Restylane is a dermal filler that can be used to restore lost facial volume, reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, and rejuvenate the appearance of your face. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Elias Gikas offers Restylane treatments in Chicago.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is the first and currently the only dermal filler approved by the FDA that is made of a biodegradable hyaluronic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring substance present in all living organisms and provides fullness and volume to one’s skin. Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic filler, immune to allergic reactions and short life spans due to its unique chemical composition.
What Can Restylane Treat?
Restylane is a dermal filler that is an excellent choice for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Restylane instantly added facial volume to the areas where it is injected.
Restylane is primarily used to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines but is also used for lip augmentation and lip enhancement, to reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth, to modify nasolabial folds (under the nose), to correct eye trough deformities, and for facial contouring of the cheeks and mouth.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane is produced as a clear gel substance and is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin. The hyaluronic-based gel serves to add natural volume and lift to one’s facial skin, resulting in smoother skin and a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
Unlike other dermal fillers, Restylane permeates the dermal tissue and naturally binds to water molecules. Through this process, the modified water molecules assist in achieving and maintaining volume, creating a natural appearance.
Restylane is eventually degraded by the body and dissolves without any residue or trace. The majority of Chicago Restylane patients experience results up to six months, depending on the patient’s age, skin type, and other related factors.
Preparing for Your Restylane Treatment
Ideal candidates for Restylane cosmetic treatments are 18 years of age or older and are in good physical and emotional health. enhancement, not perfection.
The first step will be coming in for your Restylane consultation in Chicago. During your consultation, Dr. Gikas can examine the areas you want to treat to determine the amount of Restylane needed.
Because of its natural composition, Restylane treatments do not require a skin test. Treatments usually take about 20-30 minutes to perform, and treatments are done as in-office treatments. Your face will be cleansed, and the injections will be made. The injection process is not painful, and a topical anesthetic can be applied.
What to Expect After Your Restylane Treatment
There is no downtime required following your Restylane treatment in Chicago. There will be some swelling around the injection sites and some patients may experience some slight bruising. Some results will be visible right away and these results will continue to improve over the next few weeks. Restylane results can last for up to 18 months.
Is Restylane Right for Me?
Desirable candidates have realistic expectations for what Restylane can and cannot do, are mature enough to fully understand what the procedure entails, and are seeking personal
Because of the extremely short amount of time, it takes to perform and the incredible results it has to offer, Restylane cosmetic treatments have dramatically grown in popularity in recent years.
It is essential, however, that prospective patients research and fully understand everything the procedure entails, what Restylane can and cannot treat, inherent risks, and other related topics. Restylane is a positive option for individuals seeking physical improvement without having to undergo a surgical procedure.
Other facial rejuvenation options offered by Dr. Gikas include Chicago Botox and Radiesse injections.
How Much Does Restylane Cost?
Price will be determined by the amount of Restylane needed to address your specific aesthetic concerns. The cost of your Restylane treatment in Chicago and the payment options we accept can be discussed during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Restylane treatments in Chicago and other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Elias Gikas. In addition to facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Gikas is also considered a top Chicago tummy tuck specialist for his ability to create ideal body contours.