The cosmetic market is flooded with countless dermal fillers that all claim to give you surgical results without invasion or downtime, but which of these products actually deliver what they promise? Here at Wellskin Medical Spa in Dallas, TX, we used our expertise in the field to pick out the best among these, and we’re thrilled to offer the incredible benefits of Restylane.
What’s the Typical Longevity of Restylane?
In the world of dermal fillers, Restylane is one of the longest-lasting, making it one of the most popular as well. Patients can continue to reap the benefits for up to 18 months. The shortest amount of time a patient can enjoy their results is usually around six months. This filler is unique among other fillers that do not last as long because of its expertly crafted formulation.
The filler offers a stable network as it is introduced beneath the skin, and this network can conform to and accentuate the patient’s natural contours. The main active ingredient in the dermal filler is also an important part of why it offers the incredible results it does, encouraging the skin to maintain moisture and keep wrinkles at bay.
How Soon Will My Results Appear?
Another reason this is a popular filler that stands out from the crowd is the instantaneous onset of results it offers every time. Many patients report seeing noticeable improvements in their facial skin around the same day of their appointment. We love seeing patients notice their desired results for the first time, and it’s also a rewarding journey to see them continuously improve for the next one to two weeks.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
Following the specific aftercare instructions we give you will ensure the best and longest-lasting results, as these instructions will be specifically tailored to your unique situation.
Keeping your skin happy and healthy with ample water intake, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, and developing a conscientious daily skincare routine will also help you further extend your results. Getting regular exercise, avoiding detrimental habits like excessive smoking or drinking, and keeping your skin protected from the sun’s UV rays will help you enjoy your results for longer.
Understanding How Restylane Works
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that go just underneath your dermis (skin) and fill in the spaces left by skin laxity or areas with lines and wrinkles. The treatment is introduced beneath the skin and the specially formulated substance will work to fill in those gaps to smooth out the surface of your skin and plump up your cheeks.
This particular filler focuses on attracting and maintaining moisture, which is what gives the treatment its impressively long-lasting results. The formula used in the filler is also capable of conforming itself to integrate and blend seamlessly into your skin’s natural contours. This means that no two treatments will look alike and that the results will match you every time.
This Restylane treatment is made for wrinkles, lines, and folds on the face. We most commonly treat patients for lines around their mouths, including smile lines, frown lines, and nasolabial folds. We also treat crow’s feet and other areas of skin laxity around the eyes. This filler is also specifically formulated for use on the lips.
The results are a more contoured jawline, brighter, more alert eyes, plumped lips and cheeks, and eradicated wrinkles and lines for a youthful and refreshed appearance.
The Active Ingredient
This filler is formulated with hyaluronic acid as its primary active ingredient. This type of acid is naturally found in the body, and it’s something we have an abundance of when we’re younger but start to lose as we get older. Hyaluronic acid’s main job in the body is to serve as a moisture-retaining agent that’s meant to deliver ample hydration to various tissues in the body.
Not only does hyaluronic acid retain moisture extremely well, but it also attracts moisture. This is significant in the world of dermal fillers because that means better initial results as well as longer-term results for the patient. As the active ingredient in this filler, hyaluronic acid adds compatibility as well as versatility to the treatment. Another endlessly important thing hyaluronic acid does is stimulate and encourage increased production of collagen within the patient’s body.
This is an essential protein also found naturally within the body. This important protein is responsible for maintaining your skin’s youthful looks, as collagen determines your skin’s firmness and elasticity. Without enough collagen in our bodies, wrinkles and lines begin to form. Collagen is another thing we start out with a lot of when we’re young but tend to lose more and more of it the older we get.
For injectable anti-aging treatments such as this one, the ability to speed up the body’s production of collagen means the difference between subtle dermal improvements and the noticeably long-lasting results Restylane notoriously delivers. The uptick in collagen production that the filler encourages has synergistic effects with the plumping abilities of the filler. The injectable and the collagen team up to replenish volume and strengthen the skin’s underlying structure.
The Benefits of Treatment
Unlike invasive surgical procedures, this filler is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment option that spares patients from the risks, long recovery periods, and scarring associated with surgery. Moreover, this treatment offers far more customization options and will conform itself to match the patient, rather than the patient’s body being altered like in most complicated procedures.
Surgery also typically has strict candidacy qualifications, and many people find they do not meet the requirements for invasive procedures. With dermal fillers, however, the candidacy isn’t so strict and most individuals can qualify to receive the treatment. Furthermore, fillers have far less rigid pre-treatment and post-treatment care instructions or guidelines than most surgeries. Receiving a filler treatment over surgery also means you won’t need nearly as much time off from your schedule!
Enhance Your Appearance Today
It’s always been a goal of ours to provide our patients with the enhanced results they’ve been looking for, and to deliver those results without surgeries that result in stitches and scarring. You deserve to feel your best in refreshed skin with a balanced complexion, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve that. Schedule your consultation with us at Wellskin Medical Spa in Dallas, TX, and get ready to be transformed!