Innovations in cosmetic skin treatments are rapidly changing how La Jolla Plastic Surgery in San Diego, CA addresses various types of skin damage, aging, and loss of volume. Injectable treatments and soft tissue fillers have created a new class of injectable cosmetic therapies that create a noticeable, lasting improvement for patients, who aren't yet ready for surgery. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo offers Restylane injectable wrinkle fillers, Restylane SILK and Restylane Lyft, to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and age-related volume loss. Both approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, Restylane SILK and Lyft help Dr. Chaffoo fill both severe to moderate wrinkles and add volume to the lips and cheeks. During your consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will explain the differences between each brand of dermal fillers and help you create your best treatment plan based on your cosmetic goals.
"I truly had the best experience with La Jolla Skin! I was referred here by a friend who received micro needling and raved about how amazing her skin looked and felt after. This friend of mine recently moved to La Jolla from Beverly Hills and is definitely picky when it comes to all things beauty, so I completely trusted her recommendation. I had been wanting to do something more than just your standard facial to help the texture and appearance of my skin... acne scarring, pigmentation from the sun, large pores. I called to schedule my appointment and spoke with Jennifer who was SO sweet and helpful. When I went in for my appointment I have to admit I was a little nervous, but after consulting with Tracy I felt much more at ease. Nancy was the RN that preformed the micro needling and she too was amazing! She calmed my nerves and was just so so great. After having numbing cream on 30 mins prior to the micro needling I literally felt no pain or discomfort during the service. The machine is loud which sounds scary, but honestly it's nothing. My experience here was so wonderful and I look forward to continuing treatments with them. Highly recommend!!"- S.B. / Yelp / Sep 26, 2016
"Dr. Chaffoo is a great surgeon and is kind, gentle, experienced and has a great bedside manner. His staff (Nancy and Tracy) are equally as attentive and thorough. I felt safe and confident. I had my breast implants removed and a lift and a fat transfer to balance them. He did a great job. I am very happy with the results. I would recommend him to anyone."- S.E. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2017
"I just love coming here! Everyone that works here is not only extremely talented, but also very kind and welcoming. I've had microneedling, cool sculpting, vbeam, and a hydrafacial....I'm beyond happy with the results from each of these procedures! This whole team really takes time to listen to all of your questions and concerns, and patiently responds to each and every one. I've never felt like I was left feeling confused about anything, or that I had wasted my money on a service. I'm a client for life! Thank you all for being so awesome, I'd give you 6 stars if I could!"- N.R. / Yelp / Jul 17, 2017
"Very Natural Breast Augmentation, Wonderful Experience - Dr. Chaffoo is the utmost professional. I had a great experience with him from the start to finish of my surgery process, and continue to have a good experience. He is very attentive and caring, and I ended up with fabulous results from my surgery. I also appreciate that Dr. Chaffoo has me come in once per year for a check up, which gives me added peace of mind."- K. / RealSelf / Jul 11, 2017
"Great new experience - I went to La Jolla Plastic Surgery for Coolsculpting. It was a new experience for me but Dr. Chaffoo and his assistant Robert walked me through it and made sure I was comfortable through it all. I have already recommended them to several friends and I'm sure I'll be back soon. Thanks!"- S. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2017
Restylane is injected with an ultra-fine needle into the needed areas with or without the addition of a local anesthetic, like lidocaine. A Restylane treatment can usually be performed the same day as the patient’s consultation and generally takes 15 – 30 minutes. The results of Restylane Lyft usually last 9 – 12 months, depending on the treatment area. When used regularly, the results of Restylane SILK in the lips usually lasts 3-6 months, while other areas of the face, results can last 6 – 9 months. After the treatment, patients can resume their normal activities, but they should avoid touching the face for 6 – 24 hours. Patients should also avoid extreme temperatures and use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
Plan Your Procedure
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- Average Procedure Time
- 15-30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Formerly known as Perlane-L®, Restylane Lyft is used for cheek augmentation, restoring volume in the midface, and correcting moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Restylane Lyft is best for "parentheses" or nasolabial lines around the mouth, enhancing the contours of the cheeks, and restoring volume to the midface.
Restylane SILK is specially formulated for lip enhancement and to smooth the lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Restylane SILK uses smaller, smoother particles than the rest of the Restylane family of injectables, which makes it ideal for natural-looking results along more precise lines.
Some patients may experience mild side effects after their Restylane treatment, including temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness for 7 – 18 days. Patients should avoid using aspiring, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, St. John’s wort, and vitamin E before and after their treatment to minimize bruising.
The Restylane Regimen is a treatment plan for correcting moderate to severe lines and wrinkles and keeping the results. After the initial treatment, patients should schedule touch-up treatments every 4 – 9 months. Eventually, patients will begin to notice that their results last longer, in some cases up to 18 months.