Houston, TX Dr. Derek C. Lou provides a wide range of dermal filler products to help correct signs of facial aging, addressing wrinkles, lines, and lost volume. It is a popular brand of injectable wrinkle fillers since it treats several issues with specialized formulas for long-lasting results. Restylane uses a synthetic version of the body's natural HA (hyaluronic acid), providing the complexion a softer, natural appearance that is fuller and more supple. A customized dermal filler plan can treat mild, moderate, or severe facial wrinkles and lines, and also add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Lou Plastic Surgery carries a selection of Restylane products, including:
- Restylane: Addresses facial folds and wrinkles
- Restylane Defyne: Fills in deep laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Lyft: Creates lift and volume in the mid-face
- Restylane Refyne: Corrects moderate laugh and smile wrinkles
- Restylane Silk: Adds fullness in the lips and fills in vertical lines on the lips
Restylane treatments are suitable for any patient older than 21 years old who wants to improve their overall appearance. Since it has so many formulas, your treatment will be customized to fit your concerns and goals. Restylane may help you treat early signs of aging, such as fine lines throughout the face, or boost the fullness in your cheeks and lips. It may also improve moderate to severe wrinkles, like frown lines, laugh lines, Crow's feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and more. Some treatments contain lidocaine so you need to share any allergies at your pre-treatment consultation with Dr. Lou to prevent a negative reaction.
"Dr. Lou was great! He completely put me at ease. I had something done that I thought would be more complicated. He explained the procedure and said it could be done in his office in a 30 minute time span. So easy! Now I regret waiting so long."- A. / Healthgrades / Jan 10, 2019
"Dr. Lou and Erica are simply amazing! Dr. Lou is not only a very talented surgeon he is a very patient, nice, and comforting Dr. Him and Erica never made me feel rushed or like I was asking too many questions and made me feel completely comfortable, I love them and am forever grateful to them for changing my life. Allie has been wonderful with post op treatments as well, could not ask for a better team than Lou Plastic Surgery!"- S.H. / Google / Oct 16, 2019
"Dr. Lou and his team are absolutely phenomenal and were God sent. I'd previously considered another surgeon for my procedure but didn't feel quite comfortable with him. So, I searched my insurance portal, and found Dr. Lou. I respect how he believes in knowing exactly what he's going into before a surgical procedure. Therefore, I was scheduled to have several CAT scans done before cutting into the unknown. He was very attentive during my healing process, and even came to my aid on Christmas day to check on me. His right hand person/office manager, Erica is more kind than I can express! She assured me that everything would go as planned, and ALWAYS greeted me with a smile....she even took out time to listen to me speak about my past moments of depression due to my displeasure with my body. What more can I say? Dr. Lou is an absolutely AMAZING and extremely CARING surgeon!! I'd choose this practice all over again if need be."- C.Y. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"I saw Dr. Lou for a second opinion after an incident involving my thumb. There's a long story behind how the injury got so bad, but finding Dr. Lou was the best thing that ever happened to me. I only wish I had known him at the onset of this ordeal. The day before I met Dr. Lou, another doctor (at a clinic) was trying to convince me to go into emergency surgery to open my thumb up for what they said was infected very badly. Turns out, there was no infection at all, which was exactly what Dr. Lou confirmed before the results even came back. Dr. Lou is the best in my opinion. A doctor has to be able to listen (and there was a lot of background to give him), have compassion for the patient (which I was totally convinced he cared about me, what I was going through and my fears) and still provide the best solution for the problem. He had to clean up (cut) my thumb pretty good (and by good - it wasn't pretty, but I felt nothing b/c I was numb), but I immediately started the down road to recovery which no other doctor (I had seen 3 already) could get me to. It's because of Dr. Lou and his staff that I write this long review. I haven't experienced anything this traumatic in my adult life! Some people would say "it's just a thumb"...but you don't realize how much you need a thumb until it's almost gone! I'm almost 100% healed and Dr. Lou and his nurses have guided me every step of the way. They make you feel like family and you just don't get better than that these days! Thank you for everything Dr. Lou, Erika and Allie!"- K.M. / Google / Oct 11, 2019
"I wanted to write a review to thank Erika for helping me arranged my appointment with Dr. Lou to get some injections done. She helped me iron out some questions I had about the injectable products. I've been going to Dr. Lou for over a year now and his work is superior and he really provides excellent patient care. I definitely recommend Dr. Lou for all cosmetic needs whether it's small or large. Remember to ask for Erika when you call to book your appointment."- A.H. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
Restylane injections are performed in the minor procedures room at Lou Plastic Surgery. A numbing cream may be applied to the treatment areas for greater comfort if requested. The product is injected into your skin with a fine needle and massaged so it reaches the selected areas. Several injections may be performed followed by a cold compress to help control inflammation. Every Restylane product is injected the same way but to different areas that are treated, according to your unique concerns and aesthetic goals.
What to Expect
Once your Restylane injections are complete, you may resume work. Your recovery will vary based on what you are having treated so ask your injector about what you should expect. The treated areas may be slightly swollen and red, but this usually fades away in a few hours. Bruising may be a factor, but this may be camouflaged with cosmetics. It's suggested that you avoid exercise for 24 hours, and you should sleep with your head propped up for the first night. Many patients will notice visible changes right after treatment, but it may take 1 – 2 weeks until the final results develop. Restylane injections often last up to one year based on the formula selected.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Restylane cost?
Costs for Restylane will be based on several things, like which product is selected, where it is used, the amount of filler administered, and more. At your consultation, your injector will need to understand your concerns and goals before creating a custom Restylane injection plan. After this, costs can be estimated and we can review payment options.
What is Restylane most commonly used for?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers are each formulated to help you appear rejuvenated but still natural. During your initial consultation, your injector will discuss the various Restylane formulas and decide which one fits your needs. Restylane Refyne, Defyne, and Lyft improve mild, moderate, or deep facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Lyft and Silk increase volume in your hands, lips, and cheeks.
How often do I need to come back for a touch-up?
On average, Restylane treatments can last from 6 – 18 months. Your results will vary based on which Restylane formula is selected, the injection sites, and other factors. At your initial consultation, your injector will develop your treatment plan, including when to make your next appointment to refresh your appearance.
Do Restylane injections hurt?
There may be some minor discomfort when receiving an injection using a filler product. Before your injection, we can apply a numbing ointment to help decrease any discomfort that you may feel during the injections. Following your injections, we will apply a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling.
Will I look fake after Restylane?
Injectable fillers, when done by a trained and skilled practitioner, offer gorgeous outcomes. The goal is to achieve a result that looks soft and natural. Lou Plastic Surgery prides ourselves on offering injections that will help you appear naturally rejuvenated.
Soften Lines and Wrinkles
Revive your youth with a fast and effective nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Restylane is a popular injectable treatment at Lou Plastic Surgery, filling in wrinkles and lines or boosting fullness to give you a softer, glowing appearance. Contact our Houston, TX office for your consultation with Dr. Derek Lou to learn more about the benefits of Restylane and other nonsurgical treatments.