How Does Restylane Work?
Do you wish you could restore some of that lost volume to your face? Maybe you want to combat the visual signs of aging or want some youthful volume added to your lips. Whatever your concerns are, Restylane may be able to help. Here at Grossman Dermatology in Santa Monica, CA, we can help make your goals a reality!
How Does Restylane Work?
This type of injectable treatment works by utilizing a gel base that is comprised of hyaluronic acid which is naturally occurring in the body. It can work to add volume to the skin that can smooth out wrinkles and even make the skin appear more youthful. The added volume underneath the skin can make the areas appear plumper and produce a more rejuvenated look to the overall appearance of the face.
This type of treatment uses natural ingredients that can help restore collagen in areas of the face where it can be lost over time as a result of the natural aging process. The treatment is quick, simple and the look can be as subtle or as dramatic as you wish for it to be.
There are some benefits that this type of treatment can provide. It can restore volume into the cheek area, giving a pumper and more youthful appearance. It can also be used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that can occur on the forehead and around the mouth area. It can even be used to enhance the look of the lips, adding more volume to either the top lip, the bottom lip, or both.
What To Expect During Treatment
After your initial consultation where you will discuss your concerns and goals, you will come into the office for treatment. The area or areas you wish to have treated will be cleansed to make sure that there is no oil, dirt, or makeup on that area. After that, the treatment will be injected directly in the area or areas you wish.
After that, your treatment will have been concluded. You are then free to go on about your day as you normally would since there is absolutely no downtime.
Commonly Asked Questions
1. Will It Hurt?
No, unlike other treatments that may provide results that are similar, there is no pain to worry about when it comes to this type of treatment. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical option. You do not have to worry about any pain!
2. How Do I Know if It’s Right for Me?
You will have a consultation prior to having this type of treatment where our professionals will work with you to make sure that this is a type of treatment you can benefit from. If you have fine lines and wrinkles or are looking to add volume to your face or lips, chances are that this type of treatment is a great option for you. It works on all skin types!
3. Is It Only for Women?
No. This type of treatment is for anybody looking for a non-surgical way to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles or add volume to their face or lips. Both men and women can benefit from this type of treatment if they have any of those concerns.
4. Is There Downtime?
No, this is not a surgical treatment and when it comes down to it, it is simply an injection. There is no downtime associated with this type of injectable treatment. As soon as your treatment has ended, you can go on about your day as you normally would. There is no need to worry about making time to recover!
5. How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
Usually, there is nothing you have to do to prepare for this type of injectable treatment. On the off-chance that there would be prep work on your part, our experts will be sure to let you know prior to you coming in for your treatment. Basically, you just need to show up and our professionals would handle the rest. There are usually no skincare precautions you would need to take.
6. How Do I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
Immediately following treatment, it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight for around 24 hours. If that is not possible for you, simply use sunscreen It is also recommended that you would avoid intense exercise in that 24 hours as well. .Other than that, there are usually no special dos and don’ts for caring for your skin following this type of treatment.
7. Will It Dry Out My Skin?
No this type of injectable treatment will not dry out your skin. In fact, many who have had this type of treatment have seen that their skin actually retains more moisture than before their treatment. This is because hyaluronic acid is used and that binds water, thus giving you more hydration, not less. If you are worried about getting dry skin, that is not a worry you need to have when it comes to this type of treatment.
8. Is It Safe?
Yes, this type of injectable treatment is FDA-approved and totally safe. It is so safe in fact, that multiple areas on the face can be treated during the same session so be sure to bring up all your areas of concern during that consultation so our experts can let you know how much you can benefit!
9. What if I Have Really Deep Wrinkles?
Even those who find they have very deep fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from this type of treatment. It works to restore volume back into the area that is treated and thereby will smooth out even very deep fine lines and wrinkles. During your initial consultation, just relay your concerns to one of our experts and they will be better able to tell you the areas of the face that can benefit most from this type of treatment.
10. Which Areas Can Be Treated?
This type of treatment is highly safes so basically any area of the face can be treated. The most common areas are the forehead, around the mouth area, and the lips. However, if you do have other areas of concern, be sure to let our professionals know so they can evaluate whether or not this type of treatment could benefit you in those other areas.
11. Will It Look Unnatural?
This type of treatment can be tailored to give you any type of look you want. If you are concerned about it looking unnatural, don’t be. This type of treatment is only applied to the areas you want and the end result will be what you determine it to be. If you are seeking a more natural look, let our experts know and they will tailor the treatment to fit your needs.
On the other hand, if you do want to have a dramatic look, say in the lip area, that is also possible.
12. When Will I See My Results?
This is such a wonderful treatment option for many because you will notice results right away. You may continue to notice results for up to 2 weeks following treatment as well. However, you can see those volumizing results instantly so if you would like more added, that is possible!
13. How Long Will My Results Last?
The results of this type of treatment can last for long periods of time. Many can even see their results lasting for up to a year and sometimes longer. However, this is going to vary from person to person depending on a variety of factors. Our professionals may be able to give you a better idea of how long you can expect your individual results to last.
14. How Often Can I Have This Treatment?
Again, this is going to vary from person to person. You can usually have this treatment every 4 months or so but that could be different in your specific case. You may be able to get another treatment more quickly than others or you may have to wait longer than others. Our experts will be better able to let you know how long you should wait in between treatments after looking at your case specifically.
15. How Long Does Treatment Take?
The entirety of your treatment is going to take around 30 minutes. Some people have even had this type of treatment on their lunch break! When compared to other types of treatments that may give you the same results, this one is very quick!
16. Can I Get Multiple Areas Treated at the Same Time?
Absolutely. If you want to have multiple areas treated at the same time, you can. If you want to have this type of treatment to add volume to your lips and you also wish to have this type of treatment on the forehead area to smooth out lines and wrinkles, you can! This type of treatment is perfectly safe and effective enough to treat multiple areas in the same session.
17. Can I Have This Type of Treatment on Other Areas Besides My Face?
There have been other areas other than the face that can benefit from Restylane including the hands. If there are other areas that you have concerns about, just be sure to bring them up during your initial consultation and our experts will let you know if this type of treatment or another type could benefit you.
18. Does It Really Work?
Yes, unlike other “fads” that there have been in the past, this type of treatment does have proven results. It is not a type of treatment that is going to deliver false promises. There are many before and after photos that show how well this type of treatment works.
19. Is It Better Than Other Types of Injectable Treatments?
That is all going to depend on your concerns and goals. If you have concerns about volume in areas, wish to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, or want to add volume to your lips, this type of treatment is a great option. However, our experts will work with you to understand your goals and they would let you know which treatment options are the best for you.
Get the Look You Want Today
If you want to add volume to areas of the face or the lips or are looking to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, Restylane is a great option for you to take a look at. Our experts will work with you to make sure that you are going to get the most out of your treatment. Contact us at Grossman Dermatology in Santa Monica, CA today!