It’s one thing to feel old, but to look old when you see yourself in the mirror is another whole story. At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery located in Folsom, CA, we want to help you look younger, which in turn can help you feel younger, which is why we are proud to offer Restylane, an effective collection of dermal fillers that can smooth wrinkles, correct facial folds, and even enhance your features.
How Soon Does Restylane Work?
The benefit of dermal fillers is that you notice an improvement in your appearance immediately after your treatment. The fillers in the Restylane collection are no different and provide you with immediate results. Your best and final results take time to show up as the ingredients in the filler settle and blend with the tissue beneath your skin.
In the meantime, you’ll enjoy a noticeable difference in the problem areas that motivated you to seek this treatment in the first place. You will typically notice that your best and final results appear by two weeks post-treatment.
How Do These Fillers Work?
This family of fillers qualifies as a collection of HA fillers because hyaluronic acid is the primary ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is an acid that your body makes naturally and it helps your skin maintain a high water content, stay smooth, and look youthful. As you age, your body produces less of this acid and the result is often thin lips, wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth, and a loss of facial fat.
When facial fat pads and hyaluronic acid decrease, hollow areas develop and skin begins to sag. However, all hope is not lost. There is a way to restore that hyaluronic acid, and that’s where these dermal fillers come in. They use a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid that closely matches what the body produces naturally to fill hollow areas, restore volume, and smooth lines.
What Do They Treat?
Each of the different formulations in this collection is specifically designed to treat and target a different area of the face. In doing so, the respective filler can smooth lines and wrinkles, add volume to hollow areas, and restore youth to the face and the hands. If you’ve always wanted fuller lips, there are a few different formulations that can do just that and smooth any lip wrinkles that have formed as a result of a hyaluronic acid deficit in the area.
The formulation named after the collection itself is formulated to treat several different areas of the face. It can improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles that form around the mouth, like smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. It can also enhance the size of the lips, whether your lips have thinned from the aging process, or you just want to increase the size of your natural lips.
The Silk formulation is designed with a smooth gel to treat more delicate areas, which is why it works perfectly when used around the mouth and in the lips. It can create subtle changes in the appearance of the lips as well as add volume and smooth the wrinkles that can develop around the mouth.
Lyft is a versatile formula from this collection that treats and corrects the signs of aging in different areas of the face and body. Not only can it add volume to the cheeks that have begun to look hollow due to aging, but it can smooth lines and wrinkles on the face and even add volume and restore youth to the hands.
Defyne and Refyne
Defyne and Refyne are two formulations that can treat the wrinkles that form around the mouth, yet they are carefully formulated in a way that helps you maintain your natural features and your ability to express.
Kysse is another formulation from this family of fillers that treats the lips. It can help address and correct imperfections with the lips, add fullness, smooth out lip lines, and even improve the natural color of your lips.
What Happens During Treatment?
Before any cosmetic injectable appointment, there needs to first be a consultation. This is an essential step in your overall treatment because it gives us all of the necessary information we need to create the best treatment plan for you. When you arrive at your consultation, we will discuss your health history and make sure that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in these fillers. We’ll also give you the space to ask any questions you may have.
During your consultation, we’ll also discuss the treatment with you and review the ways you can prepare for your appointment and how you can care for your skin immediately following your injections. Then, we’ll create a treatment plan that helps meet all of your aesthetic goals.
When you arrive for your appointment, you can expect the treatment to take less than an hour to complete. We’ll start by cleaning your skin, focusing on preparing your planned treatment areas. Then, we may make marks in your treatment area to ensure accuracy and precision during your injections. We’ll administer a series of injections into your treatment area with your chosen formulation.
These fillers have very thin, fine needles that make the injection process simple and straightforward. Many of these fillers contain lidocaine, which is a mild numbing agent that will help you remain comfortable both during and after the injection process. We can also apply a topical numbing cream if needed before the treatment begins. Once your injections are administered, you’ll be free to resume your normal daily activities.
Are Results Permanent?
Dermal fillers provide a temporary solution to wrinkles and the signs of aging. Results are long-lasting, but they won’t last forever. Once you notice that your wrinkles and lines are returning, you can schedule a follow-up treatment to maintain the most consistent results. Each formulation in this collection lasts for a different amount of time once injected. Kysse, Defyne, and Refyne provide results that last up to one year with optimal treatment.
Lyft, when used in the hands or the face, provides results that last up to six months. During your initial consultation, we can give you a better idea of how long your chosen dermal filler will last once injected so you know exactly what to expect heading into your treatment. Not only can we personalize your treatment plan, but we can personalize your maintenance schedule as well. We’ll help you schedule your touch-up appointments so that you don’t miss a beat.
Will These Fillers Deliver Results?
The Restylane collection does deliver results. Once treated with one of these fillers, you will see an immediate improvement in your problem areas and your results will just keep getting better over time.
Clinical Studies and Their Results
Clinical studies have shown promising results regarding the efficacy of these fillers. One study reported that after using Kysse to augment their lips, 96 percent of patients experienced fuller lips eight weeks after their initial injection and reported not only the fact that they achieved results, but that those results looked natural.
Another study reported that patients who used Defyne and Refyne to smooth facial wrinkles noticed significant improvements in those wrinkles and 97 percent of those patients were happy with their results; 95 percent of those same patients said that they would recommend this brand to a friend.
Is There a Difference Between Dermal Fillers and Botox?
Both Botox and Restylane can enhance the features and reduce the signs of aging, but they do so in different ways. Both are considered forms of anti-aging medicine, both are administered in injectable form, and both treat wrinkles, but they do so differently. Botox is a neuromodulator that works by relaxing the muscles that create dynamic muscles which in turn lead to dynamic wrinkles.
It uses a protein known as botulinum toxin to inhibit the communication between the muscles and the nerve signals. When these two can’t communicate, the result is relaxed muscles, which leads to relaxed skin, which leads to the diminishment of wrinkles over time. One benefit is that you can use both Botox and dermal fillers simultaneously to treat the signs of aging and create the most comprehensive anti-aging treatment plan.
Can These Fillers Be Combined With Other Skin Treatments?
Dermal fillers restore volume from the inside out, but they don’t address problematic skin conditions or improve the quality of your skin. Aside from smoothing the skin and adding volume, they don’t treat or help your skin health. The benefit is, dermal fillers can be combined with other effective skincare treatments designed to target problematic conditions like acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and poor skin tone or texture, among others.
When you choose dermal fillers to restore volume below the surface of your skin, you can still undergo all of your favorite treatments to improve the surface of your skin. During your consultation with one of our experts, we can recommend the best skincare treatments to help you get the best skin possible.
When Should I Schedule My Treatments?
Because there is no downtime associated with dermal filler injections, you can schedule your treatments at a time that is most convenient for you and your schedule. However, if you are planning on getting fillers before a special event, we recommend that you schedule your appointment at least two weeks before your big day so that you can let your results develop and then show up to your event with your best results fully visible.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’re looking for an effective, fast-acting solution to treat and correct your wrinkles that provides long-lasting results, you are most likely a candidate for one of these dermal fillers. Whether you want to add volume to your face to restore your youth or enhance your features by adding volume to your lips, there is a Restylane filler that will help you meet all of your aesthetic goals. Some individuals shouldn’t undergo this Restylane treatment due to safety precautions, including:
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Those who are taking specific medications
- Those with allergies that could inhibit results from this treatment
- Individuals taking blood-thinning supplements or medications
- Those who are allergic to gram-positive bacteria or lidocaine
Begin Your Anti-Aging Journey Today
Restylane offers patients a safe and effective way to transform their appearance, turn back the clock, and reverse the signs of aging in as little as just one appointment. If you want to learn more about this collection of anti-aging injectables and how you can make it a part of your skincare routine, we can help. Contact us today at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA, to learn more about Restylane and find out if it’s right for you.