While many people think of aging as merely getting wrinkles it is also marked by the loss of volume in the face. Skin also loses collagen and elasticity as we age. Facial features once accentuated by fullness can become marked by more severe contours and thin skin. Fillers are commonly used to fill in deep smile lines, deep grooves that extend from the corner of the mouth down to the jaw line and the lip borders. Contact us today at Dermatology & Skincare Associates and schedule your consultation at our Mason, Ohio, office to learn more!
WHAT IS RESTYLANE®?
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It is a long-lasting gel injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle. Made of a hyaluronic acid, naturally found in human tissue, Restylane® is a completely safe treatment. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® simply supplements the body’s age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump-up the lip or to raise the skin and ‘fill in’ the particular wrinkle being treated.
HOW LONG WILL RESTYLANE® LAST?
The semipermanent filler, Restylane®, can be expected to last from six to nine months. Everyone is different and how long a filler will last for you is hard to predict for certain. However, over time it is our experience that both types of filler products build up your own body’s collagen. Over time, less product and fewer treatments will be necessary to maintain a youthful appearance.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THIS TREATMENT?
The treatment is performed quickly and usually some sort of numbing agent is used to anesthetize the area. Most people feel completely comfortable immediately returning to their daily routine but do report that they feel a bit sore or swollen for 12 to 24 hours.
The most common side effects with Restylane® use are bruising and swelling, occurring in approximately 20% of patients. Rarely do patients experience an allergic reaction. If you are prone to cold sores, consider taking a cold sore suppressant before treatment as some patients have reported a cold sore or infection at the injection site.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION!
Are you interested in learning more about how Restylane® can help smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles? Contact us today at Dermatology & Skincare Associates and schedule your consultation! Our team in Mason, Ohio, is committed to helping you feel and look your best!