Restylane® battles facial aging in two key ways. On an immediate level, Restylane® fills in lines and wrinkles to minimize their appearance and replaces volume in areas that have lost fullness. However, Restylane® goes a step further to slow the aging process on a molecular level by changing the behavior of the skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural occurring sugar in the body, is a key ingredient in Restylane®, and is one of the reasons this filler delivers such beautiful results.
Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture that’s essential for looking healthy and vibrant. Since HA levels naturally decrease with age, restoring HA with Restylane® enhances your skin’s own ability to fight the aging process. Additionally, an increase of HA levels can be a catalyst for the production of more collagen in the skin. As collagen levels rise, the integrity and strength of the skin’s underlying support system is reinforced, giving skin a firmer, more youthful appearance. This leads to longer-lasting results compared to similar fillers by actually rebuilding the skin’s cellular structure.
During a treatment session with Restylane®, Dr. Placik uses a special cannula technique to inject the product into the treatment area, most commonly the marionette lines, nasolabial folds, lipstick lines, corners of the mouth or to augment the lips. Restylane® can also be used to simulate the appearance of cheek implants, or and chin implant and can be administered to create the effects known as a nonsurgical nosejob, nonsurgical face lift or nonsurgical eye lift.