As the skin ages, it begins to slow down production of new collagen while existing collagen degrades. Because collagen is crucial in maintaining the underlying structure of the face, as collagen levels deplete, the structure is weakened and skin does not stay in its original spot, leading to wrinkles, folds, and droopier, looser facial skin. These visible signs of aging can now be combated with Restylane®, a non-surgical dermal filler injection that replenishes lost volume and reverses the signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines to help you achieve a more radiant, youthful look.
Restylane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in youthful skin. Hyaluronic acid keeps the skin hydrated and voluminous. As we age, the hyaluronic acid in our skin begins to degrade and is distributed differently, leading to loss of skin elasticity and the visible signs of aging. Restylane® works by replenishing the skin’s hyaluronic acid, immediately restoring volume and filling out wrinkles. It also works to spur the body’s natural production of collagen, improving the facial structure from within.
A typical Restylane® procedure can be done within a lunch hour. No general anesthesia is required, and there is no downtime associated with Restylane®; patients return to their daily activities immediately following a procedure. Mild side effects such as bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection site may be experienced for a short time following the procedure.
Many patients see immediate improvement in the reduction of deep wrinkles and lines, especially in the lines surrounding the mouth and nose after a single injection. Results will continue to develop and the skin will continue to improve up to four months following an injection as the skin begins to produce new healthy collagen and shore up the underlying facial structure.
Restylane® is not a permanent solution; the effects of gravity and aging continue to wear upon the skin, and Restylane® is made to be biodegradable. Thus many patients choose to have follow up or maintenance treatments some time after the initial procedure; the frequency and necessity of these treatments are up to the patient and doctor’s mutual agreement and discretion. Restylane® is also often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as other dermal fillers or laser skin rejuvenating treatments. Any combinations must be cleared during a consultation with our doctor to ensure patient safety and quality results.
If you are considering Restylane® as your anti-aging solution, please come in to our fully accredited New York, NY facilities for a consultation with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank today. Dr. Frank has extensive experience with Restylane® and other dermal fillers and will be able to help you determine if Restylane® is the correct procedure to help you attain your anti-aging goals. Visit us in our convenient NYC location and see how Dr. Frank can help you achieve a more youthful, radiant look!