Restylane® & Restylane Silk®
Restylane® is one of several filler product formulas that is uniquely composed of hyaluronic acid. These substances are used to correct more superficial facial lines and folds and in some cases, to plump and reshape the lips. There are two important characteristics of this type of product over similar formulas that have previously been found in the marketplace. The main component, hyaluronic acid, is a substance that exists naturally in the body, found between the cells where it provides youthful suppleness and moisture to the skin. Over time, levels of hyaluronic acid decrease, causing the appearance of lines and folds. The application of hyaluronic acid products is used to restore this substance to areas such as are listed below. Additionally, the effects of these products are long lasting, usually 6-9 months.
Restylane® is used to restore, fill, and eradicate lines on the face. A good example of its use is in the correction of lines that extend from the nose downward toward the mouth, which tend to become more pronounced with age. It is also effective in restoring volume and shape to the lips, and at the same time softening lip lines. A new innovation in which Restylane® is used is its injection into hollow areas underneath the eyes. This action not only plumps the area, but in doing so eradicates shadows which often appear with age.
Restylane® Silk is a new offering, approved by the FDA for subtle lip enhancement as well as the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth. It is made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other filler products, providing more natural looking results in those areas.
Restylane® and Restylane® Silk are injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts with an ultra- fine needle. A topical anesthetic may be used when injecting facial lines and folds
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