If you have wrinkles and other signs of aging, you’re undoubtedly searching for a solution. Two of the most common solutions are Restylane and Belotero. Both solutions are hyaluronic acid compounds, but they differ in some distinct ways.
SeaMist MedSpa offers both of these dermal fillers to help you fight the signs of aging. Our highly skilled medical staff can help you get the skin you want using Restylane or Belotero Balance – among other dermal and facial filler options. To schedule your appointment, contact SeaMist MedSpa today. If you’re wondering which solution is right for you to reverse the signs of aging, here’s what you can expect…
What is Restylane, and What are its Benefits?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid compound that is used to eliminate or reduce wrinkles or signs of aging. The filler consists of a natural component of collagen, which is injected into the dermis. Since hyaluronic acid can endure as much as 1000 times its weight in water, it is highly effective in achieving the plumper and fuller look that women and men desire.
The effects of Restylane can last between six and 12 months, but the average is around nine months. The compound has lidocaine mixed into the solution. So, the injections are more comfortable than some of its other counterparts. Even with the lidocaine, physicians advise placing a numbing cream on the injection site.
The injection process will require between 20 and 30 minutes to complete, but the results are immediate. The process does not have any associated recuperation time, but you should avoid sleeping on your face for the first few nights, and there may be some side effects. The most common side effects include: itching, redness, pain, lumps or bumps, discoloration, bruising, and firmness. The side effects usually last no more than a week and are mild or moderate.
What is Belotero Balance, and What are its Benefits?
Belotero Balance is another hyaluronic acid filler that is injected into the tissue of the skin. This injectable treatment is designed to treat moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles like those above and around the lips.
Belotero Balance injections could last up to six months or more, with results being seen immediately after treatment. Like Restylane, there is no down time associated with Belotero Balance, and you can return to your regular routine immediately after treatment. Common side effects are mild and can include mild irritation, redness and tenderness at the site of injection. These side effects will typically resolve themselves in a matter of days.
Which is Right for You?
Both Restyle and Belotero Balance provide great results, and our team at SeaMist MedSpa can help you determine which treatment option is right for you. Depending on the areas you’d like to treat, you may benefit from one dermal filler over another. Schedule your consultation with SeaMist MedSpa today, and you’ll be on your way to more youthful, vibrant looking skin.