Dermal fillers help rejuvenate the appearance of the facial skin. Mature adults often experience undesirable facial contours because the skin is no longer properly supported by the underlying tissues. A decrease in collagen production combined with less moisture retention can also lead to the appearance of thinning skin that is no longer plumped. Hyaluronic acid gels are the most popular dermal fillers, and Restylane® is perhaps the most effective of these brands. Restylane® can add much-needed volume to various areas of the face.
Restylane® is a type of gel-based dermal filler. It contains hyaluronic acid, a substance produced naturally by humans, other animals and plants. The acid helps keep human skin moisturized because it attracts and holds water molecules.
Adults don’t produce much of this acid, so a dermal filler that contain it is the next best thing. When skillfully injected beneath the skin, Restylane® immediately begins to attract moisture to the subdermal tissues. The result is added volume without the problems of bumpy, uneven skin caused by the introduction of other types of dermal fillers.
We recommend this treatment for adult clients who express concerns about medium-sized facial wrinkles that cannot be dealt with using BOTOX® or other types of fillers. The gel is particularly effective for treating nasolabial folds and other creases along the sides of the nose. Although we do ask about any allergies our clients may have, it’s important to know that Restylane® can be injected without the need for allergy or skin tests.
How It Works
Immediately after injection, the gel settles down in the lower dermal and subcutaneous tissues and begins to bind with water molecules. This holds the water in place and results in a smoother skin surface that is suppler and with fewer wrinkles.
A typical injection procedure takes only minutes to perform. No downtime is involved, so clients can return to virtually all of their everyday activities immediately following the treatment session.
The results of Restylane® treatments are effective for up to one year. The gel itself is eventually flushed from the body with other waste. The need to repeat the procedure is based on visible confirmation that the affected area is once again beginning to show signs of aging.
Restylane® has its advantages over other cosmetic treatments for wrinkled skin. It doesn’t involve harsh chemicals, so there’s no chance of bleaching. It can’t cause discolorations. It’s popular with those individuals who are not ready for a more aggressive procedure, such as a facelift or brow lift.
Get Smoother Skin Without Surgery
To put it simply, Restylane® can help rejuvenate your skin’s appearance without the need for surgery or downtime. Make an appointment at Laser Health Works to learn more about this amazing injectable treatment. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Barrie or Midland!