Mother Nature takes her toll on us all in the end. The fresh, youthful face is slowly replaced with an older more lined appearance. However this need not be the case and cosmetic surgery doesn’t have to be the only option either.
How do dermal fillers work?
The treatment is very simple, the product known as Restylane® is injected into the skin around the mouth to give it a plumper more youthful appearance. The lips can also be plumped up to enhance the smile and this treatment is sometimes used during a smile makeover treatment.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, unlike other injectable fillers Restylane® is natural and completely safe. There are no unpleasant side effects or risk of allergic reactions with this type of dermal filler.
What area’s can be treated with Restylane®?
Area’s around the mouth, the lips and between the eyebrows are the most commonly treated areas. However this treatment can be used on other areas and this can be discussed prior to treatment.
How long does it take and how quickly will I see results?
This form of treatment is very quick and does not require any pre-tests to be carried out. The treatment will usually take about half an hour to complete and the results are instant.
Is the treatment painful?
This all depends on your personal pain threshold, however most patients report only minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure. However when it comes to the lips an anaesthetic will usually be used as this area is more sensitive.
How long will the treatment last?
This will depend greatly on the patient’s age, skin condition and makeup as well as their overall lifestyle. However the average estimate used is between 6 to 12 months, the lips tend to need to be done more frequently than folds and wrinkles do.