Restylane at Grafton Dermatology
For smoothing wrinkles, sculpting lips, and improving other facial features
For smoothing wrinkles, sculpting lips, and improving other facial features, Restylane injections are a growing favorite. Approved by the FDA in December 2003, Restylane can produce positive results on facial wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose. Another benefit is the long-lasting results, as the effects of Restylane treatments can last six months or more.
The Restylane® Procedure
Restylane injections are administered in the doctor's office, typically for patients aged 35 to 60. It is most often performed with local anesthesia, especially if the lip is being treated. Since Restylane contains no lidocaine like collagen, patients may experience some pain and discomfort from the needle during injection. Depending upon the extent of the treatment, the procedure can take from a few minutes up to 30 minutes. Patients return home shortly after the procedure.
Restylane is a clear liquid gel, a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid (a natural sugar compound).
- Step One: The doctor may first select one or more injection points for each location to be treated. Antiseptic is also applied.
- Step Two: The doctor will then identify the correct amount of Restylane to be used.
- Step Three: The Restylane filler is then injected beneath the skin. Hyaluronic acid in the filler adheres to the skin as the water contained in the acid helps to retain volume under the skin's surface. The acid acts as a magnet for water, which helps to preserve the renewed volume of the skin.
Results are fully evident within one week. Restylane has a success rate for reducing or eliminating deep wrinkles that cannot be accomplished with other procedures such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion.
Under the direction of Dr. Lee Grafton, Dr. Tamela Charbonnet and Dr. Kristal Guidroz, Tricia Petrella, board certified esthetician, and Taylor Zeringue, board certified cosmetologist will provide a complete skin care program consisting of in-office Medical Facials, HydraFacial, Micro Peels, Laser Hair Removal, IPL Treatments, make-up consultations using Glo Mineral Cosmetics.