As we age, we gain wisdom and experience — and that’s not all. Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the natural aging process and are often due to a loss of volume in the face. This occurs partly because the natural supply of hyaluronic acid in the skin deteriorates over time. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring part of our skin. It’s what makes youthful skin plump and firm, but the older we get, the less of it we have. One way to reverse the look of aging is by using Restylane® injections.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid gel that replenishes the volume in your skin because it acts like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. The Restylane® family of products can be used for:
• Nasolabial folds
• Laugh lines
• Marionette lines
• Lip enhancement
• Cheek augmentation
You can expect Restylane® results to last approximately six months to twelve months, depending on the product that is used; however, a clinical study showed 95 percent of participants treated with Restylane® injections showed improvement in facial volume 18 months later. The product is FDA-approved for the purposes of smoothing nasolabial folds and moderate to severe wrinkles and is also used to augment other parts of the face.
Which Type of Restylane® Do I Need?
The type of Restylane® that’s right for you depends on your unique skin concerns. Some of the products in the Restylane® line include Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. The different types are meant to treat different areas and issues. During a consultation at our office, you can learn more about the various products and which one may be used in your situation.
Regardless of which product is used, the vast majority of patients experience only minor side effects after receiving Restylane® injections. The most common side effects reported include redness, tenderness and mild swelling, which typically resolve a few days after the procedure, if not sooner.
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Many patients report an increase in self-confidence after using Restylane® injections. This product can renew your diminished facial volume so that you look as young as you feel. Injectable fillers can succeed where countless skincare products fail, and the lasting results mean you can enjoy a more youthful appearance with minimal upkeep.