Have you been seeing major signs of aging? Are you looking for a way to reverse them? At The Mack Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL, our Restylane treatments can help. Here’s a little more info on what you can expect.
How Soon Does Restylane Start Working?
Restylane begins working as soon as it’s injected into your skin. This hyaluronic acid, which is the main ingredient in this product, fills in the space under your skin. You’ll see a change in your appearance almost as soon as you leave the clinic.
The hyaluronic acid will continue to work, providing more fullness and stimulating your skin’s collagen production. You should see the full effects of your treatment about a week or two after your appointment.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
This ingredient is one of the most important chemicals present in your skin. It’s a sugar that can also be found in places like your joints and connective tissues. It works by attaching itself to moisture molecules, providing hydration. Keeping your skin hydrated is important since that helps it maintain its natural protective barrier.
This is also what helps to keep your skin looking full. There is also evidence that hyaluronic acid may be a key component in stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin elastic, so more of it means fewer wrinkles and sagging.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Different people will see different kinds of results depending on where the filler is injected and how their skin reacts to it. For example, when it’s used in the mid-face area, results typically last for around a year.
Applying the filler to areas like the backs of your hands will generally yield results that last around 6 months.
How Can You Get Results to Last Longer?
Practice Proper Skincare
You should pay attention to the products you are applying to your skin. Look for moisturizers with ingredients like glycerin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to help support the product once it’s been injected.
Remember to also wash your face regularly to remove any buildup that could affect the way your results look.
Get Other Treatments
Certain other treatments like chemical peels can be safely used with dermal fillers like this one. These will keep your skin in overall good shape, promote cell turnover, and allow the filler to have an even greater effect.
You may also want to consider getting injections of products like BOTOX. These products block signals from your brain called neurotransmitters from reaching your muscles. This prevents over-contracting and will provide you with even more dramatic results.
Protect Yourself From the Sun
The sun’s UV rays can have drastic and harmful effects on your skin. Unprotected sun exposure can make your skin more prone to issues like wrinkling, dark spots, and skin laxity. It can also expose you to risks like skin cancer.
This is why it’s crucial to protect your skin from the sun, especially if you’ve had fillers injected. Applying sunscreen with at least 30SPF and wearing proper gear like sunglasses and hats will keep your skin and your results safe.
Go for Follow-Up Treatments
The best way to maintain your results is by visiting the clinic for regular maintenance treatments. The frequency with which you should go for maintenance treatments depends on how your skin reacts as well as where you get injections.
When you visit our clinic, we can discuss what you should expect from your maintenance treatments. Generally, most patients come for follow-up appointments every 6 to 12 months.
What Will Treatment Be Like?
Before Your Appointment
Before we provide you with this highly effective treatment, we’ll consult with you to discuss a few things. We’ll go over your medical history to ensure that this treatment is safe for you. We’ll also talk about your goals and what an effective treatment plan for you might look like.
Once this is discussed, we’ll give you instructions on how to prepare for your upcoming appointment. All you have to do is avoid certain substances like alcohol.
During Your Appointment
The treatment will begin with cleaning your skin. This removes any grime and bacteria on the surface of your skin. At this point, we may also apply a topical numbing cream to the treated areas.
The filler is injected with a very fine needle. This, combined with the numbing agent, means that you will feel no pain during the injections. You may feel a slight pinch as the needle is applied. Your appointment should take under an hour, and once it’s finished, you can leave the clinic.
After Your Appointment
The recovery process for this treatment is extremely easy and fuss-free. You will just need to remember that your skin is going to be slightly more sensitive than normal. This means you’ll need to stay away from direct sunlight as well as strenuous physical activity.
Aside from this, you can get back to your regular life right away. To help the hyaluronic acid absorb better, make sure you drink lots of water.
What Can I Expect From My Results?
Many people feel anxious about getting fillers or other cosmetic treatments because they’re concerned the treatment will make them appear fake. Rest assured that your results will look completely natural when you get this treatment.
Because we’ll go over what your specific goals are during your initial consultation, we’ll be able to customize your treatment plan to fit your specific desires. Regardless of how minimal or major you want your appearance to be, know that they’ll look totally natural.
Where Can I Get Treatment?
One of the places on your face where you’re likely to notice major volume loss is the cheek area. This can make your face look sallow while also aging your appearance. This filler will put the volume back into your cheeks and provide them with more definition.
These are the folds that appear between your nose and mouth. They are one of the most prominent signs of aging you’ll see on your face. Injections of this filler will help fill in the space under your skin and improve elasticity to reduce their appearance.
Whether you have naturally thin lips because of your genetics or you’ve lost volume as you’ve gotten older, this filler can help. It will make your lips appear plumper and younger, and it can reduce the appearance of lipstick lines or vertical lines on your lips.
One of the things that set this filler apart from many others is that you can use it on the backs of your hands. If you’re seeing some volume loss and wrinkling in your hands, the hyaluronic acid in this filler will help them look younger.
Is This Treatment Invasive?
One of the reasons why people prefer fillers and other injectable treatments over surgery is that these treatments are generally non-invasive. This means that you won’t need to worry about extensive downtime or a lot of discomfort.
Surgery also tends to come with a certain amount of risk that not everyone is comfortable with. When you choose to get an injectable instead, you’ll still get long-lasting results without having to worry about the risks of surgery.
Who Should Not Get Treatment?
Because this filler is safely formulated and its main ingredient is already naturally present in a person’s skin, almost anyone can receive treatment. However, it has not been tested on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. For this reason, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid it for the time being.
If you have skin conditions like sunburns around the areas you want to be treated, you should wait until they clear up before getting treatment, so you don’t irritate the skin further.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The FDA approves this treatment for anyone over the age of 21. If you are seeing signs of aging or you want an effective preventative measure, this treatment could be right for you.
The perfect candidate is someone who wants a safe and effective way to rejuvenate their appearance and look and feel younger.
Learn More Today
When seeking treatment of any kind, the most important thing to consider is where you’re getting that treatment from. Our team will help you make informed decisions and provide you with excellent care and results. Book an appointment today at The Mack Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL.