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What Is Restylane?

Restylane is a popular line of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in Portland. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that attracts moisture and adds volume. Each type of Restylane injectable filler is designed for a specific purpose.

Restylane

This facial filler is used to augment the lips and to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is also Dr. Kim’s filler of choice for nonsurgical rhinoplasty and tear-trough correction.

Restylane Silk

Silk is the first product approved by the FDA that has been specifically designed to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth vertical lines around the mouth. Restylane Silk is smoother and composed of smaller particles than the other Restylane products, for softer, more precise results.

Restylane Lyft

Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to treat the hands and the face. It is designed to:

  • Restore volume in the backs of the hands
  • Augment the cheeks
  • Correct midface contour deficiencies related to aging
  • Treat moderate to severe facial folds, including smile lines around the mouth

Restylane Refyne and Defyne

Both of these products are designed to smooth the lines around the nose and mouth – nasolabial folds (from the nose to the mouth corners) and marionette lines (running from the mouth corners along the sides of the chin), while maintaining the flexibility and range of motion needed for natural-looking movement and facial expressions.

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Is There Any Downtime with Restylane?

You will not be able to drive until you are no longer taking prescription pain medication. It is important when driving that you have clear vision, so swelling around the eyes must be minimal enough to not cause visual obstruction. If you wear glasses, you may save and use your plastic splint as a buffer between the glasses and the skin for protection.

Restylane FAQ's

Are Restylane Injections Painful?

Most patients experience a sensation similar to a tug or a pinch during treatment. A topical anesthetic or distraction device may be used to maximize your comfort.

Does Restylane Have Any Side Effects?

Side effects with Restylane in Portland are typically mild and short-lived. They may include swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection sites.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

Most Restylane treatment sessions usually take less than 30 minutes but can vary depending on the extent of treatment required.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Results are visible immediately after treatment and improve as minor bruising and swelling subside.

How Long Do Results Last?

How long results last will vary according to the treatment area:

  • 18 months in nasolabial folds treated with Restylane
  • Up to six months in the backs of the hands
  • Up to 12 months in the cheeks
  • Up to six months in facial wrinkles and folds treated with Restylane Lyft
  • Six months for enhancing the lips and smoothing perioral lines with Restylane Silk
  • Up to 12 months for facial wrinkles and folds treated with Restylane Refyne and Defyne
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PRACTICE UPDATE REGARDING MAY RE-OPENING

We are excited to announce that we will start seeing patients on a limited basis in our clinic starting Friday, May 1st for select procedures and visits. The vast majority of postoperative checks and new patient consultations will still be done through our telehealth platform in order to minimize any unnecessary exposure for patients and staff alike. A future in-person consultation will not require an additional consultation fee.

As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, we have made the following modification to your patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
  2. We are instituting a curbside waiting room. Please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
  3. Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment.
  4. Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
  5. Restrooms will not be accessible during this time.
  6. We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
  7. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our back exit. This one-way patient flow will allow us to comprehensively disinfect our clinic to be ready for the next patient.
  8. We will limit our injectable treatments to upper face neuromodulators indefinitely (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau).

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. We miss you and can’t wait to see you again.

Dr. Kim and Staff

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