Restylane® in San Francisco, CA
Restylane® is a highly popular dermal filler that may be used interchangeably or as a milder alternative to Perlane®, both of which help fill wrinkles in and around the face. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock can help give San Francisco area residents younger-looking, more vibrant skin that lasts for months with a simple Restylane® injection.
What Is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a popular, injectable filler used to treat facial wrinkles and make lips look fuller. Made to mimic hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in your body that provides moisture to your skin, Restylane® provides immediate, natural-looking results. And the results last for a long time: 6-12 months for most people. We use Restylane® and Juvederm® interchangeably in our office.
Restylane® is made of a clear, water-soluble gel that fills wrinkles and depressions in the skin. It is a gentle, safe way to make you look younger and more vibrant. The FDA-approved filler is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the corners of the mouth, the lips, frown lines, and “parentheses” between the nose and mouth. It is also an excellent way to temporarily augment your lips, lasting about six months before it needs repeating.
Dr. Aycock will discuss your options for dealing with wrinkles and lip augmentation. He is a trainer for Botox® Cosmetic and can help you understand the pros and cons of the treatments available on the market today.
Benefits of Restylane®*
Many of our patients who use Restylane® tell us they feel a renewed sense of self-confidence and pride in their appearance. In addition, they also report the following benefits:
- Softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.
- Years taken off their face, resulting in greater self-assurance and an improved self-image.
- Significant improvement of wrinkles in and around the mouth, including folds around the lips, cheeks, and nose area.
How Is Restylane® Administered?
Restylane® is a simple injection that is placed directly into the wrinkle itself. Results are noticeable immediately and can last for several months.
Preparing for Restylane®
You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your treatment. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.
There is little to no downtime associated with a Restylane® injection and many patients are back to performing their daily tasks the same day. You may experience some discomfort at the injection site, which can be minimized by the application of a topical anesthetic.
How Much Does Restylane® Cost?
The cost of Restylane® in San Francisco varies depending on the area being treated. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit®; to help cover the cost of your treatment, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a FREE CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Is Restylane® Right for Me?*
Restylane® may be the ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You are embarrassed by smile lines or “parentheses” around your nose and mouth.
- You would like to decrease the look of wrinkles and fine lines in your face, nose, and mouth.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your treatment procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your treatment.
Additional Injectable Fillers
Restylane® is a popular procedure that takes just minutes, with results lasting six months or more. When you come in for your free consultation at our office, Dr. Aycock will explain the pros and cons of dermal fillers, as well as other procedures that can help improve the look of your skin and soften wrinkles. To learn more, contact us today!
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.