You may have heard the term “injectables” in reference to cosmetic procedures, but how much do you know about them? Injectables are aesthetic treatment products that are injected into the skin to minimize wrinkles or plump areas that are sagging due to collagen loss.
Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, IL, offers a full range of injectable treatments, including Restylane. We carry the entire line of Restylane products, including Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Refyne and Defyne.
Restylane products are facial injection treatments known as dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are used to minimize wrinkles and restore volume to the face and hands.
Several kinds of dermal fillers are available, and each is recommended for specific uses. Restylane products are made from a type of hyaluronic acid found naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic fillers are highly recommended for use as cheek and lip fillers.
What Happens to Skin As You Age
As you age, your skin starts to lose fat and appears less smooth and plump than it did in your younger years.
The signs of facial aging begin earlier than most people realize. The loss of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin causes the skin to lose volume starting as early as your 20s. Genetics and lifestyle habits such as smoking, sun exposure, and stress management are also contributing factors.
Your face is not the only place affected by a decrease in plumpness. The skin on the back of the hands also thins, making the appearance of bones, veins, and tendons more obvious.
How Do Restylane Treatments Work?
Unlike Botox and other neurotoxins, dermal fillers such as Restylane don’t relax muscles to ease lines and wrinkles. Fillers literally fill in hollow areas under the skin. Along with collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid helps keep skin plump and gives it that youthful “bounce back” elasticity.
As we age, the production of these substances slows. Skin loses volume, allowing wrinkles and folds to appear. This loss of elasticity is especially noticeable in the cheeks, lips, and hands.
Some of the skin concerns dermal fillers can treat include:
- Thin lips
- Wrinkles and creases
- Diminished fullness
- Under-defined lip shape
- Acne scars
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Shallow facial contours, like cheek depressions
Restylane is typically used to fill lips and cheeks and to minimize wrinkles, but it can also help balance facial contours for a more pleasing overall look at any age.
What to Expect from Restylane Products
All Restylane brand dermal fillers are made with natural hyaluronic acid and are manufactured without the use of animal proteins. Restylane products have been extensively studied and are shown to produce results.
Results from Restylane treatments can last up to six months when used for lip fillers and to ease vertical lip lines. Patients can expect results to last up to 12 months when using Restylane products for cheek filler and up to 18 months for facial wrinkles and folds like laugh lines.
Each product in the Restylane line offers something unique to help you achieve the youthful look you desire.
Restylane: In a clinical study that treated the nasolabial folds (laugh lines), blinded evaluators reported that 95% of participants had visible improvement for up to 18 months.
Restylane Silk: A U.S. clinical trial that included a majority of female subjects concluded that blinded evaluators confirmed improvement in lip fullness that lasted up to six months in 98% of subjects.
Restylane Lyft: Blinded evaluators observed an improvement in fullness to the cheek area in 90% of the subjects who participated in a clinical trial for Restylane Lyft. They also confirmed improvement on the back of the hands for 76% of subjects for up to six months.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne: Clinical studies of Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne confirmed an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles for up to 12 months in 79% of participants.
Each Restylane product has been perfected for a specific purpose. During your consultation, we will discuss which product will be most effective for helping you reach your aesthetic goals.
How Does a Restylane Treatment Work?
All aesthetic appointments at Rejuvenate Med Spa begin with a professional consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and expectations. Your consultant will assess your skin and determine whether you’re a good candidate for dermal filler treatment.
You may be advised to stop taking some medications before treatment, including herbal remedies. We are happy to answer all of your questions at this time.
Only trained certified and licensed registered nurses and doctors give dermal filler treatments. Before the fillers are administered, your aesthetic professional will apply topical anesthetic to the injection sites to help keep you comfortable.
We will determine where hand, cheek, or lip filler is needed during the consultation, so you will already know what to expect before your treatment session begins. Most procedures last about 30 minutes but may vary, depending on your goals.
No downtime is necessary after you receive dermal fillers. We recommend avoiding exposure to extreme cold or heat and avoiding strenuous exercise for about a week after treatment. Results are immediately visible, but it may take several days for your lip or cheek fillers to settle in and create the final result.
You can expect results to last six to 18 months, depending on your exact treatment, goals, and the type of Restylane product used.
Ask About Restylane
If you have questions about Restylane dermal fillers or want to know more about the services we provide, contact Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, IL, today.