Restylane Dermal Fillers in Palm Springs
Regardless of the best skincare regimen, time takes its toll on our appearance. As the natural aging process and environmental stressors begin to damage skin, our face loses its youthful volume. Fine lines deepen into wrinkles seemingly overnight while parts of the face become more angular and sunken. Rather than living with these undeniable consequences of aging, consider restoring your appearance with Restylane dermal fillers from Aesthetic Art.
Designed specifically to add volume to aging faces, this dermal filler has long been among the most popular facial rejuvenation options for individuals looking to regain their youthful appearance without having to undergo extensive cosmetic treatment.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Volume loss. Collagen and elastin within the skin and in the soft tissue underneath help support facial volume and allow skin to stay firm and full. As we get older, production of these important proteins slows. Sun exposure, exposure to environmental factors like pollution and smoking, and the overall aging process damage skin cells at a rate that outpaces slowed collagen production. This ultimately results in the development of fine lines, which gradually deepen into noticeable wrinkles and creases.
While injectables like Botox can help slow wrinkle development, they cannot add volume. In order to truly regain fuller, smoother features, patients must replace the lost volume or stimulate the body’s ability to reproduce lost and damaged collagen.
What is Restylane?
Since the product line was launched, Restylane dermal fillers have become among the most popular facial rejuvenation solutions for patients. Rather than taking the one-size fits all approach, the suite of Restylane products include several different dermal filler formulas to better address different areas of the face that have lost collagen. Each type of Restylane filler is made out of hyaluronic acid, allowing the fillers to nourish the skin while smoothing deep wrinkles, restoring fullness to hollow areas, and enhancing the lips. Aesthetic Art carries a diverse array of fillers to make sure you have the best treatment for your rejuvenation needs.
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What is Hyaluronic Acid and How Does it Work?
While patients can choose from several different Restylane filler options, the main formula remains the same across treatments. Restylane relies on hyaluronic acid to help add volume to skin cells. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-produced compound responsible for helping skin cells retain moisture. Much like collagen production, hyaluronic acid production slows as we age. By adding more hyaluronic acid to depleted areas of the skin, Restylane products restore much needed volume to diminished, sunken parts of the face.
In addition to hyaluronic acid, Restylane fillers are formulated using highly effective NASHA technology. NASHA technology essentially creates additional cross-linking in the gel’s hyaluronic acid particles, allowing for a more stable and durable gel that is not as quickly absorbed by the body. The NASHA technique also allows each filler to have different particle sizes, giving them unique properties that can better treat a diverse array of conditions. Because of their advanced formulas, Restylane®, Silk, and Defyne provide substantial lift and fullness while allowing the skin to look and feel natural.
The Benefits of Restylane
Because of its smooth, soft gel, Restylane®’s original dermal filler is optimal for treating signs of aging like nasolabial folds and marionette lines and volumizing the lips. The natural-looking results have also been shown to last for as long as six months. Patients choose this traditional Restylane treatment to for the following facial conditions:
- Treat mild to moderate nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Enhance thin or shrinking lips
- Improve the appearance of tear trough hollows and hollows below the eyes
At Aesthetic Art, we know that every patient has unique needs. During your consultation with our experienced cosmetic specialist, Dr. Kato will assess the depth of wrinkles and help you choose the right filler. In addition to Restylane, our Palm Springs practice also offers Restylane® Silk, and Restylane® Lyft
Restylane® vs. Silk & Lyft – What Makes them Unique?
Because it has even smaller particles of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® Silk is a softer gel perfect for treating delicate areas like the lips and the wrinkles around it. It can also emphasize lip contours like the cupid’s bow for more alluring lips. Despite its soft consistency, Silk has incredibly long-lasting results. One study showed that almost 60% of patients continued to see lip enhancement even 6 months after the injections. The results of this particular formula include:
- Increasing the volume of the lips
- Contouring the lips
- Smoothing smoker’s line
What is Restylane Lyft?
Thanks to its incredibly sturdy and firm consistency, Restylane® Lyft can restore volume to areas as large as the cheeks as well as lift and smooth out deep wrinkles on the face. The solution is injected relatively deeper than other dermal fillers and has heavier particles of hyaluronic acid; this has the effect of making the treatment less painful while creating substantial lift. Clinical trials have shown that up to 73% of patients continue to show improvement even 12 months after their treatment. Additional benefits include:
- Minimization of moderate to severe wrinkles and creases
- Treatment of midface volume loss
- Dramatic and lasting improvement in aesthetic issues
What to Expect During Restylane® Treatment
Not only are these dermal fillers delivered using an incredibly fine needle, but the formulas all have lidocaine in them to help minimize any discomfort. Many patients report the treatments as feeling somewhat painless, like a quick pinch. After the treatment, patients will be able to return to work or their normal activities; however, patients do experience mild side effects like swelling, redness, pain, soreness, and bruising. The side effects from facial treatments tend to dissipate after a week, while the side effects from lip injections usually disappear after the 2-week mark.
Choose Aesthetic Art for Restylane®, Lyft and Silk
Only an experienced aesthetic physician or injector should be tasked with helping you choose the right filler for your needs. Contact Aesthetic Art at (760) 610-5558 to learn about undergoing Restylane®, Lyft, or Silk treatment with a skilled and experienced surgeon.