Are you starting to see lines and creases on your face? If you want a confident and more youthful appearance, consider softening and reducing lines with Restylane: a safe and effective treatment using hyaluronic acid to smooth out wrinkles and lines. If you want to know more about this treatment, contact Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR today.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane is a dermal filler that uses naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to soften and smooth wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in the joints, connective tissue, and skin. This substance absorbs a large amount of moisture and holds it in the tissue. The loss of moisture from the tissue is what can cause the skin to fold and sag and accelerate the loss of elasticity and collagen.
How Is Restylane Used?
Restylane is a safe alternative to BOTOX. Much like BOTOX, it is injected into the skin and helps smooth the skin and reduce sagging, wrinkles, and lines. The results are often more subdued than BOTOX or other fillers. The results appear natural as the change in skin is not sudden or dramatic. The results begin to show after the injection and peak after two weeks for most patients.
The treatment can also be injected into the lips to make them fuller. It is safe for more sensitive skin areas like under the eyes. The treatment will not make the face lose flexibility or stop muscles from moving. The treatment is conducted in our office under a specialist’s care. Patients feel no discomfort and can immediately resume activities.
Where Can Treatment Be Used?
This treatment is commonly used to smooth out wrinkles occurring on the face. Typically, it is used in place of BOTOX or other dermal fillers to achieve natural and subtle results. The treatment can be used to fill in forehead creases and lines. We can soften crow’s feet and wrinkles near the eyes and even fill in a loss in the volume under the eyes. Marionette lines and smile lines can easily be removed with treatment. Creases on the lips can be removed.
Lip enhancement is another popular use for the treatment. Restylane is an FDA-approved lip filler. The treatment is one of the few safe options for plump and full lips. You can have smooth lips with more volume after one session. The results are quickly noticeable, but you may need a touch up sooner than with other parts of the face.
Is Treatment Safe?
Treatment with Restylane is safe for most patients. Patients will undergo a consultation prior to any injections that will identify treatment goals and if the treatment is best for the patient. Hyaluronic acid that is used in the treatment is a naturally occurring substance, so the risk of interactions when using it is minimal. The treatment is a good alternative to fillers, surgery, and laser treatments.
After a treatment session, it is best for patients to avoid touching and picking at the treatment area. There may be minor swelling for a few days following treatment. Those who are on certain medications may not be recommended for treatment. Medications such as blood pressure medication, vitamin E, aspirin, and ibuprofen should be avoided before treatment.
Who Is an Ideal Treatment Candidate?
The treatment works well for a variety of skin types. Men and women of all ages can benefit from this treatment. If you are looking to remove fine lines and medium depth wrinkles, the injection of hyaluronic acid can help reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Most people will use such a treatment to reduce the effects of aging as they enter their 30s. The treatment is not meant to fill in dimples, indentations, and deep wrinkles. Look for subtle changes over time with the treatment.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
Patients treated with hyaluronic acid will benefit from smooth and youthful skin. The treatment can be used to reduce wrinkles, creases, and lines. We can reduce the loss of volume that makes the skin look sunken in. This treatment is a good alternative to other dermal fillers that can reduce flexibility in the face. The changes look more natural and occur over time after treatment.
The treatment is performed quickly in our office. There is no downtime or healing associated with the treatment. Most patients can quickly get back to their work or daily schedule without any changes. The treatment is a quick and easy way to correct flaws and reduce the effects of aging. Reach a more confident and flawless version of yourself.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
The treatment provides long-lasting results, lasting between six and nine months. After a single session, a patient will normally return for a touch up within the year. Some patients can even enjoy smooth skin benefits for a full year. This is much longer than BOTOX and other dermal fillers, which only last around four months. This treatment only takes around 30 to 45 minutes to perform. The treatment begins to work just after injection, and most patients will see a peak in the results after two weeks.
If you are ready to get rid of lines and wrinkles that age your face, see if the safe and effective Restylane treatment is right for you. Visit Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR for an initial consultation today. We offer the best aesthetic treatments to help our customers stay beautiful and flawless.