Your skin ages and speaks its aging. There are several signs that call for your help, warning that your skin is less youthful. You can beat this natural process by different methods. Dermal fillers are one of these approaches. You can benefit from this procedure as a helpful solution for wrinkles and sagging skin.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the most recommended treatment among filling injectables, since they deliver natural-looking effects and can be dissolved if you change your mind.
Restylane fillers are one of the most popular brands of fillers. They are the first FDA-approved HA-based injectables.
What Are Restylane Fillers?
Restylane fillers are cosmetic injectables that are applied to enhance facial conditions. They are mainly based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar compound that naturally develops in your body with moisturizing properties and allows smoothing of your skin. When injected beneath your skin, Restylane fillers will volumize and smooth your skin, targeting its features.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane is based on hyaluronic acid, also referred to as HA. HA has a high water-retention capacity. If injected into the skin, it will help smooth your skin, volumize its hollows, and fill in the folds, increasing the moisture and encouraging collagen formation.
How Is Restylane Injection Performed?
Once you go for the treatment, the provider cleans the target area, determines the injection sites, and injects the product. The injection is performed between 15 and 60 minutes.
Most Restylane products include lidocaine to numb the pain. However, to prevent any possible discomfort, a numbing cream may be also applied to the treatment area.
After the injection, your medical provider will massage the treated area to make sure that the filler has been distributed evenly.
What Are Pre-care and Post-care of Restylane Injection?
Before the treatment, you should discuss your medical history and what you expect to achieve after the treatment. The provider will explain how to prepare during the first consultation session.
You are likely to be recommended to discontinue using certain medications and alcohol. You will also be recommended to follow certain routines after the injection is done. You should avoid blood-thinning supplements, strenuous exercise, and sun exposure. You can take pain-relief medication if you need to.
What Results Can You Expect after Restylane Injection?
Restylane can effectively rejuvenate your skin tone and texture, improving the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles, midface contour deficiencies, and facial features.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
The longevity of Restylane relies on the type of product, your biological features, and your lifestyle. The outcome may last up to 1.5 years. The effects of some Restylane products last about six months, while others typically last up to one year.
What Potential Risks and Side Effects Does Restylane Filler Have?
Restylane fillers are safe and FDA-approved, though they bring some mild side effects following the treatment such as redness, swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness, and headache.
Some severe side effects, which occur rarely, include infection, scarring, allergic reaction, vision problems, and stroke.
How Do the Types of Restylane Fillers Differ?
Restylane has different lines of dermal filler products, each with a slight difference, addressing specific skin concerns. You should rely on your provider’s advice to decide which one will work best for you. While the differences between each product may be slight, there are certainly more appropriate areas for specific fillers than others. Optimal improvement with a more natural outcome will be achieved if you make the right choice.
Restylane-L is a product that is approved as a treatment for smoothing moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. It is effective for volumizing the lips, plumping up your facial hollows, and treating nasolabial folds.
Restylane Refyne is a product similar in composition to Restylane-L. However, it also has a soft consistency to yield natural-looking results. Restylane Refyne is helpful for the modification of moderate to severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines while maintaining natural facial expressions.
Restylane Defyne has a similar formula to Refyne but it is best suited for the correction of deep wrinkles and folds. Defyne is the only product from the Restylane family intended for improving your chin profile.
Restylane Silk is a very effective solution for subtle lip enhancement as the first FDA-approved lip filler. It can also be applied to smooth smokers’ lines. This product consists of smaller particles of Hyaluronic acid.
Restylane Kysse is a more recent product, effective for lip volumizing and enhancing the wrinkles above your upper lip. It is specifically a good option if you prefer more noticeable results.
Restylane Lyft with its viscous formulation and high lifting capacity can help add volume to cheeks and fill in lines that extend from the nasolabial folds.
Restylane Contour is the most contemporary option in the Restylane family to restore volume to cheeks and enhance midface contour imperfections.
You can always trust our passionate staff at Beverly Wilshire Aesthetics to take care of your skin. We are here to help you get the skin of your dreams.
Whether you are considering an anti-age procedure, or you would like to prevent skin aging, we can offer you various solutions. You just need to find us.