Decreased collagen production and volume loss are a natural part of the aging process and can lead to sagging cheeks, deepening lines and folds, under eye hollows, skin laxity, and thinning lips.
Fortunately, a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane can restore volume and rejuvenate skin without surgery, incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
Continue reading to learn all about Restylane, including its mechanism of action, portfolio of products, and treatment benefits.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that adds volume and counteracts signs of aging including wrinkles and skin laxity. It can also be used to eliminate under eye circles, plump lips, rejuvenate hands, and augment cheeks.
It was one of the first hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to enter the market and received FDA-clearance in 2003.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane is made of a hyaluronic acid gel and injected under the skin with an ultra-thin needle. Hyaluronic acid then attracts water to instantly plump and hydrate tissue.
The added volume also serves to restore natural facial contours and fill-in wrinkles, folds, and lines.
What Areas Can Restylane Treat?
There are a number of Restylane fillers to consider, including Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne.
While some of these products are thicker and stiffer, others are thinner and more malleable. These differences allow for precise correction of a wide-range of cosmetic concerns.
In fact, Restylane can be used for:
- Cheek augmentation
- Tear trough correction
- Midface contouring
- Lip plumping
- Subtle lip enhancement
- Hand rejuvenation
- Wrinkle reduction
- Nasolabial fold correction
- Skin lifting
How Is Restylane Performed?
Restylane is performed in the comfort of our office by a qualified and skilled injector.
Prior to treatment, he or she will listen to your concerns and goals, analyze your skin, identify injection sites, select the best filler, and recommend the amount of Restylane needed to achieve optimal outcomes.
Skin is then cleansed and numbed with a topical or local anesthetic.
Finally, Restylane is injected under the skin and massaged to shape the product and limit swelling.
Volumizing and hydrating effects are instant, and final results become visible within several days to weeks. Treatment benefits can last six months to two years.
Get Started with Restylane
If you are considering Restylane dermal fillers, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.