What Is Restylane® and How Does It Work?

Woman smiling with perfect smile and white teeth in a park and looking at cameraSigns of aging can show up at any time and leave you feeling self-conscious. One of the best options available to help smooth your face and restore your youthful glow is by utilizing Restylane® injections. This treatment option can provide volume and contour to your face in as little as one treatment. Here is what you should know

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a specific brand of dermal filler that utilizes laboratory-synthesized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is already inside our bodies and plays a vital role in keeping our skin hydrated and elastic.

As a dermal filler, it is a gel-like substance that a plastic surgeon injects into targeted sites on your face. Depending on where the injections are, they may smooth wrinkles or increase your facial volume. This results in you having a more youthful and smoother appearance. After receiving Restylane fillers, the results can last for several months.

How Does Restylane Work?

Restylane attracts water and helps your skin retain that water, adding volume to the treated areas. Targeted areas often include nasolabial folds, lips, or marionette lines. This smooths out wrinkles and creases and immediately gives you a refreshed appearance.

What Happens During a Restylane Procedure?


You will have a discussion with our healthcare professional at FosterMD about your goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. Dr. Foster will determine which areas that would benefit from Restylane treatment and create a personalized treatment plan for you.


Before the procedure, Dr. Foster may apply a topical cream or local anesthetic to minimize discomfort.


Dr. Foster will insert a fine needle into the target areas and begin inserting Restylane into your skin. All the injections are placed to smooth your wrinkles and enhance your face’s contours.

Post-Operative Care

Right after the injections, our provider may massage the target areas to distribute the filler evenly. After this, Dr. Foster will give you instructions on what to do after leaving their office. Some common instructions include applying ice packs or avoiding strenuous exercise.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Restylane is an excellent option for reducing signs of aging with no downtime. If you are interested in seeing how this type of dermal filler can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Foster by calling our Toms River, NJ, location at 732-914-2233 or our Manasquan, NJ, office at 732-449-2099 to schedule a consultation.

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