We all age, and in addition the wisdom that comes with aging is also accompanied by physical changes, notably the visible signs of aging. For most people, the visible signs of aging present as increased skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, and even superficial skin concerns like dark spots and sun damage. Of all these visible signs of aging, the most difficult ones to treat are loss of skin volume and wrinkles.The experts at Southeast Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA know that one of the best solutions for this problem is dermal fillers like Restylane.
How Long Do Restylane Fillers Last?
A dermal filler such as Restylane Columbus is projected to last between 12 and 18 months for most people. This means you can potentially benefit from a year and a half of looking like a younger and more revitalized you, and that’s a prospect that is exciting for many prospective patients. In fact, the long-lasting results of dermal fillers such as this one have improved over the last several years and all signs point to these non-invasive treatments producing results that can last even longer as the fillers become more sophisticated.
To be sure, the fact that these dermal fillers can produce such long-lasting results without any of the uncomfortable downtime associated with cosmetic surgeries is one of the biggest appeals for patients who are shopping around for anti-aging treatments. If you want to look younger with fast, reliable, and easily customizable results, dermal fillers are the way to go.
Can This Filler Sometimes Last Longer?
So, if dermal fillers are the choice cosmetic treatment, then are there sometimes patients who can experience longer-lasting results? In fact, there are some people who can enjoy dermal fillers for several weeks longer than estimated depending on their age, how well they have responded to the treatment, which type of filler is used, and the location of the filler placement.
For example, sometimes younger patients treating mild concerns can enjoy longer-lasting results than mature patients. Likewise, dermal fillers placed in the cheeks tend to last longer than fillers that are placed in more mobile areas of the face, such as around the mouth or the lips. Additionally, some fillers may last longer due to their unique formula.
Does Restylane Have Variants?
While the original formula is certainly effective and can produce results lasting 12 to 18 months at a time, Restylane is also a family of products that includes several different variants of the original formula that are each designed to produce a specific result in different zones of the face. Some of the variants are also optimized for patients of different ages or with different levels of anti-aging severity. The variants include:
Lyft is a filler that is part anti-aging solution and part contouring treatment. Lyft is designed to add fullness and volume to the mid-face, particularly the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and cheekbones. Uniquely, Lyft is a variant that can also be used to restore the volume of the back of the hands to complete your aesthetic goals. Lyft can last for six to 12 months.
Defyne is a variant that is formulated to address mid-to-deep nasolabial folds, or wrinkles around the nose and mouth that are mostly associated with making expressions. Defyne is projected to last for at least 12 months and can help support the appearance of natural-looking facial expressions while also smoothing away the appearance of defined wrinkles.
Refyne is designed to correct mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. This particular filler is ideal for those who are trying to achieve a subtle, natural-looking rejuvenation. The results of this filler can also last for at least 12 months.
Silk is a filler that is formulated specifically for the lips and can be used to smooth fine lines around the mouth and on the lips, as well as subtly augment the shape of the lips. The Silk filler can produce results that can last up to 6 months. The reason why this filler doesn’t last as long as other fillers is due to the fact that the filler is placed in an area of high-movement, which will cause the filler formula to break down more quickly.
Kysse is another lip filler, but unlike Silk, the results of this filler are meant to last for 12 months at a time. The Kysse filler is meant for augmenting and contouring the shape of the lips, as well as elevating lip volume and smoothing away verticle lip lines.
Which Filler Is Right for You?
Choosing the right dermal filler for your treatment really depends on what your aesthetic goals are. For example, if you want to treat the early visible signs of aging, then the original formula, Refyne, or even Lyft to achieve your goals; if you have more severe age-related concerns, then Defyne may be the ideal treatment for you.
If you are more focused on contouring your appearance, on the other hand, or you would like to augment the shape of your lips, then Silk, Kysse, or Lyft might be good options. Ultimately, we will help you choose the filler or filler variant that will meet all of your aesthetic goals.
How Frequently Should You Use This Filler?
Ideally, you should use this filler as frequently as needed, which means understanding the projected result longevity of every variant being used for your treatment. For example, if you are using two fillers and one has results that last six months, and the other has results that last for 12, then you will need the shorter-lasting filler more frequently than the longer-lasting filler.
But how can you tell if it’s time for a new filler treatment? In general, if you pay close attention to the appearance of your skin, then you will certainly notice when the visible signs of aging begin to creep back in as the results of the dermal filler begin to fade. When it seems like your results are losing power, then it’s time for a top-up appointment.
How Many Syringes Will You Need?
Usually, one syringe of this filler is enough to produce your desired results. Regardless of which filler variant you are using, a single syringe will be used to deliver small amounts of the filler to targeted treatment areas to make the greatest impact on your appearance. Even for patients who have moderate appearance concerns, one syringe is usually enough to achieve optimal results.
What Is the Key to Restylane?
The key to this dermal filler is in the hyaluronic acid formula, which helps your body restore moisture and volume to the skin, and even helps your body produce its own collagen to revitalize your skin structure. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that rely on the chemicals of their unique formulas to produce the results you want, and in terms of the most effective chemicals to use, hyaluronic acid is a dermal filler go-to.
Why Does Hyaluronic Acid Matter?
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that is naturally found in the sub-dermal layers of your skin. In laboratory tests, hyaluronic acid has proven able to contain several times its own weight in water, which is why this hard-working natural acid is so important for maintaining the moisture balance of your skin.
Interestingly, these studies also indicate that hyaluronic acid is a vital component of collagen production; the collagen production in our skin is more likely to increase in the presence of high volumes of hyaluronic acid, which is why dermal fillers based in hyaluronic acid are so effective.
Can You Find Hyaluronic Acid Elsewhere?
If hyaluronic acid sounds like a familiar term, it’s probably because you’ve seen it as a recent star ingredient for many skincare products. These days, hyaluronic acid can be found in serums, moisturizers, primers, and even some make-up foundations. Using hyaluronic acid products may help you maintain the results of your dermal filler treatment since these products will support the continued production of collagen, at least on the surface of your skin.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Dermal fillers are a minimally-invasive treatment that is performed by a certified aesthetician and involves the use of a small, thin needle. During your treatment, several injections will be made to various areas of your face, primarily in places where the signs of aging are the most present, such as directly around a wrinkle. Your treatment appointments should take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.
How Soon Can You See Results?
You will likely immediately notice the results of your treatment on the same day as your appointment. These initial results are due to the infusion of the gel-like filler, hyaluronic acid, and other ingredients in the filler and will likely fade as the filler begins to settle into your skin. Your final results will be evident within one to two weeks of your treatment after the filler has settled into your skin and your skin has started to produce collagen at a higher level than before.
Is Restylane Better Than Other Fillers?
Whether or not this filler is better than other filler options truly depends on your unique needs, goals, and biology. For example, even though Juvederm is also made with hyaluronic acid, some people respond better to Restylane and enjoy longer-lasting results; likewise, some people respond to Juvederm better, or even other fillers that are not formulated with hyaluronic acid, such as Radiesse.
To that end, some people find that the results of their fillers seem better and last longer with cosmetic treatments are combined. For instance, it’s common to combine a wrinkle relaxer like Botox with a dermal filler to address different types of wrinkles on the face. You may also want to consider treating superficial skin concerns, such as uneven pigment or texture, to refine your anti-aging aesthetics.
Who Are Good Candidates for This Filler?
Those who make good candidates for this filler include any person who has mild, moderate, or severe skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, or other loss of facial volume. Good candidates can also be those who want to contour their appearance or enhance the shape of their lips. Ideally, candidates should not be currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of severe allergic reactions to other similar treatments.
Restore Your Beauty With Restylane
We can’t stop the aging process, but we can do some things to halt that process in its tracks. If you think that this dermal filler is the right option to achieve your anti-aging goals, please contact Southeast Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA to schedule your consultation today.