As time passes us by, we get older and that means our bodies start to change. Before you know it, you’ve already developed the first superficial signs of aging. Among the many changes you’ll go through, the most obvious are your wrinkles.
It’s not a great feeling to have these. Most of us want to look younger, but our wrinkles ruin that for us. In some cases, wrinkles appear for reasons other than aging, including continued exposure to the sun, genetic predisposition, or poor lifestyle habits, so you could end up looking old even when you aren’t.
However, there’s nothing to fret about. There are solutions available that allow you to retain your youthful appearance, even after these changes start to set in. One such solution is Restylane.
Restylane is a hyaluronic-acid-based facial filler that can helps smoothen out wrinkles and rejuvenate your youthful appearance. There are different variations of Restylane and each can serve a specific purpose. For instance, you have Restylane for enhancing your lips. Then there’s Restylane for eliminating the early signs of facial aging.
Are You A Good Candidate for Restylane?
You’re eligible for Restylane if you’re in general good health. You will need to provide your doctor with your medical history to make sure you’re able to undergo the treatment without any adverse risks. However, you should avoid it if you’re allergic to bacterial proteins, taking certain medications, or have a bad immune system.
How Restylane Works
Restylane is composed of hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in the human body. What it does is it clings to your skin and absorbs moisture, giving a more full, vibrant, and youthful look. The changes it provides are stunning and your skin will continue to improve over the course of time.
The Restylane Procedure
The procedure for administering Restylane is extremely quick and easy. It is often carried out in the doctor’s clinic and doesn’t require incisions. However, local anesthesia may be administered to minimize discomfort.
The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of the work that needs to be done. It can last anywhere from a few minutes to even an hour. There are generally 3 key steps involved.
First, you doctor will determine the injection sites and sanitize them with an antiseptic solution. Secondly, the amount of Restylane needed to achieve your desired look is determined. Next, your doctor will inject the restylane into the required sites.
Common Areas Targeted for the Procedure
There are variations of the dermal filler and each variant is used for specific cases. The most common area treated is the mid-face region. So, you may have your facial folds, cheeks, and forehead targeted.
Contact Our Office
If you’d like to learn more about Restylane with a skilled plastic surgeon, contact Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today. You can also discuss important details regarding recovery and post-procedural care. Your doctor will be able to offer the appropriate guidance and advice.