One of the most frequent complaints about the effects of aging upon the face, particularly with women, is the tendency to develop noticeable lines around the lips.
This effect is due largely to the body producing less of a substance called hyaluronic acid as we get older.
Fortunately, medical advances now make it possible to compensate for this decline and regain much of the volume that has been lost due to hyaluronic acid depletion.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid gel that is transparent. It is an anti-aging treatment that can be used on the lips and other areas to smooth out annoying wrinkles and folds.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced substance our bodies make. This substance has a unique property that makes it attract a great quantity of water.
As each skin cell attracts and holds more water, our skin gains volume and becomes more plump. This not only makes our skin more resilient and vibrant, it fills out fines lines and wrinkles in areas like the lips.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane®, unlike other similar products, is not animal-based.
Because of this, Restylane® avoids any chances of allergic reactions or transfer of animal-based diseases.
The body recognizes the hyaluronic acid in Restylane® as part of itself rather than a foreign invader that triggers an immune system response.
How is a Restylane® treatment performed?
The Restylane® treatment process involves the injection of the gel into the skin in very small amounts using a fine needle.
The gel contains hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture under the lines and wrinkles, smoothing them out in a natural manner.
Restylane® provides shape and volume to the treated areas to lift and smooth the skin.
How long does a Restylane® treatment take?
The exact time of treatment varies depending upon the individual needs of each patient.
A Restylane® treatment also can begin immediately, since no pre-test is required.
What will my treatment accomplish?
After your treatment with Restylane®, you can expect to see smoother skin with less noticeable wrinkles.
A recent study found that most people require one injection to achieve ideal smoothing while about 30 percent needed multiple injections with Restylane® to achieve their desired results.
Can the Restylane® gel be removed?
Restylane® cannot be removed, however, it will naturally dissolve over time.
How long will my results last?
The Restylane® gel will be absorbed and dissolved by your body.
Factors like your age, skin structure, and lifestyle will affect how long your results will last.
Contact Us Today
If you are interested in getting results with Restylane®, contact Dermatology Associates today to make your appointment.