Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Sculpt the Face for Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, and Naples, FL
We can't completely avoid the effects of the passage of time. Our skin will inevitably become thinner, less elastic, and more fragile as we age. This happens because the production of important components like collagen and elastin slows, while fat loss occurs in the deeper layers, leading to creases, sagging skin, and hollows. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and other external stressors will also cause the skin to age at a faster rate. Restylane® at the Naples and Marco Island-based Skin Wellness Physicians is an injectable gel filler that temporarily adds volume and fullness to the skin to diminish the appearance of these wrinkles and other changes.
What is Restylane®?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that provides hydration for the skin and other connective tissues. It pulls moisture in from the air or underlying layers and keeps the surface of the skin plump and youthful looking.
As we age, our skin not only makes less collagen, but also makes less hyaluronic acid, causing it to become thinner and leading to the development of wrinkles that become more pronounced.
Restylane® is a collection of FDA-approved facial fillers that contain hyaluronic acid as their primary ingredient. The gel is injected into key areas of the face, where it provides new volume to compensate for the lost collagen and facial fat.
Restylane® is intended for patients over the age of 21 who are searching for a temporary solution for specific cosmetic concerns. Patients who are pregnant or nursing, have certain bleeding disorders, or have allergies to the ingredients should not choose this filler. Each of the different Restylane® fillers is designed to target a specific concern on a different area of the face.
A person's face shape can change as the midface area loses volume due to aging, causing the cheeks to develop a more gaunt or flattened appearance. Restylane® and other facial fillers can be used for cheek augmentation to counter this.
Restylane® Contour, which is the only cheek filler made with XpresHAn Technology™, helps to add volume to restore cheek contours for a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Restylane® Contour provides very subtle results, adapting naturally and seamlessly with your facial expressions.
Which Effects of Aging Can Restylane® Address?
Moderate to severe facial fine lines and wrinkles can be corrected with Restylane® fillers, along with many other age-related skin changes. Restylane® is mainly used for the center and lower two-thirds of the face on areas such as the cheeks, lips, around the mouth, and to the sides of the mouth for nasolabial folds, which are indentations that stretch between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth. The filler is commonly used for sculpting the cheeks and FDA-approved to treat age-related volume loss on the backs of the hands.
What Can You Expect After a Restylane® Session?
Patients can expect minimal recovery time after this treatment and will be able to go back to their normal activities right away. There are often some temporary, mild side effects—such as swelling, tenderness, and redness at the injection site—but these will usually resolve on their own within 24 hours. Results from Restylane® are noticeable as soon as the injections are made, but some patients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired results.
Are There Any Alternatives or Complementary Options for Restylane®?
Although fillers can be ideal for reducing wrinkles that are linked to collagen loss, neurotoxins such as BOTOX® and Dysport® are the most effective treatment for expression wrinkles, which are caused by facial muscle movements that happen during expressions. These injectables work by relaxing facial muscles to prevent them from contracting and causing the skin to crease.
For improving cosmetic issues related to skin tone and texture changes such as hyperpigmentation, scars, dullness, or rough texture, other types of skin rejuvenation procedures may work best. Chemical peels, dermaplaning, HydraFacial®, DiamondGlow®, and microneedling are all cosmetic treatments that improve skin cell turnover and collagen production to enhance the overall quality of the skin, in addition to reducing wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing and IPL are energy-based treatments that deliver targeted heat to trigger collagen regeneration and improve the skin.