If you’ve noticed some changes to your skin as you’ve gotten older and they’re not changes you’re happy with, don’t worry. At MacMed Spa in Milford, MA, our Restylane treatments can help you feel your best again. Before booking your appointment, here’s what you should know.
Does Restylane Work Immediately?
When your self-esteem is affected by the changes you’re seeing in your skin with age, it’s important to find a solution that’s going to work quickly so you can get back to feeling like your best self. This is why you should consider getting a filler like Restylane.
When it’s injected into your desired areas, you’ll notice a subtle but immediate change to your appearance. As the ingredients in this filler work, you’ll see an even bigger difference in the way you look over the next week or so, at which point you’ll get the full results of your treatment.
What Makes Skin Change With Age?
It’s natural to see changes in the texture and appearance of your skin as you get older, though these changes may not be welcome. When you’re young, you have high levels of certain chemicals in your skin. However, the older you get, the more of these chemicals you lose.
This includes collagen, a protein responsible for your skin’s structure and elasticity. It also includes hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that helps your skin stay full and youthful-looking while also maintaining its hydration. As you lose these chemicals, your skin stops being as elastic and it can no longer smooth out effectively when the muscles underneath are relaxed.
What Is Restylane?
This product is a dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid which, as you know, you can already find in your skin. It’s designed to target several areas of your face, helping to fill in any space beneath loose skin and correct hollowness and wrinkling.
Hyaluronic acid also helps your skin in a few other ways. First, it encourages your body to make more collagen, allowing the skin to stay more elastic and preventing more wrinkles from appearing. It also attracts moisture molecules which keeps skin hydrated, ensuring that your skin maintains its natural barrier.
Everything You Need To Know About Treatment
Before Your Appointment
Before getting your injections, there are a few things that you’ll need to do. First, we’ll hold a consultation with you. This is an opportunity for us to discuss what your concerns are as well as your goals. We’ll take a look at your medical history to ensure this is the safest treatment option for you.
We’ll also tell you what you need to do in the days leading up to your appointment. Avoid substances that could thin your blood like ibuprofen, fish oil, and alcohol. This will prevent bruising and ensure your treatment is effective.
When you arrive at our clinic, you’ll be welcomed by our warm and friendly staff. We’ll begin the appointment by thoroughly cleaning the skin where you’ll get the injections. We can apply a topical numbing agent to the treated areas to help you stay comfortable as well.
Getting this treatment is fast, easy, and painless. We’ll inject small amounts at a time into your desired areas, ensuring that we get you exactly the results you want. Most appointments only take a few minutes to complete, and you can leave as soon as the treatment is done.
What Happens After Treatment?
Since this treatment is non-invasive, there’s no need to take any downtime after your treatment. This is just one of the reasons why doctors and patients love it so much. There are just a few things to remember over the next few days.
The most important thing to know is that your skin will be more sensitive than it normally is. So you’ll need to stay out of direct sunlight and remember to apply sunscreen when you do go outside. You should also avoid strenuous physical activity or anything else that could cause sweating.
What Ares Can You Target?
Do your cheeks seem thinner than they used to? Thin cheeks won’t just make you look older. If they get especially thin, they can start to give you a sickly appearance too.
This dermal filler can be applied to the area to fill in any lost volume and make your cheeks look fuller and rounder. It’s also an effective way to add a little more definition to your cheekbones.
As the skin on your cheeks begins to loosen and sag, you’ll notice that this affects your jawline. Gravity will pull your skin down, and you might start to notice jowls. This could be distressing for you and hugely affect your self-esteem.
You can use this dermal filler to lift the skin around your jawline. This will reduce the appearance of your jowls, possibly even getting rid of them completely. Not only will you look younger, but you’ll love how much more defined your jawline seems.
These lines also called nasolabial folds or laugh lines, are the lines that appear between your nose and your mouth. They first appear when you smile and the muscles underneath contract. However, over time, as your skin loses elasticity, you’ll find that these lines become permanent.
If you don’t like these additions to your appearance, don’t worry. This filler can be applied to the area which will fill in any looseness and smooth out these lines. It will also produce more collagen which helps your skin stay flexible.
Your eyes are one of your face’s most prominent features. So, if your eyes look old, the rest of your face is going to look much older as well. As you lose volume around your eyes, you may notice crow’s feet appearing and hollowness under the eyes.
If you get this dermal filler around the eye area, you’ll notice a significant change in the way you look. Enjoy brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking eyes when you get this treatment.
Your lips are another feature that plays a huge role in the way your face looks overall. Thin lips can make you look far more serious and severe than you really are. Conversely, full lips are indicators of health and beauty.
If you get this injectable in your lip area, you’ll be able to get the plump, full lips you wish you had. You can also use it to smooth out any wrinkling you may have noticed on your lips as well as make uneven lips look more symmetrical.
What Are the Benefits?
Long Lasting Results
If you want something that’s going to give you the youthful appearance you’ve been looking for quickly, this is the perfect product. It’s also great for people who want something that’s going to last a long time.
After getting their injections, most people get to enjoy their results for around 6 to 18 months. The specific amount of time you’ll enjoy yours depends on where you’re getting the injections and how your skin reacts.
A lot of people avoid cosmetic treatments because they’re worried that the treatment will make them look fake. This isn’t something you’ll have to worry about with Restylane.
Your treatment can easily be customized to get you the effective, noticeable, but natural-looking results that you’re looking for. Whether you want a dramatic change in your appearance or something a little more subtle, we’ll make sure you’re happy with how you look.
When you get any kind of cosmetic treatment, there is going to be some level of maintenance necessary. However, this particular treatment is one of the best low-maintenance options out there. Not only will your results be effective, but you’ll have an easy time keeping them looking the way you want.
When you visit our clinic, we’ll give you a better idea of when you’ll need to return for more injections to keep your results. Each appointment will take as little as a few minutes, and since there’s no downtime, you can get back to your life right away.
Book an Appointment Today
If Restylane sounds like it might be the right solution to your aging concerns, it’s time to book your appointment. It’s important to get treatment from the right place. Our team is ready to help you. Call us today at MacMed Spa in Milford, MA.