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One of the best ways to reduce the signs of aging is coming in for injections of Restylane, a popular dermal filler treatment.
While some people are blessed with beautiful skin, many others have to work hard to get it. At times, your skin may show signs of aging due to a poor skin care regimen, constant exposure to sun and pollution, and the effects of the aging process on the tissues.
Aging signs like wrinkles and folds can make you look tired and older than you really are. To address these issues, consider Restylane treatments.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane is an FDA-approved injectable filler formulated using non-animal-sourced hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It bonds with water molecules to create volume, lending skin its youthful look.
As we age, our skin’s production of HA declines. Restylane helps to fight signs of aging by restoring lost HA, making patients look younger and wrinkle-free.
What Are the Benefits of Restylane?
Restylane offers numerous benefits:
- It diminishes several types of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and age lines, including marionette lines, the nasolabial folds, parentheses lines, and lipstick lines.
- It enhances the appearance of your lips by restoring fullness and definition.
- It requires downtime or recovery time.
- The results are very natural-looking and long-lasting.
- Because the treatment is only minimally invasive, no scalpels or incisions are needed.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for Restylane are patients who are interested in facial rejuvenation that doesn’t require going under the knife. Patients with moderate or harsh wrinkles are ideal; patients with shallow crow’s feet and other wrinkles in the first third of the face may be better served with injections of Botox Cosmetic.
Having realistic expectations regarding results is very important. Patients with active skin infections in the treatment areas are not ideal candidates.
A Restylane treatment is a simple cosmetic procedure that takes less than 30 minutes. Any makeup and oil will be cleansed from your face, and the target sites will be marked.
There is no need to administer an anesthetic for this procedure, though your doctor might use a numbing cream to eliminate any potential discomfort. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the injections are carefully and precisely delivered to the targeted sites.
Because there is no need for downtime, patients can immediately return to work after their treatment. Minor bruising or swelling may be present in the injection areas. It will be necessary to avoid alcohol and excessive sun exposure for 24 hours after the treatment so that these issues are not exacerbated.
Restylane results last six months to a year. Follow-up treatments are available after this period in order to maintain the results of the treatment.
The price of Restylane treatments varies depending on the doctor/practice you choose for your injections. Restylane cost is also impacted by the number of injections required.