Restylane is a highly effective cosmetic treatment option for those looking to rejuvenate their appearance and reduce signs of aging. But who exactly is a good candidate? If you’re thinking about visiting us at Knox Wellness Experience in Knoxville, TN, here’s what makes a great candidate to receive this treatment.
How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate for Restylane?
You Are Over the Age of 21
The FDA has approved this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler for patients over the age of 21. Most people begin to see wrinkling and other changes in their skin in their late 20s the early 30s.
It’s around this time that many people start to get cosmetic treatment to reverse signs of aging. However, you can get injections of this filler earlier as a preventative measure or simply as a way to enhance your appearance.
You Are in Good General Health
When you choose to get your treatments from our clinic, we’ll consult with you to ensure that this treatment is safe for you. As long as you are in good overall health, then it should be safe for you to get this treatment. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid this injectable for now.
If you have any skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis flare-ups or sunburns around the areas you want to target, you should wait until these conditions have cleared up.
You Want to Get Rid of Laugh Lines
Laugh lines are the vertical lines between your nose and your mouth. They may be more prominent when you laugh or smile. They are also one of the most obvious signs of aging on a person’s face.
If you’d like to reduce their appearance, Restylane’s Refyne formula is good for milder lines. For more severe lines, your practitioner may recommend the Defyne formula.
You Have Lost Fullness in Your Cheeks
As you age, you’ll start to lose volume in your cheeks. This can make them look sunken and gaunt. When injected into the cheeks, the hyaluronic acid in this filler will provide more fullness. It can also help add volume to the mid-face area.
Your Lips Are Thin
Thin lips may give you a very severe expression that doesn’t match your personality. Some people have naturally thin lips, while others lose volume as they get older. This injectable can be applied to the lips to help them appear fuller and more even.
You can also use this filler to reduce the appearance of lipstick lines or smoker lines. These are vertical fine lines that appear on your lips as they lose volume and elasticity.
You Have Wrinkles on Your Hands
Unlike many other dermal fillers, this one can be applied to your hands. Signs of aging like volume loss and wrinkling tend to appear most prominently on parts of the face and body that move around a lot. So it makes sense that the backs of your hands would see major signs of aging.
This filler will ensure that not only does your face look younger and healthier, but your hands do too.
You Want Comfortable Treatment
Certain cosmetic treatment options like surgery may require some discomfort or even pain. An injectable like this one can provide you with a totally comfortable and pain-free experience.
That’s because it’s non-invasive, and only a small needle is used to apply the product. To help keep you relaxed and comfortable, we can also apply topical numbing cream to the targeted areas. The most you’ll feel is a little pinch as the needle is applied.
You Want Easy Recovery
Getting surgery may require significant down time after your procedure. For some people, taking this kind of time off work and other activities simply isn’t ideal or feasible.
If you’re interested in something that offers fast and easy recovery, you might be a perfect candidate for Restylane. Since only a small needle is used, you can get back to your regular life as soon as treatment is done.
You Want to See Results Quickly
You may see a change in your appearance as soon as your treatment is done. That’s because the product immediately fills in space under your skin upon injection, making it look fuller.
But this won’t be the extent of your results. The full effects of your treatment will be visible after about a week or two.
You Want Results to Last a Long Time
Dermal fillers can’t provide permanent results, but some of them do last longer than others. This injectable is one of the longest-lasting you can find. Most people find that their results last anywhere from six to twelve months.
Keeping up with an overall healthy lifestyle and practicing good skin care can help you enjoy your results for as long as possible.
You Want Treatment Designed for You
It’s easy to customize this treatment to ensure you get the precise results you’re looking for. During our initial consultation, we’ll talk about what your major goals and concerns are. We may use a combination of different Restylane products to help you achieve your goals.
Whether you’re looking for a few subtle changes or you want a dramatic revamp to your appearance, we’ll help you feel more confident in your skin.
You Want to Combine It With Other Treatments
This filler can be safely combined with several other kinds of cosmetic treatments. For example, you can get injections of Restylane along with a product like BOTOX to help prevent the muscles under your skin from over-contracting.
We can also discuss combining this product with collagen stimulators to help increase your skin’s elasticity.
You Want Natural-Looking Results
You don’t need to be concerned about looking fake or having a plasticky appearance when you get this filler. The experts at our clinic know exactly where to inject this filler to provide you with the results you want while still ensuring they look completely natural.
You Are Ready to Revitalize Your Appearance
If the signs of aging that you’re seeing are making you feel self-conscious, then this dermal filler could be right for you. By targeting major aging concerns and increasing the overall fullness of your face, you’ll look younger and healthier.
Love what you see in the mirror and feel confident in your appearance when you get this treatment.
What to Expect From Treatment
As we mentioned previously, we’ll consult with you beforehand so we can go over your medical history and goals. Once we’ve determined that this is the right cosmetic treatment for you, we’ll provide you with complete instructions on how you should prepare for treatment.
For about 24 to 48 hours before you receive your injections, you will need to avoid alcohol and tobacco. This is because they can thin your blood which might cause bruising around your injection sites. You should also stay away from certain medications like aspirin as well as supplements like fish oil and vitamin E.
We’ll start the treatment process by thoroughly cleaning your skin. This prevents any unwanted bacteria from entering the injection sites along with the product. If you are worried about pain, we’ll apply the topical numbing agent at this point. Then we can start applying the product.
To maintain accuracy and get you the precise results you want, we’ll inject small amounts of the filler at a time in strategic locations. Your appointment should take less than an hour to complete. As soon as it’s finished, you can leave the clinic and head home.
The Healing Process
As stated before, you can get back to your regular life as soon as your treatment is finished. There will just be a few things to be mindful of over the next week or so since your skin will be more sensitive than usual. You’ll have to stay away from direct sunlight as well as strenuous physical activity.
After getting treatment, make sure to drink lots of water since this can help activate the hyaluronic acid in the filler. Remember to sleep on your back so you don’t put any pressure on the treated areas, and apply sunscreen when you go outside.
Get in Touch Today
One of the reasons why so many people love Restylane is that almost anyone can be a candidate. If you’re ready to get your treatment, then it’s time to contact our clinic. Book your consultation today at Knox Wellness Experience in Knoxville, TN.