It’s a part of life — our skin changes as we age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Facial aging actually begins in your 20s, when skin firmness begins to decrease as a result of both internal (genetics and natural aging) and external (sun exposure, smoking, stress, etc) factors.
Restylane is a dermal filler that adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane is a clear gel formulation of Hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in your skin. The product is mixed with lidocaine to decrease injection discomfort. Restylane works immediately by adding volume to fill and smooth away folds and wrinkles.
There are several different formulations of Restylane:
- Classic Restylane has been used for over 20 years to add volume and fill folds in the aging face.
- Restylane Silk is often used for lip plumping and to fill fine lines.
- Restylane Lyft is used for deeper applications to add volume to the cheeks after weight loss or due to age.
- Restylane Refyne and Defyne are two next-generation dermal fillers designed to be flexible and support your facial expressions. They preserve a natural look and are used for the correction of facial folds and wrinkles and to plump lips.
At the time of consultation, we will discuss with you the best Restylane product to provide just the right result for your area of concern.