Derma fillers include several different types of substances that when injected into the skin to restore fullness and create more youthful, less wrinkled skin. Some such as Restylane have become one of the hottest non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures on the market today.
One of the most popular derma fillers, Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. This type of plastic surgery is known for delivering excellent results in reducing the look of nasolabial folds or the crease lines between your nose and mouth. It can also help smooth out wrinkles in the forehead and eye areas.
To get ready for Restylane injections, patients should avoid the use of aspirin or St. John’s wort treatments as these substances, as well as lots of vitamin E, can increase the likelihood and duration of bruising where the substance is injected.
Aside from this small risk, Restylane is very safe and is one of the most used and most studied derma fillers with a long record of safe and effective application. According to the company’s website, more than 1.4 million treatments have been performed in the US, and the filler has been used in more than 70 countries.
The results of Restylane injections can last for as long as six months, but multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the best results. Many patients find that coming in every six Derma Prime Plus months for more injections helps them sustain the results of this non-invasive plastic surgery.
Botox is another popular filler on the market, but its mode of action is markedly different from Restylane in that Restylane plumps up the slin by filling in wrinkles, while Botox injections temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in relaxed facial lines.
An especially great thing about Restylane as a cosmetic surgery procedure is that it is virtually pain free. Your doctor can numb the injection site with ice or a numbing substance beforehand if you wish, but the injections produce no more than a little discomfort, perhaps a minor stinging sensation that quickly disappears.
The cost of Restylane injections is usually in the $500 to $800 range and it is priced relatively the same as other derma fillers available today. Overall Restylane can create skin that is much smoother and fresher looking. It can remove years of aging from your face, giving you a much more attractive appearance and boost your self confidence.
Other derma fillers can also be quite effective. Another filler that uses a synthetic injectable material is called poly-L-lactic acid. Like hyaluronic acid this substance is safe in the body and just as helpful in restoring the suppleness of the skin after significant fat-loss in the face.
After this derma filler is injected, it gradually increases the thickness of the skin taking away the sunken skin look that occurs to most people as they age. Usually there is a little bit of swelling for a day or two after the injection, after which more injections may be needed to achieve optimum results.
Most doctors recommend between 3 and 6 treatments to get the right look. The good news is that these results can last even longer than other derma fillers, up to two years, and there is still relatively no pain involved.
There are plenty of great options for you when it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and turning back the clock on your aging process. Talk to your doctor to decide the best one for you.