RESTYLANE-L TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Dr. Zuckerman uses the injectable Hyaluronic Acid filler Restylane-L to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds and sunken tear troughs. This injectable filler is similar to the Juvederm family of products made by Allergan, but is manufactured by a different company. A hollowed out or tired appearance around the eyes is a common sign of aging due to the atrophy of orbital fat at the junction between the lower eyelid and cheek. To rejuvenate this area, Restylane-L is Dr. Zuckerman’s dermal filler of choice, and he injects it this filler deep into the tissue, near the bone. The product itself contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, for the comfort of the patient, and Dr. Zuckerman additionally applies a second topical anesthetic before treatment. At Zuckerman Plastic Surgery, we also offer the entire line of Restylane products, including Lyft for cheek augmentation, Silk for lip augmentation and Refyne and Defyne for nasolabial folds and marionette lines.


Frontal view of tear trough rejuvenation to fill in dark circles / restore a tired appearance. 1cc of Radiesse injected per eye. Images taken day of treatment.

Before and after comparison of one of Dr. Zuckerman’s Restylane-L tear trough rejuvenation patients in New York City. Patient treated with 1cc of Restylane-L under each eye. Images taken on the day of treatment.


Treatments & Uses of Restylane-L®

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuckerman has hundreds of hours of injectables experience and
is an expert injector of Restylane-L®. In his practice in New York City, the most commonly requested treatments using this injectable include:

Tear Trough Rejuvenation

Restylane-L attracts less water than other hyluronic acid fillers which causes less swelling, making it ideal to fill in hollow looking under eyes. Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Tear Trough Rejuvenation





Restylane-L injectable dermal filler product and packaging. Source: Galderma. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatment Longevity, Downtime & Preoperative Care with Restylane-L®

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Treatment Longevity

Treatment results are seen immediately and last approximately 6 to 9 months.

Downtime / Recovery

Restylane filler involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There can be bruising for 1-2 days post treatment, which then subsides, but most often with Dr. Zuckerman’s expert technique, he is able to minimize or eliminate such bruising. Makeup can be worn the day following treatment. It is recommended that strenuous activity be postponed for 24 hours.

Pretreatment Guidelines

A few precautions before undergoing Hyaluronic Acid filler injections are techniques to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before and a day after; don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day after; refrain from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection. Makeup can be worn the day following treatment.

Approximate Cost 

$900 per vial (Most patients require one vial, but depending on treatment may require two.)



Frequently Asked Questions About Restylane-L®


Is Restylane-L better than Juvederm or Voluma for tear trough rejuvenation?
Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma are somewhat similar given that they are all Hyaluronic Acid fillers and all can be used in this area. Dr. Zuckerman’s product of choice for tear trough rejuvenation is Restylane-L, because it absorbs less water and therefore leads to less swelling in the sensitive under-eye area.

Are Restylane injections in the under eye area painful?
Dr. Zuckerman works to ensure that your injectable treatment will not be painful. Even though Restylane-L is injected deep into the tissue, the product itself contains an anesthetic, lidocaine, and Dr. Zuckerman applies a second topical anesthetic before treatment. The patient feels little to no discomfort during the tear trough injections.

Should I visit a doctor for Restylane injectable treatments in New York City?
If you visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery for your injectable treatment, you can be certain that Dr. Zuckerman will recommend and perform the best treatment option for you in a safe and comfortable manner. In general, the use of injectable fillers has become so widespread that unfortunately not only may your injector not be a board-certified physician, if you undergo injections in a non-medical setting, an injector may have little formal medical training. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for these injections (if you aren’t able to visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery!). In New York City, there many options for injectables treatments, and many medical offices also offer injections by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant (PA), often at a lower price. These injectors are required to be overseen by a physician, so if you are considering these practitioners due to price, Dr. Zuckerman recommends that you confirm with the office ahead of time that there is a physician on the premises and inquire to what degree the physician oversees the injector’s activities.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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