Restylane®, Restylane Lyft® , Restylane Defyne®  , Restylane Refyne®, and Restylane Silk®  
These dermal fillers add volume and fullness to your skin that have been lost due to age and environment. Using  the Restylane family can restore your face to a more youthful look by smothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (the lines that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth.) The Restylane Silk® offers no volume but smoothes out fine etched lines, much like smoothing out a grout line without adding fullness.

Why Choose Balanced Health and Wellness?
At Balanced Health and Wellness, our focus is on you feeling as great as you can through a systemic approach to optimal wellness. So how do cosmetic procedures fit into that philosophy? Often, we age our bodies beyond our years through unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as sunworshipping. If that’s the case for you, and you want to look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside, our experienced staff will be happy to help you achieve your goals. Our staff physician, Dr. Alavi (bio), works directly with you to determine goals and which procedures are most appropriate for you, and personally performs this procedure.

What are Restylane family products?
Restylane family products are dermal fillers consisting of a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.

The difference between the Restylane family products is the size of the molecule, the amount of cross linking in the product and the depth of the injections. Restylane Lyft has a slightly larger molecule and is injected a little deeper, making it ideal for correcting certain wrinkles or folds or lifting as in the cheek area. In your consultation, the physician will work with you to determine which product will best meet your needs. 

How Restylane family products work
These fillers improve your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. Over six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body.

The Procedure
Our physician eases the Restylane product into your skin using a fine needle to fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, temporarily adding volume to the skin and smoothing the surface. 

You’ll be seated in a comfortable reclining chair, and though no anesthesia is required, the Restylane product we inject is mixed with Lidocaine to minimize discomfort. For those who are sensitive to Lidocaine, please let us know when you make your appointment, and we’ll use a Lidocaine-free syringe. 

Our doctor will work with you to determine the most effective injection sites before administration. The entire injection procedure can take from just about 15 minutes to an hour.

Results are usually evident immediately, though swelling may occur so the full effect may not be visible for up to two weeks. Swelling is variable with the amount of product(s) used, area(s) treated, which product(s) used and individual response. Generally any swelling or bruising, if experienced, is fully resolved within a few days to 2 weeks.

Side Effects
Side effects with Restylane products are  generally mild to moderate and short lasting (less than 7 days). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
 We ask all patients to remain upright for four hours after the procedure and refrain from vigorous activity for 24 hours. 

Referral Program
When you refer a friend to us for aesthetic services such as facial injectables, we’ll give you a credit worth 10% of what they spend on their first visit as a new medical spa patient with us! Your 10% credit can be used on any Balanced Health and Wellness services.

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