As you grow older, deep lines and folds begin to appear along the contours of your face betraying your age and Restylane® products are cosmetic fillers that replace lost volume and restore a more youthful appearance. Restylane® is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural sugar found in the dermal layer of your skin. HA’s primary function is to provide volume and because of its ability to bind with water up to one thousand times its own volume, HA makes an ideal dermal filler agent. Restylane® was the first cosmetic filler composed of non-animal-based HA and the crystal clear gel in Restylane® is called NASHA™ or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid which is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a respected plastic surgeon and medical director of the Virginia Institute located in Chantilly, Virginia. Dr. V personally performs all dermal filler injections at her state-of-the-art facility so you can rest assured that only a skilled, artistically gifted doctor will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. For cosmetic surgery, Dr. V believes in natural looking results and when you leave The Virginia Institute, you will look refreshed and well rested without anyone knowing you had work done. Since there are so many options for non-surgical facial procedures, during your consultation it is important that you discuss all of your questions, concerns, and expectations with Dr. V. After a thorough examination of your facial structure and skin condition, she will determine the best treatment or combination of treatments and you will discover the superior results all of her patients have come to expect and deserve.
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Benefits of Restylane
Restylane® is used to treat:
- Frown lines (glabellar lines) – lines that run between your eyebrows
- Naso-labial folds (bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (oral commissures) – lines at the side of your mouth
- Worry lines (forehead lines)
- Crow’s feet (periorbital lines)
- Deep smile lines (nasolabial furrows)
- Lip enhancement (plumping of the lips)
The Restylane Procedure
A Restylane® treatment normally takes up to 30 minutes, although time varies depending upon the area or areas being treated. Most people feel completely comfortable resuming their normal routine after their Restylane® treatment. You may experience some temporary puffiness, redness, slight bruising, or tenderness at the site of injection but this subsides quickly. The results of Restylane® will be seen immediately and research shows that for some patients, the effects of Restylane® can last up to one year. In addition to Restylane®’s “plumping” effect under the skin, it also stimulates cells (fibroblasts) to stretch as they did when they were younger and this causes the production of new collagen. Medical scientists theorize that this unique quality contributes to the long-lasting effects most patients enjoy with Restylane®.
At The Virginia Institute, we know that everyone is unique and that is why we treat every patient as an individual. If you are interested in learning more about Restylane® or any other cosmetic procedure we offer, we encourage you to contact us. Dr. V and her professional team will make you feel welcome and help you arrive at a plan that works specifically for you. Please call our office today and let us schedule your consultation—a consultation that will make you proud of the way you look again.
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