Restylane in Sugar Land, TX

Restylane® treatments in the Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas areas are offered by Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery. Restylane® is an injectable filler that Dr. Stapenhorst recommends for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. Women who are 35 to 60 years old benefit the most from Restylane® treatments. Dr. Stapenhorst also recommends Restylane® to women who want fuller lips. Restylane® treatments last between six and eighteen months depending on the patient and the area treated. Restylane® works by adding a natural compound, hyaluronic acid, to the skin. The hyaluronic acid attracts water, which improves the volume of the skin. Dr. Stapenhorst may recommend Restylane® treatments in conjunction with other treatments to give the patient the desired improvement in skin tone and elasticity.

What happens during the Restylane® procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?

Dr. Stapenhorst may administer a topical anesthesia for the Restylane® treatment. The anesthesia helps the patient remain comfortable during the procedure. Based on the individual treatment plan, Dr. Stapenhorst injects the clear Restylane® gel into the skin at several treatment sites. Patients typically see full results one week after their Restylane® treatments.

When can normal activities resume after the procedure?

Restylane® treatments require only minimal downtime for the patient. Dr. Stapenhorst advises his patients that they should avoid exercise/strenuous activities or extremely hot environments for 24-48 hours after the Restylane® treatments.  This minimizes the chance of bruising and swelling.

Is there any pain associated with the Restylane® procedure?

Some patients experience discomfort from the needle during the procedure. Patients have reported to Dr. Stapenhorst that they experience headaches, nausea, redness and pain after the Restylane® injections. In rare cases, patients have experienced muscle weakness, which may take several days or weeks to resolve.

How much does Restylane® cost in Sugar Land, TX?

Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in medical spa treatments; visit our other dermal filler pages including Radiesse®Botox® and Sculptra®.

Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
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David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS