The natural aging process can make an impression on our skin in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. Fortunately, it’s possible to rewind the clock with the right aesthetic treatments. At Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA, we know that Restylane is a good dermal filler option to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restore facial volume.
What Is Restylane Good For?
This dermal filler can be used to treat a variety of age-related skin concerns. During your consultation, we will go over the specific concerns that this treatment can help with so you can understand the realistic expectations you should have for treatment. That said, this hyaluronic acid-based filler can be used on most areas of the face to reverse the effects of time on your skin. Some of the main concerns that can be resolved with this treatment include:
Forehead lines are the horizontal lines on the forehead and the vertical lines between the brows that can make your appearance seem stern or severe. Mild to severe forehead lines are usually treated with neurotoxin injectables like Botox, but Restylane can also be used to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles by increasing volume in the skin.
Over time, fine lines and wrinkles tend to form in the area around the nose and the mouth. Nasolabial lines go by a few different names, including smile lines, laugh lines, and marionette lines. The presence of these lines on your face can make you appear older than you are. By increasing the volume of the skin in the area around the nose and mouth, you can smooth the appearance of these lines to appear much more youthful.
Lip Restoration and Contouring
This filler can also be used on the lips to restore lip volume that is lost through the natural aging process. As we age, the amount of collagen in the lips diminishes, which can make the lips appear flat. By using a filler on the lips, you can increase lip volume to smooth away the appearance of vertical lip lines or lipstick lines.
This filler can also be used to contour the appearance of the lips, such as to increase volume to achieve a specific lip shape or correct asymmetry in the lips.
Cheeks and Cheekbones
One of the most common areas of volume depletion in the face can be found in the cheeks. As we age, volume loss in the cheeks can make your face appear hollow or gaunt, which can add several years to your overall appearance. However, by increasing the volume of the cheeks with a dermal filler, you can reverse the effects of time.
Likewise, sometimes the cheekbones appear to sharpen as we age due to natural fat loss in the face. A filler can be used to pad the skin over the cheekbones to soften the shape of the face.
Dermal fillers such as this one are also commonly used to augment the shape of the jawline to create a specific face shape or even to correct skin laxity on the neck. In the past, contouring the jaw would have involved invasive surgical procedures. Today, all you need is an expert injection of a dermal filler to add definition to your jawline and enhance your appearance.
The area around the eyes is also a common area where volume loss can prematurely age you. Fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area can come in the form of crow’s feet or hollow tear troughs, both of which can make you appear older. This dermal filler can be used to increase the volume of the skin in these areas to smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hollowness, which will make you appear more youthful.
Finally, one of the unique uses for this particular filler is for the treatment of the hands. The back of the hands is a common area of concern for many people since hands tend to be one of the first places to show visible signs of aging. Aging hands can have visible bones or tendons because the skin is so thin. Using a filler on the hands can give additional volume to the skin and make your hands appear years younger.
Is This Treatment a Good Option for You?
In general, Restylane dermal fillers are a good option for most people. This filler has been approved by the FDA for several years and has helped countless patients look and feel more youthful. Candidates for this treatment have mild to moderate concerns related to aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hollowness, and skin laxity.
A consultation will be required to determine if this treatment is an ideal match for your appearance concerns. Because this filler is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is tolerated well by most people, you will not need to worry about allergy risks. Likewise, the treatment process will only take about 30 minutes to complete and has virtually zero downtime.
Refresh Your Appearance
While the natural aging process will happen one way or another, that doesn’t mean you have to let the effects of this process dominate your appearance. A dermal filler like Restylane can restore your appearance so you can rewind the clock and feel more confident. Contact Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA to schedule your first appointment today.