It can be personally trying to see signs of aging on the face. It can be even harder to conceal facial aging. Cosmetics can enhance a woman’s appearance, but cannot cover up wrinkles, creases, and lines on the face. In fact, make-up can make lines, creases, and wrinkles on the face appear more pronounced. Many women in their 30s and 40s experiencing the beginning stages of facial aging are not yet ready to undergo facelift surgery, yet still want to appear younger. Injectable fillers offer patients a way to rejuvenate their facial appearance without the invasiveness or expense of facelift surgery. Among the most popular dermal fillers available today is Restylane®. At the practice of plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna in Minneapolis, a variety of facial rejuvenation treatments are available including Restylane® and BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What Is Restylane® Dermal Filler?
Restylane® works by adding volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid contained within Restylane® binds to water molecules. The binding action of the hyaluronic acid gives Restylane® a gel-like consistency. The gel-like consistency of Restylane® fills out and smooths wrinkles and folds in the face.
Facial Rejuvenation in Minutes!
One of the advantages of Restylane® dermal fillers is that the treatment can be performed within a matter of minutes. Restylane® treatment is performed during a visit to the plastic surgeon. The entire treatment will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete. The needle used during Restylane® treatment is so tiny that the majority of patients experience little to no discomfort. To further minimize discomfort, a local anesthetic may be used to numb the area to be treated. Some patients find this step to be unnecessary. After Restylane® has been injected into the skin, patients are able to return to their normal day-to-day activities.
Wrinkles and Folds
Restylane® is designed to fill out the moderate to severe wrinkles and folds found on the face:
- Lines and wrinkles that extend down from the corners of the mouth to the jawline
- Lines and wrinkles that extend down from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Lines and wrinkles between the nose and upper lip
- Lines and wrinkles at the corners of the mouth
The results achieved with Restylane® treatment may last up to 18 months. To maximize results, patients may undergo treatment four to nine months following their initial Restylane® treatment. Results are immediate. Instantly following treatment, a patient can expect to see a smoother, fuller, and more youthful looking facial appearance.
For patients that are over the age of 21 and are unhappy with the appearance of their lips, Restylane® treatment may be the answer. Restylane® treatment can address lips that appear disproportionate, lips that lack definition, and lips that lack fullness. By adding fullness and volume to the lips with Restylane® injections, patients can achieve the full, sultry lips they desire.
Learn More about Restylane®
If you would like to learn more about the many uses of Restylane®, or to learn more information about the many facial rejuvenation treatments available, please contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today. Our staff looks forward to helping you look and feel your very best.