Dermal fillers are quickly rising in popularity, often replacing plastic surgery options because they require no recovery time and are completely non-invasive. Patients who want to enhance their face’s natural contours and sculpt their lips will see long-lasting results using Restylane®.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a dermal filler consisting of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring acid that makes skin soft, supple, and firm. This specially formulated gel fills in areas of the skin that have begun to sag or droop because of the normal aging process. Restylane® was originally formulated to fill in wrinkles and fine lines, but it’s now FDA-approved for lip treatments and facial contouring.
The Lip Treatment Process
Restylane®’s formula is perfect for giving lips fullness and definition without looking fake. The results are immediate but subtle and last upwards of six months with just one treatment. Patients opt to use Restylane® for their lips because they have lost volume over the years or they feel like their lips don’t match their face’s natural shape.
Enhancing Facial Contours
Restylane® doesn’t just reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles; it also restores lost volume in the face. Aging naturally decreases the face’s volume, but Restylane® restores the youthful appearance of the skin with just one or two injections. Whether patients are frustrated with decreased volume in their cheeks or around their mouth and nose, this product will immediately recreate the lost volume without any invasive surgeries. The treatment creates natural-looking definition in the cheeks and mouth.
What Does the Treatment Process Look Like?
It’s important patients avoid using non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or vitamin E before treatment because it will increase the amount of bruising or swelling that occurs post-injection. The doctor applies a numbing cream at the injection sites and allows it to sit for about 20 minutes. Once the injections begin, the process should take less than an hour and patients can return to work or their normal activities as soon as they leave our office.
Patients wanting immediate results often turn to Restylane®. Not only are their results immediate, but they’re also natural in appearance and don’t look artificial in any way. If you’re interested in enhancing your natural beauty with just one simple procedure, contact Southeastern Dermatology. We offer numerous surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help patients with their goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.