If you are looking to smooth wrinkles, contour your lips, or want the effects of a facelift without going under the knife, Restylane may be the product for you.
Made from non-animal derived hyaluronic acid, Restylane treatments last six months or more and are virtually side effect free when injected by an experienced practitioner.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, which acts as a cushioning agent in the skin, joints, and eyes. Because of its ability to attract and retain over one thousand times its weight in water, it also hydrates the skin and hair. However, like everything in the body, the production of HA reduces as we age, resulting in, among other things, dryer, less elastic skin. This loss of HA can be hastened by other lifestyle factors, including sun and pollution exposure, certain medication, and even hormones.
Restylane is a sterile gel made of cross-linked, non-animal hyaluronic acid. Because Restylane contains no human or animal DNA, it is non-allergenic and therefore safe to use by all. Like all fillers, Restylane injections replaces lost volume in the skin with the gel, smoothing out your features and giving the skin that much sought after youthful fullness. However, because of hyaluronic acid’s water attracting properties, the gel integrates into your own dermal tissue, further cushioning and moisturizing the skin for several months after the injections.
Different HA-based fillers have varying particle size and gel thickness, so are best used for different problems. Restylane has a smaller particle size, so is perfect for more delicate procedures such as lip augmentation. And because of the lighter, less-dense and rigid gel, it can be used anywhere on the face to effectively eliminate both fine lines and deeper wrinkles.
Before the procedure, you will consult with your clinician to determine the areas in which you’d like to see improvement. After this, a local anaesthetic is applied, the area being treated is sterilized, and the Restylane is injected beneath the skin. Because Restylane itself contains no numbing agents, some pain may be felt at the injection site, but the entire process only takes up to thirty minutes, and with minimal recovery time.
If so, contact Dr. Weber's Cosmetic Clinic today by calling 705.828.3223 or by filling in our secure online appointment request form for a complimentary consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable staff.
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