Are you in NorCal and looking for a way to get back the youthful-looking skin you’ve been missing? Our Restylane treatments at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA can help.
How Long Do Restylane Results Last?
Depending on where you are getting your injections and how well you care for your skin after treatment, you can expect your Restylane treatments to last for up to 18 months.
What Is Restylane?
This is a dermal filler that’s injected into the desired areas of your face using a very fine needle. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which you can find in various parts of your body, including your eyes, skin, and muscles.
When it’s injected, the product takes up space under your skin which helps to smooth out skin that’s wrinkling or sagging. It also encourages your body to produce more of an important protein called collagen.
Why Does Skin Wrinkle?
A combination of elements will contribute to wrinkling and volume loss in the skin. When you’re young, you have higher levels of chemicals like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in your skin. However, the older you get, the more of these chemicals your skin loses.
This means that your skin has a harder time maintaining its structure and elasticity. This combined with repeated facial movements will eventually result in permanent lines and folds forming, along with volume loss and sagging of the skin.
What Areas Does Restylane Treat?
Your eyebrows are one of the most expressive parts of your face. When you lift them, you’ll find horizontal lines running across your forehead. Over time, you’ll find that these lines become permanent.
They can drastically age your appearance while also making you look perpetually surprised. If you get this dermal filler, you can smooth out these lines and maintain a youthful, relaxed appearance. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of the lines that appear in between your eyebrows.
Your eye area is likely to see some significant changes the older you get. That’s because the skin here is much more delicate than in other areas of your face. Over time, you might notice dark circles appearing under your eyes as you lose volume and they become hollower. You might also see crow’s feet forming or the little lines at the corners of your eyes.
You can get this dermal filler to fill in these dark circles and reduce or even eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet. When you do this, your eyes will look brighter and more alert, and your entire face will look much younger.
Because your nose is one of the most prominent areas of your face, it can drastically affect the way your entire face looks. If you don’t want to get a more invasive procedure like rhinoplasty, this filler can offer a great non-invasive way of enhancing your nose.
You can also use it to smooth out any bumps and help your nose appear more symmetrical.
As you get older, you’re going to lose a lot of volume in your cheeks. Since your cheeks are one of the naturally fullest parts of your face, this volume loss is likely to be pretty noticeable.
If your cheeks are looking hollower than you’d like, or if you want to add a little more definition to the area, this filler can help.
A side effect of volume loss in the cheeks is the formation of jowls. When this volume loss is combined with a loss of elasticity in the skin along with the natural effect of gravity, this can make jowls form.
Most people don’t appreciate the appearance of jowls. When you get this filler injected into your cheeks, it will lift your sagging skin and help reduce the appearance of your jowls or prevent them from forming entirely.
The parallel lines that go from your nose down to the outer corners of your mouth are called smile lines, laugh lines, or nasolabial folds. Because your mouth is another extremely mobile part of your face, it’s normal to see these lines come on sooner than other signs of aging.
For younger-looking skin, you can get this filler around your mouth area to fill it out and prevent these lines from getting deeper.
Thin lips can make you look more serious than you are, and can age your appearance significantly. As you lose volume in your lips, you may also notice wrinkles forming directly on them, often called lipstick lines or smoker lines.
Whether your lips are thin as a result of aging or you’ve always had thin lips, this filler can help. It can also be used on lips that are asymmetrical to help them appear more even.
Volume loss in the chin can make it look weaker. As you get older, you might also notice some wrinkles and sagging in the area. You can get injections of this dermal filler to make your chin look fuller and more defined while also getting rid of wrinkles.
You can also use the filler to contour and add more definition to your overall jawline.
When Will I See Results?
If you are eager to get the youthful appearance you’ve been missing back, then you don’t want to have to wait a long time to see results from your treatment. Some fillers can take a while to kick in, but you won’t need to wait when you get this one.
As soon as your treatment is done, you’ll see a change in the way your skin looks. Over the next week or so, you’ll see the full results of your treatment as the hyaluronic acid begins to take further effect.
Who Can Get This Treatment?
Because this filler is so safe and its main ingredient is already naturally present in your body, it’s an effective treatment option for almost anybody as long as they are in good general health.
It’s good for candidates who are noticing significant signs of aging and want to get back a more youthful appearance. It can also be an effective preventative measure for people who would like to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging from appearing in the first place.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Before you can get your injections, you will need to do a few things to prepare your skin. Specifically, you should avoid consuming things that may thin your blood and contribute to bruising. Your practitioner in Northern CA will give you a full list of instructions to help you prepare.
Make sure that for the day or two leading up to your appointment, you do not smoke tobacco or consume any alcohol. There are also certain supplements and over-the-counter medications to avoid during this time, including Advil, fish oil, and St. John’s wort.
Our clinic in Northern California is ready to welcome you and help you feel as safe and comfortable as possible throughout the entire treatment process. To begin, we will clean the skin where you’re going to get your injections. To help you stay comfortable, we may also apply a small amount of a topical numbing cream.
We will then apply the product, using a very fine needle. We’ll inject small amounts of the Restylane at a time to help you get accurate results. You can expect the treatment process to be very fast, with most appointments taking less than an hour total to complete.
After Your Appointment
Once your appointment is done, we’ll provide you with instructions on how to care for your skin over the following days. Because this treatment is non-invasive, you can leave as soon as it’s complete. Make sure you carefully follow the instructions we give you to ensure you get the best results.
There are just a couple of basic things to be aware of. Your skin will be much more sensitive over the next couple of days, so avoid staying in direct sunlight. You should also make sure you avoid any activities that could make you sweat excessively.
Feel More Confident
Signs of aging like wrinkling and sagging may be natural, but it’s unlikely that they’re welcome. If you’d like to get back to a more youthful appearance, we’re ready to help. Get in touch with us today at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA.