You may have noticed some significant changes to your skin that have accompanied aging, but those changes aren’t necessarily welcome. If you’re looking for a way to get younger, at with H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK, our available Restylane products might be right for you.
What Are the Different Types of Restylane Used for?
If you’ve noticed major changes to your skin that you’re not happy with, then getting a dermal filler can help. It’s entirely normal for your skin to go through changes as you get older and go through life, but none of these unwanted changes have to be permanent.
Restylane is a dermal filler that can help you achieve the youthful, supple appearance that you’ve been missing. It’s fast-acting and will help smooth out the wrinkles that have appeared in certain areas on your face. Depending on the results you’re looking for, you’ll receive a different type of this filler. Here’s a close-up look at what each of them can offer.
This is the original formula and was designed to help reduce and eliminate folds and wrinkles around the face. Moderate or particularly severe folds like nasolabial folds can be effectively treated with this particular formula.
It can also be effective for treating issues like dark circles under your eyes, also known as tear troughs. If you’re looking to increase the definition of your lips, then it can also act as a lip filler.
Are you concerned about the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth area? Smile lines or laugh lines are the wrinkles that show up around the sides of your mouth. While they’re a sign that you’ve laughed and smiled a lot in your life, they can also make you look years older.
Silk was the first FDA-approved filler for lines around the mouth area. It can also be used to fill in your lips themselves, making them look fuller and plumper. Silk’s formula is thinner than the others, making it ideal for the subtle yet effective results you may be looking for in this area.
Some of the most common wrinkles include marionette lines, which are the lines that run down downward from the corners of your mouth. Nasolabial folds are another type of wrinkle that start from the bottom of your nose and go towards the corners of your lips. Both of these kinds of wrinkles tend to be rather deep-set and can make you look far older than you feel on the inside.
Refyne was specifically formulated to treat these kinds of wrinkles. Rather than freezing the muscles underneath, it simply fills in the area, allowing you to get a younger and smoother-looking appearance in a way that looks much more natural.
Defyne can also help treat marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Unlike Refyne, however, this formula is best for wrinkles that are not yet particularly deep-set.
This makes this particular formula especially good as a preventative measure for these types of wrinkles, allowing you to maintain a smooth and youthful-looking face for longer than you might be able to otherwise.
As you get older, you’ll notice a loss of volume in your face. This will make you look older and more severe as time goes on. If you’re looking to add more volume back into your face and to add more definition to your contouring, then Lyft could be the right formula for you. You should notice that your features are more defined, smoother and that you look younger overall.
But a loss of volume doesn’t just occur in the face. One of the places many people forget about when it comes to wrinkling is the hands. Because your hands move around so much throughout the day, a lot of wrinkling can happen. If you’re noticing more wrinkles and a loss of volume in your hand area, then Lyft can help your hands look smoother and younger.
All About Restylane
Are you considering getting the treatment as a way to look younger and healthier? You may be wondering how it all works. Here’s an in-depth look at what this treatment is.
Why Do We Get Wrinkles?
Before you can understand how dermal fillers like this one work, you first need to understand why wrinkles appear in the first place. Your skin contains two proteins: collagen and elastin. These proteins help to give your skin its structure, and they also provide your skin with the ability to smooth back out after you’ve made a facial expression.
As you get older, your body’s production of these proteins slows down, resulting in smaller amounts present in your skin. This, in turn, means that your skin loses its structural integrity, its volume, and the creases that you make when you form facial expressions become permanent folds and wrinkles.
What Is Restylane?
This is a dermal filler that is applied to the desired parts of the face using a thin and precise needle. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that you can find naturally in the human body.
You can find hyaluronic acid in places like your skin, eyes, and connective tissues around your joints.
How Does It Work?
When the product is injected into your skin, the main ingredient hyaluronic acid works to achieve a few different goals. First and foremost, the aim is to provide more volume to areas that have lost it. As soon as the filler is injected, you will notice that the areas where it’s been applied are fuller and plumper.
The hyaluronic acid in the formula works in a few other ways, too. When it’s injected into the skin, it helps to stimulate the production of more collagen. Over time, your body will safely and naturally absorb the hyaluronic acid, leaving behind the collagen it’s helped to produce. While it’s still in the skin, it will attract moisture. This moisture will preserve the volume that the filler has added, allowing you to enjoy your results for longer.
What Is Treatment Like?
If you’re thinking about getting this treatment, you might be wondering what to expect. The most important thing for you to do is to make sure that you get your injections from the right place.
At our clinic, we work hard to provide you with a safe, welcoming, and clean environment. You can trust our expert technicians to make every step of the process feel comfortable.
One of the benefits of receiving this filler is that, unlike many other treatment options available, you’ll need to do very little to prepare for it. Rather, there are just a few things you’ll want to avoid in the week leading up to your appointment to ensure that your treatment is as effective and safe as possible.
You should avoid taking medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. It’s also best to stop taking certain supplements like fish oil and St. John’s wort. Smoking and drinking should also be stopped for the week or so before it’s time for your injection.
When you arrive at our clinic, you can trust that our staff will take good care of you. Before we can prepare you for the injections, we’ll first sit down with you for a consultation. This is an important part of the treatment as it allows you to show us your areas of concern. We’ll be able to discuss what an effective treatment plan for you will look like, and we’ll be able to answer any questions that you might have.
Once the consultation is complete, we can prepare you for the treatment itself. Before we begin the injections, we will carefully clean the areas that are being treated. Once this is done, we may apply a small amount of numbing cream to help keep you comfortable during the process. With the skin properly numbed, we will begin to strategically apply the filler to the desired areas using a fine and precise needle.
As soon as your treatment is complete, you will notice a difference in your appearance. However, full results may not be visible for a few days. After the treatment session is done, there are a few things you’ll need to do to help make your results as effective as possible.
Avoid any direct sunlight for the first day or so once the treatment is complete. You’ll also want to cease doing any strenuous activities or do anything that could make you sweat excessively. Otherwise, you’ll be able to return to work immediately after this treatment.
Is It Safe?
This collection of dermal fillers is FDA-approved and completely safe for almost everyone. As long as you are over the age of 21, are not taking blood thinners, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and haven’t been shown to be reactive to injectables in the past, this will be safe for you.
One of the best parts of this particular filler is that its main ingredient is something that you find naturally in the human body. It also helps to stimulate a process that your body does on its own anyway.
Does It Hurt?
We strive to make the treatment process as pain and discomfort-free as possible. One of the ways we do this is by applying a local anesthetic to the areas where the treatment is being applied.
If you are getting Silk for the lip area, then know that this formula contains lidocaine. This is a numbing agent, which will help your injections be virtually painless.
Is It Effective?
When it comes to any type of cosmetic treatment, effectiveness is something you want to take into consideration. When you go with this injectable, you can trust that you’re getting an extremely effective way to combat common signs of aging.
You will see noticeable results as soon as you leave our clinic. Full results will be natural-looking and will become fully apparent around a week or two after the injection.
Look Younger and Healthier
If wrinkles, skin sagging, and volume loss are getting you down, then don’t worry. Restylane is a highly effective treatment method that is safe, fast, and non-invasive. Of course, it’s important to make sure you’re getting your treatment from a reputable place to ensure it’s both effective and safe. You can trust our clinic to offer you a clean and comfortable environment, and our staff and technicians work hard to ensure that you have the best experience with us. If you’re ready to learn more, get in touch with us at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK today.