If your skin is beginning to succumb to the signs of aging, the first thing you may notice is that your skin loses volume—instead of appearing tight and plump, it may appear to be sagging and soft. This happens during the aging process as the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin begins to change. Maybe your skin is not yet showing signs of aging, but you still wish to plump up certain areas, such as your lips or cheekbones. Receiving an influx of hyaluronic acid is a non-surgical way of plumping up your skin to increase its volume, giving your skin a naturally firm appearance. Luckily, Restylane® is a great non-surgical way to naturally enhance your skin’s own stock of hyaluronic acid.
What makes Restylane® unique and so highly-recommended by cosmetic surgeons everywhere is its patented technology. Technically, you could inject hyaluronic acid directly into your skin, foregoing the need for any brand-name products or technology. However, the hyaluronic acid in your body is constantly being broken down and replaced. As we age, our bodies become less and less efficient at this process, so less hyaluronic acid is naturally produced. Injecting the acid directly into your skin would work for only a few days, when it would then be broken down naturally and only replaced with a fraction of the same amount of acid. Restylane®, however, is uniquely stabilized with a patented dermal filler gel material that closely resembles your body’s own hyaluronic acid, but is much harder to break down. This means long-lasting results and minimal chance of an allergic reaction, since the main components of Restylane® are naturally found in your body already.
Dr. Hakimian can help decide if Restylane® is right for you, it is the world’s most widely used product based on hyaluronic acid for aesthetic enhancement. The gel’s composition is safe and natural, and results in long-lasting but not permanent results. Since your face changes shape as you age, it is always best to avoid permanent changes to your looks, as what benefits your appearance now may not be what you desire in years to come.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss Restylane® and any of our other non-surgical procedures with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or schedule an appointment online.