What is Restylane?
More women and men are turning to facial injections for wrinkles to fight the signs of aging skin. Temporary dermal fillers, like Restylane®, are changing the way people appear to age and are becoming anti-aging solutions for just about anyone. Restylane is a popular dermal filler comprised of different formulas to tackle a wide range of cosmetic issues. Patients wanting fuller lips, plumper skin, and fewer wrinkles can turn to this temporary, nonsurgical treatment for facial contouring help.
Restylane is one of the many aesthetic treatments offered by the skin experts at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center. With locations in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL, Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers various cosmetic and comprehensive services. Our exceptional team of board-certified dermatologists is dedicated to helping women and men rejuvenate their appearance and look years younger. Read on to learn more about Restylane and how this anti-aging treatment may be the answer you need.
Why are facial injections for wrinkles effective?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in our body, especially in connective tissue found in the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and mouth. It plays a supportive role in nourishing the collagen and water found in our skin, giving it that plump, youthful appearance. However, aging causes a constant decrease in hyaluronic acid, leading to a cellular breakdown. As our facial skin runs short of HA, tissue cells can no longer hold enough collagen and water, leading to skin elasticity loss. Like Restylane, dermal fillers can temporarily add more hyaluronic acid back into the skin to add fullness and volume, reducing the visible signs of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to plump up the skin and temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is a customizable, synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid, helping patients in the greater Jacksonville, FL area correct facial wrinkles and folds. It is also the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler that can add natural-looking volume to the hands and face for a smoother, more youthful appearance. The skin care experts at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center provide a variety of Restylane products, including:
- Restylane Kysse to add volume and reshape the lips
- Restylane Defyne to reduce deep laugh lines around the mouth
- Restylane Refyne to treat moderate laugh lines around the mouth
- Restylane Lyft to add volume and lift the skin on the cheeks and hands
What are the differences between Restylane compared to JUVÉDERM?
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane are both hyaluronic acid-containing dermal fillers used to restore volume and plump up the skin. Serums and topical creams can't restore lost volume to the skin's surface, but temporary fillers can achieve this goal. They can even stimulate the body to naturally increase HA and collagen production, which helps men and women defy the aging process. Both Restylane and JUVÉDERM are considered outpatient procedures and can even be performed over a person's lunch hour. While both dermal fillers have the same basic ingredients, there are some differences in cost and usage. Restylane generally costs less but takes a few days longer to work, lasting about 9 – 10 months. JUVÉDERM results are more instant and can last about a year, in some cases, even longer.
Both Restylane and JUVÉDERM are effective at fighting the signs of facial aging and revealing a younger-looking you. With either one, follow-up facial injections for wrinkles will be necessary to maintain any results. During an initial consultation at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, one of our experienced, qualified experts will thoroughly evaluate any concerns to determine which injectable, or combination of both, will be the best option to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Are you ready to diminish the signs of aging skin you see in the mirror? We invite you to reach out to the caring team at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center and schedule your consultation at one of our two convenient locations in Jacksonville or Jacksonville Beach, FL. You can push the refresh button on your skin and feel more confident about how you look, so call today.