Restylane is a dermal filler that can temporarily smooth out those wretched folds and lines that show with aging. Restylane fills out facial lines by stimulating the skin to produce collagen, a protein that keeps it firm and supple but dwindles with age and sun exposure causing sagging and wrinkling (no!).
Restylane serves the same purpose as Botox, a toxin that temporarily erases facial creases by paralyzing the muscles that cause them, and other expensive lotions or treatments to hide evidence of aging. Restylane is said to be more effective than these other alternatives due to its ability to spur collagen production!
Researchers believe the injections trigger new collagen growth by stretching fibroblasts, prompting them to crank out more collagen as well as by stimulating chemicals that prevent the breakdown of collagen. The key ingredient in Restylane is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the skin and connective tissue. The molecules of hyaluronic acid bind to water in the skin, locking in moisture; the loss of it as we age causes the skin to become dehydrated, contributing to crinkles and creases.
The effects of Restylane generally last from four to six months, depending on the patient and where it is injected. Although not a permanent fix, the results of Restylane are immediately noticeable. Wrinkles (unfortunately) are unavoidable, but using the right tips, tricks and treatments helps make aging a more enjoyable and graceful process! Give us a call at Skin NV today to learn more or schedule your next appointment with us.