While seeing changes in the way your skin looks and feels is an unavoidable part of getting older, many of these changes may feel unwelcome. At H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK our Restylane treatments can help. This is what you need to know.
How Long Does Restylane Take to Set?
One of the most exciting things about this treatment is how quickly you’ll see the results you’re looking for. As soon as it’s injected into your targeted areas, you’ll notice that your face appears fuller and younger.
Restylane starts working as soon as it’s injected. It takes about one to three days for the product to set, and you’ll need to follow our post-treatment instructions during this time to ensure it sets properly. About a week or two after treatment, you’ll see the full results of your injections.
Everything You Should Know About Your Skin
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. That’s why it’s important to understand and take good care of it. Several chemicals comprise your skin’s structure and offer it elasticity, ensuring that it can smooth out when you’re not making facial expressions.
Over time, however, your body stops effectively producing these chemicals on its own, which is why you’ll start to see changes in your skin. You might find that your face appears thinner and that the more you make repeated facial movements, the more difficult it is for your skin to smooth out. There are two specific chemicals you should be aware of.
You may have seen this word before, especially if you’ve looked at the labels of beauty products. Collagen is a protein that’s responsible for providing your skin with its structure and elasticity.
This protein is abundant in your youth, but it will start to diminish the older you get. That means your skin becomes laxer, and gravity may take a stronger hold on it. You’ll begin to see sagging and wrinkling in areas where there’s a lot of mobility, like around your mouth and eyes.
Hyaluronic acid is located in various body parts, including your skin. This sugar’s main task is providing hydration. It does this by attaching itself to moisture molecules. In your skin, this moisture is what allows your skin to maintain its natural protective barrier as well as its full, youthful appearance.
As you begin to lose levels of hyaluronic acid, this is what causes your face to appear thinner as its natural volume diminishes. You might also find that your skin feels dryer since it will have a more difficult time retaining moisture.
What Does Restylane Do?
This dermal filler is made with hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient. By injecting into your skin in the form of this filler, the hyaluronic acid will take up space under lax skin and provide more volume. This makes your face appear fuller while also reversing aging effects like sagging and wrinkling.
The hyaluronic acid will also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. This ensures that not only will this filler reduce any signs of aging that you might be noticing, but it will keep your skin strong and prevent further signs from appearing.
What Is It Used For?
The older you get, the hollower your cheeks are likely to look. This can age your appearance and, in some severe cases, even make you look sickly. If you don’t like the way your thinning cheeks are affecting your overall appearance, we have the perfect solution for you.
This dermal filler will put this missing volume back into your cheeks, making them look fuller and rounder. In turn, this is going to make your face look much younger overall. You can also use it to add more definition to the area.
The horizontal lines that you’ll find running across your forehead as you get older as caused by a combination of a loss of elasticity as well as volume. Repeatedly making facial movements like lifting your brows will increase the severity of these lines.
Your forehead lines may make you look perpetually surprised while also aging your appearance. You can get injections of this filler to get rid of these wrinkles and make you appear more youthful and generally relaxed and happier.
When you furrow your brows, you’ll find lines appearing between them. The more you repeat this movement, the more these lines will become permanent.
You may not appreciate how these lines can make you appear angry or worried, even when you’re perfectly relaxed. One of the best solutions to this issue is to get an injectable filler like this one, which will add more volume and smooth out these lines.
As time goes on, you’re likely to see some pretty major changes in the appearance of your eyes. Losing volume in the area can put dark circles permanently under your eyes, making you look constantly tired. As you lose volume and elasticity, you might also start to see crow’s feet around your eyes’ outer corners.
Don’t like the way this is affecting the way you look? This treatment is ready to reverse these changes. By adding more volume, you’ll smooth out the fine lines around your eyes. The product will also inject volume into the under-eye area to eliminate tear troughs and help your eyes appear brighter and younger.
Do you have a crooked nose? Or perhaps your nose simply lacks the definition you wish it had. Regardless of what your concerns are, this product can help.
Injecting this treatment into your nose will help you even out any asymmetry or provide it with extra definition if that’s what you’re concerned about.
When you smile, you’ll notice folds appearing between your nose and mouth. The more you repeat movements like this, the more permanent these lines will become. Laugh lines are also frequently called smile lines or, by their technical term, nasolabial folds.
They’re often some of the earliest wrinkles people find on their faces since the mouth area moves around so much throughout the day. This injectable adds more volume and encourages collagen production for a smooth, wrinkle-free mouth area.
Have your lips gotten thinner with age? Or have you always had thin lips? If you don’t like how severe your thin lips make you look, then you’ll want to consider getting injections of this product.
It will put volume into your lips, providing them with more volume and definition. This will also smooth the appearance of wrinkles that you may have on your lips.
All About Your Treatment
Before Your Appointment
If you’re seeking this treatment, we’ll begin by having a consultation with you. During this time, we’ll discuss your concerns and goals and answer any questions you might have.
This is also an opportunity for us to provide instructions on how you can prepare for your appointment. To get the most out of your treatment, it’s very important that you follow these instructions carefully.
When you’re ready to receive your injections, we’ll start by thoroughly cleaning the areas where you’re going to be receiving them. We can also apply a topical numbing cream to help keep you comfortable.
The treatment process is pain-free. At most, you’ll feel a little pinch as the fine needle is inserted into your skin. We’ll apply small amounts at a time in strategic locations, as this helps us ensure you get exactly the results you’re looking for from your treatment.
As soon as your appointment is done, you can leave the clinic. Expect your results to look natural and provide you with a much younger overall appearance. You won’t need to worry about taking any downtime after your appointment. There will just be a few things to remember.
Your skin will be more sensitive than normal. Make you avoid anything that could cause you to sweat excessively like physical activity or extreme heat. You will also need to stay away from direct sunlight as your skin will be more prone to burning.
Get Your Appointment Today
If you’re ready to feel more confident in your appearance, our team is ready to help. Our Restylane treatments will help you love the way you look again. Are you ready to learn more about how we can help you? Get in touch with us today at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK.