When you age, the process affects the entirety of your face. In your younger years, you produce an abundance of hyaluronic acid (HA) which attracts moisture. Over time, you produce less HA which results in sagging or drooping features. This can cause certain parts of your face to lose its shape and fullness, producing lines, wrinkles, and an overall less youthful appearance.
Wrinkles typically show in three parts of your face; cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips. As you age, your cheeks lose collagen, a thinning of underlying fat, which decreases bone volume and volume in your cheeks. This results in a sunken appearance of your face. Also as you age, the skin on your cheeks may begin to droop becoming what are known as nasolabial folds. This is caused by a combination of a loss of volume and aging. The result of nasolabial folds are a tired-looking face with an increase of wrinkles appearing between the nose and mouth. As you age, your lips may begin to lose their shape and you may notice an increase in vertical lines around your mouth. These lines are called perioral lines and marionette lines. You may also notice the corners of your lips sagging, an affect called oral commissures.
Restylane is a line of products that have been developed to solve these problems; Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Silk. These products are designed to replicate hyaluronic acid reducing facial wrinkles and folds to give you a youthful appearance. To date, over 20 million treatments have been performed worldwide.
Restylane has been widely used for over 20 years adding volume and fullness to the skin of millions looking for a more youthful appearance. This product is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Using Restylane can show results in nasolabial folds for as long as 18 months after treatment with 95 percent of patients seeing improvements a year after treatment.
Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler that is designed to treat both cheeks and nasolabial folds. 72 percent of patients that have been treated reported that their cheeks looked smooth and attractive a full year after their treatment. 70 percent of patients stated that they continued to be satisfied with their results a year after the treatment.
Restylane Silk is a gel that is designed to treat the definition of lips and treat the lines around them. It’s the first and only FDA-approved treatment that is specifically designed to address the lips and the lines around the lips. 50 percent of patients that received the treatment continue to see improvement 24 weeks after the treatment. 75 percent of patients that receive the treatment make the decision to be treated again.