As we age, the natural beauty of our skin can become overshadowed by wrinkles and folds. This can lead to a significant decrease in self-confidence. At Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, we are proud to offer Restylane, a revolutionary injectable that can improve the texture of aging skin.
What Are the Benefits of Restylane?
In the past, invasive anti-aging procedures were required to eliminate deep wrinkles and folds caused by the inevitable aging process. Today, dermal fillers, such as Restylane, can be used to rejuvenate wrinkled, sagging skin. Here’s a look at the most incredible benefits of this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Restylane for the safe, effective treatment of a wide range of concerns. Cosmetic improvements are achieved through the volumization of the treatment area. This doesn’t just erase deep facial folds and wrinkles. It also tightens sagging skin. Among the cosmetic concerns that can be treated with this injectable are:
- Frown lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Forehead folds
- Thin lips
- Hollow cheeks
- Hollow temples
- Sagging around the eyes
- Sagging around the jawline
- Wrinkles around the mouth
One thing that sets Restylane apart from other dermal fillers is the results are apparent immediately after treatment. After your injection session, you can walk out of our office with confidence knowing your skin is noticeably more volumized. Additionally, your results will continue to improve over the course of 10 to 14 days following your injections.
You shouldn’t expect to see the final results of your treatment immediately because it takes two to three days for the filler to settle into the treatment area. Then, it will take a while for your skin to respond to the extra hyaluronic acid.
Infrequent Maintenance Sessions
Although individual results vary, most people can expect the results of their Restylane injections to last between four and 10 months. Specifically, the results of lip augmentation usually last between four and six months. The results of skin tightening and smoothing typically last between six and 10 months.
Notably, the durability of the results isn’t the only thing that makes this treatment convenient. You should also be aware that the average treatment session usually takes between 15 and 45 minutes to complete. We can advise you on how long you should expect your anti-aging session to take during your initial consultation. The number of treatment areas and required doses will affect how long your injection session will take.
These anti-aging injections are not painful at all. Invasive procedures, like facelifts and cheek lifts, are so painful they require anesthesia and sedation. On the other hand, you won’t even need a topical anesthetic to remain comfortable during your hyaluronic acid injection session.
Note, some Restylane formulas include lidocaine, an injectable anesthetic that numbs the treatment area within 15 seconds of injection. If you are allergic to lidocaine, let us know during your initial consultation and we will administer a formula without the anesthetic. If you opt for a formula without lidocaine, you will still not need a topical anesthetic because you will feel nothing more than a slight pressure as the dermal filler is administered.
Often, the signs of aging are caused by volume loss and can be treated effectively with a dermal filler. That said, some cosmetic concerns are caused by dynamic wrinkles and can only be treated effectively with neuromodulator injections or an invasive procedure. What’s great about this dermal filler is it can safely and effectively be combined with other cosmetic treatments, like neuromodulators.
Yet another incredible benefit of this dermal filler is its safety. Virtually all adults who wish to volumize their skin are considered good candidates for this painless, quick, non-invasive treatment. Since its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a polysaccharide produced naturally by the body, it is completely safe regardless of sensitivities. As noted above, we just need to know if you are allergic to lidocaine to determine which formula you need.
Nevertheless, it is important to understand what results you can expect from this treatment to be considered a good candidate. For instance, you should understand this treatment can only correct cosmetic concerns caused by volume loss.
Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, you don’t have to do much to prepare for your injection session. We will advise you on how to prepare for your anti-aging treatment during your initial consultation, but the bottom line is you should avoid skincare treatments that can inflame or irritate your skin.
You should also refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol and taking any drugs or supplements with blood-thinning properties. Finally, you should wear adequate sun protection consistently.
Start Your Journey to Flawlessly Smooth Skin Today
You should feel confident in your own skin irrespective of your chronological age. Restylane can help you boost your self-confidence by smoothing away your wrinkles and folds. If you’re interested in learning more, take the first step towards achieving flawlessly smooth skin by scheduling an initial consultation with us today at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL. We also serve the Elgin, South Elgin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, Algonquin, Geneva and Carpentersville areas.