Restylane Injections

Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of these fibers causes the skin to lose its ability to snap back after stretching. As a result, wrinkles form. Gravity also is at work, pulling at the skin and causing it to sag, most noticeably on the face, neck, and upper arms.

Cigarette smoking also contributes to wrinkles. People who smoke tend to have more wrinkles than nonsmokers of the same age, complexion, and history of sun exposure. The reason for this difference is not clear. It may be because smoking also plays a role in damaging elastin. Facial wrinkling increases with the amount of cigarettes and number of years a person has smoked. Restylane injections can help to revitalize aging skin.

A Restylane Injection

Topical or local anesthetic is used to anesthetize the injection sites. Your cosmetic surgeon will inject the clear Restylane gel using a fine needle. It is injected into the dermis below the wrinkle lifting it out and making your skin look as if the wrinkle were never there. For lip enhancements, the Restylane is injected directly into and around the lip.

Mild to moderate stinging and burning can occur during injection and redness and swelling can last for hours or days after the procedure.

Once injected, Restylane penetrates the dermis and binds water. You can expect immediate results. Over time, Restylane will reabsorb into the body without a trace. So, follow up treatments are recommended to maintain your results.

The amount of Restylane used during your treatment depends on how much enhancement you want.

If you are interested in Restylane Injections you should contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. Whether it's Restylane Injections or another cosmetic procedure that you want to have done, there is a cosmetic surgeon in your area who can assist you today.

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