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Restylane in
San Diego & La Jolla

Restylane is a reliable FDA approved filler composed of pure hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity.

There are many factors that contribute to skin aging, one of which is a loss of hyaluronic acid. As a result, your skin can begin to develop wrinkles and folds. Restylane works immediately by replacing lost volume to smooth away facial wrinkles.

Restylane Regimen

The Restylane Regimen is a treatment plan that involves receiving full correction at your initial treatment and a follow-up “refresh your look” treatment at four-and-a-half to nine months. On average, only half the amount of Restylane used at the initial treatment was needed to achieve full correction at the follow-up treatment. Just one follow-up treatment can help refresh the immediate improvements of your initial treatment for up to 18 months.

What Does Restylane Treat?

  • Laugh Lines
  • Marionette Lines
  • Lipstick Lines
  • Corners of the Mouth
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Brian Reagan, MD, FACS

Dr. Brian Reagan is a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine. Dr. Reagan is renowned for his surgical skills and commitment to patient satisfaction. Dr. Reagan has been featured on local media outlets, including ABC 10, and recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in San Diego” by San Diego Magazine, and “Best Plastic Surgeons in La Jolla” by La Jolla Light Newspaper.

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Who should not use Restylane?

Restylane should not be used if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or under the age of 18. Restylane must also be avoided by those with previous bad allergies, particularly those with allergies to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment, or by people with bleeding disorders.

The use of Restylane at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete.

What should I avoid before my treatment?

Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St John’s wort, high doses of vitamin E supplements, or large amounts of alcohol. One should also avoid any drugs that thin your blood or prevent blood clotting. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

What should I do after my Restylane treatment

Use cold compresses to reduce swelling. Avoid touching the treated area for the first 6 hours following treatment. After 6 hours, the area can be gently washed with soap and water. Avoid exposure to intense heat (tanning beds or sunbathing). Reduce the risk of facial cold sore recurrence that could be caused by needle punctures. A medication can be made available to you to minimize a potential outbreak. Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment to avoid bruising and bleeding at injection site.

When will I see results?

Restylane can instantly replace lost volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.

What are some of the common side effects of Restylane?

After your treatment, you may have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness. This will normally last less than 7 days.

How often should I be treated?

Restylane has been clinically proven to provide results that last up to 18 months, with only one follow-up treatment at either four-and-a-half to nine months. It’s important to schedule a follow-up appointment to maintain a lift that can last up to 18 months.

What is the average volume needed at the initial treatment?

Due to the individual needs of each patient, it’s important to discuss your full correction with your health care provider. However, in a clinical study where the patients received full correction during the initial treatment of their Restylane Regimen, the average volume was 2-3 ml per patient. A smooth, natural enhancement to your facial contours is always the goal at True Beauty SD Skin & Laser. We will not “overdo” patients, even at their request

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