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Injectable fillers, such as Restylane® can add volume and fullness to the skin, correcting those undesired facial wrinkles and folds. For patients over the age of 21, Restylane can also be used to plump lips. Dr. Birely adds volume and helps rejuvenate your appearance as a top provider of Restylane Baltimore has to offer.

What Is Restylane?

Restylane, also known as a “liquid facelift” works immediately by adding volume and smoothing away wrinkles. As a clear gel formula, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. Because of its use in the body, the filler breaks down naturally over time. Restylane also exists as the only FDA approved filler for lips.

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Patients in Baltimore May Wonder Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane?

If you are interested in plumper lips, a smoother complexion, and a more youthful appearance, Restylane may benefit you. Both men and women may turn to facial fillers for solutions and are good candidates for Restylane. However, there are some risks to treatments. Those who experience intense allergies may not be eligible for treatment. Individuals with allergies to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or lidocaine cannot be treated with Restylane. Scheduling a consultation at Dr. Birely's Baltimore office will allow him to determine your candidacy. During a consultation, Dr. Birely will consider your needs in light of the abilities of Restylane.

Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse is the newest hyaluronic acid injectable provided by Dr. Birely and his team. Just recently approved by the FDA, this injectable is specifically used as a lip filler and is designed to add volume to your lips.

Restylane Kysse has been known to last up to a year and requires less filler than other lip injections. This filler's unique properties are designed to stretch so that making facial movements such as talking, smiling, and kissing feels more comfortable and natural. If you wish to learn more about this amazing new lip injectable, do not hesitate to contact us today.

What can I Expect from a Restylane Treatment?

A Restylane treatment will typically last less than one hour. After an appointment, patients are encouraged to review the information given to them by Dr. Birely. Although few side effects are associated with Restylane, it is important that you are aware of them. Dr. Birely can inform you about the signs of these possible side effects. These effects may include infection, skin nodules, or coloration of the skin.

After an initial appointment, patients may also be encouraged to schedule a follow up appointment for touch ups. Restylane will typically last 9 months, but touch ups can promote even longer results.

How Long is Recovery from Restylane?

After your treatment, patients can expect to notice their new looks right away. You might notice mild swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness, but these will subside over time. Before your treatment, Dr. Birely may recommend that you keep a flexible schedule for the days following your treatment. Your skin may take up to 2 weeks for full healing. Your results, by that time, should also reach completion. In most cases, your skin should be smooth and any previous folds will appear less noticeable. As a top provider of Restylane Baltimore has to offer, rest assured that Dr. Birely is dedicated to helping you reach your desired appearance.

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Restylane Lyft

People in the Baltimore area say that the more you smile in your life, the more wrinkles you will have. But, smiles are not the only cause of wrinkles. For some, stress, genetics, and sun damage can also create an undesired visage and decrease self-esteem.

Wrinkles can run deep into the skin creating facial folds. Loss of volume can also occur with stress, age, or time. Residents in the Baltimore area, looking to alter deep lines or decreased volume in the face, may turn to Restylane Lyft, a facial filler, for a solution.

What is Restylane Lyft?

Dr. Birely uses Restylane Lyft as a form of liquid facelift. Restylane Lyft works immediately in the face, adding volume to depleted areas and tightening skin. As a clear gel, Restylane Lyft is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, a natural volumizer. Like hyaluronic acid, Restylane Lyft stays beneath the skin for a period of time before eventually breaking down. Because it is a natural component in your body, no allergies are associated with the use of Restylane Lyft.

Perlane or Restylane Lyft?

Perlane was rebranded as Restylane Lyft by Galderma in July of 2015, and then re-FDA approved to address smile lines and add volume in the cheeks. This hyaluronic acid gel was designed to have larger particles to add a lift and fill factor for areas of the face that needed more.

Now called Restylane Lyft it fits with the rest of the Restylane line of fillers to help patients prolong or prevent the need for a surgical procedure or just perk up their appearance with little downtime.

Am I a good Candidate for Restylane Lyft?

Most people are good candidates for Restylane Lyft. The few exceptions include those with bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or an allergy to lidocaine. Residents in the Baltimore area, looking to increase volume or minimize folds, may benefit from Restylane Lyft. If you are interested in the effects of Restylane Lyft and live in the Lutherville area, you can call Dr. Birely to further determine your candidacy. During a consultation, he can assess your desires and if Restylane Lyft would offer you the best solution.

What You Can Expect During a Restylane Lyft Treatment

A Restylane Lyft treatment will last approximately 30 minutes. After your appointment, you may receive instructions about care and follow-up appointments. Although there are few side effects associated with Restylane Lyft, Dr. Birely can inform you about their signs. These may include:

  • Extreme swelling, caused by an allergic reaction
  • Itching or extreme skin irritation
  • Blistering, or rough patches of skin
  • Purple to black coloration of the skin not associated with bruising

After your injection you may also be advised to schedule a follow up appointment if you desire additional treatment. In Lutherville, Restylane Lyft treatments do not require rest or a fixed recovery time. Depending on how they are feeling after treatment, some patients choose to take a day off. Other patients decide to continue their routine.

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What Results Can I Expect From Restylane Lyft?

After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and last less than 7 days. Once the swelling decreases, patients will experience smoother, tighter looking skin.

When treated with Restylane Lyft, most patients see a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles that lasts up to twelve months. You can enjoy the look of your face without annoying “frown lines” or “worry lines”.


Dr. Brent Birely is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Lutherville and Bel Air, serving patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, Westminster, and other Maryland cities. He is a very well regarded leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety, and specializes in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, and body lifting procedures after weight loss.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.

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