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Lincoln Park Aesthetics

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

If you miss your younger days, when your skin had more volume and fewer wrinkles, dermal fillers like Restylane® can restore your skin to its smoother, more youthful appearance. Karol Gutowski, MD, FACS, and the talented team at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago offer safe, professional Restylane injections that plump the skin on your hands and face and make wrinkles a thing of the past. To learn more about Restylane, call the office today, or schedule a consultation online.

Restylane Q & A

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a line of dermal fillers designed to improve skin volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How do dermal fillers work?

In younger skin, there is ample hyaluronic acid present to create supple volume and tone, but your body produces less and less of this substance as you age. Dermal fillers are intended to fill in the areas where decreased hyaluronic acid results in skin sag, wrinkles, and cheeks that have a hollow appearance.

Restylane uses a unique hyaluronic acid formula that replicates the hyaluronic acid that your body produces naturally. It is carefully injected into your skin to fill, plump, and smooth the target area.

What are the benefits of Restylane?

The Restylane line can improve the appearance of the following areas:

  • Facial wrinkles and creases
  • Lip lines
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Lip volume
  • Backs of the hands

All Restylane formulas have a flexible consistency, allowing you a full range of natural facial expressions.

What should I expect from treatment?

After your consultation, your provider will perform a skin analysis to determine the position of the injections and the amount of Restylane required. They will cleanse your skin and use a sterile needle to inject the product into your skin. Most areas take less than an hour to complete.

You will start to see results shortly after your treatment. Depending on your skin needs, you may require more than one treatment for some areas.

How long will my results last?

Restylane injections can last between 6-18 months, depending on the area treated and the characteristics of your own skin.

Are there any risks?

Following treatment, temporary side effects may include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • A headache
  • Tenderness
  • Itching at the injection site

These side effects usually last two weeks or less. Allergic reactions, infection and more serious side effects are possible, but extremely rare.

The skilled team of providers at Lincoln Park Aesthetics will discuss all of your concerns with you prior to your first treatment with Restylane.

To learn more about Restylane and how dermal fillers can revitalize the volume of your skin, call the office today, or book an appointment online.