410-324-6592 Menu

The Science behind Restylane

Hyaluronic acid is a unique compound found naturally in the human body. It replenishes the skin’s molecules, plumping them and giving them a resilient glow. Because hyaluronic acid is biocompatible, most clients find there is no allergic reaction to Restylane injections whatsoever.

Benefits of Restylane at a glace:

  • Safe, non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Treats laugh and frown lines, lip thinness, folds and wrinkles
  • Long-lasting results for up to 9 months
  • Hypoallergenic

The most common areas that Restylane targets are:

  • The space between the eyebrows
  • The edges of the lips
  • The jowls
  • The nasolabial folds
  • The lines around the mouth

What can I expect from treatment?

The Restylane procedure typically lasts about 30 minutes. You can elect to have it performed over your lunch break, it is that quick and easy. After numbing your skin to your comfort level, the doctor will create a facial map of the points to target, and then will administer the tiny, painless needles.

After the injections, some clients may experience redness, swelling or tenderness. These symptoms are only temporary and will generally abate within 24 to 48 hours. Dr. Shermak recommends keeping an ice pack on the treatment sites for around 20 minutes after your procedure to reduce swelling. You can also take advantage of Arnica pills to minimize bruising.

How long do Restylane results last?

Baltimore surgeon Dr. Shermak finds that results with Restylane tend to last between six and nine months on average. This will vary from patient to patient. With repeated visits and careful monitoring, you may be able to extend your positive Restylane outcomes to 18 months. Follow up with the doctor is an important component of recovery either way.

How can I achieve more comprehensive changes?

While Restylane can help combat many of the worst flaws brought on by the aging process, there are some issues it cannot address, such as facial hollowing or a double chin. For this reason, Dr. Shermak often recommends a combination treatment that may include Sculptra, BOTOX, Radiesse and Kybella. By employing the benefits of multiple injectables, Dr. Shermak can create a more total non-invasive facial transformation that will take years off your perceived age, and all without the lengthy downtimes and higher risks associated with surgery.

How do I get started?

If you think that Restylane might be right for your aesthetic goals, please contact our Baltimore, Maryland offices today to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Shermak.

During this initial session she will answer all your questions in depth, examine your face, and create a customized plan of action for improving your appearance. You may also take a look at our online library of before and after photography to get a better idea of the fabulous results that are possible with dermal fillers.

1304 Bellona Avenue, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Dr. Michele Shermak offers some of the top cosmetic procedures Baltimore, MD has to offer
including Baltimore breast augmentation & liposuction

®Michele Shermak Plastic Surgery. All rights reserved.
Baltimore Web Design & Internet Marketing by Studio III

We are open for all services!

View Update Virtual Consultation

We are officially open, thanks to Governor Hogan!

We welcome new patients and are looking forward to performing elective surgical procedures, starting the week of May 11.

This is a new day, with new safety protocols. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and respect the continued risk COVID-19 presents. For this reason, we will be instituting the following protocols:

  • We will have Sandy stationed at our entryway with sterilizer and a COVID-19 survey for our new patients to fill out. Sandy will also check your temperature and collect your paperwork at the door – our medical intake form can be filled out prior to your coming to the office, or you can fill it out after you arrive.
  • Please bring a mask for any in-office visits. If you are coming for surgery, please bring a paper mask if you have one. For any other visits, cloth masks or paper masks are fine.
  • We need any patient waiting to be seen to wait in your car until we can safely accommodate you in an exam room. We need to respect social distancing and are spacing our patients out to assure safety.
  • We can only allow the patient to come in to the office for examination. Friends or family will need to wait outside the office.
  • For those assisting our postoperative patients on the day of surgery: we ask that you kindly wait in your car and we will call you in to discuss postoperative instructions.
  • I am continuing to schedule Virtual Consultations which is exciting and new! Check out my Resources section or header at drshermak.com to get started!

I look forward to seeing you soon!


As of July 1st, the staff members at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland will no longer routinely be wearing masks following the state guidelines per Governor Hogan.

All of our staff members are vaccinated.

If any patient would prefer that the medical staff member caring for them wear a mask, please let us know and we will gladly do so.

We treat patients with compormised immune systems and we need to be respectful of their needs.

We are asking patients who are not fully vaccinated to please wear masks while in our office so that we may continue to safely accomodate our patients with weakened immune systems.

Thank you!

Virtual Consultation