The Restylane Family of Fillers

Our office is proud to offer a state-of-the-art, non-surgical alternative for the removal of facial wrinkles, acne scars, and folds. Patients enjoy the natural and mobile effects of our Restylane procedures.

Aging leaves marks and stretches skin in unattractive ways. The mid-face droops. Defined cheeks sink toward earlobes and mask jawlines. When the facial skin droops, parenthesis-like lines form around the mouth. Crow’s feet mar temples. The effect makes a face appear tired, old, and sometimes angry.

In the skilled hands of Dr. Gallacher, Restylane enhances facial features such as lips, cheeks, and eyes. It adds volume to collapsed tear troughs and hollowed temples. It corrects even the deepest nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, and marionette lines. Restylane’s non-animal-based hyaluronic acid fillers corrects issues and restores skin to a youthful appearance.

Restylane cosmetic facial fillers come in different strengths, and Dr. Gallacher consults with clients about their specific needs to customize treatments. Like an artist selecting the best brush to create a painting, she selects the best Restylane product to create natural, beautiful results.

How it Works:

As a body ages, its production of a natural sugar called hyaluronic acid decreases. Skin stretches. An imbalance between the volume of the skin and the surface area leads to wrinkles. Restylane uses hyaluronic acid to restore bounce and fullness to aging skin. Restylane attracts and binds itself to moisture in the body to fill in wrinkles, folds, and lines.

The versatile Restylane Products address laugh lines, marionette lines, and increase lip size. It restores contours, evens wrinkles, and softens facial lines. Even heavy facial folds smooth with Restylane injections.

Restylane Defyne

Untouched before & after patient video provided by the manufacturer. Restylane Defyne is a treatment for deep smile and laugh lines.  It uses a thicker hyaluronic acid gel to fill deeper wrinkles, folds, and scarring.  Hyaluronic acid attracts water which plumps and lends skin a more youthful appearance.

The below Restylane Defyne before/after video may be viewed in full screen mode to see details in larger size.

Is Restylane Safe?

Dr. Gallacher uses products at the cutting edge of medical technology.   Though it is a relatively new advancement, Restylane products have improved the appearance of more than 30 million people world-wide.  It was FDA approved in December, 2003 and was introduced to the United States in 2010.   It uses hyaluronic acid fillers which provide natural-looking results.

Restylane Lyft

Untouched before & after patient photo provided by the manufacturer. Restylane Lyft is a treatment for lifted cheeks and smoothed wrinkles.  Dr. Gallacher uses this to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.  Adding it to cheeks sculpts the face and restores the jawline. Its injection erases smile lines. Restylane Lyft can even be used for a non-surgical nose resculpting.

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What Can I Expect with Restylane?

Dr. Gallacher injects Restylane in specific areas depending on the desired results. Restylane’s clear acid gel mixes with the patient’s tissues and attracts water molecules. This volumizes folds and smooths wrinkles to reveal patients’ expressive and youthful selves. Restylane employs state-of-the-industry Nasha Technology. Our doctor choses customized particle sizes for minimally-invasive treatments. Smooth and supple skin results. Most experience an eighty-percent improvement in wrinkling.

Most patients describe the injections as a quick but manageable pinch. Local anesthesia eases discomfort during involved surgeries. Depending on the extent of the treatment, the procedure can take but a few minutes or as much as a half an hour. Patients return home and can resume most normal activities after the procedure. Post-procedure swelling lasts two to three days.

Restylane Refyne

Untouched before & after patient video provided by the manufacturer. Restylane Refyne is a treatment which works well for moderate smile and laugh lines. Dr. Gallacher uses Restylane Refyne to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and acne scaring.  Its gel is less firm and allows greater range of movement within the injected areas. As with all Restylane products, Restylane Refyne uses hyaluronic acid to recontour and refine the face.  Unlike with Botox, Restylane Refine softens lines and restores a natural youthfulness without paralyzing muscles and limiting expression.

The below Restylane Refyne before/after video may be viewed in full screen mode to see details in larger size.

How Long Will Restylane Treatments Last?

Many factors determine how long Restylane treatments last. The treatment location makes a difference. Treatment of more active and mobile areas such as the lips wear off fastest. The amount of product used influences duration, too. So does the patient’s metabolism. Our skilled physician finds the best injection sites for the best results. Restylane injections last from six to nine months. Some clients see results for as much as a year.

Over time, the recipient metabolizes and eliminates Restylane from the body. Restylane leaves no residue or damage.

How Long is a Restylane Procedure Recovery?

Patients should expect a 2-3 day recovery period. They should limit exposure to direct sunlight or extreme cold during recovery. Results become fully realized within a week. Restylane metabolizes in the body, so follow-up treatments may be necessary.

Restylane Silk

Untouched before & after patient photo provided by the manufacturer. Restylane Silk is a treatment for the lips and the lines around them.  A sure and tell-tale sign of aging is in the lips. The delicate skin around our mouths thins and lips lose shape. Wrinkles form around diminishing lips. Smile lines deepen. Restylane Silk smooths lips and perioral areas while allowing free movement of muscles and expression. Kisses, smiles, frowns, and surprises move, look, and feel natural, not immobile. Smooth Restylane silk injections provides the softest volume and finest details.

Like all Restylane products, Restylane Silk uses non-animal based Hyaluronic acid gel. Although many lip enhancement products flood the market, the only one approved by the FDA is Restylane Silk.

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Who Should Seek Restylane Treatments?

Ideal Restylane candidates crave a rejuvenated look, but they do not want to risk invasive surgical procedures. Restlyane patients are over 21, not pregnant or breast-feeding, have no severe allergies. They also have no auto-immune diseases or bleeding disorders. The treating areas show no irregularities.

What are the Possible Side Effects of Restylane Treatments?

Any treatment comes with possible side-effects. Restylane treatment is no exception. Some rare side-effects associated include swelling, bruising, bleeding, bumps, headache, tenderness, or pain. Few report itching, infection, or hyper-pigmentation. Severe reactions result from injection into a blood vessel. Serious complications could be blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, and permanent scars.