These days it seems like cosmetic treatments are a dime a dozen, so narrowing down the cosmetic treatment right for you can be a challenge. For busy women on the go, one of the biggest qualifiers for potential cosmetic treatments is the time it takes for the treatment to be done and how much downtime is associated with the treatment. At River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL we specialize in speedy treatments that have you looking and feeling great faster than ever, such as our Restylane dermal fillers.

How Long Does Restylane Treatment Take?

In the world of cosmetic treatments, there is a particular class of treatments called “lunchtime facials”, or facial treatments that can be completed within the lunch hour. Restylane is something we like to call a “lunchtime filler,” since this is also a treatment that can be quickly completed and allows you to immediately return to your normal daily activities.

A regular Restylane treatment takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on how many injections need to be made to achieve the desired results. Follow-up or touch-up treatments generally take 15 minutes.

Will I Need a Touch Up Treatment?

We sometimes recommend that patients schedule a touch-up appointment about two weeks after the initial treatment. Touch-up appointments allow us to follow up on how well you are responding to the initial treatment as well as determine if you will need additional injections to achieve the optimum results. Touch-up treatments are normal for most patients, especially if it is your first time with this filler.

What Is Recovery Like?

Recovery from this filler is the same as with many other dermal fillers. We will instruct you to avoid rubbing or touching your face, avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat, and also to take protective measures, such as wearing sunscreen. Most patients are fully recovered within three to seven days after treatment.

How Long Do Results Last?

This filler treatment lasts about 6 to 12 months, meaning that many patients have annual or bi-annual treatments to maintain desired results. The length of time the treatment lasts depends on a few factors, such as your age, the condition of your skin, and how quickly your body absorbs the hyaluronic acid in the injection.

Benefits of Restylane

This is a unique filler that has several distinguishing benefits that prospective patients find appealing. In addition to being a speedy lunchtime treatment, the other benefits of this filler include:


This filler can be used virtually anywhere on the face. Some dermal fillers have limitations, but this treatment is ideal for even the most sensitive or delicate skin on the face, such as around the eyes and the lips. Additionally, this treatment can be used for anti-aging, as well as for contouring the face.

It is common for this filler to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin texture, while also filling in volume lost under the eyes, in the hollows of cheeks, and on the lips.


This treatment has zero risk of allergic reactions because it is formulated with an active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, that is found naturally in the body. Unlike other dermal fillers, this treatment works with your body to help restore and rejuvenate your appearance. The lack of foreign chemicals and substances means that this filler is safe for all patients.


This filler is part of a larger family of dermal fillers, each of which are formulated for unique purposes. The Restylane family of fillers includes Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, and Silk. Each of these fillers can be part of your care, meaning that you can have a completely customized treatment. Regardless of whether you want to contour, replace volume, or smooth away wrinkles, this family of specialized fillers can be part of your personalized treatment plan.

Natural Results

This filler produces natural-looking results. Because this filler is made with a thin, flexible injectable solution, it spreads evenly beneath the skin and produces a subtle rejuvenation effect for a natural-looking appearance. This silky-smooth filler is perfect for patients with mild and moderate skin concerns, such as expression lines, loss of volume in the cheeks or lips, or wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Great for Skin

Hyaluronic acid is the unsung hero of supple and smooth skin. While you may find hyaluronic acid as an ingredient in certain serums and moisturizers, it is unique for hyaluronic acid to be the sole active ingredient in a dermal filler such as this one.

Hyaluronic acid is great for the skin because it helps feed the proteins in skin cells that give support and structure to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is also capable of retaining more than 100 times its own weight in water, which means that it is also excellent for keeping skin moist – both inside and out.

Restore Your Beauty With Speedy Restylane Treatments!

Being busy doesn’t mean that you can’t have the cosmetic treatment that you want. With this speedy lunchtime filler, you can easily rejuvenate your appearance and maintain ideal results without cutting into your daily life or enduring long recovery time. It’s time to rewind the clock and restore your beauty on your time! If you think that Restylane treatments are right for you, please contact River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL to schedule your consultation appointment today!

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