Each phase of our lives has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, one drawback to getting older is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as skin and lips that lose their volume over time.
The good news is that there is a treatment available that can restore lost volume to your lips and smooth out wrinkles around your mouth. Restylane® has been used by millions of people to reduce wrinkles and create fuller lips that have a natural appearance.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a cosmetic product that can be used to fill out lost volume in your lips, lending them a plumping effect that is noticeable but appears completely natural.
The main ingredient in Restylane® is hyaluronic acid. It binds many times its own weight in water and acts as a shock absorber in areas of your body like joints. In addition to this cushioning effect, hyaluronic acid helps transport nutrients, attracts water, and lends structure and volume to the skin and lips.
Since Restylane® is very similar to your body’s naturally produced hyaluronic acid, there is very little risk of an allergic response. Restylane® has been thoroughly tested — more than any other hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It has been proven safe and effective in over two dozen publications documenting controlled trials.
How does Restylane® Work?
Restylane® works by increasing the skin supply of hyaluronic acid. It restores volume in the lips that has been lost with age. It can instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on and around your lips.
The product itself consists of an injectable gel that is tissue-friendly and is molecularly very close to the hyaluronic acid found in your body. It lasts for a long time but is not permanent.
What does Treatment with Restylane® Involve?
You can discuss your treatment expectations with us at your initial consultation. We can then recommend what course of treatment is best for you.
The treatment itself is quite simple. We will inject you with Restylane® fillers in small amounts using a tiny needle. The gel will lend volume to smooth lines and wrinkles and create fuller lips.
The hydration, texture, and elasticity of your lips will begin immediately improving. Restylane® treatments go fast and normally take well under one hour.
How Long does Restylane® Last?
Restylane® treatments last a long time but are not permanent. How long your treatment lasts depends upon factors like your skin type, lifestyle, and age.
After your first treatment, many patients have follow-up treatments every 6 to 12 months, depending upon their individual needs. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule an appointment.