Restylane Injections for Facial Wrinkles
No woman likes to get older and especially to show visible signs of aging like facial wrinkles. If there is an affordable and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, most women will take advantage of it.
Today, there is such an option. For smoothing wrinkles, particularly those around the nose and mouth, many women are choosing Restylane injections. Restylane is one of the newer injection fillers and it has proven to have results that can last six months, and in some cases, as long as a year with only one treatment.
Restylane also has an advantage over some other popular injections in that it contains no animal ingredients and is all-natural. It is a clear gel, which uses hyaluronic acid as its basis. This is a substance of connective tissue that is made naturally in the body. It adds curves to the face, fills in depressions, smooth wrinkles in the face, and helps to shape the lips.
Restylane is used normally for patients who are between 35 and 60 and injections are given by a doctor under local anesthesia. The filler is injected beneath the skin at points determined by the doctor. Once injected, the hyaluronic acid that is in the filler sticks to the skin and the acid works like a magnet to make the water preserve the newly attained volume of the skin.
The treatment can take just a few minutes or up to 30 minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated. The results of a Restylane injection can be seen fully within week after treatment. The success rate of Restylane injections is very high, especially for deep wrinkles. Sixty-three percent of women who have these injections are happy with their results.
Botox, unlike Restylane that contains no animal products, is a purified protein that comes from a toxin that causes food poisoning. Since wrinkles are the result of using the facial muscles, Botox is injected directly into the muscles, inactivating the ones that cause wrinkles. Botox is used more for frown lines in the forehead and for crow’s feet, rather than the wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Botox treatments last from 3 to 6 months, whereas the wrinkle smoothing affects of Restylane can last as long as a year. Restylane and Botox have different applications and each is meant for a different type of wrinkling in different locations on the face.