Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing lines and wrinkles gradually creeping up across your face? While problems like fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and overly dry skin are a part of the aging process, it does not mean we must go quietly and simply accept them. There are more skin rejuvenation treatments available today than ever before to help turn back the hands of time on aging skin. One such treatment is Restylane®.
How Skin Ages
Before looking at this non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment method, it may prove helpful to first understand the aging process and how it gradually harms your skin. One of the main reasons that skin develops lines and wrinkles is that your skin will gradually become thinner and lose volume over time. The process is similar to what happens when a balloon becomes deflated. When a balloon is fully inflated, its surface is completely smooth and round. As the air is let out of the balloon, folds and creases begin making their appearance. The same is true for your skin and individual skin cells.
The Role of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your own body produces in great amounts when you are younger. As you age, you naturally produce less. Hyaluronic acid is important because it attracts and binds water molecules. Just as when a balloon is filled with water, hyaluronic acid attracts and holds water within each individual skin cell, making each of them round, plump and hydrated.
As you age, your hyaluronic acid levels plummet, and your skin becomes thinner and dryer as a result. This leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles that deepen over time.
A Look at Restylane®
Restylane® offers a range of safe and effective products for the treatment of dry, wrinkled skin. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by creating volume and contouring your skin.
The Restylane® formula contains hyaluronic acid in a form your body recognizes, greatly reducing the chances of developing an allergic reaction. Your body responds to the hyaluronic acid contained in Restylane® in the same way it does to your own naturally produced hyaluronic acid.
The Treatment Process
The Restylane® treatment process is extremely simple and safe. The product consists of a gel containing the active ingredient. It is injected into the skin, where it flows smoothly into depleted areas at deeper levels. Once there, it goes to work attracting and holding water within your skin cells, helping them to become more plump and smooth.
On the surface, your skin is pushed up from below, which has a smoothing effect. Lines, wrinkles and dry skin are greatly reduced. Having a Restylane® treatment is like receiving a facial and moisturizer for several layers of skin at once.
Many patients prefer Restylane® because the results are completely natural. The treatment does not alter your facial expressions in any way. You are simply looking like a younger, rested version of yourself.
Learn More During a Consultation
You can get all the facts about Restylane® during a consultation at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA. Our team is happy to help clients in the Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas achieve their aesthetic goals. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more.