It’s natural to notice changes to the way your skin looks as you get older, but even so, you may not like the way these changes look or feel. At Dundee Dermatology in Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, and Geneva, IL, our Restylane treatments can help.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
Looking for a highly effective and long-lasting way to get back the youthful appearance you may have lost? There’s no dermal filler that can provide permanent results, but this particular filler can certainly last longer than other injectables.
Depending on where you are getting injections and how your skin reacts, you can expect to enjoy your Restylane results for up to 12 months before needing to return for follow-up treatments.
What Is Restylane?
This is a dermal filler that’s applied to the desired areas of your face using a small, precise needle. It’s made with hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient, which is a naturally-occurring sugar already present in the skin. Once the product is injected, it fills in the space under your skin.
This will lift any sagging skin, and help to smooth out wrinkles that may have been forming. The hyaluronic acid also helps keep skin hydrated by attracting moisture molecules, and stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen.
What Makes Skin Change With Age?
When you’re young, you have high levels of things like hyaluronic acid, as well as the proteins collagen and elastin. These chemicals provide your skin with structure and elasticity. However, as you get older, your body produces less and less of these important chemicals.
This is what makes your skin more prone to permanent lines and wrinkles, especially when you make repeated facial movements. The natural effects of gravity pulling on your skin can also exacerbate sagging and wrinkling.
What Areas Does Restylane Treat?
When you lift your brows, you’ll likely notice horizontal lines running across your forehead. Over time, as your skin loses elasticity, these lines will become permanent. Unfortunately, these lines can make you look constantly worried or confused.
You can use this dermal filler to target the area, smoothing out these lines and making you appear much more relaxed and youthful.
Have you noticed parallel lines in between your eyebrows? These lines are called glabellar lines or frown lines, and they form when you furrow your brow. When they become permanent, much like forehead lines, they can make you look confused.
Restylane is a highly effective way of filling in this area and smoothing out your glabellar lines.
Because the skin around your eyes is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face, it tends to show signs of aging much earlier than in other areas. As you get older, you may see little wrinkles extending from the outer corners of your eyes, called crow’s feet.
Like all wrinkles, these can dramatically age your appearance. They’re also often some of the first lines to show up on your face. This dermal filler can help reduce their appearance for a much younger look.
As the skin around your eyes ages, you may notice that your eyes start looking hollower as dark circles or tear troughs form beneath them. Not only will these make you look older, but they can also make you look perpetually tired.
This filler will fill in the space under your eyes, helping them appear brighter, younger, and much more vibrant.
You lose volume in all parts of your face as you get older. Since your cheeks are naturally one of the fullest parts of your face, when you begin to lose volume in them it tends to be fairly noticeable.
You can get injections of this dermal filler to help your cheeks look youthful and full again. Doing this is also a great way to add some more definition to your cheekbones.
When you smile or laugh, you’ll notice parallel lines running from your nose to your mouth. These lines are called laugh lines, smile lines, or nasolabial folds. While they can be evidence that someone has laughed or smiled a lot in their life, not everyone appreciates the way they can age one’s appearance.
If you’d like to reduce the appearance of your laugh lines, you can use this dermal filler. Restylane has two separate formulas available for this particular concern, so whether your lines are mild or severe, you can get the treatment you need.
The above are just a handful of examples of what you can treat with this dermal filler. You can also target concerns like marionette lines, thin lips, and jawline contouring. Talk to our practitioners to find out more about how this filler could help you.
Book an Appointment Today
If you’re not happy with the way aging has changed your appearance, you don’t have to live with it forever. Our team is ready to provide you with safe and effective treatment. Book your appointment today with Dundee Dermatology in Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, and Geneva, IL.