Injectable Fillers

Restylane® is a soft tissue filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the joints, and lidocaine, a local anesthetic and pain reliever. Restylane® injections are a popular choice to temporarily fill in facial wrinkles and folds, as well as plump the lips and other areas of the face.

Who Is a Candidate for Restylane®?

Restylane® targets wrinkles and facial folds that are static, meaning they are present even after facial expression has stopped, including the nasolabial folds (parentheses), marionette lines, eyebrow furrows and forehead creases. It can also be used to augment cheeks and improve other facial areas, such as the nose and tear troughs. Additionally, Restylane® can be used for non-surgical lip augmentation.

Injectable fillers made of hyaluroic acid are safe for most men and women and do not require an allergy test before injection. For patients who want long-term or permanent results or those who have extensive facial wrinkling, other fillers such as Radiesse, facelift surgery, laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels in addition to or instead of Restylane® injections may be recommended.

How Does Restylane® Work?

After evaluating your face and skin, Dr. Wittpenn will inject 1-2 syringes of Restylane® into specific points to plump and fill your problem areas. Since Restylane® contains an anesthetic, no additional anesthesia is typically necessary, however ice may be used to provide additional numbing. After your Restylane® injections, cold compresses may be used to reduce swelling, and it is important to not rub or touch the injection areas unless instructed to do so.

After a few days, most swelling will subside, although bruising and minor lumpiness may last for up to two weeks. Results are immediately apparent after injection and typically last for 6-12 months, depending on the areas injected and the unique rate at which your body absorbs the product.

Contact New Horizons Plastic Surgery

Contact New Horizons Plastic Surgery at (936) 564-3744 to schedule a consultation with expert Nacogdoches Restylane® injector Dr. Gregory Wittpenn if you’re interested in wrinkle correction, lip augmentation, non-surgical cheek and nose contouring or general facial rejuvenation. Dr. Wittpenn proudly serves patients from all over eastern Texas and western Louisiana, including residents of Lufkin, Huntsville, Tyler and Shreveport.