What Type of Restylane Is Right for Me?

Do you feel that you look older, grumpier, or more tired than you feel? If so, you may benefit from one or more Restylane formulas at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Keep reading to discover which of these formulas may benefit you, some of the benefits associated with this treatment, and more.

What Type of Restylane Is Right for Me? 

Restylane

The original Restylane formula may be right for you if you are concerned about such facial wrinkles and folds as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It can also add a significant amount of volume and lift to the cheeks. Furthermore, this versatile filler can be administered into the lips for natural-looking, pain-free augmentation, and it can erase smile lines with ease.

If you are using the original formula to erase such facial lines and folds as marionette lines and nasolabial folds, you can expect the results of your injections to last approximately 18 months. However, you should understand that individual results vary, so your results won’t last exactly 18 months. Certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking and sunbathing, will reduce the longevity of the treatment results.

Refyne

Refyne is manufactured with proprietary XpresHA Technology. This formula, like the original formula, may be right for you if you are concerned about the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The results of this formula typically last around 12 months, but healthy lifestyle choices can increase the longevity of the results.

Defyne

Like Refyne, the results of Defyne last approximately one year for most individuals. Furthermore, it is also manufactured with proprietary XpresHA Technology and used to target marionette lines and nasolabial folds. What sets Defyne apart from Refyne is the former is used to target the most severe cases of cosmetic concerns. On the other hand, the latter is used to target moderate concerns.

Lyft

Lyft is one of the most popular Restylane formulas because it can reverse the signs of aging from the backs of the hands. Other brands of dermal fillers can’t volumize the backs of the hands, filling in wrinkles and minimizing the appearance of varicose veins. Typically, the results of Lyft last roughly half of a year.

What Are the Benefits of Restylane Treatments? 

The Ingredients Are Gentle

Some so-called anti-aging treatments feature active ingredients that actually damage the skin. Sometimes, they can effectively treat extremely fine lines, but are harmful to your skin. For instance, over-the-counter skincare products may cause such side effects as burns, rashes, other visible irritation, and itchiness. Not only are these side effects uncomfortable, but they can also make you feel more self-conscious about your appearance than wrinkles and sagging skin.

With this injectable dermal filler, the ingredients used are extremely gentle. Furthermore, they’re not just safe. They are extremely effective, treating the root cause of the signs of aging. The primary active ingredient in this filler is hyaluronic acid, a beneficial chain of sugar molecules that your skin produces naturally. When injected into an area of concern, the skin is volumized and healthier. Moreover, collagen production is encouraged, a protein that keeps your skin tight and smooth.

The Treatment Is Comfortable

If you hate getting your annual flu vaccine because of the post-injection muscle soreness, you’re not alone. However, you should rest assured that, unlike vaccinations or other intramuscular shots, this treatment is not painful at all.

If you’d like, we can numb your skin before your injection session begins. Just be aware that if you opt-out of pre-treatment numbing, your session will be shorter and you will only feel a slight pressure as the filler is administered. It won’t hurt, and it is not uncomfortable.

The Recovery Period Is Minimal

People often put off professional anti-aging solutions because they are worried about an extensive recovery period. However, you won’t be spending weeks playing single-person videogames and pacing up and down your hallway after this treatment.

With this injectable dermal filler, you don’t have to take any time off from work or family responsibilities. You won’t be subjected to a post-treatment observation period that lasts two to three hours. You just have to follow a couple of post-treatment guidelines.

Post-Treatment Guidelines

Although you don’t need to take time off from work, if you work outside, you must apply sunscreen every four hours following your session. This holds true regardless of what you need to do after your session but is of the utmost importance for people spending a great deal of time in direct sunlight. Additionally, you should refrain from consuming alcohol or tobacco products for a few days after your session is complete.

The Results of This Treatment Become Apparent Quickly

Another incredible benefit of this injectable dermal filler is the results of treatment become apparent very quickly. As soon as your injections are complete, you will notice an increase in volume in the treated areas. Mild cosmetic concerns may even be erased completely. Furthermore, you can expect to see the final results of your treatment a mere 10 to 14 days following your injections.

The Treatment Results Are Durable

Over-the-counter anti-aging creams are rarely effective. When they are effective, they have to be applied daily for several weeks for the results to become apparent. Even worse, you must continue applying the creams daily to maintain what little results you can enjoy.

This hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is different. You can enjoy the results of treatment for six to 18 months depending on where the injectable was administered and how well you care for your skin health.

Most People Qualify for This Treatment

You have to be in extremely good health to qualify for most invasive procedures. Furthermore, certain skin conditions, like oral herpes, rosacea, acne, and sensitivity to light precludes people from a lot of anti-aging treatments. However, this gentle, well-tolerated anti-aging treatment is suitable for virtually every adult who is at least 21 years of age.

To determine if you qualify for this treatment, you need to come in for an initial evaluation. During this initial evaluation, we will discuss your health history and current health. However, if you have realistic expectations about the treatment process, including the preparation steps and results, you will most likely qualify.

This Treatment Can Be Complemented By Other Anti-Aging Solutions

This injectable dermal filler is great if your signs of aging are caused by volume loss. However, some people have signs of aging caused by both volume loss and overactive muscles. What makes this treatment phenomenal is you can safely, effectively, and conveniently combine it with an injectable muscle relaxant, such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin.

All three of the injectable muscle relaxants we offer are similar to dermal fillers in that treatment is convenient, comfortable, and highly effective. Although individual results vary, you can expect to see the final results of your injectable muscle relaxant treatments within 24 to 96 hours of injection. These final results may last anywhere from three to 12 months but usually last between four and six. Among the benefits you can expect from injectable muscle relaxant treatments include: 

  • Neck bands
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead folds
  • Deep glabellar lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Smile lines
  • Smoker’s lines

Good Candidates for Injectable Muscle Relaxants

We can tell you whether you qualify for injectable muscle relaxant treatments when you talk to us about your health and aesthetic goals during your dermal filler consultation. When assessing potential candidacy, we look for individuals who are in fairly good health and want to erase dynamic lines or folds that are moderate-to-severe in nature.

FAQs Answered

Do I Need Separate Sessions for Different Areas? 

No, you do not need to schedule separate injection sessions if you have several areas you would like to treat. For example, you can use Lyft to volumize the backs of the hands, Refyne to correct moderate nasolabial folds, and Defyne to erase severe marionette lines in a single appointment. Additionally, you can receive injectable muscle relaxants at the same time as your injectable dermal filler treatment.

How Long Do Treatment Sessions Take? 

The length of your treatment session will be determined by the number of areas you are trying to treat. If you are only treating one concern, such as the lips or mouth, your session may only take 10 minutes to complete.

On the other hand, your session may take closer to an hour if you are treating several problem areas, your cosmetic concerns are severe, requiring larger doses to provide the desired results, and you require several formulas to achieve your desired results.

Will I Look Different? 

Once your treatment session is complete, you will look completely natural. Nobody will be able to tell you have had “work done.” Unlike invasive anti-aging procedures, your facial muscles will not be manipulated, so you will look just like yourself. The only difference is you will look happier, healthier, and younger thanks to the reversal of the signs of aging.

How Many Treatment Sessions Are Required for Ideal Results? 

Most people only need one treatment session to achieve their desired results. However, in severe cases, two sessions may be necessary. Just keep in mind that the initial volumization you see is only the beginning of your results. If you are not quite satisfied with the results of your treatment after 10 to 14 days post-treatment, schedule a follow-up session. The dosages you need to perfect your results will be smaller and your session will be even quicker.

How Can I Help My Results Last Longer? 

To reiterate, the two lifestyle choices that affect the health of your collagen most significantly are sunbathing and smoking. To help the results of your treatment last as long as possible, it is very important to protect the health of your collagen. The easiest way to do this is by wearing sunscreen daily and reapplying it regularly throughout the day. Another simple way to keep your skin healthy and beautiful is to stop smoking.

If you find you can’t stop smoking entirely, do what you can to decrease your nicotine consumption. A third effective way to extend the longevity of your results is to consume a nutritious diet. Focus on eating foods that are high in protein and vitamin C and minimize your consumption of processed foods.

Discover Which Restylane Formula Is Right for You Today

To determine which Restylane formula is right for you, schedule a free consultation with us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and craft a treatment plan that addresses all of your needs.