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WHAT ARE HYALURONIC ACID DERMAL FILLERS

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide hydration, fullness, and elasticity. It diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. 

Introducing Restylane® Fillers

Restylane® is an award winning HA dermal filler portfolio and is the original aesthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, with the most diverse range of fillers to help you achieve any and every look.

Restylane® fillers are a type of dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. These fillers are used in cosmetic procedures to enhance facial features, smooth wrinkles, and add volume to areas such as the lips, cheeks, and under-eye hollows

  • Restylane® is an award winning HA dermal filler portfolio.
  • Restylane was the first non-animal stabilized HA dermal filler to be approved by the US FDA.
  • Restylane fillers has been used in over 65 million treatments worldwide.

Restylane fillers are created with two patented technologies: 

NASHA® Technology is engineered for precision and structure. It has a firm gel texture intended for a more pronounced lift, defined contours and deeper wrinkles.

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Fillers with NASHA® Technology provide support for targeted projection and precision, and is the closest to the body’s own hyaluronic acid, with more than 30 sponsored clinical trials completed or in progress.

 

XpresHAn Technology™ fillers are softer and more flexible, made for natural movement and expression.

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Fillers with XpresHAn Technology provides flexible support to follow face’s natural expression and is Intended for dynamic areas of the face, with more than 20 sponsored clinical studies completed or in progress worldwide.

Upper Face:

  • Forehead wrinkles: Wrinkles that appear on the forehead due to facial expressions and aging.
  • Eyebrows: Enhancement or lifting of the eyebrows to achieve a more youthful look.
  • Temples: Restore volume and smooth out hollowing in the temples, enhancing the overall balance and youthfulness of your facial features.


Mid Face: 

  • Cheeks: Restoring volume in the cheeks that has been lost due to the ageing process, and enhancing the natural contours and volume of the cheeks for a more defined look.
  • Under eye volume loss: Addressing hollows or dark circles under the eyes by restoring volume.
  • Nose: Non-surgical rhinoplasty or enhancement to improve the shape and contour of the nose.


Lower Face:

  • Lips: Enhancing the volume and shape of the lips.
  • Nasolabial folds: Treating the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
  • Marionette Lines: Lines that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin.
  • Jawline and Jowls: Enhancing the definition of the jawline and reducing sagging in the jowl area.
  • Chin enhancement: Improving the shape and projection of the chin.
  • Smoker lines: Fine lines around the mouth, often caused by smoking.
  • Mid to lower face fine wrinkles: Treating fine lines and wrinkles that appear in the middle and lower portions of the face.


Body:

  • Neck lines: Treating the horizontal lines that appear on the neck.
  • Hands: Restoring volume and improving the appearance of the hands.
  • Chest lines: Addressing the vertical lines and wrinkles that appear on the chest area due to aging and sun exposure.
  • Skin quality: Overall treatments aimed at improving skin texture, hydration, and elasticity across various parts of the face, neck and body.

14 Days before treatment:

  • Avoid any dental procedures, including dental cleanings and teeth whitening.


3 Days before treatment:

  • Avoid using topical products such as Tretinoin, Retinol, or Retinoids.
  • Refrain from waxing, bleaching, or plucking the area to be treated.
  • Refrain from using over-the-counter blood-thinning medications such as anti-inflammatories (e.g., Ibuprofen, Mypaid), Aspirin, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

1 Day before treatment: 

  • Avoid consuming alcohol 24 hours before and after the treatment.

Immediately after: You may experience mild tenderness, redness and swelling at the injection sites, which are normal and will resolve quickly. While rare, bruising may occur, which can be covered with concealer. Paracetamol can be taken for any tenderness or discomfort.

Ice Brick: Use an ice brick and gently press over the treated area for 15 minutes every hour in case of swelling.

Pressure & Touching: Avoid touching or massaging the treated area unless specifically instructed to do so. Avoid vigorous massage of the treated area for 48 hours.

Sleeping Position: For the first 24 hours post-treatment, avoid sleeping on your side or stomach to prevent dispersing the product.

Postpone Exercise: Avoid engaging in exercise for 24 hours after your treatment. Physical activity can increase swelling and redness, hindering the healing process.

Stay Local: Long-haul flights must be avoided for 1 week post filler due to edema or swelling.

Delay Treatments & Procedures: Wait for at least two weeks before resuming any dental procedures, including dental cleanings and teeth whitening. During this period, also avoid surgeries or inoculations. Additionally, for at least two weeks after treatment, refrain from any form of hair removal, such as waxing, threading, laser, or IPL, as well as any skin or facial treatments.

No Makeup: Avoid unsterile makeup or facial products for at least 24 hours after the treatment.

Alcohol and Blood Thinners: Avoid consuming alcohol and taking blood-thinning medications or supplements (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil) for 24 hours before and after the treatment to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling.

Natural Aesthetics is a medical aesthetics and results-driven skincare practice, with clinics located across Cape Town in Green Point, Tyger Valley, and Somerset West. Guided by our team of medical doctors and skincare professionals, we provide effective solutions for skin improvement and aesthetic enhancement.

EXPLORE BY TREATMENT AREA

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Undereye Hollows

Improve under eye hollows, so you can look how you feel from the moment you open your eyes: refreshed and ready to face the day.

Nasolabial Folds

Soften moderate-to-severe smile and laugh lines, also called “parentheses lines,” that extend from the nose and around the mouth toward the chin with Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne.

Temples

Restore volume and smooth out hollowing in the temples with Restylane Volyme and Restylane Lyft, enhancing the overall balance and youthfulness of your facial features.

Nose

Enhance the shape and contour of your nose with Restylane Defyne, providing a non-surgical solution to smooth out bumps and refine your nasal profile.

Cheeks

Create sharper cheek definition or restore natural shape with Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Volyme. 

Lips

Achieve fuller lips, a more defined lip shape, and smooth lines above the lip with Restylane Kysse. 

Marionette lines

Soften moderate-to-severe smile lines that develop with aging and extend from the mouth toward the chin and jowl area with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. 

Jawline

Achieve a more defined jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls with Restylane Lyft and Restylane Defyne, providing a sculpted and lifted look for a youthful contour.

Chin

Enhance chin projection to balance the profile and correct mild-to-moderate chin retrusion with Restylane Defyne. 

Neck

Smooth out neck lines and improve skin texture with Restylane Skinboosters, giving you a firmer and more rejuvenated neck appearance. 

Back of the hands

Rejuvenate the back of your hands by restoring volume and reducing the appearance of veins and wrinkles with Restylane Volyme, achieving a smoother, more youthful look.

Before & after

RESTYLANE FILLER RANGE

Price List

1ml of Restylane Fillers

R5,000

2ml of Restylane Fillers

R9,000

3ml of Restylane Fillers

R13,000

4ml of Restylane Fillers

R17,000

Meet our doctors

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From left to right: Dr. Aimee Gericke, Dr. Wade Merchant, and Dr. Melinda Dommisse. Our team of medical doctors has a passion for aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine. They are internationally trained and highly skilled in delivering a range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are a few of the most common questions and answers regarding the use of Restylane® fillers. If you have other questions or concerns about treatment, please consult with one of our medical doctors.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles while restoring volume and fullness in the face and hands, or to re-shape features to meet aesthetic goals, such as achieving a fuller lip or correcting the appearance of a recessed chin.

There are several types of dermal fillers, one being hyaluronic acid (HA). All Restylane fillers use HA gel technology made of transparent hyaluronic acids, which are sugars naturally found in the skin that help provide hydration, fullness, and elasticity.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide hydration, fullness, and elasticity. It diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.

Results will vary depending on the product, your individual body chemistry (your metabolism) and the amount of product used, but based on clinical studies Restylane fillers last between 1 year and up to 18 months or longer, depending on the type of filler being used. 

Restylane is FDA-approved and generally considered safe when administered by a qualified professional. Side effects are typically mild and temporary.

After your treatment, you may experience common side effects, which can include: swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache. tenderness, lump formation, itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve within a few days.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort. The fillers contain lidocaine to help numb the area, and a topical numbing cream can also be used, and for some dermal filler treatments, the injection site will be numbed with local anaesthesia. 

Avoid alcohol, aspirin, and other blood-thinning medications for at least 24 hours before the procedure to minimize bruising.

Avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcohol for 24 hours. Apply ice to reduce swelling and avoid touching the treated area.

Restylane products should not be used by people who

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age. 
  • Have recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting. 
  • Have had previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria. 
  • Have serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment. 
  • Have bleeding disorders. 
  • Have a known allergy to lidocaine.

If you are in good general health and not suffering from any skin infection, you may be a good candidate for dermal fillers. If you are currently suffering from a skin infection or acne breakout, you will need to resolve this condition prior to your treatment.

You should also inform us of any medication that you may be taking that could affect your treatment outcome.

Yes, Restylane can be combined with other treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, and laser treatments for enhanced results.

Results are typically visible immediately after the treatment, with full effects seen within a few days as any swelling subsides.

Most Restylane appointments last less than an hour. 

Initial Restylane treatments are usually complete in one or two sessions, as needed. Depending on your individual body chemistry, you will work with one of our specialist doctors to determine a maintenance schedule and to acheive your individual needs and beauty goals.

Restylane® is an award winning HA dermal filler portfolio and is the original aesthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, with the most diverse range of fillers to help you achieve any and every look. The choice between Restylane and other fillers like Juvederm often depends on the specific needs and preferences of the patient. At Natural Aesthetics, our doctors make use of Restylane® Fillers across all our practices.

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