The aging process affects every aspect of your body. As you get older, your facial skin will become wrinkly and begin to show prominent wrinkles and fine lines. As the skin loses its elasticity, you’ll lose volume, develop saggy skin, and gain unsightly wrinkles that all make you look much older. Since this is an aesthetic problem that a lot people want to avoid, many have turned to cosmetic treatments to fix the issue.

One of the most commonly used and effective treatments for treating the early signs of aging is an injectable known as Restylane.

What Are Restylane Injections?

Restylane is an FDA approved injectable that is known to help you look younger and refreshed without the need for surgery. It has proven to be highly effective in different parts of the body, especially and has been used to treat the lips, cheeks, and other facial features. Restylane Lyft is comprised of a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that helps restore fullness to the sites where it is injected.

If you’re concerned about what Hyaluronic acid is, don’t worry. It’s a naturally occuring substance in the human body that attracts water to the tissue, keeping it hydrated. It helps to plump up the skin and make it look more youthful and smooth.

The Restylane Injectable Treatment

As is the case with any other cosmetic treatment, you should first go for a consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist who will assess your hands and determine the right dosage of Restylane for you.

A physical examination will be performed to help your doctor carefully construct a treatment plan to suit your specific needs. You should openly provide your medical history and have realistic expectations about what to expect. No two treatments are the same and results you see in one person will be different from that of another person.

Once the necessary steps have been taken to prepare the treatment, your doctor will then mark the areas for injection. He will strategically make the injections based on your aesthetic goals. There is some minor discomfort while you are being injected, however, most patients can easily tolerate it.

The entire treatment process can be completed in about 15 minutes but times vary based on the areas being injected. Since this is only an injectable treatment, patients can safely return to their normal daily activities as soon as it’s over. In some rare cases, patients may experience some minor bruising and swelling, however, it is negligible and will heal within the next two to three days.

The Restylane injectable treatment is a popular cosmetic treatment that offers exceptional results. It’s ideal for patients who are currently struggling with the early signs of aging but want to have them removed for a more youthful and beautiful look.

The treatment should only be performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon who has experience using Restylane to rejuvenate a patient’s youthful look. In the hands of someone who isn’t properly trained, Restylane can prove to be dangerous, so it’s important to do your research before jumping into the treatment process blindly.

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If you’re interested in learning more about what the Restylane treatment has to offer, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Balikian today!