Dermal fillers can have an amazingly positive effect on the appearance of your facial features. The visual signs of aging, particularly the appearance of smile lines and wrinkling, nasolabial folds and thinning lips can severely affect your self-confidence. Restylane® is a specially formulated acid-based filler gel that adds volume to areas of the face, and the result is smoother skin that is suppler in appearance. Because the surface is tauter, smile lines and tight creases all but disappear as well. If you are in RI and looking for a way to combat the signs of aging without having to resort to surgery, we can help you find out if this popular injectable is right for you.
How Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Work
Restylane® is a brand of dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid. This acid is a type of polysaccharide that is found naturally in the body. However, it is well distributed and not concentrated in any part of the subdermal tissues. When concentrated, the substance holds water readily. This is what causes the plumping effect after an acid filler is injected beneath the skin.
The acid is mixed with a gel substance that makes it easy to move around and mold after it has been injected. When properly administered, gel fillers are very effective at adding volume to targeted areas such as the corners of the mouth, between the mouth and nose and even the lips. The results often last for more than six months, and injections can be safely repeated as often as necessary.
Consultation and Treatment
We will first look at the facial features closely and determine whether a hyaluronic acid filler will add the necessary volume to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and creases. If thinning lips are the problem, we will note the thickness of the lips and the shape of the lip boundaries. This examination allows us to determine the proper injection sites as well as the amount of Restylane® to use.
The injection treatment takes only minutes to complete. We may need to inject the gel in several different places, so we might suggest using a topical numbing agent to reduce any discomfort. After treatment, there is no downtime for the client, and there is no need to perform any sort of post-treatment care regimen.
The results will begin to become noticeable in just a few hours, but the volume increase will continue for a week or more. Afterwards, hollow areas and wrinkles will be much less noticeable, and if the lips have been treated, the resulting augmentation will include a more natural lip swoop and better horizontal balance to the lip features.
Why is Restylane® So Popular?
It’s all because of the effectiveness of the hyaluronic acid. The water retention does wonders for the skin surface because the subdermal tissues have been plumped without any sign of negatively affecting the facial contours. The treatment is customized through the decision of how much gel to use and where to inject it, so the result is typically very predictable.
Look Years Younger with Restylane® Injections
This is a very simple cosmetic treatment that can smooth the facial skin, positively augment the lips and give you back your self-esteem. If you’re in the South Kingston, RI area, SeaMist MedSpa is just a short drive away. Contact us today to set up your personal consultation and find out if Restylane® is right for you.