Restylane and Dysport are sometimes referred to as liquid facelifts due to their rejuvenating effects on the face. Our team at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in California occasionally combines them together to achieve the most desirable result. While both are considered as non-surgical alternatives to a facelift, they work very differently. Nonetheless, patients with more advanced signs of facial aging often benefit when they are performed together.
Restylane for Facial Volume Loss
In general, a youthful face has an inverted triangle shape due to the plump cheeks and taut jawline. However, aging reverses this volume distribution: the cheek loses its plumpness while the lower face appears fleshy due to the saggy skin and tissue.
Restylane, which is one of the most commonly used dermal fillers due to its impressive safety record, works by correcting facial volume loss. This is comprised of a compound called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body. Aside from age-induced facial depression, Restylane can also eliminate or at least reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
The effects of Restylane, as with any hyaluronic acid-based products, can be reversed by an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Hence, if you’re not happy with the results, you may opt for this corrective treatment. Due to the reversibility of Restylane, this is ideal for first-time patients receiving dermal fillers and individuals considering fat transfer and other procedures that provide more permanent results.
Dysport to Eliminate Dynamic Wrinkles
While Restylane works as a volumizer, Dysport rejuvenates the face by relaxing the muscles responsible for the dynamic wrinkles, which stem from repeated facial expressions. This treatment is ideal if you have crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines between your eyebrows. Dysport is an FDA-approved facial rejuvenating treatment whose effects last for months.
Benefits of Dysport
Dysport smooths the skin, reducing visible lines and wrinkles. Dysport treatments are easy to replicate after the first treatment, creating consistency in your appearance. The treatment sessions are quick and convenient.
Natural Results from These Treatments
Natural-looking results from non-surgical facelift alternatives can be achieved with correct depth and manner of injection, in-depth knowledge of facial beauty and harmony, and correct patient selection. To learn more about Restylane, Dysport, and other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, get in touch with the experts at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your initial consultation at our office in Folsom, CA. We can determine which treatments are right for you in the Sacramento, CA area. Contact us today to book your appointment!