If you’d like to rejuvenate your face without undergoing extensive procedures, Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa recommends Restylane injections. Our plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph M. Brown is highly skilled at restoring youth with well-placed Restylane injections that give faces a smoother, firmer look without creating artificial plumpness.

Restylane is a cosmetic dermal filler that is used to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles or folds found in the area around the nose and corners of your mouth, and can also be used for lip enhancement. The filler is made from hyaluronic acid which the body naturally produces to maintain fullness in the skin. Estimates show that more than 1.4 million Restylane treatments have been administered in the United States alone since its creation. Treatments are also available in more than 70 other countries throughout the world.

What happens during a Restylane treatment?

In his Tampa office, Dr. Joseph M. Brown injects small amounts of the filler directly into the skin using an ultrafine needle. This can be uncomfortable for some patients, and pain management methods may be utilized at the doctor’s discretion.

Previous to the injections, It is advised that patients avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or any high doses of vitamin E. These medications and supplements can lead to excessive bruising or increased bleeding at the injection site.

Procedure concerns

You may experience some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness after your treatment. Red or swollen bumps have also been known to appear, but this is rare. These reactions typically last less than a week.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery today at 813-774-5733 for more information on our Restylane treatments, or other facial rejuvenation techniques like a mini face lift. We are here to help you become a better version of you, whether you’re in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, Sarasota, Florida, or beyond. Also ask us about our Botox injections.