As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin lessens, as cells lose their ability to produce more of their youthful component. The skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to fix itself. When we are born, we have plentiful amounts of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our body, but as we get older this store of HA diminishes, leaving the skin less well supported, and so lines and wrinkles develop. By lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles by adding subtle volume, dermal fillers can make a difference to a person’s appearance, giving them a fresher look.
Yes. Once applied, Restylane is soft to the touch and it does not alter your appearance in a drastic manner. On the contrary, it enhances your natural look and helps the skin look younger a refreshed. You don’t have to fear a frozen, inexpressive look. Also, hyaluronic acid is no stranger to your body, so there are very low risks of an allergic reaction or unwanted effects. Because of its consistency, Restylane is also a popular choice for lip enhancement.
The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and patients can expect to notice the effects from 6 to 18 months after treatment. There is even precedence of results lasting up to 24 months in some cases, however, treatment with fillers is completely reversible. With any injectable treatment, there can be some slight bruising or swelling that accompanies it. This should not persist much longer than a day, and is easily coverable with makeup. The best part is that you can resume your daily activities, because there is no need for downtime.
Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of patients, and are primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. Other suitable candidates are those seeking to add structure and volume to the face. I see a lot of patients who have lost volume in their face due to living a very active, high impact lifestyle (such as runners). Fillers help to restore the volume loss that naturally begins to occur when we reach our late thirties, and in turn gives a fresher, brighter appearance.
There is no known risk to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.
These are two very different products for very different purposes. Wrinkle injection minimizes muscle contraction, allowing wrinkles to relax. Dermal fillers instead, fill the area to make the wrinkle soften. In the case of Restylane, its main component is hyaluronic acid. This substance not only creates a cushion under the skin, it also improves the overall skin appearance of the treated area. Restylane properties replenish and refresh the skin, bringing moisture and elasticity back to the treated area.
This is a decision you must make with the expert advice of a certified doctor. Each dermal filler has a purpose. So, depending on your area of concern, you will find that some perform better than others. Ask all of these questions prior to the treatment. Explain your doctor what you want and what you expect of the treatment. That way you can make sure you have evaluated multiple options and that you feel comfortable with your choice.
Although Restylane injections are easy to administer, it is extremely important to check that you are visiting a certified and experienced professional. Take your time to ask your questions and see any previous work your nurse or doctor has done.
Eternal Aesthetics nurse has a great experience with dermal fillers, botox, dermapen and other cutting-edge anti aging treatments and she provides each of our patients with the personalized attention they deserve.