If you’re unhappy with the way your appearance has changed as you’ve gotten older, our Restylane treatments at The Mack Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL can help. This is a safe, fast-acting, and effective way to maintain a youthful appearance and feel more confident in your skin.
What Is Restylane Used For?
This dermal filler is used to reduce signs of aging like wrinkling and folds on the face. It’s made with hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that your body naturally produces on its own. You can find it in your eyes, connective tissues, and, of course, your skin.
Restylane can be used to target several different areas of your face. If you have any of the following concerns, then this filler could be right for you.
Because your eyebrows are so mobile, the areas around them tend to see a lot of wrinkling as your skin loses its elasticity. If the horizontal lines that form on your forehead when you lift your eyebrows have become permanent, then you might want to consider this filler.
When injected into the area, it will take up space beneath the skin, smoothing out these lines and giving you a more youthful and relaxed appearance.
These are the parallel lines that form in between your eyebrows when you frown. For this reason, they’re often also called frown lines. They can age your appearance and make you look perpetually tense or concerned.
This is another area that this filler can treat. You’ll fill in the area, reducing the appearance of frown lines and helping you look happier.
The skin around your eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. That’s why you tend to see changes in this area faster than in other parts of your face. Over time, your eyes may appear hollower, and you might notice the appearance of crow’s feet. These are the little lines extending from the outer corners of your eyes.
This treatment will fill in any hollowness, allowing your eyes to look much brighter. It can also reduce your crow’s feet.
Your cheeks are one of the fullest parts of your face. When you are and lose that fullness, it can drastically age your appearance and make your cheeks appear hollow.
You can put the fullness you’ve lost back with this filler. Your cheeks will look plump, round, and youthful again. You can also use it to add more definition to your cheekbones as well as lift any sagging skin that might be causing jowls to form.
Have you noticed parallel lines running from your nose towards your mouth? These are called laugh lines, smile lines, or nasolabial folds. Over time, they can get very deep, dramatically aging your face.
This filler has two different formulas that can target this area. Refyne is best for people with minor lines while the Defyne formula is perfect if your laugh lines are more severe and pronounced.
Do you have thin lips? Are their thinness a result of aging, or have they always naturally been thinner? Your lips have a huge effect on your overall appearance, and fine lips can make you appear very severe.
This filler can target your lips and put more fullness into them for plump, youthful-looking lips. It can also be helpful for people who want to even out asymmetrical lips.
The skin on your lips will lose volume and elasticity just like all other areas of your face. When this happens, you may begin to notice little vertical lines forming on them.
These are called lipstick lines. When you get this filler in your lips, it takes up space under the skin. This, in turn, smooths out any lipstick lines that may have been forming for smooth-looking and plump lips.
The folds that form from the outer corners of your mouth down to your chin are called marionette lines. As you get older, you’re likely to see them deepen and become more severe.
You can get this filler to reduce their appearance, as well as prevent them from forming in the first place.
Chin and Jaw
Your chin is another part of your face that’s naturally very full. The older you get, the more of this volume you’re going to lose, resulting in a weak-looking chin and an overall much older appearance.
You’ll fill it back out when you get this dermal filler, giving you a much more defined chin. It can also be used to contour your jawline.
How Does Restylane Work?
This effective dermal filler is injected into the desired areas of your face using a fine and precise needle. When it’s injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid will perform a couple of different tasks.
First, it takes up space under the skin, providing fullness. Hyaluronic acid is also highly beneficial for maintaining hydration, as it attracts moisture molecules. It will stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen as well, which is an important protein in your skin that allows it to maintain its structure and elasticity.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
Before you can receive your injections, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare your skin. Your clinician will let you know what exactly you need to do to get ready. There are just a few basic instructions to bear in mind.
You’ll need to avoid ingesting anything that could thin your blood since these substances will put you at a higher risk of bruising around the injection sites. For the day or two leading up to your appointment, don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or consume products like Advil or fish oil.
What Happens During Treatment?
If you choose our clinic, we’ll make sure that your experience is safe and comfortable. To prevent any bacteria from entering the injection sites, we’ll start by thoroughly cleaning your skin. We may also apply a small amount of a topical numbing cream to help you stay relaxed and comfortable.
Once your skin is ready, we’ll use a small needle to apply the product in small amounts at a time. This helps us stay precise and ensures that you get exactly the results you’re looking for. The entire treatment process should take under an hour.
What Is Recovery Like?
Unlike more invasive treatment options like surgery, there is essentially no recovery time associated with this treatment. As soon as your treatment is complete, you can leave the clinic and get back to your regular life as long as you are mindful of a few things.
For the next day or two, continue avoiding alcohol and tobacco. You should also stay out of direct sunlight since your skin will be more sensitive. Don’t perform any physical activity or do anything that could make you sweat a lot.
How Will My Results Look?
Some people feel apprehensive about getting cosmetic treatments because they are concerned that they will appear fake and unnatural. The clinicians at our clinic have performed this treatment many times, and we know how to make sure that you get the results you’re looking for.
Whether you want to avoid uncomfortable questions from friends and family with a more subtle change or you’d like something more dramatic, we’ll help you feel more confident in your appearance.
What Are the Side Effects?
There are virtually no major side effects associated with this treatment. Its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is already naturally found in various parts of your body, and because it’s non-invasive, it’s safe for almost anyone.
When Will I See Results?
Once the product is injected, it takes up space under your skin, meaning you’ll see results right away. Over the next week, results will become even more noticeable.
How Long Does It Last?
While no dermal filler can provide permanent results, this is one that you can expect to last for a long time. Depending on what formula you are getting and how well you take care of your skin after treatment, you can expect your results to last for up to 18 months.
Get In Touch with Us
If you are planning on getting this treatment, you should make sure you are going to a reputable clinic. Our team is ready to welcome you and help you feel more confident than over. Book an appointment at The Mack Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL.