Restylane® in Los Altos, CA
Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, which helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines, and may slow down the process of aging in your face by helping your skin retain more moisture. At Mittelman Plastic Surgery in Los Altos,board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, and his team have assisted hundreds of patients in San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California to gain an advantage over aging with Restylane®.
What Is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance that absorbs water and binds with it, helping skin remain hydrated and leading to a smoother, younger-looking appearance. During the natural course of aging, the skin decreases its production of HA and starts to lose vital hydration that is essential to its smoothness, plumpness, and radiance. Without adequate hydration, skin becomes lax and thin, and its underlying support structure collapses, causing folds, wrinkles, creases and lines in the skin. Restylane® restores the skin’s supply of HA, supporting increased hydration in the layers beneath the surface of the skin that plumps up the skin, improving its volume and reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, creases and folds.
The Restylane® family of injectable dermal fillers is made from clear gels containing HA, and each product is designed to mimic the HA that is naturally produced by your own body while adding volume and contour to specific problem areas on your face.
Benefits of Restylane®
Dr. Mittelman may recommend Restylane® as an alternative to plastic surgery, or in combination with surgery. Some of the benefits provided by Restylane® include:
- A safe and simple treatment that takes only 15 minutes to one hour
- No downtime or recovery period is required when Restylane® is used on its own
- Made from natural ingredients not derived from animals
- Fully biocompatible
- Minimal risk of allergic reaction
- The body absorbs the product gradually, so results appear gradually and naturally
- Results may last up to one year
Who Is a Good Candidate for Restylane®?
Restylane® is safe for use by almost anyone who wishes to enhance the volume and contours of their face and increase hydration in their skin to naturally and gradually achieve a younger appearance. Dr. Mittelman may recommend Restylane® to treat the following conditions:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown and laugh lines
- Perioral rhytids (smoker’s lines above the upper lip)
- Nasolabial folds
- Loss of volume in the cheeks
- Sagging around the eyes
- Marionette lines
- Sagging skin around the mouth
- Sagging skin around the jaw or chin
How Should I Prepare For Restylane®?
Restylane® is FDA-approved and has been used safely by doctors all over the world in over 10 million treatments. Although Restylane® consists of natural, biocompatible ingredients and allergic reactions are rare, please notify Dr. Mittelman prior to treatment if you have a history of allergic reactions or any ongoing health problems. Also, inform Dr. Mittelman if you’ve recently had any other injections or if you’re currently taking any medications or supplements. You may have to postpone treatment if you have an active infection, rash, acne, cold sore, inflammation or skin irritation.
How Is Restylane® Administered?
Dr. Mittelman will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to reduce the possibility of discomfort. He will then inject the Restylane® gel directly into your skin with an ultrafine needle. You will see some results immediately after the procedure, but the beauty of HA-based fillers is that results become more apparent over time. Results from a Restylane® treatment typically last between 10 and 12 months.
How Much Do Restylane® Treatments Cost In San Jose?
While most health insurance carriers do not cover this or other elective cosmetic procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides several methods of payment, including personal check, cash or credit card, as well as flexible financing.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on Restylane® or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today.We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.