Years of sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and the aging process can all take a toll on the skin. The delicate tissues of the face will eventually begin to lose elasticity, forming fine lines and deep wrinkles. Add to these changes a natural loss of fatty tissue, depleting volume below the eyes, and the face may begin to look tired and unhealthy. Even the most expensive creams and over-the-counter products do little to improve an aging appearance. Luckily, Dr. Jerome Lamb has a noninvasive way to improve deep wrinkles and facial creases, restoring a youthful appearance: Restylane.
Restylane is a Food and Drug Administration-approved facial filler. Made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in healthy skin, Restylane has an unmatched ability to smooth the deep wrinkles and lines that result from a loss of tissue elasticity. The HA in Restylane pulls in moisture from tissues to plump the skin, as well as encourage the body’s own production of Collagen. Over the coming weeks, the results will continue to improve. The benefits from Restylane can last up to a full nine months.
One of the most trusted dermal fillers available, Restylane can effectively restore volume under the eyes, along the cheeks or jawline, as well as shape and contour the lips. Restylane also offers an excellent option for reducing facial scars from acne or trauma. With few side-effects, no downtime, and long-lasting results, Restylane is the perfect solution for patients seeking nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.
The Ideal Candidate for Restylane
Restylane can provide satisfying results for almost anyone unhappy with deep wrinkles or scarring. The filler is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. An ideal candidate for treatment will be in overall good health, understand the dermal filler process, and hold reasonable expectations for their final results. Prior to treatment with Restylane, a personal consultation will be arranged with Dr. Lamb. At this time, the surgeon will review the patient’s medical history and perform a quick evaluation, determining if Restylane is right for the specific situation. If so, a personalized Restylane treatment plan will be created.
A dependable way to plump tissues, Restylane is one of today’s most trusted dermal fillers. The second most popular nonsurgical technique, right behind Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers can provide outstanding results with little downtime or side-effects. Restylane is:
- An FDA-approved filler, on market since 2003
- Made from non-animal Hyaluronic Acid
- Designed for moderate to severe facial folds
- Perfect for easing deep creases, like Nasolabial Folds
- Good at smoothing wrinkles and facial lines
- Available to contour the cheeks and lips
Treatment with Restylane
Dr. Lamb’s Restylane injections are performed in one of his private, in-office treatment rooms. Each session will take less than half an hour. Restylane injections are not considered painful, however patients may request a local anesthetic or dental block for optimal comfort during treatment. Once the anesthetic has been placed, the provider will inject Restylane in the predetermined areas.
No downtime is needed after treatment, meaning patients are free to return to work the same afternoon. However, Restylane will remain malleable under the skin for up to 72 hours. For this reason, it is important that patients do not vigorously rub the treatment area for the first three days, so as not to displace the dermal filler.
Results from Restylane
Patients can expect to see the benefits of Restylane immediately. The results from a Restylane session will last for six to nine months, sometimes longer. At this time, a repeat session can extend the benefits of Restylane, keeping the appearance smooth and youthful. For optimal results, Dr. Lamb may suggest an additional noninvasive treatment, such as Botox Cosmetic, to treat dynamic wrinkles (caused by repetitive expressions) along the forehead or around the eyes.
Restylane is approved by the FDA as a safe and dependable technique for deep facial lines. Initially, swelling and bruising are common, and the treatment area may be red or tender for several days. However, side-effects from Restylane injections are generally mild and short-lived. More serious complications, such as infection, nerve damage, and facial asymmetry are rare. Patients should always choose an experienced provider, such as Dr. Lamb, to ensure the most satisfying dermal filler treatment. At the Restylane consultation appointment, Dr. Lamb will carefully review the potential for side-effects and complications.
Restylane from Healthy Looks Skincare and Laser Spa
To get additional information on Restylane, or any other noninvasive treatment from Healthy Looks Skincare & Laser Spa, contact our Kansas City-area office at (816) 795-5262. One of our patient coordinators will be happy to answer all of your questions and assist in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Lamb. Our office is conveniently located in Independence, Missouri, only a short distance away from Liberty, Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, and Leavenworth. Speak with one of our staff members for driving directions or assistance with area reservations.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a smooth gel dermal filler, made from Hyaluronic Acid. The facial filler is designed to smooth deep facial lines, creases, and scarring, as well as add volume to the cheeks, lips, and jawline.
Am I a good candidate for Restylane with Dr. Lamb?
The best candidate for Restylane will be in overall good health, looking to improve deep facial lines and wrinkles, or restore youthful volume to the lips or under the eyes. The filler is safe and effective for all skin types and ethnicities. Patients should hold reasonable expectations for their results.
When will I see the results from my Restylane injections?
The benefits of Restylane can be seen right away. As the Hyaluronic Acid in Restylane continues to hold in moisture, the results are long-lasting.
How long will the benefits of Restylane last?
Patients will see the results from Restylane last from six to nine months. At this time, once the benefits of treatment begin to fade, a repeat session can maintain results.
What are the potential risks of Restylane?
Restylane has been on the market for over a decade, and is approved by the FDA as a safe treatment for restoring facial volume. Temporary side-effects may include bruising, swelling, and tenderness. More serious complications are rare, but can include flu-like symptoms, muscle weakness, nerve damage, or facial asymmetry.