As we age, our skin loses fat, collagen and other important elements that can provide facial volume and support. We also start to see the formation of lines, wrinkles and folds that can contribute to us looking older.
Dermal fillers can often be used to soften wrinkles, laughter lines, facial lines and natural wrinkles caused by the ageing process, or sunshine exposure. They are combined with a local anaesthetic to ensure that the process of introducing fillers into the skin of the face is as pain-free as possible. They may be introduced to add volume, leaving your skin younger looking.
Increasing the volume of the face may be achieved in areas such as the cheeks, lips and the bridge of the nose, and facial lines may be smoothed around the eyes, forehead, mouth & chin.
We here at dermaglow use only the best materials available, and Restylane® is our filler of choice.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a range of products for facial aesthetic treatments to efficiently reduce lines, folds and wrinkles, create fuller lips, enhance contours and facial volume, as well as improve skin quality, structure and elasticity. The Restylane® range is designed to complement the varying stages of facial ageing to provide natural-looking results.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in many organisms. It binds water and is also important for the transport of nutrients, regulating water balance and giving volume and structure to the skin.
What areas can be treated?
The most common areas treated are:
1. Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)
2. Lip enhancement (adding volume and shape)
3. Cheeks, chin and jawline (shaping and contouring)
4. Back of the hands, décolletage, face, neck and imperfections such as acne scars (deep skin rehydration)
Discuss your treatment needs with us at your consultation.
How does Restylane® work?
By boosting the skin's supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® restores and adds volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Restylane® is an injectable gel consisting of stabilised (minimally modified), non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
What does a Restylane® treatment involve?
Following a consultation to discuss your treatment expectations, we will recommend which Restylane® treatment is most suitable for you. Treatment normally takes around 15-40 minutes dependent on treatment area(s). Restylane® fillers are injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle or cannula providing benefits that can normally be seen instantly. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips. You can expect slight redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, itching and/or bruising following a treatment. This is the same as you might expect with any type of injection.
How long does a Restylane® treatment last?
One of the great advantages of Restylane® is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual's skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age, and also the area treated. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 9 to 18 months depending on the individual and the area treated.
What should I avoid after treatment?
After the treatment, you should avoid exposing the treated area to heat (sunbathing, saunas, steam baths etc.) or extreme cold until any signs of local inflammation have disappeared.
How much will it cost?
At dermaglow, we believe that our pricing is competitive, whilst undertaking treatment in a safe clinical environment, with a well-qualified medical doctor. We only use the highest quality materials on the market. Costs vary depending on the amount of filler used, and our pricing structure may be seen here.