Restylane® is an excellent way for patients to correct sunken cheeks, facial wrinkles, and thin lips without the need for surgery or downtime. This simple injectable treatment can bring patients beautiful results that last. Contact Renew Laser Clinic today for more information about this exciting dermal filler, or to schedule a consultation appointment.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a non-surgical, hyaluronic acid-based injectable alternative to traditional skin rejuvenation. It can be used on nearly any part of the face, including the lips and the undereye area. The results of this treatment can provide excellent wrinkle correction that can last between 4-6 months, at which point another set of injections will be needed to sustain any changes. This product is sold in more than 65 countries around the world and has brought countless patients dramatic skin rejuvenation.
How Does it Work?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the body, but begins to diminish over time. This, coupled with a decrease in collagen levels leads to some of the wrinkles and fine lines that are characteristic of the aging process.
Restylane® works to restore this lost hyaluronic acid by injecting more of it under the skin at the site of wrinkles and fine lines. As soon as this substance enters the body, it begins attracting water molecules to the site of injection. This infuses the area with extra, natural-looking volume that helps patients look more youthful and refreshed for months to come.
What can I Expect from Treatment?
Each Restylane® treatment session takes between 15-30 minutes to complete. Following treatment, most patients don’t experience a substantial period of downtime. However, side effects like swelling, discomfort, and redness are possible. Fortunately, these usually subside within a few days of undergoing treatment.
The amount of time that Restylane® stays in the body depends on the area each patient has treated. While results in the face typically last between 4-6 months, changes brought by lip injections can sometimes last for up to a year.
Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane®?
Nearly anyone interested in adding volume to their cheeks, under eye area, or lips is a potential candidate for in the face. It’s important that patients go into the procedure in good physical condition and with realistic expectations. Individuals that are taking certain medications or have an active skin infection will not be able to undergo this procedure.