Restylane Frequently Asked Questions
Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andre Y. Levesque offers a wide range of filler injections to help correct signs of aging, addressing lost volume, lines, and wrinkles. Restylane is one of the most popular brands of injectable dermal fillers because it treats many concerns with different formulas for results that last. It is made with a synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid (HA), giving the skin a natural, softer look that is more supple and full. A personal treatment plan can correct mild to severe facial lines and wrinkles, as well as add volume to the cheeks and lips. Levesque Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX carries many Restylane injectables, including:
- Restylane: Corrects facial wrinkles and folds
- Restylane Defyne: Treats moderate to severe smile and laugh lines
- Restylane Lyft: Adds volume and lift in the cheeks
- Restylane Refyne: Treats light to moderate smile and laugh lines
- Restylane Silk: Creates volume in the lips and corrects vertical lip lines
Restylane Procedure Technique
Restylane dermal fillers are great for any person over the age of 21 who would like to refresh their appearance. Since it has several formulas, your treatment plan will be personalized to meet your needs and concerns. Restylane can help you address the initial signs of aging (like fine facial lines) or increase the volume in your lips and cheeks. It can also treat severe wrinkles, like laugh lines, frown lines, Crow's feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and more. Certain formulas have the anesthetic lidocaine, so you should disclose any known allergies during your consultation with Dr. Levesque to avoid a reaction.
"I went to Dr. Levesque for some liposuction on the hard to lose areas of my thighs and flanks. He made sure my expectations were realistic and exactly what he could and couldn't do. He was very detailed in describing the procedure and very patient with questions. It is very obvious he truly cares about his patients and won't just do any procedure a patient wants, but will do what he can to ensure the patient will be happy with the results. For example, I wanted lipo on my rear end. Alot of it. He told me that if he did too much, I would get saggy and explained clearly why what I wanted wasn't a good idea. Other plastic surgeons might have just done it anyway. I felt extremely comfortable with him and trusted him completely. I'm very glad I did! I am extremely happy with my results and would never hesitate to do another procedure with him."- J.H. / Google / May 10, 2019
"Lipo Arms, Upper back, bra rolls, upper chest,abdomen,inner thighs - I've had some lipo done before which had a positive impact on my actual body shape( lower ab/ flanks). I lose and gain weight often due to depression so i've been working on it. This time, when I gained weight it looks went to my upper body is a serious way. Also i've gained visceral fat in my upper abdomen that can only be reduced by diet and exercise, so that's my current task . In the meantime , i've grown tired or this heavier weight up top so i've been researching doctors for a few months around Texas. I also had consults with surgeons in Atlanta and Miami . I was attracted to those flashier doctors at first because they do really aggressive lipo and I feel like I need aggressive especially since i've had some lipo before. That means there will be scar tissue in some areas that will be tougher to maneuver. I'm not interested in a BBL or fat transfer. I'm never going to be a skinny person nor am I gym rat often enough to build and maintain a 6 pack and perfect toned arms and legs. I'm not saying it's impossible but it is improbable. I'm realistic about my expectations with lipo so I know that once this procedure is done , i still have work to do in order to get the upper abs to flatten. In any case , I decided against the Miami doctors because I saw a lot of stories online about women dying on the operating table from various missteps of the surgeons. Of course I know not all Miami doctors are bad but I saw enough. The Miami price are very cheap and tempting. I saw a lot of reviews about women saying they felt like they were in an assembly line and the doctors just rush and bring people in and out. I wanted to save money but not for that much additional risk . Elective surgery is a risk all together-but why add on more risk unnecessarily. So I started to look at smaller boutique surgery centers and found several in my own city which is Austin Texas. From start to finish I had 8 consults. I decided on Dr. Levesque here in Austin and he has a fairly small operation with privileges at a local surgery center. He offers liposuction under general or local- depending on how much work you want and if you want to be fully under . I felt a great vibe from the staff and the prices were fair and I was able to choose general because I didn't want local based on a prior scary experience with a bad doctor. I know i'm the type who needs to just be put under. Of course there are extra costs to go to the surgery center and for an anesthesiologist. Small price to pay for my sanity and surgeons can be more aggressive while you're under and the results tend to be better . The downside( in my opinion) is that the recovery is harder when you go under general because the doctor can just go to town on you pretty forcefully so you're sore. My surgery is tomorrow- May 15th. I'm nervous but I've been in this process before so i'm fully prepared , lol or I think I am. I'm getting lipo to my back, arms, bra roll, inner thighs and some touch up on the abs."- T. / RealSelf / May 15, 2020
"Helen, Dr. Levesque, Holly take the time to listen and respect your concerns. They are conservative with the treatment services and provide their time to consult and truly respect the patient concerns. I have recommend Levesque Plastic Surgery to several friends and family and will continue to do so without hesitation."- B.C. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
"Dr. Levesque is a kind, caring, calm surgeon. I went to him for a rhinoplasty (open approach with osteotomy as well as tip refinement) and cannot express enough thanks for the effortless experience - consultation to post-op. I was able to communication directly with Dr. Levesque whenever I had a concern or question, both pre and post op. I am in disbelief I felt fully recovered after only 3 days post-op and ready to go back to work. I had minimal pain for 3 days post op then switched to NSAIDs, as needed. There was some bruising, which I covered up with makeup. His longtime assistant Helen Klingensmith does my botox and dermal procedures. She is so cheerful, and great at finding the best prices for you!"- E. / Google / Dec 26, 2019
"Love this Doctor and his staff. After being hit by a drunk driver my right hand/wrist had some major repairs that needed to be done. Dr. Levesque walked me through the entire procedure, how/why, and answered any questions I had while I laid in the ER. Knowing and seeing that I was upset that I needed surgery he calmly explained reassured me that my hand wouldn't be "gone". I had 2 pins taken out of my wrist after a few weeks. That's not a "no pain" procedure. He did his best to be gentle and quick. Every time I've been to his office for follow ups he never rushes me, takes time to talk about life in general, always wants to make sure I'm happy with the results, and explains to me different options for the future. Thank you for everything."- J.H. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane treatments take place inside of our office at Levesque Plastic Surgery. A numbing cream can be applied for increased patient comfort if desired. The filler is injected into your skin through a fine-gauge needle, then massaged so it fills the necessary areas. Multiple injections will be performed followed by a cold, gentle compress to reduce swelling. Each Restylane filler is administered with the same technique but throughout different areas of the face based on your specific needs and cosmetic goals.
What to Expect with Restylane®
When your Restylane treatment is finished, you can return to your normal activities. Your recovery period will depend on what is being treated, so talk to Dr. Levesque about what you can expect. The injection sites will appear slightly red and swollen, but this typically goes away within a day. Bruising may occur, but this can usually be concealed with makeup. It is recommended that you avoid any strenuous activity for a day, and you should sleep upright for at least one night. Most patients will see some improvements immediately after the procedure, but it usually takes 1 – 2 weeks before the final results appear. Restylane treatments typically last around a year depending on the exact product used.
Restylane Ideal Candidates
How much does Restylane cost?
Your cost for Restylane injections will vary based on many factors, including which formula is used, which area(s) is being treated, how much filler is needed, and more. During your consultation, Dr. Levesque will listen to your goals before developing your personalized Restylane treatment plan. From there, your cost can be estimated and payment options will be discussed.
What is Restylane most commonly used for?
Restylane has many products that are each designed to make you look refreshed and natural. During your consultation, Dr. Levesque can explain the different formulas to help you determine which most adequately suits your goals. Restylane Lyft, Defyne, and Refyne correct mild to deep facial folds and wrinkles. Restylane Silk and Lyft add volume to the cheeks and lips.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
Typically, Restylane injections can last between 6 – 18 months. This will vary depending on which Restylane formula is used, where it is injected, and other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Levesque will create your injection plan, which will include how often you should schedule appointments for treatments to maintain your results.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
You may feel mild discomfort during the procedure. Prior to your treatment, a numbing cream can be applied to help minimize your discomfort. After the treatment, a cold compress will be applied to reduce swelling and bruising.
Will I look fake after Restylane?
Dermal fillers, when performed by a trained injector, can produce gorgeous results. Every Restylane filler is designed to look natural. Levesque Plastic Surgery is proud to perform Restylane treatments that can help you look naturally rejuvenated and refreshed.
Rejuvenate your face with a simple and easy cosmetic procedure. Restylane is a popular treatment at Levesque Plastic Surgery, whether it is used for filling in lines and wrinkles or adding volume to create a softer, radiant complexion. Call our Austin, TX office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andre Y. Levesque to learn more about Restylane and other available injectables.