Do you worry about aging? Certain stressors like smoking and sun exposure can speed up this process, and make you look older than you are. Luckily, there are treatments available to combat these effects and provide a more youthful appearance by softening lines and wrinkles. Here’s what you should know about Restylane.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane is a micro-injectable that uses hyaluronic acid to plump the skin by adding volume in targeted areas. It can also diminish the appearance of fine lines by smoothing and adding elasticity.
Restylane is commonly used amongst plastic surgeons and dermatologists because hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body. This means it’s a more natural option compared to other injectables as the product is reabsorbed after a few months.
How Does It Work?
Restylane adds moisture and increases collagen production in the targeted area. Your doctor will inject the product into the deep layers of your skin with a small needle, which will create that volumized effect.
Different Types Of Restylane
Restylane has created a variety of injectables for various uses;
- Restylane Silk is used typically around the lip area to provide volume. The hyaluronic particles are designed to be smaller to provide a natural-looking effect.
- Restylane Lyft is used to plump up the cheeks.
- Restylane Refyne is used to soften the lines around the nose and mouth.
- Restylane Defyne is to fill out the deep lines and wrinkles around the face.
The entire procedure takes anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes and can be done during your lunch break. Most individuals opt to use a bit of numbing cream, so they only feel a small amount of pressure when the doctor’s injecting the substance.
Some patients can experience a bit of redness and tenderness during the first few days, which is entirely normal. A small percentage also report a bit of swelling and bruising, but this will quickly subside.
In the beginning, most professionals will recommend a round of three treatments at four-week intervals. This way, the results will appear natural, and a touch up will only be needed every six months.
While most clients opt for Restylane injections around the face area, it can also be used on other parts of the body. This includes the neck, hands (to hide visible veins), decolletage, elbow skin, armpits, and the skin around the knee.
Restylane injections vary per session but it generally costs between $650 and $1800. Stay away from spas or clinics that offer steep discounts, as this usually indicates they’re inexperienced, unprofessional or perhaps not using top quality products.
If you’re thinking about creating a more youthful appearance with the help of Restylane, book a consultation with Dr. James Lee. As one the leading plastic surgeons in the Montreal and Laval area, and can achieve stunning and lasting results.