Cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers may have been originally intended to treat the signs of aging, but they have advanced to the point that they are now used as both corrective and anti-aging medicine to treat and correct both the signs of aging and aesthetic concerns. At Lux: A Medical Spa, in Bluffton, SC, we offer Restylane, a solution for both aesthetic and aging-related concerns on the face, the hands, and the lips.
Which Type of Restylane Is Right for You?
There are several different types of Restylane formulations, all of which treat different aesthetic or aging-related concerns. There is a way to narrow down which product group is right for your concern based on the area of the face or body you want to correct and improve, but the best way to determine which product will help you meet your goals is through an in-office consultation with an experienced injector.
You Want To Treat the Signs of Aging
If you’ve held off from receiving cosmetic injectibles but have now reached a point where you just can’t live with the signs of aging anymore, different types of Restylane will improve aging skin and restore youth to the appearance. These different product types can treat and correct moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, and folds. They can also improve thinning, aging lips, and restore volume to the hands.
You Want To Change Something About Your Face
There’s no shame in wanting to improve your appearance by slightly (and temporarily) altering your look with cosmetic injectables. One of the main benefits of these specific injectables is that they provide the ability to create subtle changes and naturally enhance certain features without the use of invasive measures or surgical procedures.
Choosing the Right Formulation for Your Needs
If you are unaware of the in’s and out’s of dermal fillers but you know that you want to choose Restylane products to treat your area of concern, the best way to determine which one of these types of fillers is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation with an injector.
Our injectors are skilled in the art of facial anatomy and can tell you which formulation will give you the results you want. Injectors are trained to study the face and work with a patient’s needs, goals, and ultimate aesthetic ideals to choose the right type of filler to reach those goals and create the most aesthetically pleasing results.
Treating the Face
The original formulation from this collection of dermal fillers works to improve the appearance of the face that suffers from nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It will correct volume loss in the cheeks and help get rid of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the outer corners of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth, that form due to both the aging process and genetics.
Created with hyaluronic acid that resembles what the body produces naturally, this filler adds volume and improves the appearance of moderate to severe facial folds including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and smile lines. Additionally, it is sometimes used to enhance the lips by experienced injectors.
How Long Do Results Last?
This dermal filler, when injected into the face to treat marionette lines and nasolabial folds, will last up to 18 months. Scheduling follow-up treatments around the time that your results begin to fade is the best way to maintain the most consistent results and avoid having your face return to its pre-injections state.
Refyne is another type of dermal filler included within this collection that treats the signs of aging in the face. Designed with XpresHA Technology, this particular filler helps you maintain your natural appearance while simultaneously softening and even erasing laugh lines like nasolabial folds and marionette lines. When injected into your face, this filler allows you to continue to make expressions as you normally would without changing your appearance.
Defyne is also designed with XpresHAn Technology and works by smoothing out deeper laugh lines including marionette lines and nasolabial folds. It also helps support your natural expressions so that you look like yourself, just a smoother, more youthful version.
How Long Do Results Last?
Both Refyne and Defyne, when injected into the face, will produce results that last for up to 12 months. Once results begin to fade, follow-up treatment will help you once again experience smooth, wrinkle-free skin for another 12 months.
Treating the Lips
There are different types of dermal fillers in this collection that treat the lips. Whether you want very full lips, subtle natural lips, or you want to treat the signs of aging that have thinned the lips or created vertical lines around your mouth, there is a formulation that will help you meet your goals.
Whether your lips are genetically thin or they have thinned due to the aging process, one of these types of dermal fillers will help you reach your goals and achieve the lips of your dreams.
Kysse is this collection’s very first product that designed with XpresHA Technology to create the most natural-looking lips imaginable. When injected into the lips, this product can improve both the texture and color of your natural lips without altering your lips’ ability to move, smile, or express.
Silk is the product within this line that augments the lips and smoothes out the wrinkles that form around the mouth due to the aging process. The smaller hyaluronic acid particles within this specific formulation allow injectors to use extreme precision and accuracy when correcting issues with the lips and adding volume to specific areas.
How Long Do Results Last?
Treating the Hands
The Lyft formulation from this family of fillers helps target and correct the signs of aging that appear on the hands. If you have already scheduled an appointment to treat your face, you can add your hands to your treatment plan easily and injections can be administered during the same appointment if necessary.
How Long Do Results Last?
When injected into the hands, results from Lyft last approximately six months.
Can I Treat More Than One Area?
There’s no limit to how many areas you can treat and correct with this filler. During your initial consultation, you can discuss all of your concerns and point out your problem areas to your injector who will help determine the best plan of treatment that will help you reach your goals. If you want to erase the signs of aging or you just want to improve your appearance, you can do so and your injector will do everything to help make that possible.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Appointment times are relatively quick. Depending on how many areas are being treated, you typically will spend no more than one hour total at your appointment. When you come in for your initial consultation, your injector can give you a better idea of how long your appointment should take based on the areas you are going to have treated.
What Do Treatments Feel Like?
Dermal fillers are housed within an injection fitted with an ultra-fine needle, which easily and quickly inserts into the skin with precision and accuracy. The benefit of this ultra-fine needle is that it helps create the most comfortable injection experience possible. This fact, combined with a skilled and experienced injector like those at our office, will keep you as comfortable as possible during your appointment.
Will I Look Different?
Dermal fillers have come along way in recent years. Formulas have been improved time and time again to create the most long-lasting and natural-looking results. You can rest assured that when you choose this trusted brand of dermal fillers, you will be able to see an improvement in your appearance without looking like an entirely different person. Additionally, injectables are only as effective as the injectors administering them.
You must choose a knowledgeable injector who can understand your goals and has the experience to choose the right product based on your needs that will help you look like an improved version of yourself, not like a completely different person. Most patients comment that they look more youthful and well-rested following their injections and while people may comment on their improvements, they can’t put their finger on exactly what looks different.
How Many Treatments Will I Need To See Results?
Patients who choose to undergo cosmetic injectable treatments typically need anywhere from one to two sessions to get their desired results. During an initial consultation, an injector will create an individualized plan based on your concerns and will provide you with all the details regarding your treatment plan.
How Soon Will I Notice Results?
The benefit of cosmetic injectables like this brand of dermal fillers is that results are immediate. You will notice an immediate improvement in your fold, lines, wrinkles, lips, hands, or whatever area you choose to have treated with one of these types of fillers. Your results will continue to improve in the week following treatment as your body adjusts to the presence of the filler beneath the skin.
Taking the Next Steps
If your skin is aging or if you have an aesthetic concern, and a dermal filler can create subtle, natural change to help restore your confidence, take the step that will change your outlook and help you feel more confident. Invest in yourself by making the appointment that will begin your dermal filler treatment and help you reach your aesthetic goals. Contact us today at Lux: A Medical Spa, in Bluffton, SC, and schedule your initial Restylane consultation.