As we age the skin and body undergo structural changes. There is a general redistribution of soft tissue and fatty deposits throughout the body. The skin also changes with some structural layers thinning and others thickening. Dermal fillers are able to help reverse some of the visible signs of aging. By adding volume to thinned areas and plumping out facial lines signs of aging can be erased. There are a variety of different products with differing indications depending on location and desired goal.
What is restylane?
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Restylane® injectable gel is a cosmetic “filler” that contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance that is found in the body. HA gives volume and elasticity to the skin, but as the body ages, HA levels decrease, resulting in loose skin and wrinkling. When injected, Restylane gel is designed to plump the skin beneath lines and wrinkles, smoothing them out and making them less noticeable.
What areas can restylane treat?
The most common areas for Restylane treatment are the glabellar lines (which run between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Restylane injectable gel is also FDA-approved, for those 21 and older, for enhancing the lips. Results can last for up to 6 months or more , at which point the hyaluronic acid is reabsorbed by the body.
what are some benefits of Restylane Injectable Gel?
When injected, Restylane gel plumps up glabellar lines and nasolabial folds, making skin appear younger and look smoother. When used for lip enhancement, it makes the lips fuller and gives them more definition.
does Restylane have any side effects?
The most common side effects of Restylane injectable gel are swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness in and around the injection sites. They typically go away within a week.
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