Have you noticed volume loss and the development of wrinkles in your lower face? Rather than feeling displeased with the changes in your aesthetic, you should resolve your issues with Restylane. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we offer these injectable dermal fillers to recontour your cheeks, erase your wrinkles and augment your lips.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
Restylane is a family of dermal fillers designed to treat volume loss in your lower face. These effective fillers provide results that last for months. How long your results will last depends on a number of factors, including the area you’ve had treated, your age, the condition of your skin, and your general health.
Longevity of Refyne Results
Refyne is usually used to correct moderate-to-severe laugh lines around the mouth. On average, the results of this injectable last a year.
Longevity of Defyne Results
Refyne is most often sought to address deep nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. The average person can expect results lasting approximately one year but you may enjoy results that last between six months and two years.
Longevity of Lyft Results
As you age, your facial adipose tissue starts to degrade. This results in sagging cheek skin and obvious volume loss in the area. Furthermore, wrinkles will develop around your nose and mouth. Lyft is used to restore volume to the cheeks and lift sagging cheek skin. Additionally, it can be used to treat the deepest facial wrinkles effectively.
The durability of your results will vary, but most people experience ideal results for roughly 12 months when the cheeks are being targeted. In fairly healthy individuals with health-conscious lifestyles, the results of treatment may last several years. When lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose are being targeted, the results of the Lyft injections last roughly six months.
Maintaining Your Improvements
Your results will slowly fade as your skin metabolizes the ingredients in the injectable. You should come in for regular maintenance sessions if you want to maintain your ideal results. You won’t have a problem getting periodic touch-up treatments because injection sessions are convenient. Here are some other actionable steps you can take to increase the longevity of your results:
Eat Whole Foods
If you want the results of your dermal filler injections to last as long as possible, you may need to change your diet. For the most part, your diet should comprise whole foods. Make everything you can from scratch or eat raw foods and eat processed foods as little as possible. There are many reasons eating processed foods should be minimized.
One of the most compelling reasons to avoid these foods to extend the longevity of hyaluronic acid injections is the sugar present in processed foods binds to the supporting structures of your skin. This causes the skin to sag and wrinkle and impedes your collagen’s ability to keep the skin hydrated. You should also consume no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine daily. Too much caffeine acts as a diuretic.
Drink More Water
A shocking 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. Whether you suffer from chronic dehydration or not, drinking more water can only benefit your skin health. We recommend drinking at least three quarters a gallon of water daily. If you feel like this is an insurmountable task, assess the color of your urine. If it is clear or very pale when you drink only half a gallon of water daily, you are hydrated adequately.
Just be sure to make drinking water or other hydrating fluids, like sugar-free tea or coffee, a habit. A significant number of Americans are chronically dehydrated because they don’t drink until they feel thirsty. Unfortunately, the sensation of thirst is a lag indicator of inadequate hydration. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Additionally, thirst cues are commonly mistaken for hunger cues and cravings for salty foods.
You know smoking affects your brain and lungs, but did you know that smoking also ages your skin prematurely? Tobacco products, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco, contain a chemical compound called nicotine that restricts your blood vessels and leads to the dehydration of your skin.
How Does This Type of Injectable Work?
All products in this family of fillers feature a restorative ingredient called hyaluronic acid. Once the filler has been injected into the targeted area, this acid will add soft, natural-looking volume to your skin while hydrating your facial tissues. These two treatment results will fill in wrinkles and folds, augment your lips and recontour your cheeks. Each filler contains a different formula and is designed to fix particular cosmetic concerns in specific regions of the face.
For instance, the Lyft filler we offer contains hyaluronic acid with a particularly high molecular weight. The size and weight of the hyaluronic acid molecules used in this particular formula make it perfect for improving the appearance of your cheeks dramatically. Contrastingly, fillers comprising smaller hyaluronic acid molecules are great for adding subtle, natural-looking volume to your lips.
Who Is a Good Candidate for These Dermal Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally in your skin. It is hypoallergenic and used in the production of numerous cosmetic products. For instance, lots of anti-aging serums contain hyaluronic acid. Since hyaluronic acid is extremely safe, you will probably be considered a good candidate for this filler if you want to improve the appearance of your facial features.
That said, you must come in for an initial evaluation before your injections can begin. At this initial meeting, we must assess the quality of the targeted area and talk about your medical history and overall health. We must also be informed of pigmentation concerns, a history of developing keloid scars or severe allergies. Finally, we need to know if you have plans to get a chemical peel or restorative laser session in the future.
How Should I Prepare for My Injection Session?
Your injection session will improve your aesthetic and skin health without the use of invasive techniques. Thus, you don’t have to make any time-consuming, difficult changes to your routine during the seven days leading up to your scheduled appointment.
Altering the Medications and Supplements You Take
Even though you don’t need to make significant changes to your lifestyle, you should avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as ibuprofen for seven days. During this time, you should also stop taking vitamin E supplements, garlic supplements, and any other dietary supplements that affect blood viscosity.
Protecting Your Dermis
You should avoid using potentially harsh cosmetic treatments or products that can irritate your dermis. If your skin is irritated, you must reschedule your appointment. We strongly recommend not using topical retinoids or intense anti-aging products during the three days leading up to your scheduled appointment.
You should also avoid waxing or bleaching your facial hair during the three days leading up to your hyaluronic acid injections. Additionally,
you should hold off on chemical peels and restorative laser treatments during the week before your injection session.
How Long Will My Session Take?
The types of cosmetic concerns we are treating during your session will determine how long it takes. However, sessions usually take around 15 minutes to complete. We will numb your skin before your injections are administered to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Once your skin is numb, we will administer the injectable into the area targeted for treatment. What’s great about these dermal fillers is they contain an injectable numbing medication known as lidocaine. Lidocaine numbs the targeted area beneath the skin.
What Needs to Be Avoided After My Session?
There’s nothing irritating or damaging about the natural ingredients we inject during your treatment session. Therefore, you don’t need to take time off from work or make other major adjustments to your daily routine once your injections are complete. That said, there are a couple of small alterations you should make in the first few days following your injections.
Specifically, you should minimize your time spent in direct sunlight and do your best to avoid intense heat for roughly one week following your injections. Furthermore, you should avoid tobacco use, alcohol consumption, or vigorous exercise for a few days.
How Soon Will I See the Benefits of Treatment?
Improvements in the targeted areas will become apparent quickly. In fact, this injectable starts working as soon as it is administered so there will be a noticeable difference in your appearance before you leave your appointment. For instance, you may notice your skin looks plumper and healthier as soon as the injectable is administered.
However, it takes a couple of weeks for the final results of these injections to become apparent. This is because the hyaluronic acid needs time to settle deep into the targeted region and your skin needs time to respond to the presence of this essential chemical compound.
Can I Also Be Treated With Other Injectables?
Yes, you may combine your Restylane treatments with other injectables for comprehensive benefits. We offer a wide range of anti-aging injectables and each injectable is designed to treat a different aesthetic concern.
When we discuss your aesthetic goals during your initial consultation, we may determine that you need several injectables to get the look you want. For instance, this injectable is commonly used in conjunction with Botox to erase crow’s feet or augment the cheeks.
Of all the injectables we offer, Botox most commonly complements Restylane treatments. Botox is an injectable neuromodulator designed to relax hyperactive muscles. It is commonly combined with hyaluronic acid treatments to correct crow’s feet when the deep lines are caused by both volume loss and dynamic muscles. It may also be used to smooth away any bands you have on your neck and reverse vertical and horizontal forehead folds.
Botox injections are incredibly popular in individuals who are not ready for a facelift or brow lift or have already undergone one of those procedures and wish to extend the longevity of the results. Like hyaluronic acid injections, Botox injections are comfortable and take roughly 15 minutes to complete depending on the targeted area. It is safe to drive after receiving Botox injections. You can expect to enjoy the final results within a week of treatment. Results last many months.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Even if you have a hectic schedule, you should strongly consider Restylane to enhance your appearance. Treatment sessions can be completed in as few as 15 minutes and you can enjoy results that last roughly 12 months. If you would like to learn more about these powerful injectables, contact us today at Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL to schedule your initial consultation.