so you achieve maximum volume and hydration as when you were younger. Restylane is recommended for treating facial creases, folds, and small wrinkles such as:
- Lines around the mouth
- Laugh lines
- Lines from the edges of your mouth leading to your chin (sometimes call “marionette lines”)
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lift out scarring depressions
Restylane® Treatment Process
Unlike collagen treatments, Restylane® is safe and effective for most clients. As a result, Restylane® can be used as part of your treatment plan without an allergic skin test prior to use. On your day of treatment, Dr. Robbins skillfully injects Restylane® into the treatment areas using a very thin needle. Since Restylane® injections include lidocaine as an ingredient, little pain or discomfort is felt during your treatment appointment.
You may return to your normal work or activity routine immediately after your Restylane® treatment. As with any dermal filler and injectables treatment, you may experience some bruising and swelling, but this usually goes away within a day of treatment. Ice packs can be used throughout the day to minimize this side effect and increase your comfort.
The Effects of Restylane® Treatment
As a safe alternative to invasive surgery, Restylane® treatment results are noticed immediately and last between six to twelve months. Restylane® is an all-natural formula with no animal-based products. As a result, the product is naturally absorbed by the body.
The Cost of Restylane® Treatments in Nashville
Costs for Restylane® are contingent on your desired results. Dr. Robbins can discuss your treatment plan and expected number of treatments during your consultation. A friendly member of our staff is able to answer additional questions regarding costs of Restylane® treatments in Nashville. Dr. Robbins accepts payments by cash, check or credit card at our Nashville, TN location. Financing is available via CareCredit®.
To learn more about Restylane® and other injectable facial rejuvenation options at Robbins Plastic Surgery in Nashville, please contact our office. Appointments include a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chad Robbins, who will determine the best treatment strategy for each patient.