It is said that aging brings wisdom. While this is certainly true, it also brings visible signs of aging, like the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and the loss of volume and vibrancy. Many people who have aging skin choose to have cosmetic surgery without realizing that they have non-surgical options that can enhance their appearance.
The good news is that a product called Restylane® is now available to treat these conditions and minimize some of the common signs of aging. Restylane® is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, add volume, and rejuvenate dull skin. It contains hyaluronic acid gel that is safely injected into the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced by your body. It has the special property of attracting water molecules. In fact, it attracts many times its weight in water. This has the effect of acting as an internal moisturizer. Unfortunately, our hyaluronic acid levels decline as we age. This leads to our skin becoming less vibrant and elastic. Eventually, hyaluronic acid levels drop to the point that our skin loses volume, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to set in.
Hyaluronic acid can be put back into the skin with Restylane®. Restylane® helps hydrate the skin and increase its elasticity and volume, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps rejuvenate the face, neck, hands, and other body parts with visible skin.
- The benefits of Restylane are endless. Some of these benefits include:
Smoother, tighter skin
- Skin that is more hydrated and vibrant
- Plumper lips with more volume
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Your initial consultation with our treatment providers will help determine which Restylane® treatment is right for you, depending upon your goals, features, and individual lifestyle factors.
We will inject the product directly into your skin with a very fine needle. The treatment itself normally takes about 30 minutes or less. Restylane® will not affect your facial expression, while the effects are apparent immediately after treatment.
The most common temporary side effects from Restylane treatment are some minor redness, bruising or swelling. These should resolve themselves within two days of your treatment.
The effects of Restylane® are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. How long your treatment will last depends on factors like your skin type, age, and lifestyle. After your first treatment, follow-up treatments may be needed about every six months or so, depending upon the individual.
At Rao Dermatology, we offer many different cosmetic and medical treatments to help you look and feel your best. We will help create a treatment plan designed to give you the results you want. Contact Rao Dermatology today to schedule your consultation.