Have you noticed the formation of facial folds and wrinkles such as laugh lines or marionette lines, or lines which extend downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline? Are you looking for a safe option to treating acne scars? Here at Revive Medical Aesthetics we offer the solution through Restylane.
Restylane is FDA-approved in the treatment of facial folds and scars, such as acne scars, resulting in a more vibrant, smooth complexion.
In addition to treating facial wrinkles, folds, lines and scars, Restylane provides a non-surgical, safe option to restoring a youthful contour to the face as well as enhancing the shape or volume of the lips.
What is Restylane?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural protein the body produces for the retention of volume and moisture. As we age, our body's hyaluronic acid begins to deplete, leaving our skin susceptible to volume loss. With Restylane, an injectable gel containing hyaluronic acid as the active ingredient, we are able to place the moisture back into our skin, resulting in a smoother appearance.
Restylane can safely and effectively treat moderate to severe facial folds, wrinkles, and lines, such as laugh lines, as well as volumize the lips and diminish the appearance of facial scars caused by acne.
Restylane works by filling in the facial folds and wrinkles in the skin, therefore smoothing out facial lines and restoring a youthful contour to the face. Once Restylane has been injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid begins to work by attracting and binding to the body’s natural stores of water, causing an increase in volume and fullness within the skin.
There are several types of products within the Restylane family including:
Restylane Silk: For lip augmentation. With Restylane Silk, lips can appear more volumized, restoring a fuller shape. Creases or lines around the mouth area, such as marionette lines or the lines which extend downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline, may also be treated.
Restylane Lyft: For the treatment of volume loss in the cheeks. Restylane Lyft can effectively increase volume in the mid-face area, therefore providing a lift to the face and revealing a more youthful appearance.
What is the procedure like at Revive Medical Aesthetics?
At the start of the procedure, the patient may receive some topical anesthetic cream applied to the area of treatment. However, the procedure causes minimal pain as a very fine needle will be administered. The Restylane filler will then be injected into the targeted areas of the skin in small amounts, ensuring proper distribution of the product under the skin. An allergy test is not necessary prior to treatment, as no animal proteins are contained within the Restylane filler. The procedure is quick, usually ranging from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated, and involves no downtime. This allows patients the flexibility to receive treatments at a time that works for them, such as a lunch break, and return to their daily activities immediately afterward.
What are the results of Restylane?
Throughout the course of the next six months, Restylane will continue to gradually increase the volume within the skin. This gradual increase makes for a significant benefit, revealing long-lasting, natural-looking results. After the course of a few months, the hyaluronic acid will be naturally broken down by the body. For this reason, maintenance treatments in the form of touch-ups are recommended in order to maintain optimal results. As an added bonus, this also means that Restylane is not permanent and can also be reversed immediately, should you desire, through the form of another injectable. Results typically last between 3-6 months, depending on the type of treatment received, however, results are visible immediately after treatment.
Are there any side effects or risks?
The risks with Restylane are rare and minimal, as the filler’s active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found within the human body.
Post-treatment you may experience mild swelling, redness or bruising around the treated area. However, these side effects should subside naturally within the course of a few hours to a few days. We recommend for our patients to refrain from using Aspirin, Vitamin E and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, at least 7-10 days prior to treatment in order to minimize such side effects.
We recommend individuals with an active sinus infection and women who are pregnant or breast-feeding to postpone treatments.
What are the benefits of Restylane?
Here at Revive Medical Aesthetics, our patients have experienced an array of benefits with Restylane treatments including:
Stimulates collagen production
Natural looking results
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If you would like to learn more about Restylane and what it can do for you, then call or or book your consultation today! Our team of experts are excited to get you started on your journey towards a smoother, radiant complexion.
*Starts between $500-$800 per syringe