Orange County Restylane®
Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skun to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
What is Restylane® made of?
Restylane® is the first cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA, TM or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
How is Restylane® different than other hyaluronic acid-based products?
Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acid-based products, Restylane® is free from animal proteins. This quality limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane® contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be used by patients with a history of allergies to such material. Additionally, Restylane® has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid available in a dermal filler.
Is Restylane® safe?
Yes. Restylane® has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. There is limitedrisk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane® is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. Restylane® contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be used by patients with a history of allergies to such material. After your treatment, you mighy have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until redness or swelling disappear. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you shouldn't use Restylane®.
Can Restylane® be used anywhere on the face?
Restylane® has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the U.S. the FDA has approved Restylane® for wrinkles and folds like the ones from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Your doctor will consult with you prior to your injection regarding common treatment areas.
How long does Restylane® last?
Restylane® is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane® effects generally last for about six months. Restylane® stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
How often should I have Restylane® treatments done?
Treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effects.
What should patients do prior to treatments?
Restylane® requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John's Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatments, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with your physician. He/She may consider prescribing a medication to minimize recurrence.
How is Restylane® different from Botox® Cosmetic?
Restylane® is a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, Botox® Cosmetic is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscle. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
How is Restylane® different from bovine collagen?
Bovine collagen is derived from animals (cows) and requires an allergy test. Restylane® can be administered immediately-no waiting is required.
Do the injections hurt?
Restylane® is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area.
How much do Restylane® treatments cost?
Restylane® is a customized procedurebased on your specific needs, so the cost will vary from patient to patient. In general, the cost of Restylane® is comparable to the cost of similar procedures. Because Restylane® is long lasting, it proves to be very economical over the long term. Please consult your physician to determine the best recommendation for your particular needs.
Who is Medicis AestheticsTM?
Medicis Aesthtics is a subsidiary of Medicis®, a well established dermatology company dedicated to helping patients attain a healthy and youthful appearance and self-image.
Our practice is based on honesty, integrity, and a dedication
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News and Events
Dr. Daneshmand's Humanitarian Trip
Doctor Daneshmand's trip to Sohag Egypt
more information on this event
Doctor Daneshmand, in partnership with Rotaplast International,
has been traveling to underpriviledged countries for the past 26 years. During those missions he has treated hundreds of children with the cleft lip and palate anomaly who would otherwise not receive surgical intervention.
These Past Missions Include:
1983, 1984: Mexico;
1994, 1995: La Serena, Chile;
1996 Tunuyan, Argentina;
1997: Nuevo Progressivo, Guatemala;
1998: Cumana, Venezuela;
1999: Cumana and Maracaibo, Venezuela;
2000: Santa Cruz, Bolivia;
2001 and 2002: Caracas, Venezuela;
2006: Maracaibo, Venezuela;