What you should know about Restylane ®
There are three types of Restylane ®. Each product consists of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel.
- Restylane ®
- Restylane Lyft ®
- Restylane Silk ®
Skin testing is not required prior to treatment with Restylane ®.
How Restylane ® Works
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the skin and has the extraordinary ability to attract 1000 times its own weight in water. Hyaluronic in the skin provides softness, volume and moisture retention.
How Restylane ® can help you
As you age, your facial skin and its underlying anatomy which gives definition to your individual features, slowly loses its youthful contours. The skin’s texture, firmness and underlying support system slowly reveal the signs of advancing age.
Loss of elasticity, and breakage of collagen fibers lead to sagging and loss of support from underlying structures.
Subcutaneous fat and facial fat pads eventually thin. Pleasing contours considered youthful and attractive gradually give way to the maturing face. Your face yields to the advancing years and a shadowed hollowness of the midface, develops. Loss of plumpness and jowls are seen. The onlooker perceives an old, tired, even an angry and harsh look.
- Restylane ® can improve your appearance with gradual, subtle changes while keeping a natural look. You appear younger, rested, and your face is still able to express your feelings. Dr. Moynahan aims to help you look better, not like a different person. Restylane ® treats moderate to deep wrinkles and folds such as those from the nose to mouth (nasolabial) and from the corner of the mouth to the jaw line (labiomental or marionette). When injected into the mid to deep layers of the skin a healthier, younger appearance can be achieved
- Restylane Lyft ® – is a volumizer, which restores youthful contours and lifts sagging skin. Correcting deflation of the midface can produce a rejuvenated appearance. As jowls develop, selective and precise injections surrounding the jowls restore a contoured and well-defined jawline consistent with youth.
- Restylane Silk – enhances lips by smoothing wrinkles around the mouth and accentuating the Cupid’s bow. It adds fullness to the lips and the experienced and aesthetically skilled Dr. Moynahan ensures individualized lip shaping to help create a smile that signals youth and beauty.
Who Can Benefit from Restylane Use?
Any adult in good health who is unhappy with facial lines, wrinkles, sagging, deflation of the mid face and thinning lips can benefit from Restylane. Arrange a consultation with Dr. Moynahan who will discuss your goals, and answer all your questions. After a thorough examination, Dr. Moynahan will advise you as to treatment. Each step will be explained, as well as the results you can realistically expect.
Restylane is generally tolerated with occasional side effects such as bruising or swelling. You will be advised how to manage the side effects until they disappear. They are usually mild and go away quickly. As always, Dr. Moynahan will be available to address any concerns or questions you may have.
Dr. Moynahan’s Restylane patients have told us how delighted they are with the results and how much their self-esteem has been positively affected.