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To minimize discomfort during the procedure, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area.

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Dr. Domanski and our PA Aesthetic Injector typically inject filler in small amounts, with adjustments made as needed during the process.

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Swelling and redness

It is normal to experience some degree of swelling, redness, or mild bruising at the injection sites.

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Typically, results can last anywhere from nine months to over a year.

Hyaluronic acid is a popular filler used in cosmetic procedures and skincare products because it can provide quick and natural-looking results with minimal downtime. (There are various types of dermal fillers)

Getting a hyaluronic acid filler treatment typically involves several steps, including consultation, preparation, the actual treatment, and post-treatment care.


Getting a hyaluronic acid filler treatment typically involves several steps, including consultation, preparation, the actual treatment, and post-treatment care. Here is a general overview of the process:

Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation. During the consultation, you will discuss your concerns, goals, and medical history. We will evaluate your suitability for the treatment, assess your skin, and provide personalized recommendations based on your needs. Most of our patients obtain their treatment on the day of their consultation.

Cleansing and numbing: At the time of the treatment, the targeted area will be thoroughly cleansed to ensure it is free from dirt, makeup, or oils. To minimize discomfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area. In some cases, a local anesthetic injection may be used for additional numbing.

Injection of hyaluronic acid filler: Once the treatment area is numb, the hyaluronic acid filler is carefully injected into the predetermined areas using a fine needle or cannula. The filler is typically injected in small amounts, with adjustments made as needed during the process.

Post-treatment care: After the injection, a quick massage may be performed on the treated area to ensure the filler is evenly distributed. Post-treatment care instructions are provided, which include avoiding excessive sun exposure, strenuous exercise, and certain skincare products for a specified period. It’s essential to follow these instructions to minimize the risk of complications and optimize the results.

Follow-up appointments: Depending on the individual and the specific filler used, follow-up appointments may be scheduled to assess the results and determine if any additional touch-ups are necessary. Hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary, so the duration of the results varies, and additional treatments may be required to maintain the desired outcome.


Hyaluronic acid is a popular filler used in cosmetic procedures and skincare products due to its numerous benefits.

Hydration: Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture. It has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it highly effective in hydrating the skin. When applied topically or injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid helps to improve moisture levels, resulting in plumper and more supple skin.

Wrinkle reduction: As we age, our skin naturally loses moisture and elasticity, leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid helps to counteract these signs of aging by replenishing moisture and adding volume to the skin. It fills in the gaps created by wrinkles, smoothing them out and giving the skin a more youthful appearance.

Volume enhancement: Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used to enhance facial features and restore lost volume. They can be injected into areas such as the cheeks, lips, and under-eye hollows to add volume, improve contours, and create a more youthful appearance.

Quick and natural-looking results: One of the advantages of using hyaluronic acid fillers is that the results are typically visible immediately after the procedure. The gel-like consistency of hyaluronic acid allows it to integrate smoothly into the skin, providing natural-looking results without the need for invasive surgery.

Non-permanent and reversible: Hyaluronic acid fillers are considered temporary dermal fillers. While the duration of the results varies depending on the specific product used and individual factors, the effects typically last from several months to over a year. Additionally, if desired, the effects can be reversed or adjusted with the help of an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which can dissolve the hyaluronic acid filler if necessary.

Minimal downtime: Hyaluronic acid injections generally require minimal downtime compared to more invasive procedures. Some individuals may experience temporary swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, but these side effects usually subside quickly, allowing individuals to resume their normal activities shortly after the treatment.


A good candidate for a hyaluronic acid will often have some of the following characteristics:

Visible signs of aging: Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used to address visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss, and sagging skin. A good candidate would have specific areas of concern, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, under-eye hollows, or thinning lips, which they would like to improve.

Overall good health: Candidates should generally be in good overall health, free from any serious medical conditions that could potentially interfere with the healing process. It’s important to disclose any medical conditions, allergies, or medications to the healthcare professional to ensure the treatment is safe and appropriate.

Good skin quality: Candidates with good skin quality tend to achieve optimal results with hyaluronic acid fillers. Healthy skin that is relatively elastic, well-hydrated, and without significant sun damage or scarring tends to respond well to the treatment.

Types of Restylane Fillers

Restylane-L: Restylane-L is a versatile filler that is commonly used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines. It can also be used for lip augmentation. Restylane-L contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to enhance patient comfort during the injection.

Restylane Lyft: Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane) is a more robust filler designed for deep tissue volumization and contouring. It is often used to add volume to the cheeks, midface, and temples, helping to restore facial fullness and a more youthful appearance. Restylane Lyft can also be used for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Lyft can also be used for hand rejuvenation.

Restylane Contour: Restylane Contour is a robust filler indicated for improving cheek definition while allowing for flexible movement and vibrant expression.

Restylane Defyne: Restylane Defyne is specifically formulated to address deeper facial wrinkles and folds, providing natural-looking results with flexibility and support. It is commonly used for nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Restylane Refyne: Restylane Refyne is designed to treat mild to moderate facial wrinkles and lines, offering flexibility and natural movement. It can be used for smile lines, as well as other areas with dynamic facial movement.

Restylane Silk: Restylane Silk is specifically formulated for lip augmentation and smoothing of fine lines around the mouth. It provides subtle enhancement and natural-looking results.

Restylane Kysse: Restylane Kysse was designed for lip augmentation while focusing on flexibility and support.


After receiving a hyaluronic acid-based filler treatment, here are some common expectations for the post-treatment period:

Immediate results: You will likely see immediate results following the treatment. The filler will add volume, smooth out wrinkles or lines, and enhance the treated area according to your desired outcome.

Temporary swelling and redness: It is normal to experience some degree of swelling, redness, or mild bruising at the injection sites. These effects are typically temporary and should subside within a few days. You can apply cold compresses or ice packs to help reduce swelling and alleviate any discomfort.

Avoid touching or applying pressure: It’s important to avoid touching, rubbing, or applying excessive pressure to the treated area immediately after the procedure. This helps to ensure the filler settles evenly and minimizes the risk of infection.

Makeup and skincare: We allow for makeup application immediately after the treatment. Skincare should be continued.

Hydration and moisturization: Keeping the treated area well-hydrated can help enhance the results and promote healing.

Gradual improvement and final results: While you will notice immediate improvement after the treatment, it’s important to note that the final results may take a few days or weeks to fully settle. As any initial swelling subsides, the treated area will gradually achieve a more natural and refined appearance.

Duration of results: The longevity of hyaluronic acid-based fillers varies depending on factors such as the specific product used, individual metabolism, and the area treated. Typically, results can last anywhere from nine months to over a year. During your consultation, you will learn when to schedule follow-up treatments to maintain the desired outcome.

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With over 70 plastic surgeons in the area, patients choose Dr. Domanski because they trust him. We believe you will not find a more honest surgeon than Dr. Domanski.

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