Doctors Edward Buckingham and Erin Smith offer Restylane solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX. Restylane and Restylane Lyft are FDA approved dermal fillers for facial lines. They are a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin. Restylane may be used to augment lips, fill in facial lines or smooth and erase the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
Restylane and Restylane Lyft cost about the same as collagen injections, lasts at least 6 to 9 months, which is nearly twice as long as collagen, and do not require a skin test. For these reasons Buckingham Center’s Nurse Injectors are nearly exclusive injecting these products for conditions that in the past were treated with collagen. The other dermal soft tissue filler Dr. Buckingham recommends is Juvederm. There are several hyaluronic acid filler options, a complete description of these products is available on this website.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private patient consultation.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid. It may be used to treat facial lines and improve the facial wrinkles, to enhance the lips, and to improve the appearance of dark circles beneath the eyes. Once Restylane is injected it can restore a more youthful appearance by creating volume and fullness in the face.
What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is a clear, biodegradable, non-animal based gel made that is made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance. Because Restylane is non-animal based, a skin test is not needed prior to treatment.
Who is the best candidate for Restylane treatments?
Candidates for Restylane treatment are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improving the appearance of wrinkles and other facial imperfections. A private patient consultation with Dr. Buckingham is the best way to determine if Restylane is right for you.
What can I expect during a consultation for Restylane?
During your consultation for a Restylane injected treatment, Dr. Buckingham will perform a complete facial analysis. This will allow him to determine if Restylane is best suited to meet your desired results or if another procedure will be more appropriate. Dr. Buckingham will also answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the Restylane treatment or other plastic surgery procedures.
Is the Restylane injection painful?
There is usually little discomfort associated with Restylane injections. An anesthetic may be used during treatment and any discomfort experienced afterwards is usually minor and fades within a few days.
Where is the Restylane treatment performed?
Restylane treatments are typically administered in the office setting.
Is anesthesia used during the Restylane treatment?
The Restylane injection may be combined with some for of anesthesia such as a topical anesthetic or local anesthetic in order to optimize the patients comfort.
How is the Restylane treatment performed?
Restylane treatments are fairly simple, quick procedures. Dr. Buckingham uses a very fine needle to inject the Restylane gel beneath the skin in small amounts.
How long does a Restylane treatment take to perform?
Restylane is a relatively quick procedure which typically takes no more than thirty minutes to complete.
What is the recovery like after the Restylane treatment?
The recovery period is very quick and minor after Restylane treatment. Swelling or redness may occur and usually clears up within a couple of days. Normal activity can usually be resumed immediately after the procedure.
Will I need to take time off from work after undergoing Restylane treatment?
Work and other normal activities can usually be resumed immediately after the Restylane treatment however certain facial areas result in minor swelling or bruising. Dr. Buckingham will discuss this in more detail at the consultation.
How long do the results of Restylane last?
The results of Restylane last an average of six to nine months.
The area under my eyes is very hollow. Is it possible to have a fat transfer in this area?
The under eye area is the best place for fat transfer. It can also be treated with injectable fillers such as Restylane. The advantages of Restylane is that it is an in office procedure with very little down time. The disadvantage is it is temporary. The advantages of fat transfer is that the results can be permanent. The disadvantages is that the survival is variable. If the survival is not adequate however a second fat transfer can be performed.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved dermal filler able to soften facial lines and wrinkles by restoring lost volume and fullness. Restylane Lyft treatments can provide the facial skin with a more youthful and smoother appearance. Restylane Lyft has also been used to treat facial scars and skin depressions and to augment or enhance the lips.
What specific areas of the face or body can be treated with Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft has been used on facial wrinkles, nasolabial creases, cheek depressions, acne scars, hollows around the eyes, facial depressions, and fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead. Restylane Lyft has also been used for lip enhancement and chin augmentation and to redefine the lip border.
What is Restylane Lyft made of?
Restylane Lyft is comprised of a natural substance known as hyaluronic acid. It is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel that has no risk of allergy and does not require skin testing prior to treatment.
Who is the best candidate for Restylane Lyft treatments?
Candidates for Restylane Lyft treatment are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improving the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines, scars and skin depressions.
What can I expect during a consultation for Restylane Lyft?
During your consultation for Restylane Lyft, Dr. Buckingham will meet with you and perform a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to meet your desired results. He will also be sure to answer any and all questions that you may have about Restylane Lyft or other cosmetic procedures.
Where is the Restylane Lyft treatment performed?
Injectable filler procedures like Restylane Lyft are typically performed in an office setting.
Is anesthesia used during the Restylane Lyft treatment?
Injectable fillers like Restylane Lyft are often performed using a topical anesthetic or local anesthetic.
How is the Restylane Lyft treatment performed?
Dr. Buckingham uses a very fine needle to inject the Restylane Lyft gel beneath the skin in tiny amounts. There is little discomfort during the procedure and results are instantaneous.
How long does a Restylane Lyft treatment take to perform?
Restylane Lyft treatments are quick, simple, in-office treatments that take just about thirty minutes to complete.
Is there much pain associated with the Restylane Lyft injection?
There is typically little discomfort associated with injectable fillers like Restylane Lyft, though some type of topical or local anesthetic or other numbing agent may be used. Discomfort is also minimal after treatment.
What is the recovery like after a Restylane Lyft treatment?
There is little recovery or downtime associated with the Restylane Lyft injection. Some temporary redness, swelling or tenderness may occur though these side effects tend to resolve quickly.
Will I need to take time off of work after receiving a Restylane Lyft injection?
Most patients receiving Restylane Lyft injections can immediately return to work and other normal activities after treatment however there may be some minor bruising and swelling.
How long do the results of Restylane Lyft last?
The results of Restylane Lyft last about six to nine months, which is nearly twice as long as the results provided with collagen.