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THECENTER
for Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Perman

BETHESDA | WASHINGTON DC | FAIRFAX | HAYMARKET







Phone (301) 571-0000
6420 Rockledge Drive, Suite 4300 | Bethesda MD 20817

RESTYLANE
BETHESDA | WASHINGTON DC | FAIRFAX | HAYMARKET

At The Center for Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery, we use fillers either alone or in combination with surgical procedures to restore volume, dealing with both deep and superficial wrinkles. This “stacking” approach to restore volume includes personalizing a program to the patient’s needs. Thicker fillers will volumize the deeper wrinkles/shadows, with the thinner fillers for the fine wrinkles, especially around the lip and corners of the eyelids. Again with a filler experience that dates back many years, to use in Europe before hyaluronic acid fillers were FDA approved in the U.S., experience is why our patients keep coming back.

A treatment plan based on fillers and skin care/rejuvenation is the perfect temporizing approach for the patient who may not be ready to consider surgery. This can be discussed and personally formulated to your needs at the time of consultation.

What is RESTYLANE?  

RESTYLANE is a gel that is injected into the skin in order to add volume to lips and lift up wrinkles and folds. RESTYLANE consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body. Once in the skin, RESTYLANE works by creating volume. Some dermal fillers are derived from animal substances. The hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is non-animal.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Restylane provided by The Center for Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda MD

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It gives volume to the skin, lubricates the joints and gives the eyes their shape. The hylaluronic acid in RESTYLANE is stabilized for long duration and is not of animal or human origin. 

Restylane provided by The Center for Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda MD
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How is a treatment performed? 

During treatment, the crystal-clear 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.

How long will the treatment session take? 

Treatment with RESTYLANE is a very quick and easy process. As no pre-test is needed, the treatment can be carried out immediately. A treatment generally takes 30 minutes. The time differs somewhat, depending on the correction you wish to have performed.  

What can be treated? 

RESTYLANE can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, lip enhancements and shaping facial contours. The most common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the lips, altough other sites can also be treated. Very superficial or very deep wrinkles may be difficult to correct. Please consult your physician for an assessment.  

Does it hurt? 

Most people find the injections relatively painless. They may prick a little. If you like, a topical anaesthetic can be applied to the area being treated prior to your procedure. When enhancing the lips, alocal anaesthetic injection is often given.  

How soon will I see the results? 

The results can be seen immediately.  

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 disappears in a few days. After a lip treatment, the lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven. This can persist for a few days (up to a week). If the discomfort continues, please contact your physician.