Restylane Facial Fillers

How Does Restylane Dermal Filler Work?

Restylane is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the world, and is used extensively at Cosmetic Doctor for patients who have static wrinkles.

What are Static Wrinkles?

Static wrinkles are those lines that stay in place after you’ve stopped smiling or frowning or making a facial expression-they’re the creases caused by years of constant movement of the muscles of your face.

The skin over constantly moving muscle is repeatedly stressed in the same area again and again, hence the formation of what are initially ‘dynamic’ wrinkles (they appear when you make an expression, and then go away when your face returns to rest).

Dynamic wrinkles can be treated with an anti-wrinkle injectable, which interferes with the electrical signal sent to the nerve, relaxing the muscle itself. As the muscle is relaxed, facial movements don’t cause creases in the skin over the muscle.

Invariably, dynamic wrinkles become static wrinkles (time and gravity are unavoidable!).

Ageing Causes loss of Hyaluronic Acid

As we age, we also lose a considerable amount of moisture from the skin, as hyaluronic acid (which helps skin hold onto moisture) levels decline. Add to this the loss of elastin and collagen, both of which help to keep the skin plump and dewy, and you can understand how wrinkles will form as we get older.

With the decline of these natural substances, ageing skin is far more prone to settling into a network of lines and wrinkles, some of which can be quite deep. We also have to content with the loss of facial volume, which leaves shadows and hollows that make people look older.

Injection of Hyaluronic Acid to Help Hold Moisture

Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the skin. Human skin is comprised of three layers, and the middle layer (dermis) contains elements that attract and bind water molecules together, keeping skin firm and healthy.

The progressive loss of hyaluronic acid from the dermis as we age means our skin doesn’t retain moisture as easily, so we are susceptible to wrinkles.

Injecting Restylane places hyaluronic acid directly into the dermis to replace lost volume, reducing folds and wrinkles.

Is Restylane Right for You?

Cosmetic Doctor will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your skin, determining the best treatment to effectively and safely reduce and soften your lines and wrinkles, as well as replacing lost facial volume.

Results are natural looking and the object is to make you look rested, youthful and healthy, no overdone or cosmetically enhanced in any way. Restylane is injected using a fine needle and immediately begins to bind water molecules once placed in the dermis.

Each treatment lasts six months or longer (depending on the patient; it varies from person to person) and can be used to treat the nasolabial folds (from the nose to above the lips), lips, cheeks, chin, back of the hands, or glabellar lines (between the eyebrows).

To book your consultation with Cosmetic Doctor, call 01 685 3100.