As people naturally age, the signs of getting older may start to show on their face. This comes in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. There are different injectable cosmetic dermal fillers that are available today to help people improve their overall facial appearance as well achieve a smoother, more youthful look.
The Restylane® Difference
Restylane® is just one of many new injectable dermal fillers that provide many benefits over traditional collagen and fat injections. Restylane® is a biodegradable, non-animal gel that consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. It provides noticeable fullness and volume to the skin.
Overall, Restylane® has been shown to last much longer than other types of facial cosmetic treatments. It keeps its shape by using your body’s moisture supply. The result is a youthful facial appearance. Also, Restylane® can also be used to sculpt the lips, fill in wrinkles, and shape the contours of the face. This cutting-edge technology in facial rejuvenation continues to grow with each passing year. In fact, more than one million people have received Restylane® treatments worldwide since 1996.
Different from other dermal fillers, Restylane® doesn’t contain any animal-based matter, which eliminates any animal disease transference or the potential for an allergic reaction. This also means there’s no reason to perform any pre-testing before receiving a Restylane® treatment. One reason Restylane® is so popular is due to the fact how long the results last.
The Restylane® Treatment Process
Although pre-testing isn’t necessary, patients who are receiving Restylane® treatments should avoid using vitamin E supplements and aspirin or other medications prior to their injections. In some cases, bleeding and bruising can occur. Consult with your doctor about how to prepare for your treatment. The time it takes to get a Restylane® treatment can range anywhere from just a couple of minutes up to a half-hour. The length of time will primarily depend on how much area requires treatment.
During your Restylane® treatment, your doctor will inject small amounts of it into your skin with a super fine needle. Once injected, wrinkles smooth out and add volume to the face by lifting up the tissues under the skin. For facial contouring, Restylane® works to address deep folds by lifting up chin and cheek skin to restore their natural shape and fullness. The results are a more sensual, soft line look along your cheeks as well as a rounder, fuller chin.
The special Restylane® gel is injected directly into the inside of the lower and upper lip for lip augmentation. It’s also injected into the lip line as well. Not only will this lead to a more youthful and smoother appearance overall, but it can also prevent lipstick and lip gloss from bleeding out into the tiny lines that surround the lips.
The noticeable results of Restylane® injections can be visibly seen almost instantaneously following the injections. Certain areas may be red or swollen, but will likely only last for a day or two. Results of the treatment can last up to six months or longer in some cases. Results also include other factors such as skin type, age, and daily activity levels.
If you’re interested in experiencing the facial rejuvenating effects of Restylane®, Nuance Cosmetic Surgery can help. Doctor Kenneth Sumida and his medical team will work with you to create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.