The presence of wrinkles and other facial lines can give the appearance of a tired, worried or general vibe that makes an individual look worried, anxious, or angry. Many people find that such changes to their appearance affect them mentally and make them feel unhappy about their appearance.
Restylane is essentially a dermal filler that has the potential to lift and shape cheeks, make your skin smoother, fill out the lines around the mouth and the nose, and even adds volume to lips, making them appear plump. Restylane application is not a long term solution however, and results typically last between six to nine months depending on the area the treatment is used on. The filler is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body.
There are various kinds of Restylane treatments that you can use to activate different effects on the body. Both Restylane and Restylane-L are for people who are suffering from the early signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment will help decrease the visible changes caused by aging and help you reclaim your youthful contours.
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are used to smoothen nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Restylane Lyft was formerly popularly known as Perlane, and it volumizes the cheeks as well as enhances the lips while smoothing out the lines around the mouth.
Restylane application is not a permanent solution, but its effects can be seen for months. It is not recommended for anyone who has a bleeding disorder, a connective tissue disorder, or anyone who has had negative responses to hyaluronic acid applications in the past.
If you have a history of scarring or hyperpigmentation, then you will need to advise your doctor for help determining if you will make a good candidate.
What You Need to Know About Restylane
In order to ensure the best results possible, you will need to schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon who has a history performing the treatment with success. The doctor you select should be someone you find trustworthy and someone who has a proven track record of success. During your consultation, you will be able to talk about your needs and goals, and discuss what you can expect from the treatment.
Working with an experienced care provider is essential to avoid any potential complications that may lead to expensive fixes in the future. The treatment is known to last for several months and patients can come back for future sessions for even longer lasting results.
In areas of the face that are more prone to movement such as the lips or mouth, you will notice that the effects of Restylane will begin to lose its effectiveness earlier than more static areas like the lower eyelids. In order for noticeable changes to appear on your face, you must wait for the swelling and bruising to go down, and this can take a few days.
Applying a cold compress to the affected area within the first forty eight hours can reduce the swelling and the bruising. The resulting effect is a rejuvenated facial region that makes you appear younger and healthier.
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Interested in learning more about Restylane and the benefits it can provide you. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Bartlett, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to begin the process.