Chicago IL Facial Cosmetics | Facial Fillers: Restylane Edition

Seeing the visible signs of aging is never a fun sight. Wrinkles and folds showing can be hard to look at and hurt your confidence. However, keeping your skin looking as young as you feel is easier than you may think. Restylane is an injectable gel used to smooth out wrinkles and folds in the skin. Restylane can be used in different locations and help you to look and feel great. Learn more about Restylane and how it can benefit you below.

What is Restylane?

Created to simulate a naturally produced substance in your body, hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a non-animal, biodegradable gel formulation. Naturally occurring in our skin, hyaluronic acid is generally found in connective tissue. As you age, connective tissue and collagen can be naturally lost, causing wrinkles to form. Restylane’s formulation helps correct and smooth out these areas keeping skin looking young.

Where can it be used?

Restylane is used to treat multiple areas below the nose and around the mouth, smoothing out wrinkles and folds. Generally these areas are more susceptible to tissue breakdown with basic daily activities such as smiling, chewing, and speaking. Other factors like sun exposure contribute to accelerated breakdown in these areas. The following is a list of the most common areas where Restylane can be used:

  • Smile lines: Lines that form and run from the nose to the edge of the mouth.
  • Marionette lines: Lines that from on the edges of the mouth and run down towards the jaw
  • Lips: Gives both upper and lower lips a fuller look
  • Corners of the mouth: The crease that forms in the corners of the mouth

The process is short and simple with minimal recovery time, allowing you to reach the confidence level you want without having to wait for results. Restylane can be a great option for most people looking to retain that youthful look. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a consultation, contact our office today and start yourself on the path to a more confident you.