What is Restylane?

Dr. Shermak is pleased to offer her Maryland patients a safe, non-surgical way to curb the telltale signs of aging that mar the appearance and lower self-confidence. Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler that relies on the power of hyaluronic acid to moisturize, volumize and rejuvenate tired-looking skin for a more youthful aesthetic.

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.

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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

  • 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.

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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.

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