Restylane® is an injectable filler. The active ingredient in the gel injections is hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally found in the body and helps fill in lines and wrinkles in the skin. The injection was created to work just like the hyaluronic acid in the body to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines and improve the look of the skin. The product has been approved by the FDA in addition to being considered a safe treatment for smoothing out the skin. For anyone concerned about the impact of cosmetic treatments on the environment, it is important to know this product is not sourced using animals and is biodegradable.
The development of the injection took place in a sterile laboratory. This greatly decreases the chance of any side effects. So much care has been taken in the creation of every single injection that there is no need to have a skin test prior to receiving the injections. It is important to note these injections were created specifically for individuals age 21 and above. During the treatment, the individual receives injections of the filler into their skin. In some cases, more than one syringe is necessary. The results of the treatment last for months.
A Closer Look at the Restylane® Family
A lot of people are already familiar with the family of Restylane® products. These products have become the number one injectable across the globe. Each product was created for a different cosmetic goal. These fillers are extremely versatile. The numerous benefits include:
• Plumping and enhancing the lips
• Adding additional volume to the cheeks
• Smoothing out and filling in marionette lines
• Diminishing the appearance of volume loss
• Correcting nasolabial folds
The newest products available in this family of fillers are hyaluronic acid-based. The fillers have been specially formulated for the correction of marionette lines. The result is a more youthful and natural-looking face.
Dermal fillers are important as the skin ages and starts losing elasticity. This makes lines on the face more apparent such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Unfortunately, lines on the face can make the person appear much older than they are in actuality.
These fillers are ideal options because their flexibility is excellent for areas of the face with the most movement. They can be used for adding additional volume to the cheeks, filling in hollow or sunken temples and eliminating the smile lines so common around the mouth. As the body starts to age, the inevitable result is drooping in the mid-facial area. Even the highest of cheeks will start to sink in the direction of the earlobes. This hides the jawline, creating the appearance of a sagging and tired face. Once the cheeks have started to droop, the lines around the mouth become a lot more obvious.
Two of the most common signs of the aging process are deep wrinkles and a drooping of the facial features. This can make the individual look tired, old or angry. Fillers can be used to address these issues, and the results can be both dramatic and subtle. This is accomplished just by adding more volume to the cheeks to fade the nasolabial folds around the mouth. The results of the procedure are apparent immediately. The individual looks happier, more lively and younger in appearance. It is important to note the satisfaction rate for this product is very high.
This is a great option for eliminating smile lines. These lines develop vertically, begin at the corners of the mouth and travel all the way to the jawline. It offers a subtle yet effective difference in the appearance of this portion of the face. The person simply looks younger after the treatment. The best part is the difference will be noticed, but nobody will be certain why the individual suddenly looks more youthful and refreshed. Another clear sign of the aging process are hollow areas of the face. A simple filler treatment makes a tremendous difference just by filling out the depressions in certain key areas. The loss of volume also adds age to the appearance of the individual.
Restylane® is an excellent choice if you have never used a filler in the past. The procedure will provide you with extremely pleasing yet subtle changes, especially when it is carried out by a professional like the ones at Skin ReMEDI. If you ever decide you would prefer a slightly different look, the filler will naturally wear off in time. The results are not designed to be permanent. You can easily have any changes you desire made at this time. Nearly every single individual who has experienced this treatment has been extremely satisfied with their results.
Helpful Facts Regarding Restylane®
Like the other products available in the line, the filler was formulated using hyaluronic acid. This is important because this substance is natural to the body. Hyaluronic acid is distributed through both the neural and connective tissue. This is a critical part of the cellular matrix in the body. This includes all the different protein structures such as proteoglycans and collagen. These protein structures are enabled by the hyaluronic acid to hold water a lot better. This results in the formulation of a substance providing moisture, resiliency and cushioning to the skin, nerves, hair and joints. The injections are given using specialized techniques.
In most cases, only one treatment is necessary to obtain optimal results. The results last for months, if not longer. Most people establish a maintenance routine by scheduling a treatment at our office as needed. This ensures the benefits of the procedure will continue. The procedure is performed by a skilled professional with both experience and skill. The individual is kept as comfortable as possible during the treatment. Although there have been numerous fillers on the market to smooth out wrinkles and enhance the lips, Restylane® is one of the best out there.
The aging process has an impact on the lips. Lips that were once plump will lose shape and become thinner. One of the most obvious signs of the aging process is the appearance of wrinkles around the lips. Smile lines that once reflected the personality of the individual become deep and broad. This often makes the person look like they are always frowning and they appear older. Some individuals have always had lips with less shape and fullness than desired. The product in this line was created to lessen the impact of the aging process and provide fuller and more shapely lips for individuals of almost every age. It is important to note it was created for individuals age 21 and above. The filler enhances the definition of the lips while providing a soft and natural volume. This is the smoothest filler available, enabling the professional to provide excellent detailing for the facial features.
Again, every product in the line is made using hyaluronic acid because it is natural to the body. During the 1970’s, hyaluronic acid was originally released as a healing agent. As time passed, the substance started being used in the medical sector for healing wounds and treating both inflammation and cataracts.
Hyaluronic acid has been used in the United States and Europe as a dermal filler since the middle of the 2000’s. Hyaluronic acid is also the base for numerous cosmetic fillers and treatments because it is well-tolerated by all individuals. The lip injections are given in such a way to help ensure the individual has the most comfortable experience possible. As with any skin remedy, it is important to make certain the professional is experienced with dermal filler injections to ensure the best possible results.
Lip filler injections do not generally have any side effects other than some redness. This is generally extremely mild, completely normal and no cause for alarm. The redness should go away naturally within just hour or days. There are certain steps that should be taken prior to the Restylane® injections for an ideal outcome. Alcohol should be avoided in the days before the procedure. Specific medications and supplements should not be taken for a set amount of time prior to the procedure.
Who is a Good Candidate for Restylane® Treatment?
Good candidates for Restylane® and our other injectable procedures are in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and the results. For instance, they realize that the treatment isn’t going to make them look 20 years younger, but that it will likely make them look younger and more refreshed. Good candidates also want dramatic yet subtle results. They don’t want to look like an entirely different person; they simply want to look better overall without people realizing that they had anything done.
During a consultation, it can ultimately be determined whether or not an individual is a candidate for a dermal filler treatment. Do keep in mind, however, that the treatment is effective for both men and women! Gone are the days when only women were getting aesthetic treatments. These days, more and more men and turning our team to achieve their cosmetic goals.
Achieve Your Goals with Restylane® Injections
If you are interested in the family of Restylane® products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Skin ReMEDI so your personal consultation can be scheduled. We would be more than happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have about this popular filler of products as we determine if the treatment is right for you.
For your convenience, Skin ReMEDI has offices located in Alpharetta and Atlanta, and we happily serve clients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started!