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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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Restylane vs. Juvederm

Restylane vs. Juvederm Beverly Hills Med Spa | Los Angeles CA Medical As a person ages, the facial skin is the first to reveal the signs of aging in the form of lines, wrinkles, creases, loss of volume, and an overall saggy appearance of the skin. Facelift surgery is a proven solution for facial rejuvenation, but many patients are keen to avoid surgery and seek alternative non-surgical treatments. Facial fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are proven injectable treatments that are designed to reduce facial signs of aging.
Success with advanced, FDA approved dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be achieved when the treatment is received from an expert at a reputed medspa. These injectable treatments require high precision to achieve the desired results in a targeted and safe manner. Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides these injectables in a state of the art environment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas.

Biocompatible Treatments

Both Restylane and Juvederm soft tissue fillers have hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient, which is a natural substance found in the human body. The function of hyaluronic acid is to hold the deeper layers of the skin together and prevent it from drooping. When this ingredient is injected directly into the deeper skin layers, it binds and stretches to fill out the wrinkle from inside. Sagging skin will firm up almost instantly with these treatments.
Hyaluronic acid is a completely biocompatible substance, which makes both Restylane and Juvederm as safe dermal fillers, without minimal risk of allergies. Therefore, Motykie Medical Spa recommends these fillers because of high safety and no requirement for prior allergy tests. The medspa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Key Functions

Both Restylane and Juvederm are highly popular and widely used dermal fillers to volumize the depleted areas of the face and reduce the impact of wrinkles and folds. These fillers are specifically designed to minimize or remove the appearance of nasolabial folds, which are the grooves between the nose and the lips.
These folds become more conspicuous as skin elasticity reduces due to aging, genetic factors, sun exposure or other reasons. Other areas of the face that can be treated effectively these injectable fillers include the creases between the corners of the mouth and the nose or marionette lines, frown lines on the forehead and between brows, and also lips.


Many researchers believe that the consistency of Restylane is firmer in comparison to that of Juvederm. Therefore, when it comes to treating deep lines on the face that require more support or lip augmentation, Restylane may be a better choice. On the other hand, Juvederm is considered to have smoother consistency, as against Restylane, which is a particulate or granular gel.
Importantly, the impact of Juvederm is longer lasting as compared to Restylane because it contains 35 percent more cross linked hyaluronic acid. A treatment with Restylane filler can usually last for up to six months, but the same treatment with Juvederm or Juvederm Ultra Plus may last for about nine months to a year.
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