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In today’s cutting-edge cosmetic arsonal, there are more tools than ever before to safely and non-surgically roll back the clock on the aging process. Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler that helps smooth, fill, and restore your skin, resulting in a more youthful facial appearance. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, Restylane® can take years off your look by eradicating lines and creases and replenishing volume in hollow, sunken areas.

What is Restylane® ?

As we age, the skin’s underlying structures begin to weaken, causing wrinkles, lines and volume loss that make the face appear tired and depleted. The reason for this loss of vitality has to do with diminishing compounds in the skin, such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are responsible for the suppleness, hydration and radiant glow in youthful complexions.

Restylane® is made with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring, hydrating substance that can help to offset the deficit of HA that happens as we mature. No allergy tests are required with Restylane®. The first treatment lasts about six months, and a second treatment of Restylane® can often last as long as 18 months.

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What are the different Restylane® formulations offered?


Restylane® is soft and transparent, so it is especially effective on fine lines, such as those fine lines that appear around the mouth. It can also be used for mid to deep injection into facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including laugh lines and frown lines.

Restylane® Lyft

This is a sister product to Restylane®. It also works well on severe lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. The gel particles in Restylane® Lyft are larger and give the filler the ability to lift and fill the midface. It is very effectively used to build up and add volume to areas that have begun to sag, such as the mid-cheek area. Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft are often used together to achieve the patient’s desired outcome. In addition to facial anti-aging, Restylane® Lyft is helpful for non-surgical hand rejuvenation to restore lost volume to thinning hand tissue, creating a more youthful appearance.

Restylane® Refyne and Defyne

Restylane® Refyne and Defyne are the newest additions to the Restylane® line of products from Galderma. Formulated using a specialized technology, the gel in Restylane® Refyne and Defyne is perfect for helping to support your natural facial expressions. These fillers were designed specifically to correct marionette lines (the lines that run from to your chin) and nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of your mouth towards your chin).

Restylane® Silk

While several fillers are used for lip enhancement, Restylane® Silk is the only filler that has been FDA-approved to enhance lips and smooth the lip lines that start to appear as the years pass. Restylane® Silk is specifically designed to bring natural-looking results in these delicate areas by using smaller and more refined hyaluronic acid particles as compared to other Restylane® products.

What are the benefits of Restylane®?

  • Safe, FDA-approved and non-surgical
  • No incisions, anesthesia or scarring
  • Helps enhance your natural beauty
  • Smooths wrinkles, lines and creases
  • Restores lost facial volume
  • Provides improved definition in the lips
  • Plumps and hydrates sunken contours
  • Corrects bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Lifts sagging cheeks
  • Restores the look of aging hands
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Short treatment time
  • Long-lasting results up to 18 months
  • No downtime or discomfort

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Who is a candidate for Restylane®?

Restylane® Lyft is a sister product to Restylane®. It also works well on severe lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds.

The Restylane® family of products is FDA-approved and safe for almost anyone who wants to achieve youthfully refreshed skin. You may not be a candidate if you are currently pregnant, under 21, or take blood-thinning medications.

What happens after my treatment?

Restylane® injections require no downtime, but we advise that you avoid exercise for a couple of days. Common side effects include temporary bruising, swelling, tenderness, and itching. These symptoms usually only last a few days to a week and will resolve on their own. If necessary, we will provide medical-grade skincare products that will help to improve bruising. In the meantime, makeup may be used to cover any discoloration and we advise the use of sunblock at all times when outdoors.

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How much does Restylane® cost?

The cost of Restylane® in San Jose will depend on your cosmetic goals. A final price will be provided in your private consultation. In general, Restylane® treatments cost an average of $750 but fees may be higher or lower, based on the number of units needed.

Why choose us?

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, Restylane® injections are administered by our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons. Our doctors have 15 years of experience as National Allergan Trainers.

Our brother and sister facial plastic surgeon team are authorities in their field. They use this expertise to ensure your injections are administered at the correct dosage and location for a very natural-looking outcome.

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, we are focused on making sure that you are 100 percent happy with your experience at our luxury clinic equidistant between San Jose and Palo Alto and that your results exceed your expectations.


Can Restylane® help to improve the look of my hands?

As we age, the volume in hands can deteriorate, leaving the upper hand tissue looking gaunt or skeletal. Restylane® is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to treat the face and hands.

Can Restylane® be used on my frown lines?

For wrinkles caused by muscle activity, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX, Dysport or Jeuveau injections are appropriate. After we examine you, we will be able to advise you on which injectable will provide the look you want. For most patients, a combination of dermal fillers and injectables is recommended.

Are Restylane® injections safe?

Restylane®effective and dissolvable HA filler. In the hands of skilled injectors like our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Restylane can be used to rejuvenate your face so that moderate to severe lines and wrinkles are smoothed, leaving you looking refreshed and more youthful in just minutes.

What are the possible side effects with Restylane®?

Common side effects include swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the injection site. These symptoms clear up quickly, however, usually by the end of the first week. Our team works hard to minimize your side effects through conservative, precision-based techniques.

If you wish to learn more about arguably the best Restylane treatments San Jose and Palo Alto have to offer, don't hesitate to contact Cheng Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation today.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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