Time has no master. And that is certainly true of what time does to your skin. As the years accumulate, so do the wrinkles, creases, and fine lines. Dr. Hetzler trusts Restylane as one way to put a temporary halt to the aging process on the face.
What is Restylane?
There are many dermal fillers on the market, but Restylane was the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body and is responsible for plumping and firming the skin. When the Restylane gel is injected directly beneath the location of the crease or wrinkle, the gel integrates into the dermal tissue, attracting and binding with water molecules to add and maintain facial volume. This added hydration fills in the lines and wrinkles and produces smoother skin.
What are the benefits of Restylane?
Dr. Hetzler likes Restylane for its natural-looking results. Because hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, reactions are very rare, and the body gradually absorbs it without any residue.
Where is Restylane effective?
Restylane can be used to address any static wrinkles. These are the type of wrinkles that show themselves at all times (unlike dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet that occur due to muscle contractions). It can be used to lessen the appearance of deep folds, creases, fine lines around the mouth, and laugh lines. It can also be effective on glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Restylane can increase the volume and shape of the lips.
What can I expect during my Restylane appointment?
The Restylane procedure usually takes less than half an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients can return to work and their regular activities immediately.
Before the injection of Restylane, your skin may be numbed using a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment. Once your skin is cleansed and numbed, Restylane is injected using a very fine needle. Because of the size of the needle, there is only minimal discomfort.
It’s important after your session that you don’t rub the injection sites for the first 24 hours. This keeps the filler from migrating away from the target area.
Time to do something about those smile lines or your 11s between the brows? Call Dr. Hetzler at 732-219-0447 and ask about Restylane.