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Restylane for Younger Looks

Your smile says a lot about you. You want to present a smile that is engaging and warm. Unfortunately, as you age, the hyaluronic acid (HA) in your skin naturally decreases, leaving wrinkles around your lips. The most prominent wrinkles are called nasolabial folds, located between your nose and the corners of your mouth. Additionally, your lips play a big role in the appearance of your smile. If you are not happy with the lips you were born with or you have noticed decreasing volume as you age, you may want to improve the look and volume of your lips. Restylane is also effective in treating the upper portion of the face, where “tear troughs” and other facial areas lose volume and appear hollow as we age.

How does Restylane work?


  • Restylane can easily solve all of these facial issues by replacing the HA in your skin.
  • The injectable synthetic hyaluronic acid rebuilds the volume in your dermis, making your skin look fresher and younger.
  • In fact, Restylane is the longest-lasting HA gel filler on the market, lasting up to 18 months when a follow-up treatment is performed after 6 to 9 months.
  • The product is FDA approved to last up to six months when injected into the lips.
  • Restylane acts like your body’s own HA, and your treatments will not only look natural, but they will also eventually break down naturally, as it is biocompatible and easily absorbed by natural body processes.

The biggest factor that determines how great of results you will achieve is who you choose to administer the treatments. P. Alexander Ataii, M.D., of Laser Cliniqúe, is undoubtedly the best option for Restylane in the San Diego and La Jolla area. Not only has he received the Patients’ Choice Award seven years in a row, from 2007 through 2014 and has been honored by the National Aesthetic Guide Journal in 2011 when he received an award for the “Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement.” When you go to Laser Cliniqúe you can expect top level aesthetic treatments in an environment that will make you feel relaxed, cared for, and pampered.

The Restylane family of products includes Restylane-L, Perlane-L, Restylane and Perlane. All of these products add fullness and youthful volume to the face, reversing moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. Restylane-L and Restylane are appropriate for lip enhancement. Your doctor will help you decide which Restylane product treatment is right for you when you visit our San Diego clinic.

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Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that contributes to elasticity and tissue volume. As we age, genetics and nutrition play a big role in skin quality and elasticity, as well as external factors like pollution and sun exposure, all of which can contribute to the loss of hyaluronic acid in our skin. This leads to lost tissue volume and increased wrinkles and folds that grow more pronounced with time. Restylane is a highly-customizable dermal filler option, with different-sized gel particulates to treat wrinkles and tissue loss issues of varying severity. A suspension of smaller gel units can be used to subtly craft a natural look for minor wrinkles, while higher-volume gel particles can be used to treat deeper folds and creases.

By using hyaluronic acid components that are naturally occurring in the body, and offering a wide range of different formulations, Restylane is particularly effective in providing a natural look, and adjusting to your unique expectations and concerns. It is the perfect option for someone who wants to achieve natural results that are custom-tailored to enhance the facial structure, rather than a uniform, cookie-cutter approach. With over 28 million treatments performed worldwide, the entire line of Restylane products provide proven results to restore, rejuvenate, and enhance facial features despite the ravages of time, for a long-lasting improvement.

Restylane FAQ's

How much product will I need to get the desired result?

For wrinkles and folds like nasolabial folds, the amount injected should be limited to 6.0mL. Typically, P. Alexander Ataii M.D. starts with a small volume and allows the patient to see the progress and filling effect. For lip enhancement, the amount injected should not exceed 1.5 mL per lip.

Can Restylane cause allergic reactions?

Allergic reactions are extremely rare using hyaluronic acid based fillers.

Can I use Restylane in other areas of my face?

The effectiveness and safety of treatment in locations other than lips and nasolabial folds has not yet been confirmed in controlled clinical studies, however other creases and folds may be treated as well.

Who performs my Restylane Injections?

Restylane and the related family of Restylane products are available for use by P. Alexander Ataii M.D. in our San Diego clinic.

Is there anyone who should not use Restylane?

People with previous moderate to severe allergies to gram-positive bacterial microorganisms, or people with allergic reactions to any drug that required in-hospital treatment should not use Restylane. Perlane-L and Restylane-L should be avoided by people with a known allergic reaction to lidocaine.

What should I expect after a Restylane Injection?

Possible reactions include redness, slight swelling, mild pain, tenderness and occasionally injection site bruising. These are typically very mild and last no more than seven days when injected into nasolabial folds and less than two weeks for lip injections. If you have a history of cold sores, an injection in the lip area could trigger an outbreak. Medication such as Valtrex (Valacyclovir) or Acyclovir can be taken prior to your injections and prescribed by your medical doctor. This will reduce your risk of a cold sore breakout.

Who should not get Restylane Injections?

Patients with skin sores at the injection site, rashes, pimples, hives, cysts or other infections should wait until thoroughly healed before treatment begins.

What are the benefits of Restylane Injections?

Restylane, when injected by a trained professional, can reverse the appearance of wrinkles and folds, and enhance your lips. Your skin will look tighter, smoother and younger. Lip injections fill in the tiny lines around your mouth and can make lips look fuller for that appealing slight pout. The amount of fullness should be discussed with your doctor during the consultation so that you get exactly the results you envision.

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P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.

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PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated May 20th, 2020

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • 1. We have received clearance from San Diego county and are now open and seeing patients
  • 2. We require any person entering our office to wear a mask or face covering
  • 3. Under federal anti-discrimination laws, we have the right to refuse service to any person for any reason except for race or color

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We have added a new filtration system with bipolar ionization attached to multiple HVAC systems throughout our office and had HEPA filters installed. This filtration system is similar to ones that are in hospital operating rooms. It will create reduced virus zones. We also spray the entire office at night with Electrostatic which generates charged droplets that repel one another and actively seek out environmental surfaces, which they stick to and even wrap around to coat all sides and disinfects bacteria and viruses off any surface within 2 minutes.

If you are sick or mildly sick, please stay home. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, no appetite, shortness of breath, sputum production, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea or body ache please reschedule your appointment. We will reschedule your appointment without penalty or fees after 14 days.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an accredited medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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