Restylane is a clear gel injectable containing hyaluronic acid (HA). It is formulated to emulate your body’s own naturally produced HA. If you need help correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, Restylane may be the perfect solution. Restylane treats creases along the skin, including the lines from the nose toward the corners of mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).
To enjoy the benefits of Restylane treatment for yourself, please contact Skin Care by Alyce. We are conveniently located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and proudly serve the needs of Allentown, Reading, Lancaster, King of Prussia, Philadelphia and beyond.
- 1 About Restylane Dermal Fillers
- 2 Restylane Benefits
- 3 What Happens To Our Skin As We Age?
- 4 Eligible Candidates
- 5 Private Consultation in Pennsylvania
- 6 Preparation and Procedure
- 7 Recovery and Results
- 8 Complementary Procedures
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
About Restylane Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and tissue elasticity. HA includes a molecule that is a natural structural component of skin, which is why the body readily accepts it. Restylane injections provide HA in a stabilized form so that it is long lasting.
What sets Restylane injections apart is the fact that it is a fully biodegradable, natural substance. These injections enable you to immediately restore what you have lost over the years in a quick, convenient office procedure.
Restylane is FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21. Its formula contains unique properties to give your lips fullness and definition.
Lips tell a story. They pucker, they grin, and they can also betray your age if left unchecked. The lines around the mouth deepen with time, and lip-thinning only accentuates these wrinkles. Vertical creases may emerge above the lip, but certain Restylane products are engineered to reduce these fine lines. The hyaluronic acid particles in Restylane are formulated to diffuse brilliantly and support the skin valiantly.
Lip fillers are administered in the form of an injection. Lidocaine makes the injection comfortable and safe. Hyaluronic acid gel is the main ingredient in Restylane Silk, which amplifies the elasticity and smoothness of your skin.
Restylane Lyft: How Is It Different from Restylane?
Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler engineered to provide lift to the cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines. Providing results that cannot be achieved with over-the-counter cosmetic products, Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel filler that acts deep beneath the skin to promote anti-aging. Lyft compresses less than the original Restylane when it is injected, thanks to its large gel particles. The skin’s volume is restored promptly due to Lyft’s powerful formula and exceptional properties.
Restylane Lyft is injected into the deeper layer of skin, below the dermis into the subcutis, or subcutaneous tissue. As a dense filler, Restylane Lyft adds optimal volume to restore more youthful-looking contours to the skin’s surface.
In addition to the immediate volume and vitality that Restylane provides, there are also a number of psychological benefits it offers. When your skin is full of life, you convey a renewed confidence to those around you. Restylane helps you put your best face forward!
Benefits of Restylane Treatment
- Quick procedure
- Results that may last up to 12 months
- Provides volume to deflated areas
- Smooths wrinkles from within
To further understand the myriad benefits of Restylane, let’s take a closer look at how it counteracts the aging process.
What Happens To Our Skin As We Age?
Our skin changes as we age, losing dimension, becoming thinner, and no longer appearing as plump and smooth as it once did. The process of facial aging begins in a person’s 20s, when their skin firmness decreases due to external and internal factors.
Why Is Hyaluronic Acid So Important?
The elasticity and suppleness of young skin is largely due to its ample supply of hyaluronic acid. Over time, this essential component decreases, which results in visible aging signs. Skin becomes thinner and drier, incapable of natural rejuvenation, thus causing frown lines and under-eye hollows.
Hyaluronic Acid and Youthful Skin
The dermal layer of the skin contains two important protein fibers, elastin and collagen, which float in hyaluronic acid. When you are young, you have a wealth of hyaluronic acid, which is a great support molecule for maintaining youthful skin. With age and exposure to various factors like pollution and sun, all three essential components are drastically reduced, resulting in everything from deflated cheeks to smile and laugh lines.
The Restylane family of products reverses the aging trajectory by reintroducing hyaluronic acid to the subdermal areas that need it most. HA cradles and nurtures collagen production, stimulating the skin long after your procedure at Skin Care by Alyce.
If you are a healthy individual in the Wyomissing vicinity and wish to add volume to your features, you may be the ideal candidate for Restylane treatment. Eligible clients should not be experiencing an active breakout of acne on the area(s) where the Restylane will be injected. Dermal fillers work by plumping the skin, but if your laxity is more pronounced, Alyce Versagli may recommend a different treatment. To begin a conversation about your skin health and maintenance journey, please call (610) 685-2575 to reach our Wyomissing office.
Private Consultation in Pennsylvania
Communication is an essential ingredient in healthcare and improvement. After all, you can’t get better if you don’t tell your nurse what’s wrong. During your consultation at Skin Care by Alyce, you will be encouraged to share your aesthetic goals and medical history. Together, we can strategize the best path forward for your rejuvenation routine.
In an effort to open communication with our Pennsylvania communities, we regularly update our blog. Please peruse our posts and bring any questions that may arise with you to your comprehensive consultation.
Preparation and Procedure
Restylane treatment is so safe and easy, you may be ready for your session immediately following the consultation. A medical professional will cleanse the skin to prepare it for the Restylane injection, which is administered through an ultrafine needle. Depending on how many units of Restylane you request, the entire procedure could be done in 20-30 minutes.
Restylane is such a convenient option, it has earned the nickname “lunchtime procedure.” You will be back in business to resume your daily activities once the session ends.
Recovery and Results
There is no downtime associated with Restylane treatment, other than some mild swelling if the lips are injected. Please do not itch or pinch the injection site(s) to avoid irritating your skin. It may take 4-7 days for the full effects of Restylane to appear, but they may last for a year or more! To get a glimpse of your future satisfaction, please read our glowing reviews. We are humbled by our patients’ kind words and we are committed to continue providing 5-star service to our community.
Wrinkles are caused by several factors. Restylane addresses the gaps beneath the skin left behind by time and lack of collagen. But repetitive muscular contractions also contribute to fine lines. Every time you smile, wink, or frown, your facial muscles spring into action, pulling at the skin on your face. Over time, the skin has trouble bouncing back, creating deep wrinkles in reaction to muscular contractions. Botox Cosmetic eases the activity of facial muscles by disrupting the release of acetylcholine at the neural junction. When the face is relaxed, it is free to enjoy a smooth, serene appearance.
Both Botox and Restylane work beneath the surface, but Skin Care by Alyce can also treat surface blemishes. To remove rough patches or age spots, consider the benefits of a chemical peel. You can also promote collagen production and healthy skin maintenance with a microneedling session.
Regardless of your unique needs and desires, Skin Care by Alyce can help. Call (610) 685-2575 to connect with an attentive staff member. Soon enough, you will be on the road to restoration.
The price of a Restylane session depends on how many units of the solution you request. Skin Care by Alyce will provide transparent pricing for your desired product during your consultation. We are also proud to offer occasional specials to help keep costs down. You deserve the best care at the right price, and Skin Care by Alyce is dedicated to delivering just that.
The answer depends on which area you are having treated and which Restylane product you choose. For example, Restylane Silk can define lips for over 6 months while Restylane Lyft can add volume to the cheeks for a full year! To discuss the full range of our dermal fillers and their corresponding benefits, please contact Skin Care by Alyce.
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