While Dr. Skalicky’s practice encompasses all plastic surgery procedures, he has developed a particular expertise in minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures. According to Dr. Skalicky, “There is a wave of patients that want aesthetic improvement with less downtime and recovery. This desire has led to my creation of The Rinklefree Center that utilizes less invasive procedures to give a rejuvenated look for patients at earlier ages with little or no recovery.”
Minimally invasive options remain the most popular methods of facial rejuvenation in the United States, and Restylane® is a commonly requested and performed non-surgical cosmetic enhancement.
Results from Restylane® can last six months to a year.
Restylane® is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler that can significantly improve signs of aging in the face. This popular injectable treatment can also make the lips appear fuller and more contoured. Made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is natural to the human body, Restylane® does not require an allergy test. Treatment involves the injection of the Restylane® solution into the target areas with an ultra-fine needle. Dr. Skalicky or Dr. Shafran can numb the areas before the injections to make you as comfortable as possible. Wrinkles, fine lines, and nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth) can be made smoother and more youthful, or volume can be added to the lips for a more sensual appearance. The Restylane® procedure typically takes under 30 minutes to complete.
Most patients can resume normal daily activities right after Restylane® treatment. Some mild side effects include bruising, swelling, and redness, but this is temporary and should dissipate quickly. Results from Restylane® can last six months to a year, and can be maintained with occasional “touch-up” treatments.
Candidates for Restylane® injection treatments
Some patients, including those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and individuals under 18, are not candidates for Restylane®. Dr. Skalicky or Dr. Shafran will discuss all of your options with you at your initial consultation. Rinkle Free Surgery Centers are Philadelphia’s premier choice for Restylane® injection treatments.
Benefits of injectible skin treatments
Deep wrinkles, fine lines, and creases along the face can be smoothed out and rejuvenated with long-lasting injectable dermal fillers. These minimally-invasive treatments can also add volume to the lips and cheeks, filling out facial features and adding new contours for a more youthful appearance. Although there are a variety of injectable dermal fillers available that all seem to have similar effects, many of them contain subtle differences which can offer substantial added benefits. Dr. Skalicky or Dr. Shafran can meet with you in an initial consultation to discuss which option may be the best for your needs. Cosmetic injectable treatments are typically very quick procedures with little to no recovery time required.