Our skin’s appearance has everything to do with the support system underneath the skin. Aging, sun exposure, diet, smoking and other factors can weaken the supporting skin layers, which can eventually result in sagging, lines, wrinkles, and other surface depressions becoming more noticeable. These issues may be effectively treated with the Restylane® line of products. Restylane® is a clear gel formulation made of the natural substance hyaluronic acid, which provides volume and fullness to the skin. Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. Restylane® is placed just beneath the skin surface as a filling agent to remove fine lines, depressions and wrinkles.
Restylane is specifically formulated in such a way as to mimic your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. It is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle to plump the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds. Restylane® is non-animal based and free from animal protein. Allergy pretesting is not necessary. Restylane® effects generally last 6-12 months depending on the location of treatment, and gradually disappears from the body. If you are treated again at 4 ½ or 9 months after your first treatment, Restylane® can last up to 18 months.
Restylane and Restylane® Silk are FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21 and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.