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Questions to Ask Before Getting Restylane Dermal Filler

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Restylane soft tissue filler helps contour the face and address fine lines and wrinkles such as those surrounding the mouth.

If a person experiences mild loss of facial volume due to aging effects, dermal filler med spa treatment such as Restylane can help to restore facial fullness.

Restylane can mitigate lines and wrinkles on the face, add fullness to thin lips, fill hollow under eye areas, enhance the cheeks and cheekbones, and improve the appearance of surgical and pitted acne scars. For patients seeking facial rejuvenation in a non-surgical way, Restylane offers an ideal solution.

It is essential for a patient to get detailed information on any rejuvenation procedure, including Restylane. Choosing an experienced treatment provider and asking relevant questions during the initial consultation is a good starting point.

The accomplished Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Restylane to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities and towns in this area of SoCal.

Important Questions

How much time does it take to heal after the procedure?

The patient may have to account for some recovery time with the Restylane filler treatment. Patients can resume their routine immediately after the treatment. However, it is perhaps wise to receive Restylane injections a week or two before an important event such as a wedding or vacation to allow sufficient time to recover fully from the procedure.

Will there be swelling? If yes, when will the inflammation resolve?

In case the patient undergoes multiple syringes of Restylane, the swelling will sustain for up to one week. Furthermore, the patient may also feel nodules underneath their skin. This is a common side effect of the Restylane med spa treatment.

In around a week after the treatment, the nodules will become softer and gradually disappear. Patients commonly experience swelling, especially in the area surrounding the mouth. Planning for the downtime associated with Restylane is essential.

Will the treatment cause bruising? If yes, how can you reduce it?

People prone to bruising will have a higher probability of experiencing bruising following Restylane dermal filler treatment. It would be helpful to avoid Ginkgo Biloba, Vitamin E, fish oil, aspirin, ginseng, garlic, and Ibuprofen. It is also perspicacious for the patient to quit smoking and take Tylenol to decrease the possibility of sustaining bruises from the treatment.

Is it alright to eat after the Restylane treatment, especially following lip rejuvenation with Restylane?

Patients should eat prior to going in for the procedure. It is not advisable to eat after receiving Restylane treatment on the lips. Following the treatment, it is essential to reduce facial expressions and chewing as much as possible for nearly four hours.  

Can you receive the treatment if you have cold sores?

If the patient has a tendency to develop cold sores, they should provide this information to the dermatologist beforehand. They may require antiviral medications around the mouth before any procedure.

When can you exercise after the Restylane procedure?

The patient can exercise prior to the injectable treatment. However, exercising immediately after the injectable treatment is not recommended. The cordial Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Restylane.

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Dermal Fillers

derma filler 4Dermal filler facial rejuvenation currently ranks as the second most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the US after Botox. A variety of dermal filler medspa treatments are available today to address a patient’s unique requirements.
During the initial consultation, the provider will discuss all aspects of the treatment, including its estimated costs. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides dermal filler injections to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Cost Comparison

While the costs of different types of dermal filler injections will vary, they will almost always be more affordable than plastic surgery as well as a number of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment options. The procedure will not require the use of general anesthesia or sedation. The injections can be administered at the medspa, unlike a facial surgery that will have to be performed at a surgical venue.
Even in comparison to certain non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures that may involve advanced techniques such as laser, ultrasound or RF, or even some advanced chemical peels, the cost of dermal filler injections may prove to be more competitive. Filler treatment involves minimal or no downtime, which can have cost advantages for certain working people.
Dermal filler treatments require almost no prior preparation or lab tests, prescription meds or post-op appointments. All these are cost saving aspects, which may dermal filler injectable treatments more affordable than various other facial anti-aging procedures. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for dermal filler injections.

Cost Factors

Advanced dermal filler treatments such as Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic are likely to cost more than hyaluronic acid based filler injections such as Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, and Belotero. However, the stronger filler injections will also produce longer lasting effects, and the sticker price should be viewed against the potential longevity and effectiveness of the results.
The practice location will make an impact on the overall costs of a dermal filler treatment. The average living costs vary from one place to another, which makes a difference to the costs of products and services in a particular city or stage. The quality standards of the med spa, the guidance of experienced plastic surgeons, the expertise of the staff members, and the kind of personalized care and services will influence the cost of the procedure to an extent.

Extent of Treatment

Some people may only require a limited treatment in one part of the face to mitigate mild to moderate facial lines, while some others may need treatment in multiple areas of the face. In a few cases, liquid facelift procedure may be performed, which combines two or more injectables. The practice may charge the price according to the volume of filler gel or the number of injection vials used for treatment.
If the filler treatment is combined with other cosmetic procedures, the medical spa may be able to offer a package price or a rebate. Several financing options are also available, which the patient should consider once the financial estimate of the treatment is determined.
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