The unwanted effects of aging on the face can be countered with dermal fillers such as Restylane®. This injectable contains hyaluronic acid-based gel that is approved by the FDA to be used as treatment for wrinkles and fine lines, giving the patient smoother, younger-looking skin. Restylane® is commonly recommended for the treatment of glabellar lines, which are found between the eyebrows and in the area between the nose and mouth.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® fillers are made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body whose job is to keep the skin hydrated and plump. Because it is produced in the body naturally, reactions to Restylane® are very rare, and allergic pre-testing is not necessary. Restylane® works as its hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to plump up the skin, filling wrinkles and creases above the injection sites.
Who can use Restylane®?
Patients who are allergic to avian-based treatments may be able to use Restylane® fillers safely since the treatment is derived from bacterial sources. However, individuals who are allergic to bacterial protein may not be able to benefit from the treatment. Otherwise, most people are good candidates for Restylane®.
What can be treated with Restylane®?
Restylane® has a smooth consistency and can be used in areas where it can spread a bit to widen the treated area. Any area of the face that has light wrinkles, deep folds, and creases, can be improved with Restylane®. The treatment’s most popular target areas are fine mouth lines and laugh lines. It can also be used to enhance facial contours, particularly with the wider particle Restylane® formulations. An advanced hyaluronic acid formula of this filler can also treat under-eye sagging, under-projected cheekbones, and recessive chins.
Aside from treating skin folds, Restylane® can be used as a lip filler, adding volume and improving the shape of the lips for several months after treatment.
How long does Restylane®ƒresy last?
The effects of Restylane® fade over time, as its hyaluronic acid is naturally absorbed by the body. To maintain your results, you’ll need sign up for a follow-up treatment after about 12 months, which is longer than other dermal fillers.