It comes as no surprise that the older we get, the deeper and more prominent our facial wrinkles become. We make thousands of expressions per day, and our skin naturally loses its elasticity and smooth appearance over time. Some of the most impacted areas are the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines, which appear at the corners of your mouth and continue down towards your chin. At Plastic Surgery Specialists in Hollywood, we proudly offer Restylane, a dermal filler designed to rejuvenate these areas.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane, the original dermal filler in a family of products, is a hyaluronic acid-based gel which is injected to lift and smooth the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that is naturally produced by the body, and the acid in this product is specially formulated to interact with your body in the same way, minimizing any chance of an allergic reaction. In addition, the body-friendly design allows hyaluronic acid gel to dissolve over time.
This product is FDA approved for any patient over the age of 21, making it an ideal treatment for any stage of life. Nasolabial folds and marionette lines often begin appearing as early as the late 20s and only deepen with time. This can make you look older than you actually are and affect your confidence when you look at your face in the mirror. In just one short, easy appointment, you could see an instant improvement and reclaim your smoother skin and younger appearance.
When it comes to dermal fillers, there is no shortage of options for treatment. However, not every dermal filler is designed to treat the various signs of aging which can affect the face. This filler uses a naturally occurring acid to create a smooth, malleable gel that can easily fill and volumize the areas around the nose, mouth, and chin. This allows your doctor to accurately address your specific concerns and customize each treatment to meet your needs.
Unlike other fillers, which include issues like numbness, unnatural facial “freezing,” and adverse side effects, Restylane is considered safe and effective thanks to its natural, attractive results and ability to be slowly absorbed by the body. Best of all, this dermal filler is able to restore your confidence by minimizing signs of aging and allowing you to focus on the more important things in life.
What Should I Expect?
Our committed staff is available to answer any questions you may have about this product, and we’ll be there for you each step of the way if you decide to pursue treatment. Here’s a general idea of what you can expect when you choose Restylane:
Our practice is to always start with an initial consultation before your first treatment. This allows you to share your ideal results and any questions you may have about treatment. One of our doctors will examine your face and review your medical history. They will also share with you what you can expect from the treatment and how they plan to use this product to address your unique concerns. Once you’re approved for treatment, you can look forward to your first appointment!
To begin your appointment your doctor will cleanse your face. While most patients report that injections are not painful, we do have numbing cream available to ensure your comfort. Once you are ready, your doctor will inject the filler in the predetermined injection sites. They may also gently massage the treated areas to make sure that the product distributes evenly and results in a balanced, natural appearance. Your appointment will usually take less than half an hour. After your doctor is finished, you’ll be able to see your results immediately and can return to your normal activities with zero downtime.
For the first 2-3 days, you may notice some mild tenderness around the injection sites. This is normal and should subside in a few days. You’ll be able to enjoy your new results directly after treatment. The lines around your nose and mouth should be greatly improved, and your skin should appear smoother. Results typically last 4-6 months as the filler is safely absorbed into the body. After this point, most patients return for treatment to maintain their ideal results and keep signs of aging at bay. Over an 18-month course of treatments, over 95% of patients saw improvement in their areas of concern.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you’re an adult who wants to say goodbye to noticeable nasolabial folds and marionette lines, this treatment could be the one you’ve been waiting for! This treatment may not be ideal for any patients with a known allergy to hyaluronic acid-based fillers. In addition, patients with bleeding disorders or active skin irritations or diseases should consult their doctor before pursuing treatment. If you have any questions, you should talk to your doctor to help you determine your candidacy.
Contact Us to Learn More!
If Restylane sounds like it could be the answer to your problems, don’t wait! Contact us at Plastic Surgery Specialists in Hollywood to set up an initial consultation today! We’d be happy to share more information about this simple, effective treatment, and we look forward to serving you!