Our facial skin begins to show its age as crow’s feet and smile lines become visible. It’s not a health problem, but it makes us look older than we really are. We want to retain our more youthful appearance, and we can accomplish this without the need for abrasive resurfacing or skin repositioning. A plumping filler injection procedure is often the simple solution. Restylane® is one of the most popular dermal fillers, and we highly recommend it to our clients who complain of age-wrinkling and sharp nasolabial folds. The treatment is performed in less than an hour, and the results are long-lasting.
What Makes Restylane® So Special?
Restylane® is a gel-based dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid. Moreover, it is non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, or NASHA, meaning it contains no animal products. We actually have this acid in our systems as it is produced naturally in nearly all animals, but we don’t produce it in very large amounts. This acid helps hold moisture in our skin.
When concentrated in a gel, the acid acts as a water molecule attractor. It integrates into the tissues of the lower dermal and subcutaneous layers and holds moisture in place. The moisture retained by the acid attracts even more water molecules, and this is what causes the increase in volume so desired by our clients.
During the Consultation
A consultation with the client is necessary for us to determine whether Restylane® is the proper filler. We want to watch as the client makes some facial expressions so that we can see what is causing visible creases and wrinkles. Quite often, small creases and smile lines occur because the skin is no longer being supported properly from below. Adding volume in the form of water will likely solve the problem.
What to Expect
Restylane® is injected using a fine needle. In most cases, a topical numbing agent isn’t required because the needle causes very little discomfort when inserted beneath the skin. The gel moves into the subdermal tissues and immediately begins to attract water. The plumping effect increases for a day or so, meaning the client will notice visual improvement even before going to bed that night.
Most treatments take only about 30 minutes to complete. Because the gel contains no animal products, allergic reactions are all but impossible. The client may experience a bit of reddening or bruising at the injection sites, but this is temporary. Normal activities can be resumed at once.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
BOTOX® can smooth out wrinkles, but it doesn’t add volume and therefore cannot erase creases and folds. Chemical peels are only effective on certain skin tones. Dermal fillers such as Restylane® are suitable for all skin types and cannot cause bleaching, dullness or bumpiness.
Smoother Skin Equals a Youthful You
Get more information about Restylane® by talking to us at Laser Health Works in Barrie and Midland, ON. You’ll love the stories we’ll pass along from our satisfied customers, and we’ll offer you a no-obligation consultation. You can get rid of those annoying facial wrinkles without surgery, and your self-esteem will improve as well. Contact us today to book your first appointment.