When you look in the mirror, do you notice lines around the nose, mouth, and chin? As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity and hyaluronic acid, causing signs of aging to appear. Patients frequently complain of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other common wrinkles. Restylane can work to restore this lost hyaluronic acid for a refreshed, more youthful facial appearance. Patients in the Miami area choose Dr. Andrés Sarraga for beautiful Restylane results at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery in Aventura.
WHAT IS RESTYLANE?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler meant to correct lines around the mouth and nose, such as nasolabial folds. The clear gel formula works by binding to water molecules to help create volume under the skin. This volume fills in unwanted lines and wrinkles for smoother skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule within the skin, so results appear natural, with a youthful, hydrated, and luminous look. Restylane can also be used in the lips to add natural-looking plumpness in patients over the age of 21.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR RESTYLANE?
Most patients who are over 21 years of age and wish to reduce signs of aging or non-surgically augment areas such as the lips are good candidates for Restylane. The treatment adds natural-looking volume to the face, which can be lost over time as fat cells naturally shift lower in the face due to the aging process. In addition, the treatment can be beneficial for volume loss in the hands. Several types of Restylane are available with varying formulas suited to different treatment areas. Some of these include Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Kysse. Dr. Sárraga can recommend the best Restylane product for your specific goals, creating a personalized treatment plan.
Patients with certain medical conditions such as bleeding disorders or allergies may not be good candidates for Restylane. For this reason, it is important to share your medical history with Dr. Sárraga during your consultation. Dr. Sárraga is also knowledgeable and experienced with a wide range of injectables, meaning he can recommend the option that is best suited to your goal results. In some cases, this may mean pairing Restylane with other injectables to achieve the results you are looking for.
THE RESTYLANE TREATMENT
Before your Restylane treatment, our skincare experts will carefully examine your face to determine which areas should be treated. Then, the areas will be cleaned, and the Restylane will be injected using a small needle. While most patients do not find these injections painful, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment on request. Restylane includes lidocaine within its formula, so most patients find that topical anesthetic is not necessary, as numbing takes place quickly after injections are administered. Results are immediately visible after injections and will improve as swelling resolves. Restylane injections can be completed quickly, with most procedures taking as little as 15 minutes. Often, patients can receive their first injections immediately following their consultation with Dr. Sárraga.
There is no downtime associated with Restylane injections. Patients can immediately return to their normal routines after receiving the treatment. Following treatment, common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, or itching at the injection site, though this should be temporary. Some patients also experience headaches after their Restylane injections, which should be mild and resolve quickly. After receiving your injections, you should avoid applying pressure to the area, strenuous activity such as exercise, drinking alcohol, or taking blood-thinning medications. These can increase the risk of bruising or bleeding.
Restylane results are immediate and can last up to six months. Over time, the body will naturally and safely break down the hyaluronic acid, making Restylane results temporary. As needed or desired, patients can receive routine maintenance injections to keep up their new look. If for whatever reason you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your Restylane injections, a solution can be injected to help the product dissolve faster. For Restylane patients who are looking for a longer-lasting or permanent result, Dr. Sárraga may recommend options such as fat grafting.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
During a consultation at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery, you can meet with Dr. Andres Sarraga to discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals, as well as discuss the treatment options that are available to help you enhance your body and boost your confidence. To learn more about whether Restylane is right for you, schedule an appointment with us in Aventura today. Call (305) 932-3200 or contact us online.
“Nice, warm, and pleasant team!”
Dr. Sarraga is a great professional specialist!!! He provides plenty of time to give all information needed till the patient is comfortable to get the decision. Large and clean office. Nice, warm and pleasant team! Multiple languages service in the convenient location of Aventura.