The aging process of the skin is influenced by internal and external factors. As we age, our skin loses collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin fibers. In addition, external factors, such as drinking, smoking, and exposure to the sun, can also cause your skin to look much older. Restylane® is an effective way to increase facial volume, retain elasticity, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
What Is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a facial filler that is made of hyaluronic acid. It is a clear gel and works by acting like hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the body.
How Is the Treatment Administered?
First, the area that will be treated is disinfected. A small about of the product will be injected into the skin with a small needle or micro-cannula. This will fill fine lines and wrinkles and restore elasticity. After the injection is administered, the area may be gently massaged to even out the results. When it is administered in the lips, a local anesthesia may be given before the injection to help ease discomfort. Restylane® injections are also beneficial because it typically doesn’t take long to administer. Injection time will depend on which area is being treated, but it usually takes 15-45 minutes to administer the product.
How Long Does Restylane® Last?
Restylane® will not yield permanent results. Over time, the product will subtly diminish, which is why many individuals have it administered every six months. However, results can last from 12 to 18 months.
Who are Ideal Candidates for Restylane®?
Restylane® is beneficial for anyone who wants to restore elasticity in their face to achieve a younger looking appearance. It is usually administered on individuals between the ages of 35 to 60. Although the treatment is safe, it isn’t recommended for those who are under the age of 22, pregnant, or breastfeeding. In addition, Restylane® may not be a suitable treatment for those with bleeding disorders.
There may be slight swelling at the injection site, but this will subside after two to three days. You can resume normal activities immediately after the injections. However, you should avoid the sun and always use an SPF of at least 30.