Ottawa plastic surgery patients who desire a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated appearance, but do not want to undergo invasive procedures, may benefit from Restylane® treatment. Restylane® works by adding volume to the skin and facial structures into which it is injected. This added volume plumps and smooths creases in the skin. It can also be used to change the outward contours of the face. Because it does not contain any animal sources, allergy testing is not required with Restylane® treatment. Restylane® is comprised of hyaluronic acid. It is created using bacteria in a lab setting. This is important to note, as people with allergies to bird proteins (found in some other types of dermal fillers) can safely use Restylane® as part of their facial rejuvenation.
Restylane® provides our patients with a more youthful appearance by effectively filling wrinkles and lines around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Sagging under the eyes, hollow cheekbones, and recessive chins can all be addressed through Restylane® treatment. Restylane® is one of the most popular dermal fillers available today.
Restylane® is the first and only FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved for lip enhancement. Approved for patients 21 years and older, Restylane® can provide natural-looking results that can last for up to six months. Restylane® can be used to add fullness and definition to the lips. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips because they appear disproportionate, lack definition, or are not “pouty” enough, you may be an ideal candidate for Restylane® lip enhancement treatment. Through Restylane® lip enhancement, we can add symmetry and volume to the lips, providing you with the full, defined lips you desire.
Restylane® treatment is performed at our Ottawa office. A small amount of Restylane® filler is injected into the treatment areas. Most of our Ottawa Restylane® patients experience little to no discomfort during the injection process because the needle used is incredibly thin. The hyaluronic acid molecules naturally draw in water and cause the tissue beneath lines and wrinkles to swell. This reaction results in a smoother, younger-looking appearance. The results achieved through Restylane® treatment can last 12 to 18 months.
Restylane® can provide patients with dramatic and long-lasting results. Using Restylane® in conjunction with BOTOX® Cosmetic may provide patients with the comprehensive results they desire in the most non-invasive and cost-effective way possible. Traditionally used to diminish the frown lines found between the eyebrows, BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the nerve impulses in the injected muscles. This slows the muscle activity that leads to the formation of lines between the eyebrows. BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to minimize the appearance of frown lines; it is also an excellent treatment to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and other facial wrinkles, especially those found around the eyes. Like Restylane®, there is no downtime after undergoing BOTOX® injections, and the results may last up to four months. For our patients in Ottawa, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be an ideal option in their facial rejuvenation.
If you are experiencing creases, deep folds, laugh lines, lines around the mouth, or any other signs of facial aging, you may be an ideal candidate for Restylane®. A refreshed, youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance can be yours with Restylane®. To learn more about the Restylane® treatment, please contact Ottawa plastic surgeon Peter Brownrigg today.