How Quickly Does Restylane Work?

If you live in the Washington D.C. area and want to restore a youthful complexion, we can help. At Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we offer dermal fillers designed to restore volume beneath the skin to address aging-related and cosmetic concerns. Along with other options, we offer Restylane, a collection of different fillers that can improve the appearance and deliver immediate results.

How Quickly Does Restylane Work?

One of the benefits of this line of dermal fillers is that they deliver immediate results. Each contains a formula made with a smooth gel filled with different-sized hyaluronic acid particles that immediately lift, plump, contour, and fill different areas once injected below the skin’s surface.

While you will see immediate results by the end of your initial treatment, it can take about a week for the hyaluronic acid to integrate into the skin tissue. Those results will continue to improve in the week following your treatment, and you will have a better idea of what your final results will look like.

What Does It Treat?

The Restylane collection is a versatile family of fillers. These fillers can address the different signs of aging on the lower and middle half of the face. Some even treat the backs of the hands to create a more youthful appearance to hide tendons, veins, and bones that have become more visible with aging-related volume loss.

These fillers can sculpt the cheeks, fill in hollow areas, address facial folds, smile lines, and wrinkles resulting from volume loss, and even create new facial contours. They can also augment the lips and restore youth to the face. Depending on your goals, you may be a good candidate for one or more fillers from this collection.

The Washington D.C. Dermal Filler Treatment Process

Once we confirm that you are a good candidate for this dermal filler at our Washington D.C. area office, we can schedule your treatment. It’s important that you prepare your body for the treatment to ensure the best results. You may be asked to follow some simple pre-treatment instructions, including avoiding anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning supplements and medications, which may include but are not limited to fish oil, ibuprofen, aspirin, ginkgo, vitamin D, ginseng, and garlic.

You also may be asked to avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before your treatment. When you arrive, we will cleanse the skin in the planned treatment areas and then administer the necessary filler into your desired treatment area. The injections are quick and you can expect your appointment to be over in less than 30 minutes. We can also treat multiple areas during a single appointment per your treatment plan.

Customizing Your Treatment

We can customize your treatment by adding other injectables to your injection appointment. This filler can easily be combined with Botox to perform the “liquid facelift.” During your initial consultation, we can evaluate your skin and how aging has affected your appearance or different features that you want to improve and design a treatment plan using multiple cosmetic injectables to perfect your appearance.


Once your appointment is over, we will give you some post-treatment care instructions. You’ll be asked to avoid tanning beds, sunbathing, excess sun, exposure, saunas, and strenuous workouts. You should also avoid touching the injection sites. As long as you follow the post-care instructions, you can expect the best results.

Your Results

Once you achieve results, you can expect to enjoy them for a significant amount of time. Dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid to improve the appearance and treat the signs of aging deliver long-lasting results. Once injected with a Restylane filler, you can it to last a year or longer, based on how your body processes the formula, the injection area, and the product itself.

When we design your treatment plan with a specific Restylane filler, we will give you more details about the product and how long you can expect to enjoy your results after the initial treatment.

Maintaining Your Results Long-Term

The Restylane fillers are known for their longevity, but your results will wear off at some point. When that happens, all you have to do to maintain your results is schedule a follow-up treatment. We will evaluate the treatment area to ensure that we administer the right amount of product during your follow-up treatment to help you maintain youthful-looking skin long-term.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

The Restylane fillers are known for their longevity and ability to stay exactly where they are injected. Patients looking for a natural-looking dermal filler to address noticeable signs of aging make good candidates for one of these fillers. An initial consultation determines your treatment eligibility. Once we learn more about your treatment goals and health history, we can confirm whether Restylane is right for you and begin the treatment process.

Learn More

If you live in the Washington D.C. area and want to augment your lips, smooth lines and wrinkles, fill hollow areas or contour different areas of your face, we can design a dermal filler treatment plan with Restylane fillers or other options to help you feel more confident in your appearance. Contact us today at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD to learn more about our dermal fillers and schedule your initial consultation.

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