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What Are the Benefits of Restylane Treatments?

Restylane Treatments

Visible lines and wrinkles on the face can make you appear severe or tired. Even more disheartening, these visible signs of aging can also deepen as you age. Fortunately, at Skin MD in Orland Park, IL, we know that dermal fillers like Restylane can effectively reverse the effects of time so you can look younger.

Restylane is a dermal filler treatment formulated with hyaluronic acid. This versatile treatment is part of a family of specialized fillers that can be used to treat a variety of appearance-related concerns. Whether it’s age-related volume loss or wrinkles around the mouth, you will be able to use this dermal filler to look younger and feel more confident.

What Are the Benefits of Restylane Treatments?

1. Gentle Ingredients

Some say that beauty is pain, but modern cosmetic treatments and skincare products are generally formulated with ingredients that take a more gentle approach to anti-aging. Instead of ingredients that may stress the skin, cosmetic treatments like Restylane are formulated with gentle ingredients that work with your body to restore the visible signs of aging.

This particular filler uses hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar compound in the skin that helps the skin retain moisture. The moisture retention from hyaluronic acid immediately increases the volume of your skin from the sub-dermal layer so your skin will appear plumper and the visible signs of aging will be smoothed away.

Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen

Hyaluronic acid and collagen share a unique relationship in the skin. Both of these compounds are produced naturally by the body but slow in production as you reach your 30s. Over time, lowered production of collagen and hyaluronic acid are why your skin becomes thinner, drier, and more prone to developing wrinkles. But hyaluronic acid has a special attachment to collagen.

Some studies suggest that the natural production of collagen in the skin increases when there is more hyaluronic acid present, which is one of many reasons why dermal fillers made with this sugar molecule are so effective.

2. Comfortable Treatment

It’s understandable to be concerned about your comfort during this treatment if you’ve never used an injectable treatment before. However, while a needle is used to administer the filler to targeted areas of your skin, you can rest assured knowing this treatment will be comfortable overall.

In fact, the needle used for your injections will be very small and thin, which makes the injections basically painless. We also prepare your skin for this treatment with a topical numbing cream so you won’t feel a thing during or after your treatment.

3. No Recovery Period

Although cosmetic surgery can make drastic improvements to your appearance, plastic surgery also comes with long recovery periods that interfere with your life. Dermal fillers are different. As a minimally invasive treatment, Restylane does not have any lengthy recovery time after your appointment.

Actually, the vast majority of patients immediately go back to work or their other daily activities after their treatment. You can even fit dermal filler treatments into a packed schedule with ease.

Aftercare Instructions

Although you will be able to return to your normal activities after your treatment, you will still need to follow certain aftercare instructions. These instructions will not interfere with your ability to go about your daily routine, but they may change up some of your habits for at least three to five days while the filler is settling in your skin.

For example, the most important aftercare instruction is to avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the injection areas to avoid disturbing the filler. You will need to avoid unprotected sunlight, chemical exfoliants, heat, excessive sweating, and steam or hot water. You will also need to abstain from consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

4. Fast Results

Restylane and other dermal fillers in the collection produce very quick results. Within as little as 12 hours, you will be able to see the most drastic improvement to your appearance, and you may even leave our clinic with your results already developing. Most patients will have visibly diminished fine lines and wrinkles on the same day as their treatment, along with plumper, more youthful-looking skin.

These initial results will continue to improve over the next two weeks as the filler settles into the sub-dermal tissues of your skin and work with your body’s natural regenerative abilities to improve the structure, volume, and even tone of your skin.

5. Long-Lasting Results

Some cosmetic products and treatments don’t last for more than a few days. A good example of this is the temporary skin-plumping effect of anti-aging skincare products or even facial treatments. Sometimes, the cost of these products and treatments doesn’t justify their use since the results are so temporary.

However, while Restylane will not produce permanent results, this dermal filler will create long-lasting results. For most people, the results of the fillers in this collection can last for six to 12 months, depending on the variant used and the area of treatment. You may even be able to enhance the results of this treatment with additional cosmetic treatments or specialized skincare products.

6. Many Eligible Candidates

Candidates for plastic surgery like a facelift are generally limited by certain health conditions and restrictions. But this is not a problem that non-invasive treatments such as a dermal filler will have. Because of the gentle ingredients and the precise nature of the injection, dermal fillers are considered well-tolerated and many people are potentially eligible for treatment.

Are You Eligible?

A consultation will be required to determine if you are eligible for this treatment. During your consultation appointment, we will examine the severity of your wrinkles and go over relevant health information to see if you are a good match for this treatment. People who are not eligible for this treatment include people who have a history of severe allergic reactions, people who easily scar, and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Aside from these restrictions, this dermal filler can be used by people of most ages and people of all genders, skin tones, and skin types.

7. Customized Treatment

You can also fully customize your treatment by using different variants in the Restylane collection. Fillers like Lyft, Defyne, and Kysse are all designed to address different areas of concern. From restoring volume lost in the back of the hands to augmenting the shape of the lips, this collection of fillers will help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

Which Product Is Right for You?

Choosing a product from this collection for your treatment will be decided by your aesthetic goals and the needs of your skin. For example, fillers with more density are usually used by those who have modern moderate or severe facial wrinkles, while thinner fillers are ideally suited for those who have mild skin laxity concerns. No matter what your aesthetic concern is, we’re confident we can help you find the filler that will restore your appearance and help you feel more confident.

8. Highly Effective

This brand of dermal fillers has products that are well-established for producing reliable results. There are several scientific studies and clinical trials that support the efficacy of these products, not to mention countless patient testimonies. An estimated 97% of people who have used this dermal filler were satisfied with the results of the treatment and would want to use these dermal fillers again. Of the people surveyed, about 95% would recommend this collection of dermal fillers to friends.

9. Affordable Treatment

This collection of dermal fillers is affordable and friendly to every budget. The price of this treatment is determined by the syringe, which is sold in two different sizes for most of the variants. The amount of filler necessary for your treatment will be determined by the severity of your skin condition. For most people, a single syringe is enough to treat all age-related concerns.

10. Easily Combined

One of the great aspects of using a dermal filler is the fact that these injectable treatments can be combined with a number of other cosmetic treatments. It’s not uncommon for patients to mix and match cosmetic treatments to build a treatment plan that will effectively treat all of their aesthetic concerns.

For example, dermal fillers are commonly combined with neurotoxin treatments like Botox or Dysport to treat dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that can’t be treated with dermal fillers. You may combine dermal filler injections with chemical peels, exfoliation treatments, and even some advanced technology treatments to achieve all of your treatment goals.

11. Versatile Treatment

One thing to know about dermal filler treatments is that they are incredibly diverse. Restylane fillers are designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mid-face, but can also be used to correct smile lines, whin wrinkles, marionette lines, crow’s feet, and even lost volume on the back of the hands. While traditionally used for anti-aging purposes, dermal fillers can also address many other appearance-related concerns, including:


Dermal fillers can be used to augment the appearance of certain facial features, such as the lips, the cheekbones, or the tip of the nose. Many people will experience age-related volume loss in the lips or on the cheekbones that will alter their appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to augment these areas and restore what was lost to time.

Additionally, younger patients may use these dermal fillers to contour their appearance rather than using plastic surgery. Increasing the volume of the lips, slightly altering the shape of the nose, and augmenting the shape of the jawline are all common uses for these dermal fillers.

Volume Loss

Volume loss in the cheeks is one of the hallmarks of visible aging. As we age, fat displacement and lowered collagen production contribute to less volume in the cheeks, which can then make your appearance seem older or “hollow”. Certain fillers in this family can be used to correct this loss of volume in the mid-face, even for severe volume loss.

Correcting volume loss in the cheeks can also improve your appearance in other ways, such as lifting sagging jowls or correcting other signs of skin laxity. Some fillers can even be used to restore volume in tear troughs, the area beneath the eye that will appear as a “dark circle” because of skin thinning related to aging.

Enjoy the Benefits of Restylane Treatments

Aging is inevitable, but only to a certain point. With the right dermal filler, you can effectively reverse time and restore your appearance so you can look more youthful. Whether you want to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines or augment your face to achieve your aesthetic goals, the fillers in this collection can all be useful to you. Please contact Skin MD in Orland Park, IL to schedule your first appointment today. 

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