Restore Fullness to Cheeks, Lips and More…
Our facial appearance goes through changes as we age. Some changes may be due to sun exposure, some to repeated expressions like smiling, or others due to hormonal changes.
There is one very key factor involved as we age- hyaluronic acid. As we age, our skin begins to lose hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for maintaining moisture. It is this moisture that helps hydrate the skin and create facial volume.
The decreased production of hyaluronic acid and collagen over time causes a loss of firmness, volume, and elasticity, often resulting in a sagging or more wrinkled facial appearance, and the visible signs of aging becoming more noticeable.
Some common examples are the sagging you may see in your cheeks, lower face, jaw-line, and chin. Your skin may also appear thinner and look less smooth due to prominent lines and wrinkles. Restylane can be used to get effective results against the onset of these conditions.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that attracts and binds water molecules to add volume. When injected into the face, results are instant, adding volume to restore skin contours for a more youthful appearance.
Restylane® resembles your body’s own hyaluronic acid and is specifically formulated to add fullness for a more youthful-looking you. The Restylane family of products may be used to add volume and fullness to the skin, add definition and restore facial contours, and correct fine lines, moderate-to-severe wrinkles, and folds – to help restore the real you.
Over time, horizontal lines across the forehead and vertical lines between the eyebrows become more pronounced. Eyebrows droop and hollows form under the eyes, creating a tired appearance. A treatment with Restylane can smooth away worry and frown lines, and give your tired eyes a soft lift to achieve that fresh look you want.
Over time, cheeks can become hollow, sunken, and saggy. With the help of Restylane, your face can regain lost volume in a natural way to help achieve a more youthful look.
The mouth area is particularly vulnerable to the effects of aging, both from sun and wind exposure and repeated facial expressions. Lines from the nose and around the mouth can deepen; lips may look thinner and lose their definition; lower jawlines below the mouth can be more noticeable; and, skin can sag along the jaw so the chin looks droopy. Restylane can be used to restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles or simply to rehydrate your lips.
” I have been using Restylane on my patient’s for years now and I love the results we get with these products.
Procedure time: Although injections take only a few minutes we schedule 30 minutes for discussion time and questions.
Number of Sessions: Only one session is needed as results are visible right away, Patient’s desiring further enhancement can book follow up appointemnts at any time.
Before the Procedure: Injection sites are cleansed and the face is measured for accurate product placement. Avoid vitamin and mineral supplements, Advil and Ibuprofen a week before treatment to decrease the chances of bruising.
During the Procedure: The product is slowly and gently injected into the tissue. The procedure is generally very comfortable as the Restalane products contain lidocaine for patient comfort.
After the Procedure: Each patient is different. The areas treated may have almost no swelling or they may be slightly swollen for a couple days, Bruising may occur and can be covered with concealer. There is no down time with Restalane treatments, but it is recommended to book treatments at least 2 weeks prior to any social engagements in case of bruising.