It happens to everyone sooner or later. You look in the mirror one day and begin to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your face. While inevitable, these unwelcome signs of facial aging do not need to occur prematurely.
Dermal fillers have allowed many people to turn back the clock on aging skin, and many have even been able to avoid cosmetic surgery or postpone it. Dermal fillers are injectable substances that contain active ingredients that promote enhanced skin volume to help smooth away fine lines and wrinkles that can give away your age.
Restylane is actually a family of injectable dermal fillers containing something called hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring substance helps to create thicker skin that is less prone to the development of wrinkles. Some products in the Restylane family are Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Defyne.
All Restylane products have one thing in common: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in abundance in youthful skin. It has the unique ability to attract many times its own weight in water molecules, holding this moisture within your skin tissue. Think of hyaluronic acid as a sponge inside of every skin cell. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid declines in both quantity and quality as you age. Restylane was designed to rectify this age-related deficiency and reverse the process of wrinkle formation.
Restylane Silk has the distinction of being the first product approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of thin lips and for smoothing mouth wrinkles. It consists of a gel that is smoother and finer than other Restylane fillers. This leads to a more precise, softer result that is ideal for the restoration and enhancement of the lips. Silk is administered using a very fine needle designed for precision and accuracy.
Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved filler used for the correction of the loss of skin volume in the cheeks, hands, and mid-face area. It can also be used to treat moderate to severe facial folds like nasolabial folds. Restylane Lyft has the distinction of being the sole hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved for the treatment of the face and hands. In addition to hyaluronic acid, Lyft contains lidocaine to ensure your comfort during your treatment.
Restylane Defyne was formulated to mimic your body’s own supply of hyaluronic acid to assist in smoothing out deep lines commonly found around the mouth, like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. This product is known for creating a more natural look through a wide range of facial expressions.
Restylane fillers offer excellent anti-aging results that can last for up to a year or more, depending upon which product in the family line that you are treated with. It is important to keep in mind that your skin will continue to age normally after your injections, and follow-up treatments will be required at some point to maintain your results.