Aging skin is a problem that eventually affects everyone; no matter how young you feel, sagging, creased, wrinkled skin is going to appear. Many people take advantage of modern aesthetic technology to stay looking young and rejuvenate aging skin. One of the most popular products, Restylane, works wonders when injected by a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Christopher Chang as one of the leaders in Restylane Washington DC has to offer.
Restylane works to correct the signs of aging, including:
- Lost facial volume
- Wrinkles and lines
- Facial creases
- Lip lines
- Restore definition to lips and cheeks
- Improve appearance of scars
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler in a special formulation. The clear gel can be injected to smooth and plump lines, wrinkles, and add volume to various facial areas, including the lips. The product is available in a range of formulas, each of which is appropriate for specific facial zones.
About Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your body and plays an important role in keeping skin looking fresh and youthful. It attracts and holds moisture, providing lubrication to the connective tissue. Unfortunately, as a person ages, the quantity of hyaluronic acid produced decreases. That’s when Restylane can be the answer.
This FDA-approved product comes in several formulas:
This formula can effectively reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including those appearing from nose to mouth, and from mouth to chin.
This formula may be the most appropriate if you have nasolabial (nose to mouth) folds, lines extending to chin, lost cheek volume, or for lip augmentation, based upon patient need.
This formula contains a numbing agent, lidocaine, which aids in patient comfort. It may be the appropriate dermal filler for those who want to smooth severe facial wrinkles or folds or are seeking enhanced or restored volume to the cheeks or could benefit from restoring volume to the mid-face region.
This product was developed specifically for lip augmentation and to correct lip lines. The product is a very fine gel that can produce a dramatic improvement in lip volume, definition, and the smoothing of unsightly lip lines.
One of the latest generation of dermal fillers in the Restylane family of hyaluronic dermal fillers, this injectable softens laugh lines, and was developed to help patients retain natural facial flexibility and expressiveness.
A more recent addition to the Restylane family, Restylane Defyne works to replenish lost facial volume associated with age or, for some patients, weight loss that has left the facial skin looking loose, saggy, and wrinkled. For mild-to-moderate signs of facial aging, this product can be used to rejuvenate the lower face.
Long-Lasting, Effective Facial Rejuvenation with Restylane
At our clinic, we work closely with each patient to determine which filler will produce the most natural-looking facial rejuvenation. We take the approach that you would like to look like yourself – just younger. The beauty of the Restylane products is that they are long-lasting. While you will require retreatment in the future, choosing a longer-lasting dermal filler can make the time between appointments longer.
The family of products varies in how long they last; if you are looking for a product with results that can last up to 18 months, talk to us about Restylane. Other dermal fillers in the product line may not last as long, as they are thinner in consistency and easier for the body to absorb, but typically last from six to twelve months.
What to Expect with Restylane Injections?
Treatment with Restylane products will not require much time. Various Restylane formulas may be used in one treatment, depending on the facial areas you need corrected. The areas of injection will be cleaned and sterilized prior to injection, and then the product injected with a very fine needle.
Many patients find that our Washington DC Restylane injections are only slightly uncomfortable, while others with more sensitivity can have a topical numbing cream to limit the “pinch” of the needle. The results are visible at once, with lines and wrinkles smoothed, lips plumped and more attractive and defined, or lost volume restored.
Your Facial Appearance Affects Feelings of Self-Confidence
Feeling vital and youthful is partially a state of mind. Many people who are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, or older are very youthful in their approach to life – and would like to have a face that better reflects how they feel. The increase in self-confidence and feelings of wellbeing that can be accomplished with Restylane injections goes beyond the expected. Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing your face free from the deep lines, creases, and wrinkles, or with your lips looking plump and fresh, and lip lines less visible. That’s what Restylane can do for you – when the injections are performed with skill.
Dr. Christopher Chang
A premier Washington, DC plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Chang is known for his artistry and ability to create exceptionally natural-looking results, both in surgical and non-surgical treatments. His credentials are outstanding, and he has gained several advanced degrees in his field of practice. If you are considering facial rejuvenation, but have concerns about the results, we invite you to find out more about our practice, our focus on personalized care and treatments, and our long history of elegant results for our exclusive clientele.