Restylane is natural hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used to deal with visible aging signs like a frown lines, lipstick/smoker’s lines, and vertical cheek lines. It is also one of the best fillers for lips since it helps to add fullness and volume, to give a more attractive fuller look. What sets Restylane injections apart is the fact that it is a fully degradable, natural substance. This means you do not even to do an allergy test before treatment, as it is a natural product.
Why is Hyaluronic Acid So Important?
The elasticity and suppleness of young skin is largely due to the huge amounts of hyaluronic acid. Over time, this essential component decreases, which results in visible aging signs. This is because hyaluronic acid is needed for retaining or binding water. When your skin is unable to retain water, it not only becomes thinner and drier but also incapable of natural rejuvenation thus causing frown lines, under the eye hollows.
If you would like to find out more about Restylane and how it could help improve your frown lines, under eye hollows, and to smooth and minimize facial lines, call us at (805) 318-3280 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheffield today!
Relationship between Hyaluronic Acid & Youthful Skin Appearance
The dermis layer of the skin contains two important protein fibers, elastin, and collagen, which float in hyaluronic acid. When you are young, you have lots of hyaluronic acid, which is a great support molecule for maintaining a youthful skin. With age and exposure to various factors like pollution and sun, all three essential components are drastically reduced, resulting in everything from under the eye hollows to all kinds of lines.
Can you recreate the Lost Hyaluronic Acid?
Restylane injections help in providing this essential hyaluronic acid in a stabilized form so that it is last longer. These injections enable patients to immediately restore what they lost over the years in a fast office procedure.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane filler is directly injected into affected areas like under eye or on the lips to smooth and minimize facial lines along with most kinds of scars. It works by delivering the much-needed hyaluronic acid, which also helps to give the skin a more even and softer tone with improved texture.
How Are Restylane Injections Performed?
Using an ultra-fine needle, Restylane filler is directly injected to the affected area, thus causing very minimal discomfort. It is a fast and painless procedure with practically instantaneous results whether it is lip or chin augmentation, cheek contour or Restylane for under eyes.
Where Can Restylane Be Used?
Some of the most common areas where Restylane injections are applied include:
Between the Eyebrows
Around the mouth
Defining the lip border
Can I use Restylane with BOTOX®?
It is highly recommended to use Restylane hyaluronic acid filler along with a Botox treatment since these two works well together to produce better and more lasting effects.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
Restylane under the eye and lip augmentation results can last up to nine months. It is recommended to use a timed injection program if you want to see results for more than a year.
Will Restylane Work If I Have Facial Hollows?
Restylane is a great lip volumizer and wrinkle filler, but it may need additional assistance from another injectable like Sculptra to help in dealing with facial hollowness caused by fat loss.
Interested in Restylane treatments? Look no further! If you need Restylane for frown lines, lipstick/smoker’s line, vertical cheek lines or fore more fuller natural looking lips, get in touch with us today! Schedule a consultation and let us create a treatment plan designed for you. Call Dr. Sheffield today at our Santa Barbara location (805) 318-3280.