It’s a part of life—our skin changes as we age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. How your skin ages will depend on a variety of factors including your lifestyle, diet, heredity, and personal habits.
What happens as we age?
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity1
- As we age, skin loses HA
- As HA diminishes, skin loses volume, increasing chances for wrinkles and folds to appear
The good news is that you can do something about it. You can use products in the Restylane® family to reveal a younger-looking you.
Products in the Restylane family are used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane is also the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years
Treatment with a product from the Restylane® family typically takes less than one hour (individual treatment times may vary). Generally, there is little to no downtime associated with treatment using the Restylane family of products.
Talk to your healthcare professional about options to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure, including Restylane-L®, Perlane-L®, and pain medication.
Your healthcare professional will cleanse and prepare the area(s) to be treated.
The clear gel in the Restylane family of products is injected into the treatment area(s) using an ultra-fine needle to create the desired aesthetic effect.
After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.