As we age, the underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful can begin to breakdown. Our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting. Soft-tissue fillers can help fill in laugh lines, smile lines and crow’s-feet, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They also work to add fullness to the lips and cheeks.
Like collagen and cosmoplast, a simple series of Restylane® injections can help restore volume and fullness to the skin to lessen facial wrinkles, improve facial contouring and enhance lips. Restylane® is one of the newest soft-tissue fillers recently approved by the FDA. It is a safe, effective and natural cosmetic filler that does not require allergy testing and can provide longer lasting results than other soft tissue fillers.
Fillers are made of hyaluronic fluid – a natural substance that is already present in your skin. These hyaluronic acid fillers are introduced underneath the skin’s surface using a tiny injection that lasts only seconds. They can be used in a variety of places such as the lips, mouth, and circles under the eyes, and for acne scarring and cheek depressions. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be used in the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the lips and down to the chin as well (the “jowls”).
What is Restylane® filler
Restylane® is a natural, synthesized, and fully degradable FDA-approved hyaluronic acid. Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel. It is injected into the skin to lift the lip, smooth wrinkles, or fill in a fold in the skin.
Once in your skin, the gel creates volume, resulting in a more healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip, it can restore a more natural and sensuous look. In contrast to other biodegradable implants, Restylane® filler is not extracted from animals. This means there is no risk of allergic reaction. Therefore, it is perfectly safe to use instantly without pre-testing.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and therefore it also dissolves naturally with time and is integrated into your body’s tissues. The effects of wrinkle fillers such as Restylane® can last months.
How does Restylane® work
The treatment is performed by injecting Restylane® under your skin. Since no pre-test is needed, your procedure can usually be done in less than one hour. Many patients like the added comfort provided with an anesthetic numbing cream. This makes the treatment relatively painless.
The Lone Tree Facial difference
These days, you can get your filler treatments from the dentist, the gynecologist, or even when you go in for a check up at your family practitioner. But just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the beauty of Restylane® is in the eye (and hands) of the syringe holder. Just because a physician is offering Restylane® doesn’t mean they’re an expert injector. Training and experience matters, it can make the difference between looking natural, rested and beautiful, and having results that are less than flattering. At Lone Tree Facial, our highly skilled physicians and staff have performed thousands of cosmetic injections, and we are one of the leading providers in Denver.
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