As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, which can make our skin thinner and more easily creased. Eventually, the loss of these skin-supporting proteins will allow for the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and other loss of volume in the face that will make us appear much older than we are. At MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL we know that dermal fillers like Restylane are ideal aesthetic treatments to smooth your age-related concerns and rewind the clock so you can enjoy a more youthful appearance.
Where Can You Use Restylane?
This particular dermal filler is one of the most versatile in the world. While some other dermal fillers can only be injected into certain parts of the face, Restylane enjoys a more diverse range of applications. This filler can be used to correct volume loss in the mid-face, smooth lines and wrinkles on the upper face, and even be used as a contouring treatment so you can achieve certain aesthetic goals. The most common areas for treatment include
- Nasolabial folds
- Laugh lines and smile lines
- Mouth corners
- Marionette lines
- Lipstick lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Thinning lips
- Hollow cheeks
- Dark circles beneath the eyes
- Tear troughs
- Bony cheekbones and jawline
- Chin wrinkles
One of the more unique applications for this filler is the back of the hands. This filler is the first injectable treatment that can be used to restore volume to the back of the hands to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles and “crepe” skin, as well as reduce the appearance of boniness or visible tendons or veins.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most people will see the results of this brand of fillers within one to three days of their appointment. The instant results of this treatment can be attributed to the fact that this gel-like dermal filler instantly adds volume to the sub-dermal layers of the skin. The instant results will give your aesthetic expert more guidance so that the perfect amount of filler is used to correct your appearance-related concerns.
Many people will notice an improvement in the moisture and appearance of their skin after this filler. This is common since the hyaluronic acid in this filler will enhance the overall quality of your skin. Your results will continue to improve over the next week as the filler settles into your skin and your skin begins to produce its own collagen to enhance your desired results.
How Long Do Results Last?
The longevity of your results may depend on several factors, such as the exact filler formula used for your treatment, the area where the filler is used, your age, and lifestyle factors. In general, most fillers in this collection can last for six to 12 months. Fillers used on the lips or around the mouth tend to last closer to six months because of how mobile the area is, while fillers in the cheeks can last 12 months or longer.
How Can You Maintain Results?
Maintaining your results ultimately comes down to attending your regular maintenance appointments. Many patients prefer to top-up their treatments as soon as they notice the results are starting to fade. Getting another filler treatment at this point will help you maintain your appearance without any gaps. For many, this means attending another appointment every six to twelve months, or whenever the results of your treatment start to fade.
There are other things you can do to maintain your results, such as avoiding unprotected sun exposure to prevent harmful UV rays from breaking down your filler prematurely. Getting enough sleep, avoiding stress, staying hydrated, and eating a healthy diet may also help your results last longer. You can even enhance your results by using certain skincare products, such as creams and serums including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and retinol.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this dermal is considered safe. Not only is the hyaluronic acid-based formula well-tolerated by most people since the acid is considered hypoallergenic, but the treatment itself does not pose any significant allergy or scarring risk. In fact, dermal filler treatments are safer than many other aesthetic treatments or cosmetic surgeries.
Will Your Results Look Natural?
Yes! The goal of dermal filler treatments is to restore lost volume in the skin in a way that appears natural. Dermal filler results will have a natural texture and you will be able to freely move your face. Because most people will not need more than a single syringe of this filler per treatment, you can rest assured that your results will have a subtle, yet noticeable difference to improve your appearance.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most people who have age-related concerns are considered good candidates for this filler. If you have used other dermal fillers in the past, such as Juvederm, then this treatment may be a good option for you. From volume loss to visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers can be an ideal anti-aging solution for most people.
Rejuvenate With Restylane
Dermal fillers are great aesthetic treatments that can be used to treat most aging concerns – but no dermal filler is as versatile as Restylane. This particular filler can be used on virtually all areas of the face to correct age-related appearance concerns. If you think this treatment is right for you, contact MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL to schedule your first appointment today.