At the office of Mimi Lee M.D. PA in Little Rock, AR, we are passionate about helping our clients improve their confidence by enhancing their natural beauty. We offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments designed to reverse the signs of aging and address other cosmetic concerns. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Restylane refyne, an FDA-approved, hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Read on to discover everything you need to know.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
Generally, you can expect your Restylane refyne results to last for a year before they start to fade. However, individual experiences vary based on many factors, including the formula used, the areas being treated, and how well you care for your skin daily. You may only be able to enjoy your desired results for six months if you are a smoker and don’t wear sunscreen. Your results may last 18 months if you eat well, moisturize daily, and stay hydrated.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
There are many steps you can take to help prolong your Restylane refyne results and enjoy a youthful, healthy appearance for as long as possible. One of the best things you can do to maintain your youthful aesthetic is to maintain a solid skincare routine. You should apply sunscreen to your face several times daily and moisturize at least once per day.
You can also help to extend your results by not smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Most people should drink no more than one unit of alcohol daily, but men under the age of 65 can have up to two units of alcohol daily. Similarly, you should avoid consuming other products that contain nicotine, like e-cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.
What Concerns Can This Injectable Correct?
If your cosmetic concerns are caused by collagen loss, there is an excellent chance that they can be corrected with Restylane injections. This dermal filler is often used to augment the lips and erase lip lines. However, it can also be injected around the eyes to erase crow’s feet. Other concerns that can be corrected by this filler include undereye volume loss, forehead folds, smile lines, and marionette lines.
What If I’m Concerned About My Cheeks?
If you are concerned about the appearance of your cheeks, you may be a good candidate for VOLUMA injections. VOLUMA, like Restylane refyne, is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that can enhance your appearance by volumizing your skin. This injectable is designed to augment the cheeks, lift sagging jowls, and correct other cosmetic concerns for up to two years depending on your lifestyle.
Is There Anything I Should Avoid Before Treatment?
There are many things you need to avoid before your injection session to ensure it goes smoothly. Two of the most important things to avoid are alcohol and tobacco products. These things can affect your blood pressure significantly, and your blood pressure should be normal at the time of your appointment. You also must avoid taking any blood-thinning drug or supplement.
It is also important that you avoid strenuous physical activity before your appointment, and you should minimize UV exposure as much as possible. Tanning beds and lamps should be avoided entirely. When sun exposure is unavoidable, you should use highly protective sunscreen to avoid sunscreen. You cannot receive your treatment if your sun is burned or otherwise irritated when you arrive for your appointment.
What Should I Expect During My Appointment?
Before we administer your injections, we will ensure that you are ready for treatment. We will inspect your targeted treatment areas to confirm that they are free from irritation and verify that you are healthy enough. Then, we will remove any cosmetics that are in the targeted treatment areas and sanitize your skin. After that, we will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin.
Thanks to this highly effective numbing cream, you won’t feel any pain during your injection session. After the topical anesthetic has numbed your skin we will administer several injections into strategic areas within your areas of concern. The length of your treatment session depends on several factors, including the number of areas you are treating. However, you can generally expect your appointment to take between 30 and 45 minutes.
What Will I Need To Avoid After Treatment?
You need to avoid strenuous physical activity for a day or two after your injections have been administered. You also need to avoid anything else that will increase your core temperature drastically, like relaxing in a hot bath, sauna, or steam room. Additionally, you may not consume alcohol or any product containing nicotine for 24 hours post-treatment. You must also avoid taking blood-thinning pharmaceuticals for a few days.
Schedule a Consultation
Restylane results usually last for a year at a time. However, optimal results can last anywhere from six to 18 months depending on the targeted treatment areas and other factors. To find out if this highly effective treatment is right for you, contact us today at the office of Mimi Lee M.D. PA in Little Rock, AR, to schedule a consultation and discover how you can quickly and safely address your cosmetic concerns.