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Treatments for Aging or Sun Damaged Skin: Restylane

Sun damage

Although most Americans love spending time outdoors in the sun, sun exposure can cause significant damage to your skin. Heat can dry out your skin and UV radiation can cause sunburns and long-term damage. The good news is that there are treatments available for aging and sun-damaged skin. One of these treatments is Restylane.

Not only does Restylane rejuvenate skin that’s been sun damaged, but it also turns back the clock on signs of aging. With many patients looking for skin rejuvenation, Restylane is a great option for filling age-related skin hollows as well as increasing cheek volume and providing increased definition in the chin, lips, nose and chest. It can also reduce the appearance of dark circles/spots under the eyes.

What to Expect from Restylane?

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid facial filler that acts like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. In the U.S., Restylane was the very first hyaluronic acid filler to be approved by the FDA for facial injections for cosmetics. It helps to smooth out wrinkles and plump up your skin, especially in the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds (the nose to mouth lines). Restylane also reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth and erases signs of aging like fine lines and sagging skin.

  • Restylane is designed to treat skin problems such as facial wrinkles and undereye circles. It is also used for lip augmentation.
  • Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved filler injection for lips. Restylane Silk gives lips volume and definition. It can also treat wrinkles around the mouth.
  • Restylane Lyft is designed for cheek augmentation and to treat laugh lines.
  • Also, Restylane Refyne reduces the appearances of nasolabial folds and wrinkles
  • Restylane Defyne also reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth

Because Restylane comes in several different types, each suited for a specific area of the face, it’s best to discuss your desired results with your doctor so you choose the best skincare for your goals. The average treatment lasts between six and nine months, and lip treatments last between three and four months.

Most injections are performed right in the doctor’s office with a small needle under the skin with local anesthesia or numbing cream. The filler helps to smooth out and lift skin, making it look younger and plumper. The procedure is relatively quick, and nearly any patient over the age of 21 can get Restylane.

Potential Side Effects

As you consider Restylane, you’re probably wondering about the most common side effects to prepare for after your treatment. Like any procedure, Restylane carries potential risks and side effects, but most will be mild and last only a short time. Although most last only a day or two, some can last up to two to four weeks. Potential side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Pain at the injection site
  • In rare cases, infection

One of the reasons that many are turning to Restylane is that it is made from an acid that is naturally occurring in the skin. One injection can make skin look fuller and smoother for several months. It can add volume and decrease wrinkles in just one injection. Your doctor can help you determine proper face skincare and the best course of action for your goals. If you’re looking to reverse signs of sun damage and aging, speak to your doctor about Restylane. 

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