If you have frustrating facial wrinkles and want to rediscover your youthful appearance, Restylane is the injectable treatment for you. This dermal filler is minimally invasive and offers instant results. Dr. Andrew Compton is a very experienced master injector with the cannula technique, making our office an ideal choice for Restylane injections.

Wrinkles and folds naturally appear in our skin as we age. This is because our skin loses elasticity to a considerable extent. At the same time, tissue is lost from the underlying facial fat layer. When fat is lost, the skin sags, causing age lines to form. Restylane fills these wrinkles by restoring volume.

Restylane: An Effective Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced in the human body naturally and is responsible for the firmness, structure, and elasticity of the skin. However, as you age, the production of this acid declines, resulting in new wrinkles. Exposure to the sun, smoking, and high levels of stress can also contribute to making you appear older than you actually are.

Restylane is a filler composed of synthetic hyaluronic acid. When injected, the product supplements the tissues’ supply of this vital substance. The hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules in the skin tissues, resulting in an increase in volume. This causes age lines to fade away in a way that looks natural and youthful.

Because the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is not animal-based, there is a much lower chance of allergic reactions or any other sort of complications. The results of Restylane are immediate and can last up to a year and a half.

Which Wrinkles Can Restylane Treat?

This gel filler treats moderate to extensive lines in the face. It is best suited for many age lines in the areas around the mouth and nose.

Restylane can treat:

  • The nasolabial folds, which stretch from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines, which stretch down from the sides of the mouth
  • Parentheses lines, which border the mouth
  • Smoker’s lines, which appear around the lips

Restylane injections can also be used to address volume loss in the backs of the hands, which is a common issue that accompanies the aging process. Additionally, Restylane can be used as a lip filler. Not only does this restore shape to lips that have thinned with age, it also adds volume to create an attractive pout.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

If you feel that you are looking older or are experiencing low self-esteem due to the early appearance of wrinkles and age lines on your face, the Restylane procedure is the ideal solution.

If you are over 21 years old but are scared to go under the knife, Restylane could be the best alternative. This procedure requires no recovery time or downtime, and it does not involve any scalpels or incisions.

Patients who are experiencing active skin infections in the treatment areas must treat these issues before coming in for Restylane.

Contact Us to Learn More

To determine your eligibility for a Restylane treatment, contact the office of Dr. Andrew Compton. Dr. Compton is a skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and will be happy to help, so arrange your consultation today.