Orange County Restylane
Restylane® offers a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are designed to address the visible signs of aging. Each of these dermal fillers consists of particles, it is the differences in the size of these gel particles that determines the issue a particular Restylane product can address. The larger particles are used for augmentation and deep folds.
A Facial Plastic Surgeon and Expert Dermal Filler Injector in Orange County
Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board certified plastic facial surgeon in Newport Beach, California who uses these revolutionary dermal fillers to address wrinkles and folds, and to add volume to the face.
Besides being a board certified facial plastic surgeon, he is also an expert dermal filler injector: Dr. Sadati’s unique artistic vision and experience have provided him with the insight necessary to give his patients located in and around Orange County with natural-looking, long-lasting results. In addition, Dr. Sadati can use a variety of products to ensure the patient receives optimal results. For example, he may use Restylane Lyft as a mid-face volume enhancer with a layer of Restylane as the top layer when a patient needs more substantial correction.
Restylane Products: What Do They Consist Of?
Restylane was the very first volume and wrinkle correction dermal filler created that consisted of hyaluronic acid gel. This acid naturally exists within the body. Since these products are not derived from humans or animals, such as chickens (eggs) or cows, allergies to these foods and disease transmission are of no concern. These products are made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, which means they are fully biocompatible and safe. Furthermore, allergy testing prior to treatment is not necessary. The size of the hyaluronic acid particles in each of the products determines which issues a specific product is designed to address.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is present throughout the body: It lubricates our joints, provides volume to the skin and is responsible for giving our eyes their shape.
The Restylane Family of Products
The Restylane family of products includes the original Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Defyne®, Restylane Silk® and Restylane Refyne®. These products can address a variety of issues, including fine lines; volume loss beneath the eyes, as well as moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. Furthermore, these dermal fillers can plump up areas of the face that look hollow, fill in scars, add volume to the lips and define an individual’s lip line. The product chosen to use depends on the issues the patient would like to be addressed.
Benefits of Using Dermal Fillers Consisting of Hyaluronic Acid
Unlike neurotoxic proteins like Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®, the results attained with dermal fillers are immediately visible. Another benefit of using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers as opposed to neurotoxic proteins is that the results achieved with these dermal fillers are longer lasting than the results attained with neurotoxic proteins.
The Difference Between Neurotoxic Proteins and Dermal Fillers
Whereas, neurotoxic proteins paralyze the facial muscles that cause the appearance of wrinkles, hyaluronic acid (and collagen dermal fillers) are designed to fill in the lines and wrinkles; thus, adding volume to the face, and diminishing the signs of aging. The results achieved using hyaluronic acid fillers typically lasts from 6 months to a year, which is twice as long as the results attained using collagen fillers. The results achieved with neurotoxic proteins can last from 3 to 6 months.
Typically, neurotoxic proteins are the solution for treatment in areas that do not require additional volume. For example, neurotoxic proteins are a good choice for use on the forehead and brow. Depending on the areas being addressed, a combination of hyaluronic acid fillers and neurotoxic proteins may be used during the same procedure for optimal results.
Facial Rejuvenation in Orange County
Specific issues and the Dermal Fillers used to address them:
- frown lines between the brows (Restylane or Juvederm – but, only after Dysport or Botox Cosmetic);
- crow’s feet (Restylane – but, only after Botox Cosmetic or Dysport);
- nasolabial folds (Juvederm, Refyne, Restylane, Lyft and Defyne);
- smoker’s/lipstick lines (Silk, Refyne, Defyne, Juvederm);
- lip augmentation/enhancement (Silk, Restylane and Juvederm);
- chin augmentation (Restylane Lyft & Voluma);
- varicella (chickenpox) and acne scars (Restylane and Juvederm);
- marionette (smile) lines (Refyne, Defyne, Juvederm);
- cheek augmentation/contouring (Lyft & Voluma );
- vertical lines on the sides of nose, cheeks or forehead (Silk, Refyne, Defyne).
An Initial Consultation at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Orange County
Gallery Of Cosmetic Surgery offers individuals, who are at least 21 years of age, a complimentary cosmetic consultation to help them determine if dermal filler and neurotoxic protein treatments can provide them attain the results they desire.
Patients need to inform our office if they:
- have a laser or chemical treatment scheduled;
- are taking blood thinner medications;
- have a tendency to scar;
- are taking immunosuppressive medication;
- have a skin condition that may be problematic during the procedure;
- are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or thinking about becoming pregnant and/or breastfeeding in the future;
- have a skin injury in areas that will be injected with the dermal filler and/or neurotoxic protein (if applicable); as well as if they
- are allergic to any medications (especially Lidocaine).
Patients who are prone to developing cold sores should tell the office this at their initial consultation. By having this information prior to treatment, we can use an antiviral medication to reduce the possibility of an outbreak following treatment.
Preparing for a Dermal Filler Procedure in Orange County
Prior to their dermal filler procedure, patients need to avoid taking certain medications, vitamins and supplements for at least one week before their treatment. By avoiding these products for at least a week, the amount of bleeding and bruising following the procedure will be minimal.
Products to avoid include:
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);
- blood thinners (only after the patient speaks his or her prescribing physician);
- Vitamin E; and
- St. John’s Wort.
A Dermal Filler Session in Orange County: How Long Will It Take?
Since no pre-test for allergies is required for these products, treatment is carried out immediately. In general, a treatment session lasts about 30 minutes. However, treatment times will vary: The time necessary depends the areas the patient wishes us to address.
A Dermal Filler Procedure in Orange County: What to Expect
Due to the limited amount of pain they experience, the majority of Dr. Sadati’s Orange County dermal filler patients are pleasantly surprised. Although a minimally-invasive procedure is never completely painless, most patients state that the procedure is tolerable and relatively painless, which is most likely because a topical anesthetic is used to numb the skin. In addition, a medication that is designed to numb the internal tissue (Lidocaine) is combined with the dermal fillers. Furthermore, the needle that is used to inject these fillers is very small.
Individuals who are having their lips enhanced typically receive a local anesthetic injection. This injection is necessary because the lips are extremely sensitive, which is why an anesthetic in this area prior to beginning the lip-enhancement procedure.
- Areas to be injected with dermal filler(s)will be located and, if applicable, the neurotoxins.
- Injection site is cleaned and topical anesthetic is applied, which numbs the skin. Thus, easing the patient’s discomfort throughout the process.
- The dermal filler is injected.
- Area is sterilized, directly after completing an injection.
Other Rejuvenation Products That Can Be Injected During the Same Procedure
On many occasions, patients request to have neurotoxic protein injections during the same session as their dermal filler injections. Since these products can be used simultaneously, this request can usually be fulfilled. By using neurotoxic protein and hyaluronic acid injections during the same procedure, patients enjoy a relaxed, smooth, youthful-looking result.
What to Expect Directly After Treatment with Restylane
Immediately following treatment, patients should expect to experience some inflammation and redness. Additionally, an itching sensation or tenderness may be present in the areas that were treated. All of these symptoms are normal and the discomfort associated with these injections is usually gone within a few days.
If a patient had a lip treatment performed, initially, the lips may swell and appear somewhat uneven. These symptoms can persist up to a week.
Precautions Following a Dermal Filler Treatment in Orange County
Following a treatment with dermal fillers and/or neurotoxic proteins, there is virtually no downtime. However, for the initial 48 hours following treatment, patients must not rub or massage the treated areas. Doing so could negatively affect the results attained during the procedure. Patients who had a lip enhancement procedure must avoid puckering their lips for 48 hours after their treatment. Until the inflammation and redness has resolved. In addition, patients should avoid exposing the areas that have been treated to extreme cold or an excessive amount of heat (e.g., sunbathing or sitting in a sauna).
How Soon Will the Results Be Visible?
The results achieved with these dermal fillers are visible immediately; however, the results attained with neurotoxic proteins (e.g., Botox Cosmetic and Dysport) will not be visible for at least 72 hours and the full results may not be visible for up to 7 days.
Why People Choose the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Orange County
Dr. Kevin Sadati has assisted thousands of people with achieving their cosmetic goals. Following treatment, most patients enjoy a renewed confidence. Since Dr. Sadati is dedicated to providing each of his patients with the beautiful, natural-looking results they deserve in conjunction with the highest level of personalized care available in Orange County, he creates treatment plans specifically designed to meet the needs of a particular patient. Thus, delivering the results his patients desire.
If you want to learn more about the numerous facial rejuvenation products available in Orange County, contact us today at (949)706-7776 to take advantage of our complimentary consultation.
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery:359 San Miguel Drive, Suite 110, in Newport Beach, California.