The use of dermal fillers like Restylane® has made plastic surgery more popular than ever. In Virginia, Restylane® injections are one of the special favorites of plastic surgeon Dr. Marefat, who has been using this product with success for years. Patients who have used this product fall in love with it and keep coming back for more injections.
Restylane® is a long-lasting dermal filler that is made of hyaluronic acid. Restylane® and Perlane® (another similar product made by the same manufacturer as Restylane®) work by replacing the lost volume and fullness of the skin. When the fullness and volume of the skin are restored, the wrinkles and fine lines of the face are removed. Areas such as laugh lines in the corners of the eyes or the lines going from the nose to the lips (nasolabial folds) are some of the common areas these products have been used.
Restylane® and Perlane® are used with equal success for fighting lines and wrinkles. Perlane® has slightly larger gel particle size and is used in deeper planes, such as nasolabial folds. Your doctor can tell you which product you should use to get the best result.
Both Restylane® and Perlane® are long-lasting. Restylane® has been known to last as long as 6 months, and Perlane® lasts approximately 6 months. Generally speaking, the longevity of the effect depends on the area of injection. In certain sites, these products tend to last longer.
Both Restylane® and Perlane® are FDA-approved. Restylane® has been used in more than a million patients and is available in more than 70 countries worldwide. It is the most tested dermal filler in the world. Both Restylane® and Perlane® are extremely safe products. No pretesting is required, and the incidence of adverse reactions is very low.
Both Restylane® and Perlane® are injected with fine-gauge needles in the skin. Once the product has been injected, it helps retain fluid and provide volume in the dermis. This reduces the wrinkle depth and may completely eliminate more superficial lines. After several months, the body breaks down the hyaluronic acid, and the effects of this medicine subside.
You may experience minor discomfort with these injections, but Dr. Marefat may elect to give you local numbing medication to lessen the discomfort.
The costs of Restylane® and Perlane® are calculated according to the number of syringes needed to achieve the results you are seeking.
Dr. Marefat and the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss Restylane® in Virginia. Schedule an appointment online or call one of our locations at 703-516-7600 (Arlington area) or at 703-560-9583 (Woodbridge).
Dr. Marefat offers a number of financial assistance programs and payment programs to cover the cost of Restylane® in Virginia. Please visit the patient financing section of our website for more details or ask the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery about these options so that you can get started with Restylane® in Virginia today.