As your skin ages, it can begin to lose some of the support structures and volume that it had in your youth. Collagen and elastin can begin to diminish as your body produces less of it, and you can lose some of the fat pads in your cheeks and other areas. If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your skin, dermal fillers can help to support your skin again, filling in wrinkles and deep lines and restoring some of the volume to cheeks, temples, jawline, and more. At ReVive RX Med Spa, one of the options that we have for helping you with cosmetic concerns in the face is the Restylane line.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane is a line of dermal fillers that can be used to lift and smooth skin or add volume without surgery or invasive procedures. Every product in the Restylane family is made from hyaluronic acid and can be injected into the skin using very fine needles. It can be used in many different locations on the face including the lips, cheeks, marionette lines, and more.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is often found in the skin, joints, and eyes. It is a slippery material that provides lubrication and hydration for many parts of the body. While the hyaluronic acid that is in the Restylane family is synthetic, it has identical behaviors and is accepted by the body in the same way that naturally produced hyaluronic acid is. When injected, synthetic hyaluronic acid will eventually break down and be absorbed back into your body.
How Injectable Skin Fillers Work
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers work by providing volume and a support structure for your skin. It fills up any space that is lacking as a result of lost collagen, elastin, and fat pads. In so doing, it is able to flatten out any wrinkles that are on the surface of the skin. Restylane also attracts water, allowing for additional plumping effects in the days and weeks following your treatment.
The Restylane Line of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers for the lips need to strike a balance between plumping volume and a soft and kissable texture. With Restylane Kysse, you can get both. This softer product is used to help plump the lips while keeping them natural-looking. We can help improve the texture and shape of your lips using Restylane Kysse.
Restylane Lyft is the first FDA-approved HA filler that can be used for the face and hands. With Restylane Lyft, we can restore lost volume to hands. We can also target any loss of fullness that has taken place in the chicks or midface area.
Restylane Contour utilizes XpresHAn Technology™ that was designed to help the filler move with your tissue when you move your face. This makes it one of the most natural-looking fillers on the market for the cheek area. If you are looking for volume in the cheeks without looking overdone, Restylane Contour could be the right choice.
This product was designed specifically with the lips in mind. As your lips age, they can get thinner and start to develop more fine lines and wrinkles. With Restylane Silk, you can restore the volume and also minimize the lines around your mouth.
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne
Both Restylane Refyne and Defyne are crosslinked to provide greater stability while in your face. Restylane Refyne has less crosslinking which allows for more flexibility, while Restylane Defyne has more stability and structure. They can be perfect for nasolabial folds and marionette lines and both allow for natural motion.
Your Filler Consultation
With so many options, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. That’s why we start with a consultation to help identify the product or products that will be right for you. We can treat multiple locations during the same appointment including lips, cheeks, hands, and around the mouth. We will use products with finer particles to help fill in smaller lines and achieve more nuanced filling, and products with larger particles to fill in deeper wrinkles and give you more volume. The consultation is our time to watch your face in motion and choose the right products.
Your Restylane Treatments
To help avoid bruising after your treatment, we recommend staying away from alcohol and blood thinners leading up to your appointment. The length of your treatment will depend on how many areas we are treating, but it is considered a quick lunch-hour treatment. Some Restylane products have lidocaine in them to decrease injection sensation, but you can also ask for a local anesthetic.
Post-Treatment Care and Recovery
Once injected, it can take time for the final results of your treatment to be seen. You may have some slight swelling at the beginning that will go down after several days. Once the filler has settled, you will be able to enjoy the results for several months until it dissolves. Many people schedule one or two follow-up appointments each year to maintain their plump lips and full cheeks.
Restylane Filler Services in Kansas City, MO
At ReVive RX Med Spa, we offer a full range of dermal fillers and other injectables in Kansas City, MO so that we can provide you with the best and most customized experience. If you are unhappy with the lack of volume in your cheeks, you want to reshape and plump your lips, or you want to erase some of the wrinkles and lines on your face, contact us today to schedule a consultation.