In Boca Raton
Restore a youthful appearance
As we grow older, more signs of aging become more evident on our faces. This is recognizable as wrinkles and folds, or absolvable folds. There are various injectable cosmetic fillers available to help improve upon one’s facial appearance and achieve a more youthful look. These fillers add volume and smooth out wrinkles. Collagen and fat are some of the more common fillers. Restylane is a form of injectable filler that provides advantages over fat and collagen injections.
Restylane is a non-animal, biodegradable gel based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in most of our bodies as it provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane has been proven to last longer than fat and collagen injections. It maintains its shape using the body’s own moisture. What results is a longer-lasting, youthful facial appearance. Restylane can be used to either shape facial contours, smooth wrinkles, or sculpt the lips. What results is a healthy, more youthful, and fuller appearance. Restylane comes in several different formulas to treat different concerns.
Restylane is used to correct facial wrinkles and folds in the lower face such as smile lines around the nose and mouth and vertical lip lines. Restylane can also be placed directly in the lips for a subtle enhancement.
Volume loss not only causes fine lines and wrinkles, but noticeable volume loss in the face and hands that can make you look older due to flattened cheeks and hands with visible tendons and veins. Restylane Lyft can be placed in the cheeks to restore volume loss and give a subtle, lifted appearance. When placed in the hands, youthful volume is restored for a smooth appearance.
With aging, many patients experience thinning lips due to volume loss. Restylane Silk is FDA-approved to enhance the appearance of the lips. With Restylane Silk, patients can achieve fuller, smoother, more symmetrical lips as well as fill in vertical lip lines.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler made with the new XpresHAn Technology TM (trademark sign). This matrix moves with your face giving you a more natural look when you smile, pout, or pucker. It is approved for nasolabial folds ( lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth towards the chin). For moderate concerns, Restylane Refyne can be used, while more severe folds can be treated with Restylane Defyne.
Restylane fillers are approved for patients 21 and over. Candidates for Restylane are those who want to restore youthful volume to their face or backs of the hands, or those who want to subtly enhance the facial features like the cheeks or lips. Formulas can be combined and placed in several areas at once for optimal improvements. Our esthetician will meet with patients during a consultation to determine which filler formulas are right for their unique concerns. Those with severe skin allergies and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not be candidates for treatment with Restylane.
Prior to treatment, the skin will be cleansed and prepped and the injection sites will be mapped out to ensure even distribution. The formula will then be placed below the skin to instantly smooth out wrinkles or add subtle volume. Patients report a slight pinch with each injection, however, those who are concerned about discomfort can opt for a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to maximize their comfort.
There is no required recovery or downtime after treatment with Restylane fillers. Patients can get right back to their regular routine, however, mild side effects like redness, swelling, bruising, and itching at the injection sites can be expected. These should fade fairly quickly. Patients should also avoid intense heat from hot water and avoid direct sun exposure in the days following treatment.
The results of Restylane fillers are instant and long-lasting. Depending on the formula and where it was placed, Restylane can last for 6-12 months before a touch-up session is needed.
To learn more about Restylane fillers and find out which formula is right for you, contact our office and schedule your consultation in Boca Raton.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.