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Restylane® is a clear gel that contains hyaluronic acid suspended in water molecules. Hyaluronic acid is the same substance that gives volume to youthful facial tissue. It is simply and safely injected during a short session with Dr. Charles Perry, our experienced plastic surgeon, and requires minimal or no downtime.

Once injected, this non-surgical cosmetic enhancement maintains its shape by binding to your body’s natural moisture. However, results do not last forever, as Restylane® is gradually absorbed by the body over a period of about six months. Touch-ups every six months will maintain your new look

Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane®?

Restylane® is ideal for those wishing to improve their facial contours, minimize creases, or augment their lips. As long as you are over 18, are of stable mental and physical health, and have a good understanding regarding the limitations of Restylane®, you are a good candidate for this treatment.

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Things to Consider Before Undergoing Restylane® Injections

Restylane® may be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic

By combining these two products, facial hollowness and diminished lip volume can be addressed at the same time as fine lines.

Results last up to six months

For this reason, we encourage patients to schedule follow-up appointments at the time of the initial treatment.

Restylane® is hypoallergenic

Because Restylane® does not contain animal proteins, the risk of allergic reactions is low, and no skin test is required prior to treatment as with other dermal fillers.

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How Is Restylane® Injected?

Restylane® injections at our Roseville-area office are simple and quick. Typically, each session lasts 20 to 30 minutes. Your surgeon may numb the area with a local or topical anesthetic before injecting the Restylane®, which appears as a clear gel. Restylane® yields immediate results, and you will be free to resume your normal activities after treatment.

What Risks Could Occur with Restylane®?

Complications related to Restylane® are all related to the injection of the product, rather than the product itself. Risks of Restylane® injections include:


Redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and moderate pain may occur after treatment. These effects will disappear within a few days.

Disappointing or unnatural result

Especially when Restylane® is used to augment the lips, the product can yield an unnatural, asymmetrical, or otherwise disappointing result.

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Complete Pre- and Post-treatment Instructions for Restylane® Patients

Dr. Perry has prepared this comprehensive list of instructions for you to follow before and after you undergo Restylane® injections. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the instructions far in advance of your appointment and print them out to reference after undergoing Restylane® treatments.

Restylane® Instructions (printer-friendly)

Post Restylane® Instructions (printer-friendly)

Hyluronic Consent Form (printer-friendly)

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To learn more about Restylane®, or to schedule a consultation at our practice, please contact us today.

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