What happens to your skin as you age?
Your skin ages due to both intrinsic and extrinsic reasons. Internally, your body begins producing less collagen, a protein that keeps skin supple and plump. As collagen decreases and moisture production lessens, your skin slowly grows thinner and drier in appearance.
External factors like sun damage, smoking, diet, and stress can add to the impact the aging process has on your delicate skin. Together, these factors may lead to saggy, loose, and wrinkled skin as you age.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a dermal filler designed to reverse the signs of aging by restoring volume to your face. Also available are the other members of this family of molecules including ReFyne, DeFyne and Lyft.
This injectable aesthetic treatment uses hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in your body, to provide a smooth and natural consistency. The Restylane® formula acts as a plumping agent by holding water in the location where it’s injected.
Restylane® products, including Restylane® and Restylane® Silk, can be used to add volume to your cheeks, soften moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles, and plump or smooth lips. Results are immediate and often last for up to 18 months.
What are the benefits of Restylane® treatments?
A single Restylane® treatment provides a nonsurgical face-lift with instant results, especially when combined with Botox. Additional benefits include:
- Softens vertical lip lines
- Reduces facial wrinkles
- Restores volume loss in cheeks
- Enhances appearance and confidence
- Creates contour and provides a subtle lift
- Look younger without a long recovery time
- Fills out depressions (hollows) under the eye area
- Boosts your body’s natural hyaluronic acid production
- Improves the suppleness of the skin, specifically after weight loss
- Augments thin or aging lips to create fuller, natural-looking lips
What can I expect during Restylane® treatment?
During your consultation, Dr. Richardson discusses your desired goals for your Restylane® treatment. He might apply a topical anesthetic to the injection site to increase your comfort during the procedure.
Restylane® treatments take approximately 15 minutes. First, Dr. Richardson injects small amounts of dermal filler into the area. He then massages the location to ensure even distribution for a natural appearance. Dr. Richardson repeats the process until ideal results are reached.
Following your appointment, you might experience mild redness, swelling, or tenderness in the area, but a cold compress or ice should relieve your symptoms. Avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and sun exposure for 24 hours.
Call Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics or schedule a consultation online today.