One of the first signs of aging that most people experience is fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The age at which we begin to notice these things can vary depending on genetics, sun exposure, and other lifestyle factors. For most men and women, the earliest signs of facial aging begin to appear around age 30 and become progressively more prominent as time goes on. The professional team at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco understands the impact that wrinkles and other facial concerns can have on a patient’s confidence, and we are proud to offer a variety of nonsurgical treatment options to help minimize wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
What is the best injectable treatment for wrinkles?
With the large number of fillers and other injectables on the market today, choosing the most appropriate product can be overwhelming. The best way to determine which treatment may be most effective for you is to be evaluated by an experienced provider. Our board-certified dermatologists and licensed aestheticians will guide you through the process of finding a product or combination of products that will help you achieve your goals. During an initial consultation at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco, your provider will assess your case, discuss your goals, explain your options, answer your questions, and recommend a treatment plan. In many cases, your first injections can be performed the same day as your consultation.
How effective is Restylane for wrinkle reduction?
While there are many injectable options for reducing wrinkles, one of the most popular and effective choices is Restylane. This injectable dermal filler is a biodegradable gel that is composed of non-animal products, unlike many other fillers on the market. Because it is derived from human tissue, the risk of an allergic reaction or rejection is quite low, making Restylane an appealing option for many patients.
Unlike BOTOX®, which relaxes the muscles to address dynamic lines, Restylane is an injectable filler that works by filling in lines and wrinkles. This enables it to correct deeper lines, static wrinkles, and facial folds. Another benefit of Restylane is that it is a hyaluronic acid filler, which helps add moisture to the skin and further contributes to a more youthful look.
What else can Restylane do?
Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco is committed to providing the latest and most effective treatments on the market, and we are proud to offer the full line of Restylane products at our facility. While the original product, Restylane, is designed to address facial wrinkles and folds, there are additional Restylane products that are used to target specific areas and concerns. These include:
- Restylane Defyne: Fills in deep laugh lines and smile lines
- Restylane Lyft: Restores volume and lifts the cheeks, and can be used on the hands
- Restylane Refyne: Smooths out moderate laugh and smile lines
- Restylane Silk: Adds volume and fills vertical lip lines
Your experienced and knowledgeable provider will help you decide which Restylane products can help you best achieve your individual goals.
How long do the results from Restylane last?
As with most cosmetic treatments, the longevity of the results from Restylane can vary from person to person. On average, patients are able to enjoy their smooth and youthful new look for about 6 – 18 months. Factors that may influence how long Restylane results last include genetics, the areas injected, the amount of Restylane used, and the skill and technique of the injector.
Is there an alternative to Restylane for wrinkles?
Although Restylane is an effective and popular option for patients looking to reduce wrinkles, there is no shortage of nonsurgical treatment options for wrinkle reduction. BOTOX, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are all wrinkle relaxers that can address dynamic wrinkles and lines resulting from facial expressions and movements. In addition to Restylane, there are also several other injectable wrinkle fillers available for the reduction of lines, volume replacement, and more. One of the most popular choices is Juvéderm®. This filler is often used as a contouring agent to restore volume in the cheeks and other areas but can also be effective to fill in lines and wrinkles. Like Restylane, Juvéderm also offers a full line of products, each designed for specific purposes.
Am I a candidate for Restylane injections?
In general, most people over the age of 21 who are in good health and have decent skin elasticity can be considered candidates for Restylane. Your provider will ultimately determine whether Restylane is right for you during an initial consultation. If you are not a good candidate for Restylane, Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco can recommend an alternative treatment option.
How do I get started?
If you are interested in reducing the signs of facial aging and think Restylane may be right for you, the first step is to be evaluated by a qualified, experienced provider. Call our convenient San Francisco, CA, location today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how you can restore a smooth, youthful look.