If you’ve noticed that fine lines and wrinkles are starting to alter your appearance, making you look older or more tired, it is possible to smooth out these creases and fill in hollows with the revolutionary dermal filler Restylane. Restylane is the first dermal filler of its kind, using hyaluronic acid to safely and effectively contour and define facial features in order to restore volume and an overall youthful appearance. It is also known as one of the longest lasting wrinkle correctors that provide immediate results and can also be used to plump up the lips for more volume and definition.

If you are considering treating the lines, wrinkles, folds, and hollows of your face, do not wait to contact Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Kory Kitagawa has extensive training and experience with dermal fillers and achieving the best possible results for his patients’ needs and cosmetic goals. 

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What is Restylane?

Restylane is a breakthrough dermal filler that helps effectively combat the signs of aging using injectable hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced in the human body; therefore, assuring that Restylane is safe to use and does not cause adverse side effects. Best of all, Restylane is a soft gel filler that provides natural-looking and feeling results. The filler is designed to smooth away lines and wrinkles by lifting the surface layers of the skin. Restylane is also used as lip injections to create a plump, full appearance.

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What Can Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Treat?

Restylane helps replenish the skin’s appearance by adding volume and elasticity. It has been proven effective in a variety of areas, including:

  • Corners of the mouth
  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Lines around the sides of the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Chin contouring
  • Nose augmentation
  • Border of the lips
  • Lip augmentation

Due to the hyaluronic acid used in Restylane, this dermal filler can also be used to simply revitalize the skin by increasing the elasticity and improving overall health and brilliance. In order to get the best possible results, it is important to schedule any cosmetic treatment with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist who will take the time to discuss your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan that may include other fillers or neuromodulators in addition to Restylane.

What to Expect

Restylane treatments are fairly simple and quick. A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment areas and then the dermal filler is injected directly into the skin with a very fine needle. Most patients describe the injections as feeling more or less painless. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is already produced by the body, there is no need for an allergy test. Depending on the number of injections, the treatment typically takes no more than 30 minutes.

Restylane works almost immediately to add volume and smoothness to the treated areas. As a totally natural, degradable filler, Restylane treatments require “touch ups” over time to maintain the desired fullness. A single treatment can last as long as six months, while some patients experience results that last for as long as a year, particularly with a second treatment.

A Quick Dermal Filler Recovery Experience

As with other dermal fillers and injectable cosmetic treatments, Restylane may cause redness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the treated areas, but these mild side effects typically disappear within one to three days. Patients can comfortably return to their everyday activities immediately after their Restylane appointment. It is safe for patients to cover any visible side effects with makeup until they have vanished.

It is crucial to work with a skilled injector such as Dr. Kitagawa to ensure the most natural-looking results with the least amount of downtime. Dermal filler results are entirely dependent on the technique and skill of the injector. If injected too deeply, for example, Restylane can move to an unwanted location in the tissue. When injected too close to the surface of the skin, Restylane can cause uneven contour. In the event of undesired results, however, it is possible to make minor adjustments within two weeks of the initial injections.

Always consult with a board-certified dermatologist prior to any cosmetic treatment to ensure that you receive experienced, professional care and the best possible results.

Schedule a Dermal Filler Session in Hawaii Today!

If you’re ready to take years off your face and gain the supple, refreshed appearance you’ve always wanted, look no further than Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu. Dr. Kitagawa and his team are highly experienced at helping patients get the beautiful, natural-looking results they want with minimal downtime and side effects. Call (808) 533-4434 now to schedule a consultation to learn whether Restylane is the best option available for your cosmetic goals.

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