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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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