Restylane® in Toronto
Add Volume to Reduce Wrinkles and Improve Fullness
While aging is commonly associated with wrinkles, lines that develop in the skin are not the only visible reminders of the passage of time. Creases deepen, volume diminishes, sunken hollows develop, and lips can thin. All of these cosmetic problems have a solution in Restylane®. Toronto-area patients seeking to restore volume and address any number of age-related facial changes can talk to Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Martie Gidon to find out what the dermal filler can do for their specific needs.
Restylane® is the name of a family of dermal fillers, each with its own particular focus. Some are designed to be especially effective at smoothing out wrinkles, while others are ideal for general skin revitalization.
Contact Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa to get more details about Restylane® for Toronto-area patients. Call 416-483-4541 to set up a consultation.
What Is Restylane®?
Restylane® is one of several dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid as their active ingredient. Juvéderm® is another. While hyaluronic acid is a substance normally found throughout the body, the formulation used in Restylane® is non-animal based and allergy testing is not required. Restylane® filler has medium sized gel particles that are ideal for areas such as the nasolabial folds that may only require moderate improvement.
Perlane®, a member of the Restylane® family, is composed of larger gel particles, making it suitable for injection into cheeks to add fullness and along the jawline to smooth the contour.
Restylane Fine Lines® contains small gel particles that are ideal for areas that need less volume to achieve the desired cosmetic enhancement, such as small creases under the eyes and around the lips.
Dr. Gidon trained in Dermatology at the University of Toronto and is a Board Certified Dermatologist in both Canada, as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the United States.
Uses for Restylane®
When injected into specific areas of the face, Restylane® provides the same benefits as the hyaluronic acid that is abundant in youthful skin, but is less plentiful in older people. The numerous varieties of the clear gel are used to:
- minimize wrinkles
- soften nasolabial folds
- fill in facial hollows and periorbital troughs
- add volume to cheeks and chin for contouring
- increase the skin's elasticity
- plump thin lips
- smooth acne scars
Restylane® Treatment Details
A single Restylane® treatment session can last a matter of minutes. Patients may notice some bruising and swelling at the injection site after a treatment, but these side effects are temporary and resolve on their own within a few days. Restylane® for lip enhancement can result in puffiness of the lips for about three days.
Depending on the product used, results typically last anywhere from four to ten months. Patients can maintain their enhanced look by scheduling maintenance sessions spaced six months apart or requesting them on an as-needed basis.
The product can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments for overall facial rejuvenation. Dr. Gidon works with her patients to develop a treatment plan that best suits their cosmetic goals, and educates them on the benefits of the various options on her menu of services.
BOTOX Cosmetic®, for instance, is another wrinkle-smoothing injectable. Although there is a different mechanism of action between BOTOX Cosmetic® and Restylane®, the two products complement each other to produce long-lasting, natural results.
Learn more about Restylane® at Toronto's Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa. For more information, call 416-483-4541 to set up a consultation.
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