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Restylane in Worcester

The Restylane product line represents a cutting-edge soft tissue filler used daily by Dr. Fechner and his experienced staff. The various formulations of Restylane allow Dr. Fechner to improve many facial flaws, from fine lines on the upper lips to areas of significant volume loss. Dr. Fechner uses this state-of-the-art injectable to restore volume to the lips, cheeks, and jawline. Especially suited for the delicate areas around the eyes, Dr. Fechner uses Restylane daily for filling of tear-trough grooves underneath the eyes that contribute to bothersome dark circles.

Dr. Fechner started to use Restylane more than 15 years ago and finds Restylane to be of excellent value today as years ago. Over the years, he has successfully performed thousands of Restylane dermal filler treatments for his patients. Restylane has been FDA-approved as a safe and effective dermal filler since 1996. It is currently used worldwide and represents arguably the safest and most popular filler.

Dr. Fechner Uses Restylane for Whole-Face Enhancements

Good candidates for Restylane injections are both, men and women of all ages and skin types. Dr. Fechner feels that the goals for every injectable filler treatment include a soft, natural facial volume without unbalanced grooves, folds or wrinkles. Before any Restylane injection, Dr. Fechner will examine your face in a private treatment room. Using a mirror, he will learn about your concerns, explain his findings and discuss with you options for treatment.

The Restylane injection treatment with Dr. Fechner normally takes 10 to 30 minutes. As an expert in filler face contouring, Dr. Fechner will place the injectable Restylane beneath the top layer of skin using a thin blunt cannula. The meticulous technique will allow Dr. Frank Fechner to provide such a treatment with minimal discomfort or pain.

Although Restylane injections are not considered painful, patients may note minor discomfort with pinching, pressure or stinging sensation. For best patient comfort, Dr. Fechner will use strategic nerve blocks for the lips to make this otherwise more uncomfortable treatment painless.

There is no downtime required after your Restylane injection and you can resume work, school and social activities the same day. You may experience mild side effects including puffiness and potentially minor bruising. Makeup can be used to camouflage any imperfections. Some patients may prefer to wait for their skin discoloration to have dissipated (one to three days) before returning to the workplace. Dr. Fechner recommends skipping strenuous exercise for 12 hours after the injection of Restylane. In addition, you do not want to engage in pressure massage to the treated facial area for 3 days.

What is Restylane Made of?

Restylane is a HA (hyaluronic acid) gel dermal filler that has been approved by the FDA more than 20 years ago. Because of its soft and pliable nature, Dr. Fechner uses Restylane to improve anything from fine lines to deep crevices on the face, acne scars and areas of volume loss. Dr. Fechner likes the characteristics of Restylane to improve lip contours as well as the upper and lower eye area.

Candidacy for Restylane Treatment

Before your treatment, Dr. Fechner and his staff will ensure that you are in reasonable health for your treatment. It is important that you have realistic expectations about what Restylane injections can do for you and where limitations lie. If you are hoping to improve skin lines, deep crevices, acne scars, or areas of volume loss, you may be a good candidate. Dr. Fechner treats women and men of all ethnicities. You want to ensure that you thoroughly understand the injectable treatment process before committing to Restylane filler injections.

How is the Restylane Injection Performed?

All Restylane injections will be performed in our state-of-the-art cosmetic clinic in Worcester, MA. Dr. Fechner performs these treatments with expert hand keeping the patient’s comfort in mind. Local anesthetics are routinely combined with these injections.

For most filler injections, Dr. Fechner prefers to avoid sharp needles; rather, he uses blunt, skinny cannulas for increased patient comfort and less bruising and swelling. The whole treatment usually takes 10 to 15 minutes; if the Q-Lift whole face rejuvenation is performed, you have to allow 20 to 30 minutes for completion of the injections.

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Which Different Restylane Products Does Dr. Fechner Use?

Restylane has been manufactured in various different formulations. The science behind various fillers, their theoretical features and the technology how they were produced in the laboratory can be quite confusing to both, patients and doctors alike.

After injection, Dr. Fechner’s patients rarely care if the product was manufactured using NASHA technology or XpresHAn technology. Rather, the natural look, feel and longevity are important. In Dr. Fechner’s experience, all Restylane products are similarly safe.

Restylane

represents the go-to product for Dr. Fechner – especially for delicate areas such as under-eyes, eyelids and lips. The natural feel associated with excellent durability makes Restylane an extremely effective and versatile soft tissue filler. In addition, we like Restylane in areas of the face where the skin is soft and mobility is of importance.

Restylane Lyft

is thicker with microscopic gel particles that are larger than what is found in Restylane. Therefore, Dr. Fechner likes Restylane Lift for facial parts where support is importance and changes of the facial change are desirable. Therefore, we use Restylane lift commonly for cheekbone and chin enhancements as well as non-surgical chin augmentation. In addition, Restylane Lyft is Dr. Fechner’s filler of choice for non-surgical liquid rhinoplasty.

Restylane Silk

is the thinnest of the group because the tiny gel particles are very small. The product is significantly less viscous and well-positioned for correction of small skin creases and delicate little treatments. Dr. Fechner relies on Restylane Silk in rare situations, for instance when a patient is requesting additional touch up of small imperfections. Longevity of Restylane Silk may be surpassed by Restylane and Restylane Lyft.

Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne

are closest related to Restylane. Technologically, these two products differ in the amount of cross-linking provided between the hyaluronic acid molecules: Defyne has more cross links, is more supportive and therefore provides tighter control of deeper grooves. Refyne is more flexible and chosen for less prominent fold and creases. Both, Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne have been produced using XpresHAn Technology™ to modulate their exact biochemical structure. Dr. Fechner stresses that despite all technological detail, it is the doctor’s experience, meticulous technique and aesthetic understanding that will take these filler tools and put it to best use for his patients.

After Restylane Treatments

Just like any injectable treatment, minor pinkness, puffiness or spot bruising may develop also after the Restylane Injections. Some people are more prone to bruise or may take blood-thinning agents such as Aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E or fish oil. For these patients, above-normal bruising may be observed. Aside from refraining to exercise vigorously for 12 hours after the treatment, there are no further restrictions after Restylane injections. You may return to work right after the treatment. Longevity in the normal patient is routinely six months or longer. Some patients are still quite happy after a few years.

What are the Risks and Complications Associated with Dermal Fillers?

In Dr. Fechner’s practice, Restylane has been an extremely safe and well tolerated injectable soft tissue filler for his patients. Few significant risks exist in addition to normal, usually mild side effects. These more common occurrences include swelling, redness, bruising. For the first few days, you may also feel like that the there is too much volume (i.e., lips) because of the temporary puffiness.

Of course, this will settle over a few days. Complications associated with this FDA approved injectable filler are similar to other fillers in this class and include rare headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea, muscle weakness, infections, vision impairment and pain at the injection site.

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428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO FECHNER MD!

On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE?

As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective face shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.

 

WHEN WILL FECHNER MD PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDICAL SPA OPEN?

Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT FECHNER MD?

  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
  • Please leave your coat and personal belongings in your car.
  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
  • Please wear your mask prior to entering the building and throughout your appointment. Should your mask need to be removed for treatment, your provider will let you know when to safely remove it.
  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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