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 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
"I had a dog bite that resulted in a 3 sided laceration to my lower lip and a puncture wound on my chin that needed to be repaired. Dr. Levesque did such a wonderful job that even though I'm only a week out it's not even noticeable. I am so lucky he was on call. I would 100% see him again for other elective procedures. Thank you!"- M.R. / Yelp / Sep 09, 2019
"What a joy to work with Helen Klingensmith! Helen has been my preferred provider for Dysport for many years and I’m so pleased to be connected with her through Levesque Plastic Surgery. Her bedside manner is unprecedented...she is very thorough and always explains what to expect and is very compassionate. Her technique is unrivaled — I have NEVER even had so much as a pinpoint bruise. I highly respect Helen and recommend her without hesitation."- G.R. / Google / Jul 12, 2019
"Dr. Levesque and his staff are the best you will ever find, as health care professionals and as people. I will miss visiting with them, now that the jaw reconstruction is complete."- M.M. / Yelp / Jul 09, 2019
"I am so excited I saw Helen Klingensmith today! I am very picky about who touches my face and I haven’t seen anyone since Helen left Devenir Aesthetics. So I was ecstatic to learn she joined Dr. Andre Levesque’s plastic surgery office and I just got back from having Botox. As always, Helen was amazing. It didn’t hurt one bit (and I am not a fan of needles), always double checked where she was injecting and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I am super excited to get rid of these wrinkles again! Thank you Helen – you are the best ever!"- J.K. / Google / May 29, 2019
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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
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.