Would you like your skin to look years younger? Wrinkles, creases and furrows are all signs of aging that are caused by different factors such as UV rays, air pollutants, smoking, grimacing and an unhealthy diet. Plastic surgery is sometimes used to eliminate facial wrinkles, but many people prefer something less invasive. That’s when a dermal filler like Restylane can be just what you are looking for.
Restylane is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring material in the human body. Hyaluronic acid makes up eye and joint fluid. It also acts as a lubricant. Much like collagen, Restylane is used as a dermal filler to decrease fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. It can also add volume to lips and cheekbones.
A Restylane injection must always be performed in a properly licensed medical center such as Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica. The facial area is sanitized with an antibacterial cleanser, and a mild numbing solution is applied, before the substance is injected under the skin with a fine needle. The whole procedure only takes a few minutes. Results will appear instantly, with the mild swelling subsiding over the course of a few days.
Ice packs can be applied after treatment to reduce swelling and redness. No downtime is necessary, and makeup can be used right away (even in our office before you leave!). Hyaluronic acid takes a while to break down under the skin, so results can last for six to 12 months.
Restylane and other dermal fillers that utilize hyaluronic acid are popular alternatives to facial plastic surgery. Talk to your favorite clinician here at Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica to find out which dermal filler treatment, like Restylane, is right for you.