Restylane® is an impressive addition to the field of dermal filler technologies. This top-rated, FDA-approved solution can instantly fill in fine lines and wrinkles across the visage for a noticeably refreshed and far more youthful appearance overall. Restylane® is also an incredibly effective lip enhancement product. People can use this filler to redefine, even out and augment their natural lip shapes and sizes. Best of all, this treatment is formulated to last twice as long as many of the alternative fillers currently on the market.
What Restylane® Is and How It Works
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that’s designed to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles at the brow, around the eyes and mouth and at the nasolabial folds. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring element that’s found in the deepest layers of the dermis.
HA bolsters and supports the skin, and it also plays a major role in giving the dermis a pliable and youthful look. When the filler is injected into areas that are showing the signs of age-related volume loss, the HA within this formula binds to nearby skin cells and begins attracting and retaining water molecules. This has a rapid plumping effect on the treated area that immediately fills the skin back out and makes fine lines and wrinkles disappear. Moreover, given that HA is a recognizable substance to the body, this filler is entirely biodegradable and eventually gets broken down.
Why Choose Restylane® Over Other HA-Based Fillers?
People who have had experience with HA-based fillers in the past often choose to have their injections repeated once every few months. This is the rate at which many filler materials are broken down and absorbed by the body. Given the unique formulation of Restylane®, however, this injectable material can last for up to six months and more. This makes it the perfect cosmetic solution for consumers who know what they like and are eager to minimize the number of injections required for maintaining their youthful appearances. This treatment is also capable of producing very dramatic yet natural-looking changes at the mouth for those who wish to significantly increase the size of their lips or refine them.
What Makes Restylane® So Unique?
Restylane® is comprised of non-animal stabilized HA. This manner of HA production greatly reduces the risk of both disease transmission and allergic response. As such, patients who use this treatment for the very first time do not need to undergo skin or allergy testing ahead of their injections.
How to Know If Restylane® Is Right for You
This treatment is generally recommended for people who have had experience with HA fillers before and want longer-lasting results. Restylane® is also a suitable alternative to HA products that are derived from animals. As with all other dermal fillers, this product is injected into the targeted areas and should not take long to complete. For people who love the aesthetic improvements that HA fillers provide, this treatment is one of the safest, most cost-effective and longest-lasting options on the market.
Dr. Sumida can help you learn more about what this treatment can do for you at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery. If you are in the Sacramento, CA area and would like to reverse some of the signs of aging with Restylane®, contact our office in Folsom to schedule your consultation.