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This injectable gel can be used on facial lines and to help give you fuller looking lips. It can be used on moderate to even severe folds, creases and wrinkles found on the face.

Restylane Usage in San Francisco

As we age our faces tend to naturally lose fat. Lines and wrinkles become more noticeable and the elasticity of the skin decreases causing it to stretch and lose volume. Luckily there are cosmetic solutions like injectable fillers Restylane that will work to help diminish any lines or wrinkles you suffer from and restore fullness to your face.

What are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable fillers are used to plump up thin lips, soften lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of depressed scars and much more. They are the perfect way to combat early signs of aging and give patients a more youthful appearance. Restylane is a very precise form of hyaluronic acid that was one of the first injectable fillers to be approved for cosmetic injection by the FDA. It has since been used in millions of procedures.



Restylane is sterile, clear gel that was made in a lab to act like the body’s own acid to help reduce wrinkles in the face. It is the safest of all fillers that are currently on the market since it contains no animal or human DNA and can be used to treat both moderate and severe folds or wrinkles. Depending on what area of your body you want to treat results last from 4 to 6 months. Injectable fillers are not a permanent solution so if you want the results to last you will need to go in for more injections in the future. How often will depend on your medical history, the area you want to be treated and the type of filler you use.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Almost everyone is a good candidate for Restylane since it is non-allergenic. If you want to improve the appearance of facial lines or plump thinning lips these fillers are perfect for you. You should not use Restylane if you are pregnant or bruise easily.

What is the Procedure Like?

The procedure is quick and simple. Dr. Echavez will apply a topical anesthesia that will sit on your skin and numb it making the experience more comfortable and decreasing the chance of any bruising. Once the area is numb the filler is injected in the areas to be treated, which can take between 15 minutes to an hour depending on the area. Results can be seen immediately but the full effect can take a few days to be seen. There is no downtime and many patients head right back to work once it’s over.

Are there any Risks or Side Effects?

The side effects associated with using Restylane as filler are:

  • swelling for up to 72 hours so don’t get an injection if you plan on going out within 48 hours of your procedure
  • redness
  • pain
  • itching
  • tenderness at the injection site
  • discoloration

If they appear, many of these side effects resolve themselves within a couple of days of your procedure.

What is Recovery Like?

Since it is an outpatient procedure that takes a minimal amount of time to perform there is no downtime and many people choose to get the Restylane filler during their lunch break then head right back to their job.

So the next time you look in the mirror and think about the lines or wrinkles that may be bothering you know that there is a safe, quick solution that will have you looking years younger in a matter of minutes.

Related Procedures

Bellafill (formerly Artefill)

Radiesse Filler

Restylane Filler

Voluma Cheek Augmentation

Sculptra Filler

Dysport Wrinkle Reduction

BOTOX & Dysport Injections

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