Restylane® is an injectable filler that helps patients from Torrance, Manhattan Beach, and other South Bay communities instantly fill out creases and lines. Restylane is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the body. HA-based fillers are among the most popular nonsurgical, wrinkle-reducing treatments available, with millions of treatments worldwide each year.

To learn more about Restylane and other injectable treatments, request a consultationrequest a consultation online, or call The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons at (310) 784-0670 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

The specialists at The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons are proud of the results they achieve, which you can see in our photo gallery. Browse our dermal filler before-and-after photos and see for yourself why we are so highly regarded.

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Before After

This 36-year-old patient decided on Restylane injections to enhance her lips. She also had BOTOX injections to minimize crow's feet and worry lines between the eyes.

How It Works

Hyaluronic acid includes a molecule that is a natural structural component of skin, which is why the body readily accepts it. What makes it so useful in dermal fillers is its ability to absorb and retain moisture. Restylane and other HA fillers work because moisture is one of the primary characteristics of smooth, youthful skin. Aging skin loses moisture, losing firmness and elasticity, which causes some of the fine lines and wrinkles you begin noticing as you get older.

The Benefits of Restylane

Restylane is a smooth, clear gel that "flows" when injected and goes in very evenly. It is an excellent filler if your goal is to restore volume to medium-depth wrinkles and folds. Restylane® Lyft, also produced by the makers of Restylane, is better for deeper wrinkles. Restylane® Silk is ideal for patients who are interested in lip augmentation. Other Restylane benefits:

  • No downtime
  • Quick treatment (less than 30 minutes)
  • Results that may last up to 12 months

There are few side effects associated with Restylane, similar to those you may experience with other fillers. The most common is slight bruising. Allergic reactions are rare because the active ingredient, HA, occurs naturally in the body. For this reason, there is no allergy testing prior to getting HA filler injections. Swelling may occur, but it typically resolves within a day or 2 of the procedure.

Touch-up treatments may be needed, depending on how fast your body breaks down the filler. Highly mobile areas, like the lips, tend to require at least a touch-up treatment after about 6 months. Areas where there is less movement may only require additional treatment after 12 months.

Combination Treatments

Many of our patients choose to combine fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections during a single appointment for the most comprehensive results. BOTOX works differently than fillers, targeting what are known as "dynamic" wrinkles. These wrinkles develop because the tiny muscles in our face are constantly contracting and relaxing throughout the day. BOTOX temporarily immobilizes these muscles and, when injected by an aesthetic professional, smooths out the skin.

You may also benefit by combining filler treatments with a laser skin resurfacing procedure at our med spa.

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