Restylane Frequently Asked Questions
Hinsdale, IL aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris provides a wide range of dermal filler products to help correct signs of facial aging, addressing wrinkles, lines, and lost volume. Restylane is a popular brand of injectable wrinkle fillers since it treats several issues with specialized formulas for long-lasting results. It uses a synthetic version of the body's natural HA (hyaluronic acid), providing the complexion with a softer, natural appearance that is fuller and more supple. A custom dermal filler plan can treat mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles and lines, and also add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery carries a selection of Restylane products, including:
- Restylane: Addresses facial folds and wrinkles
- Restylane Defyne: Fills in deep laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Lyft: Creates lift and volume in the mid-face
- Restylane Refyne: Corrects moderate laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Silk: Adds fullness in the lips and fills in vertical lines on the lips
Restylane Procedure Technique
Restylane treatments are suitable for any patient older than 21 years old who wants to improve their overall appearance. Since it has so many formulas, your treatment will be customized to fit your needs, concerns, and goals. Restylane may help you treat early signs of age, such as fine lines throughout the face, or boost the fullness in your cheeks and lips. It may also improve moderate to severe wrinkles, like frown lines, laugh lines, Crow's feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and more. Some treatments contain lidocaine so you need to share any allergies at your pre-treatment consultation with Dr. Kouris to prevent a negative reaction.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane injections are performed in the minor procedures room at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. A numbing cream may be put on the treatment areas for greater comfort if requested. The product is injected in your skin with a fine needle and massaged so it reaches the selected areas. Several injections may be performed, followed by a cold compress to help control inflammation. Every Restylane product is injected the same way but on different areas treated, according to your unique concerns and aesthetic goals.
What to Expect with Restylane®
Once your Restylane injections are complete, you may resume your normal day. Your recovery will vary based on what you are having treated so ask your injector about what you should expect. The treated areas may be slightly swollen and red, but this usually fades away in a few hours. Bruising may be a factor, but this may be camouflaged with cosmetics. It's suggested that you avoid exercise for 24 hours, and you should sleep with your head propped up for the first night. Many patients will notice visible changes right after treatment, but it may take 1 – 2 weeks until the final results develop. Restylane injections often last up to one year based on the formula selected.
Restylane Ideal Candidates
How much does Restylane cost?
Costs for Restylane will be based on several things, like which product is selected, where it is injected, the amount of filler used, and more. In your consultation, your injector will need to understand your concerns and goals before creating a custom injection plan. After this, costs can be estimated, and we can review payment options.
What is Restylane most commonly used for?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers are each formulated to help you appear rejuvenated but natural. In your initial consultation, your injector will discuss the various Restylane formulas and decide which fits your needs. Restylane Refyne, Lyft, and Defyne improve mild, moderate, or deep wrinkles and folds. Restylane Lyft and Silk increase volume in your cheeks, hands, and lips.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
On average, Restylane treatments last from 6 – 18 months. Your results will vary based on which formula is selected, the injection sites, and other factors. In your initial consultation, your injector will develop your treatment plan, including when to make your next appointment to refresh your appearance.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
There may be some minor discomfort when receiving an injection using a filler product. Before your injection, we can apply a numbing ointment to help decrease any discomfort that you may feel during the injections. Following your injections, we will apply a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling.
Will I look fake after Restylane?
Injectable fillers, when done by a trained and skilled practitioner, offer gorgeous outcomes. The goal is to achieve a result that looks soft and natural. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery prides ourselves on offering injections that will help you appear youthful and refreshed.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $700 - $1,400
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 – 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Revive your youth with a fast and effective nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Restylane is a popular injectable treatment at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, filling in wrinkles and lines or boosting fullness to give you a softer, glowing appearance. Contact our Hinsdale, IL office for your consultation with Dr. George Kouris to get more information about the benefits of Restylane and other nonsurgical treatments.