You may have heard about Restylane® before online or on TV. It is one of the most popular facial fillers in the U.S. It became well known because of its effectiveness, safety, and long lasting results.

To learn about this popular solution to wrinkles and other unwanted facial blemishes, please call New Image Plastic Surgery Associates at 703-742-8004. Dr. Gartside welcomes patients in and around McLean, Virginia.

What Is Restylane®?

Restylane® is a natural solution that restores the volume and fullness of the skin to reduce wrinkles and folds throughout the face. Wrinkles and facial lines are the result of the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers found in your skin. Since it’s a part of the aging process, it’s something that affects everyone. Facial movements like smiling, frowning, and squinting add stress on collagen, which can cause quicker breakdown and give you an older appearance.

Before Restylane®, collagen injections were the most commonly used options for cosmetic fillers. Many patients benefit from using Restylane® in conjunction with Dysport® to naturally lower the amount of wrinkles and lines in the forehead, chin, and around the mouth.

Patients have started experiencing smoother and more youthful looking skin after receiving Restylane® treatments. And since there is no “recovery period”, you can go back to living your everyday life right away. Restylane® is administered via injections, and the procedure can be repeated every six to twelve months to maintain consistent results.

Uses for Restylane®

The goal of Restylane® is to give you a more youthful and relaxed appearance. Some common issues that Restylane® is used for are:

  • Deep folds
  • Facial lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Shaping facial contours (i.e. cheeks and chin)

Restylane® has other uses outside of reducing wrinkles and lines. It can also be used for lip augmentation to make your lips appear more full and add volume.

What Restylane® Is Made Of

Restylane® is made of a biodegradable hyaluronic acid, which is a substance produced naturally in your body to give volume to the skin. It is a clear, gel-like substance. We inject it directly under the surface of the skin.

When Restylane® is injected, hyaluronic gel adds fullness naturally, which results in a decrease in wrinkles and deep folds.

One of the key distinguishers between Restylane® and other dermal fillers is how it penetrates the dermal tissues and attaches to water molecules. This allows the water molecules to help add more volume and give a more natural look. Restylane® will gradually degrade and dissolve completely over time.

To find out if Restylane® is the right solution to give you the youthful appearance you’ve dreamed of, contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates online or by phoe at 703-742-8004 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gartside in McLean, VA today!