Are you considering getting Restylane treatments from your dermatologist? Glendale area patients generally request the original formula of this hyaluronic acid filler for the correction of lines around the mouth. However, there are actually several Restylane formulas. Each one is used for a different set of skin rejuvenation purposes. For example, Perlane is a robust filler that is designed for rebuilding facial contours and plumping areas that have deep creases. In contrast, Restylane is a verydelicate filler that can smooth out superficial lines on many areas of the face. Here’s a look at the top 5 procedures involving the family of Restylane products:
#1 Mouth Wrinkles
Your mouth is one of the most mobile areas on your face. This makes the skin around your lips a prime location where wrinkles form as you age. Restylane treatments can be used to address almost any kind of lip and mouth wrinkle. Fine grained hyaluronic acid fillers can deliver the subtle correction required for smoker’s lines (lipstick lines) that run perpendicular to your lips. Restylane can also be used to fill in marionette lines (running from the corners of your mouth down your chin). Perlane is often used for treating nasolabial folds (also called laugh lines). These are the deep folds running from the corners of your nostrils down to the corners of your mouth.
#2 Forehead Wrinkles
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane can be used for both vertical and horizontal lines on your forehead. This includes the glabellar lines (frown lines between your eyebrows) and worry lines (wrinkles that run across your forehead above your brow). Restylane treatments for brow wrinkles are often paired with Botox to deliver maximum results.
#3 Facial Contours
The thickest form of Restylane is used for restoring lost volume in areas such as the cheeks. This is where we tend to lose fatty tissue as we age. Rebuilding plump cheeks gives the mid face area a more lifted look. This type of skin rejuvenation must be done carefully to ensure it doesn’t give you the “chipmunk cheek” look. Fortunately, hyaluronic acid can be broken down with an enzyme injection if you accidentally get overfilled.
#4 Lip Plumping
Restylane is currently the only dermal filler cleared by the FDA for use in lip augmentation. It’s a very popular option for creating fuller, pouty lips. The results need to be touched up every 6 months or so. However, it’s a safer alternative than lip implants.
#5 Eye Wrinkles and Hollows
Some dermatologists use Restylane for periorbital lines around the eyes (crow’s feet). Others recommend this filler for smoothing out the tear trough (hollow area under the eyes). Since the skin in these areas is very delicate, you need to choose your dermatologist carefully. Any lumps or mistakes in the injection process will be very evident around your eyes.