If you are sick and tired of the aging process, you should be happy to learn that certain types of facial wrinkles can be smoothed away using filler injections. These injectable fillers add volume beneath the skin surface. Restylane® is one of the more popular injectable filler gels because it effectively draws in and holds moisture.
As we age and mature, our body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin decreases. The skin is no longer properly supported by the underlying tissues, and the result is saggy, droopy skin. Skin wrinkling also becomes more pronounced because a loss of subcutaneous moisture means that the skin is now fitted more loosely. Restylane® is a proven method for making the facial skin appear more taut and supple. The key ingredient is hyaluronic acid.
How Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers Work
We have found that our clients who are treated with Restylane® report satisfactory results that last longer than when a different form of acid filler is chosen. Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body in small amounts. Hyaluronic acid draws in and holds moisture within certain tissues. As we age, we produce less and less of this compound.
When Restylane® is injected beneath the skin, water is drawn to the site. The affected area doesn’t actually plump up like a balloon, but it does fill out and become firmer. The effect lasts for quite a long time, as the body is rather slow at absorbing the acid.
Before we treat skin using Restylane®, we consult with the client and offer realistic outcome expectations. Everyone is different. One individual may have thicker facial skin than does another. One individual may have concerns about fine lines around the mouth. Another individual may be more worried about wrinkles around the perimeter of the eyes. We will discuss all treatment options, including all types of dermal fillers, before making a final recommendation.
During the actual treatment, the Restylane® solution is skillfully injected into the preselected areas. We usually apply a topical numbing agent beforehand to ensure patient comfort. Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid held in a special gel. The acid works quickly to draw in moisture.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
Restylane® is a simple injectable gel that works immediately. No surgery is involved, no harsh skin abrasion is performed and no chemical peels are needed in order for the skin to appear smoother. There’s also no downtime after treatment, something that our potential clients love to hear.
Smooth Away Those Wrinkles
The team at the office of Dr. Mimi Lee is here to help you get rid of those annoying facial wrinkles that make you look older than you really are. You’re just a consultation away from enhancing your overall appearance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Little Rock.