Fight Back Against Volume Loss and Maintain Youthful-Looking Skin with Dermal Fillers
Restylane is an injectable dermal filler composed of a smooth hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that naturally already exists in the human body. It is found within the cells of the muscles, skin, and tendons of humans and other mammals. Hyaluronic acid acts kind of like a sponge- it loves to bind with water molecules, effectively 'absorbing' and retaining water. Younger people have higher levels of hyaluronic acid in their bodies, which is what gives them a youthful, hydrated, and full look. As you age, levels of hyaluronic acid deplete and fat distribution of the face changes, causing the the formation of wrinkles and hollowness in the face.
Restylane is used to non-surgically restore lost facial volume and visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds on the face. There are 6 types of Restylanes that we use in our office: Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Refyne Restylane Contour, & Restylane Kysse. Each type of Restylane has unique properties that are selected based on the concerns the patient wishes to address. Restylane can be used to soften smiles lines around the nose, restore volume in temples and cheeks, erase fine etched in lines in the skin, and plump lips for a sexier pout. Restylane longevity ranges from 6 months to a year, depending on the type used and how fast the individual's body breaks down the filler.
Restylane fills in wrinkles, folds and creases in the face and lips and also augments lips. In addition to volume-filling, Restylane increases collagen production and may prevent the breakdown of existing collagen. With regular injections the effects are more pronounced and longer-lasting.
During treatment, Restylane gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, Restylane instantly adds volume and shape to the treated area, but will take a full 2 weeks to settle. We suggest scheduling a 2-week follow-up post injection.
During the first 48 hours after your treatment, do not massage or rub the treated area. If you have had a lip enhancement, avoid puckering your lips for the first two days after the treatment. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat or extreme cold.
Swelling, redness, and tenderness will occur after your treatment and usually resolves within 72 hours.
Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.
Avoid lasers, facials, or IPL treatments over areas with Restylane for a minimum of 2 week after treatment.
Follow up treatments should be scheduled every 6-9 months. Consistent repeated treatments will produce the best results.