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Restylane™ in New York

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD's patients commonly request Restylane. Restylane is safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane can also be used for lip augmentation

Restylane™ is a clear gel form of Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring sugar gel. Studies have shown that the average treatment results can last six months or even longer (individual results may vary). Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.

Botox helps eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines of the forehead, glabella and crow’s feet, while Restylane™ decreases the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and creates more youthful & plumper lips.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport uses this long lasting facial filler Restylane™ in many applications including:

  • Lip Augmentation
  • Non Surgical Blepharoplasty (reducing hollowness in the lower lids)
  • Non-Surgical Nose Job
  • Non-Surgical Jowl Lift
  • Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement
  • Smoothes Wrinkles and Folds throughout the Face

How is a Restylane™ treatment performed?
During a Restylane™ treatment, the Restylane™ gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, Restylane™ adds volume and shape to the treated area.

What parts of my face can be treated with Restylane?
Restylane™ can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, lip enhancements and shaping facial contours. Commonly treated areas are the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth), the glabellas lines (between the eyebrows), droopy mouth corners, and thinning lips, although other sites can also be treated. 

What will I look like after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally subsides in a few days. After injecting in the lips, the may become swollen and feel tender for a few days.

How do I prepare for Restylane™ treatments?
Even though no allergy testing is needed, before having Restylane injections patients should avoid using aspirin products, Vitamin E supplements and other medications that can thin the blood and may increase bruising.

If you have questions concerning Restylane, plastic surgery, or cosmetic surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the doctor at info@drrapaport.com.


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David P. Rapaport, M.D., F.A.C.S

905 5th Avenue (@72nd Street)
New York, NY 10021



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