There are many people who want to experience the powerful benefits of cosmetic facial enhancements without the commitment that cosmetic facial surgery requires. Dermal injectables may be the answer. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane® is a popular injectable product with Augusta and Evans, Georgia-area patients at the Georgia Center. These and other injectables have changed the face of cosmetic facial enhancement: they offer effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions, with unparalleled comfort and convenience.
Restylane® Injections at our Augusta and Evans, Georgia-area practice, are a gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. This gel can be injected into facial lines and wrinkles that develop as the skin ages, filling them to leave the skin appearing smoother and more youthful. It can also be used to augment the lips, the cheeks, and many other areas on the face.
The benefits of Restylane®, though long-lasting, are temporary, making it an ideal option for someone who wants to experience the benefits of a cosmetic treatment without making a permanent commitment. In addition, Restylane® has a unique advantage: as the body breaks it down and absorbs it, hyaluronic acid moisturizes the skin and actually improves its texture.
Because hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the human body, Restylane® is an extremely safe product. Allergic reactions and other adverse affects are very rare. However, those who are allergic to bacterial proteins should choose another option. Please contact our cosmetic surgery practice to schedule a consultation for Restylane®.
Above all, Restylane® injections are quick and convenient. After applying a regional anesthetic, Dr. Achih H. Chen will carefully fill wrinkles and lines in the face with Restylane® at our comfortable clinic serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia. At this point, treatment is complete and patients are free to go home. The entire procedure rarely takes more than an hour and is usually much shorter. Most patients describe the Restylane® procedure as painless.
Because it is not a surgical procedure, Restylane® injections have very few side effects and a short recovery time. Patients may experience some slight redness or swelling in the treated area immediately after the procedure, but this almost always fades within a few days. Serious side effects are extremely rare.