Are you looking to take your appearance to the next level? If so, Restylane may be right for you. At Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH, we offer this injectable filler to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and volumize the lips. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this game-changing cosmetic treatment.
How Long Do Restylane Results Last?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler designed to improve the skin’s appearance dramatically. This product is designed to volumize and contour the lips. However, it can also be used to erase melomental and nasolabial folds. How long your results will last depends on many factors, including your metabolism and the areas targeted for treatment. Typically, the treatment results last between six and nine months.
How Long Do the Results of Other Restylane Products Last?
Besides offering the original Restylane formula, we offer other formulas designed to treat different regions, such as the backs of the hands and the cheeks. Depending on the precise formula you opt for and where it is injected, the results of your hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler injections will last up to two years.
How Can I Maintain My Improved Look?
You can’t stop the aging process altogether and maintain your results permanently. However, you can care for your skin health and extend the longevity of your results. We will discuss this more thoroughly during your initial consultation but the bottom line is you can extend the longevity of your results by coming in for regular touch-up sessions, drinking enough water, wearing sunscreen, and not smoking.
How Does This Dermal Filler Work?
This dermal filler enhances your appearance thanks to the powerful properties of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This does a couple of things for the appearance of your skin. First, it adds immediate volume to the area, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Second, it helps your skin look healthier and more hydrated.
What Can I Expect During the Treatment Process?
Restylane was designed with both efficacy and safety in mind. Each dose of hyaluronic acid also contains a small amount of lidocaine. Lidocaine is an injectable numbing agent that will start working in 15 seconds and continue to work throughout your treatment process.
Additionally, the treatment area will continue to be numb for half of an hour following your session. Depending on the number of areas treated, your session may take between 15 and 45 minutes.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Last?
Unlike invasive lip augmentation and mid-face lifts, there is no downtime following this comfortable, non-invasive treatment. Rather than needing to schedule a week or two off from work, you can drive yourself straight back to work after your convenient session is over.
Nevertheless, you should hold off on performing vigorous exercise during the first 72 hours following your treatment. You should also minimize the time you spend in the sun and avoid excessive heat.
How Quickly Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
As noted above, you will notice an immediate addition of volume once your session is over. That said, this filler needs a bit of time to settle into the skin. Additionally, your skin needs a little time to respond to the treatment fully. Therefore, you can expect to see the final results of your treatment after 10 to 14 days.
Do I Qualify for This Treatment?
Again, this dermal filler was designed with safety and efficacy in mind. Therefore, if you are a fairly healthy adult and wish to improve the appearance of your lips and mouth, you will probably qualify for this treatment. Nonetheless, you need to come in for an initial evaluation to determine definitively whether this treatment is appropriate for you.
At this time, we will talk to you about your medical history and current health. If you are not allergic to lidocaine and don’t have thin blood, you can feel confident you will qualify for this dermal filler.
Do You Offer Any Other Injectable Anti-Aging Treatments?
Yes, we are proud to offer several other injectable anti-aging treatments. For example, we offer three types of neuromodulator treatments, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. What’s great about neuromodulators is they treat wrinkles and folds that can’t be treated by hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are appropriate for regions of the skin with significant volume loss. However, some wrinkles are caused by muscle hyperactivity.
Known as dynamic wrinkles, these deep furrows can only be treated by an injectable muscle relaxant. Neuromodulator injections relax the muscles causing dynamic wrinkles painlessly and conveniently. Treatments take about 10 minutes and results can be seen in just a few days. Individual results vary but typically last at least four months.
Discover the Transformative Power of This Dermal Filler for Yourself
Restylane can be used safely and effectively to volumize and rejuvenate your skin, smoothing away moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds for six to nine months. Contact us now at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH to learn more about this incredible injectable and see for yourself how it can transform your appearance and restore your youth.