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Restylane®

Improve Static Wrinkles And Folds With Injectable Fillers In Westfield, Nj

Burnett Plastic Surgery provides FDA-approved Restylane® in Westfield, NJ, for patients who want to address facial lines and other signs of volume loss on the cheeks. As we get older, chemical changes occur in the skin, causing it to produce less of an important protein called collagen.

Since collagen helps the skin to maintain its strength and elasticity, losing it can cause creases to form. Creases related to volume loss are known as static wrinkles, because they are visible while the face is moving and when it is at rest. Collagen loss can also cause the cheeks to "hollow out" and the lips to become thinner. Restylane® can help with all of these changes and more.

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Get in touch with Westfield's Burnett Plastic Surgery today to find out more about Restylane® in NJ. Call (908) 233-0200 or send a message online.

Restylane® Basics

Restylane® is the name of a collection of soft, clear, injectable gels designed for treating signs of aging related to volume loss.

Although Restylane® serves as a replacement for the collagen and fat that diminishes in your skin over time, the line of fillers made by Galderma contain hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that's found in all living organisms. This moisture-loving molecule pulls in water, helping to keep your skin supple and smooth. As collagen production slows in the skin, hyaluronic acid generation slows as well, contributing to signs of aging.

The HA in Restylane® is an artificial version of the same hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in the connective tissues of your body.

Types Of Restylane® Fillers

There are several different types of Restylane® fillers, with each formulation intended for a different purpose. The area where the filler is injected into the face, the depth the filler is injected into the skin, and the longevity of the results varies depending on which type of filler is being used. Each of the fillers is designed to correct a specific concern.

Restylane® Lyft

Lyft has a larger particle size and is ideal for improving the volume and structure of the cheeks. It can also be used for minimizing moderate to severe facial folds and addressing volume loss on the backs of the hands.

Restylane® Silk

Silk is a filler with a smaller particle size. This very precise, smooth, and light filler is best for fine lines, such as wrinkles around the mouth, as well as for enhancing the lips.

Meet Our Nurse Injector
Mukta Rane, RN, BSN, BSN-BC

Educated at The College of New Jersey, with a BA of Science and a Major in Nursing, Mukta Rane brings her passion for beauty, perfectionism and precision to Burnett Plastic Surgery. Both Dr. Carlos Burnett and Mukta Rane provide top-quality injectables to their patients.

Mukta Rane, RN, BSN, BSN-BC

Restylane® Refyne And Defyne

These fillers both are designed to correct facial wrinkles. Refyne is commonly used for nasolabial folds, while Defyne corrects wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

Restylane® Kysse

This filler adds natural-looking plumpness to the lips to enhance their size and give them a fuller, better-defined shape.

Restylane® Injection Details

Facial fillers like Restylane® are in-office treatments. Dr. Carlos Burnett and Nurse Injector Mukta Rane both emphasize starting any treatment session by going over your medical history and examining the areas you want to treat.

You will need to avoid taking blood thinners and certain herbal supplements for several weeks prior to your appointment (if it is safe to do so), since they increase the risk of bruising and bleeding from injectable treatments.

The injections themselves are typically well tolerated, but patients can request topical numbing agents, icing, or anesthetic injections to help them feel more comfortable during their injection session.

Each session lasts less than an hour. Patients can go home afterward and resume their normal activities.

Patients will notice improvements to their skin right away after having Restylane® injections. The filler gives the skin a plumper, more youthful appearance visible as soon as the gel is administered.

Common temporary side effects include bruising, swelling, bleeding, lumps, itching, headache, and redness. Since Restylane® is not derived from animal sources, there is a significantly lower risk of allergic reactions from patients.

Expect results to last for six to 18 months or longer, depending on which specific filler is used and where it is injected.

What Are Some Complementary Or Alternative Options To Restylane®?

Burnett Plastic Surgery also offers the hyaluronic acid-based Juvederm® family of dermal fillers for smoothing creases and restoring facial volume.

Botulinum toxin type A injections with BOTOX® are designed to address wrinkles that are caused by busy facial muscles used repeatedly during facial expressions, such as frowning and smiling.

Chemical peels are a resurfacing treatment that can help to improve the general tone and texture of the skin by using a solution that removes dead and damaged skin cells on the outer layer.

Patients who want more dramatic results than possible with non-invasive options may consider surgery, such as a facelift.

Burnett Plastic Surgery

For more information about facial fillers like Restylane® in NJ, give Westfield's Burnett Plastic Surgery a call today at (908) 233-0200 or send a message online to request a consultation.