How Long Does Restylane Last?

Are you losing volume and developing wrinkles in the lower portion of your face? Instead of feeling unhappy about the changes in your appearance, you should use the products in the Restylane collection of dermal fillers to correct these aesthetic issues. At Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Burr Ridge, Illinois, we can use these injectables to plump your lips, smooth away your wrinkles, and increase the amount of volume in your cheeks.

How Long Does Restylane Last?

Restylane is a collection of dermal fillers that can fix wrinkles, volume loss, and other cosmetic issues that affect the appearance of the lower area of your face. These powerful products can fix your aesthetic problems for many months. Your skin’s reaction to your dermal fillers, the areas of your face that you are improving, and the specific products that you use will impact the length of your results.

Improving Your Cheeks and Wrinkles

As you become older, the fat in your face will begin to degrade. This change will cause your cheeks to lose volume and sag. In addition, wrinkles will form in the skin around your mouth and nose. We can use a filler called Restylane Lyft to minimize your facial wrinkles and plump your cheeks.

Although the length of your improvements will vary, this product may enhance the appearance of your cheeks for up to 12 months. Lyft is likely to improve your wrinkles and lines for up to six months.

Improving Your Lips

In addition to restoring volume to the middle of your face, we can also use dermal fillers to augment the appearance of your lips. As you age, your lips will naturally become thinner, and you may develop wrinkles around your mouth. Our dermal fillers will renew your look by adding additional volume to your lips and smoothing the skin in this area of your face. The positive changes in this part of your face will usually last for up to six months.

Preserving Your Improvements

As you metabolize the ingredients in your dermal fillers, the changes in your lips, cheeks, and other areas of your face will gradually decrease. If you are interested in preserving your full cheeks, beautiful lips, and smooth skin, you should receive periodic touch-up injections. Since all of our dermal fillers are very easy to administer, you will have no difficulty receiving regular maintenance treatments.

How Do These Injectable Products Work?

All of the products in this collection of dermal fillers contain a rejuvenating substance called hyaluronic acid. After we administer your treatment, this naturally-occurring acid will hydrate your facial tissues and add natural-looking, soft volume to your skin. Improving your hydration and volume will fill in your creases, plump up your lips, and fix your hollowed-out cheeks.

Each of our dermal fillers contains a unique formula that can fix specific aesthetic issues. For example, our Lyft filler contains larger particles of hyaluronic acid. This special formulation will allow Lyft to create dramatic improvements in your hollow cheeks and deeper facial wrinkles. In contrast, some of our other dermal fillers have flexible formulas that are excellent at adding extra volume to your lips.

Who Is Eligible to Receive These Dermal Fillers?

Hyaluronic acid is a gentle substance that is used to make a variety of different beauty products. For example, this ingredient is contained in many cosmetic serums. Since this ingredient is very safe, you will probably be able to use dermal fillers to improve your lips, cheeks, and other facial features.

However, we will need to discuss your health and examine your skin before we administer your fillers. At this point, you will need to tell us if you have severe allergies, a history of developing scars, or pigmentation issues. In addition, you should let us know if you plan to receive a laser treatment or a chemical peel in the future.

How Should I Prepare for My Appointment?

This treatment will improve your skin and facial features in a minimally invasive manner. Accordingly, you will not be required to follow any difficult rules or make time-consuming changes to your routine during the week before your appointment.

Adjusting Your Supplements and Medications

Although you won’t have to make large changes to your schedule, we may instruct you not to take ibuprofen, Aleve, and other blood-thinning medications for seven days. In addition, you might need to refrain from using ginseng, vitamin E, and other supplements during this time.

Protecting Your Skin

Using harsh beauty products or treatments may irritate your tissues and prevent you from receiving your injections. To avoid this issue, you may have to avoid topical retinoids and strong anti-aging products for a few days. In addition, you should not bleach or wax your facial hair during this time. Further, we will probably instruct you not to get a laser treatment, chemical peel, or other powerful anti-aging treatment during the week of your appointment.

Will My Injections Take a Long Time to Complete?

The number of injections that you receive will depend on the specific types of wrinkles and other problems that we are correcting during your treatment. That said, this is a very quick process, and your injections will usually only take about 15 minutes to complete.

During your appointment, we will put ice onto your face and use a special numbing gel to prepare your tissues for the next step of your treatment. Once you are ready, we will use a fine needle to gently inject your dermal fillers into your target area. Our dermal fillers contain a numbing agent called lidocaine. This ingredient will allow you to feel at ease as we administer your treatment.

What Activities Should I Avoid After I Receive My Injections?

Dermal fillers use gentle ingredients that will not irritate or damage your skin. Accordingly, you won’t be required to stop working, take a break from your household chores, or make other significant changes to your routine after your appointment is complete. However, we will advise you to follow a couple of easy aftercare instructions.

In particular, you should try to avoid spending a long amount of time in strong sunlight or intense heat while your skin is adjusting to your new filler. In addition, you will need to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or engaging in very tiring physical activities for a few days.

How Quickly Will My Appearance Improve?

Our dermal fillers will quickly add volume to your lips, cheeks, or other treatment areas. As a result, you will probably see improvements in your face before you leave our office in Burr Ridge. For example, you might notice that your lips look fuller and smoother as soon as we finish administering your injections.

Although these injectables produce very quick results, the hyaluronic acid in these fillers will take a little time to integrate into the delicate tissues in your face. As a result, you will probably see the ultimate impact of your treatment after about two weeks have passed.

Can I Use Other Injectable Products to Correct My Cosmetic Concerns?

At Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive range of high-quality injectable products. Each of these treatments can address a distinct set of aesthetic issues. As a result, it’s very common to use multiple injectable treatments to renew your look. For example, we may recommend that you use Botox and Restylane to correct your crow’s feet and plump your cheeks.


Botox is one of the most popular injectable treatments that we offer. This injectable will relax the muscles that have caused you to develop lines around the outer area of your eyes. In addition, we may use Botox to fix bands on your neck, frown lines that have become etched into your forehead, and vertical lines between your eyebrows. It’s common to use Botox when you want to look younger but are not ready to get a forehead lift or facelift.

Like dermal fillers, Botox is a minimally invasive treatment that will only take about 15 minutes to finish. Once you have received your Botox injections, you will be able to drive to your home or workplace. As your muscles begin to relax, your wrinkles will improve. You should expect to see tighter, more youthful-looking skin within the next seven days. These improvements will persist for three to four months.


Kybella is a unique injectable that has the ability to permanently fix your double chin. This product contains a naturally-occurring ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This substance is very good at dissolving dietary fat. When we perform your Kybella injections, the acid in this product will gradually eliminate the fat cells in your double chin. As you flush out these dead cells, your profile will begin to look more attractive.

We will perform your double chin treatment at our office in Burr Ridge. After we use a topical cream to numb your neck, we will carefully complete your injections. This process will take a couple of minutes to finish. Once you receive your Kybella injections, you will be able to leave our office and return to your normal routine. On average, you will see the most dramatic changes in your double chin if you receive multiple Kybella treatments.


If you have lost fullness in your face, you should think about receiving Radiesse. This long-lasting filler is used to correct deep folds that are located near your mouth. In addition, we often use this product to restore fullness to your cheeks. Since this product will improve your ability to create new collagen proteins, the effects of Radiesse will last for a long time. In fact, this filler may improve your look for up to 18 months.


Like Radiesse, Sculptra is a powerful filler that will change your appearance for a long time. This injectable will use a substance called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA, to fix your declining production of collagen. This versatile product can improve your cheeks, strengthen your jawline, decrease your cellulite, and contour your buttocks. This filler has the ability to enhance your appearance for up to 24 months.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have a full, busy life, you should consider using a Restylane product to improve your appearance in a quick, efficient manner. The products in this collection of dermal fillers can be administered in 15 minutes, and your improvements may last for up to one year. If you would like to schedule an initial consultation about these injectables, you should contact us at Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

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