As we all grow older, deep lines and folds begin to appear along the contours of our face betraying our age to everyone who sees us. Many people in Southern California believe the only liberation from these facial furrows is a surgical face lift in Pasadena or the Inland Empire, but injectable fillers like Restylane®, have proven to be effective and much less invasive than surgery.
Restylane has become very popular in Pasadena and Alhambra, and it's destined to capture even more attention with the recent exciting news from an independent research team from the University of Michigan Medical School. The Michigan scientists discovered that in addition to providing firmer support beneath the surface of the skin, allowing the skin to lie flat and taut over plump facial contours, Restylane apparently triggers the body to produce and protect more of its own collagen.
What the independent study suggests is that in addition to its "plumping" effect under the skin, Restylane stimulates cells called fibroblasts to stretch as they did when they were younger. This apparently causes the production of new collagen and chemicals that inhibit collagen from breaking down. The researchers theorize that this unique property contributes to the long-lasting effects most patients enjoy with Restylane.
This non-surgical option has become very popular in Pasadena and Alhambra, especially with men who want to enjoy the benefits of a more youthful appearance without going under the knife. For our Pasadena and Inland Empire patients, Restylane can also be used on lips and cheeks, as well as nasal-labial folds and marionette lines. Treatments can last at least 6 months and often much longer. For a complete facial rejuvenation, collagen treatments can reduce finer lines and wrinkles or serve as an alternative lip filler, and Botox® treatments can enhance the brow line and forehead. To understand your treatment options, request a consultation online or call our office at (888) 360-6688 today.
Since there are so many options for non-surgical facial procedures, and with Dr. Wang's considerable expertise with the best innovations for non-invasive facial treatments, it is important that you discuss all of your goals and desires for facial rejuvenation during your consultation. Dr. Wang will be able to determine the best treatment and treatment combinations to achieve your goals with the superior results his patients have come to expect.
What are the common benefits of Restylane treatments?
At our cosmetic surgery center, Restylane injections are used to treat deep wrinkles, creases and lines between the eyebrows, from the outside of nose to the corners of the mouth, and for sunken scars and other skin depressions. Many of our Pasadena patients also use Restylane injections to add volume to their lips and enhance their cheekbones.
How are Restylane treatments performed?
Restylane injections are performed using very small needles so pain is minimal and topical anesthetic can be used to reduce any discomfort.
How long do Restylane treatments take?
Restylane treatments typically take 30 minutes at our plastic surgery office conveniently located off the 10 freeway in Pasadena.
What can I expect after Restylane treatment?
For many of our Los Angles patients, no downtime is required and they can return to regular activities the same day. Swelling is possible with some patients but won't last more than a day or two.
What is Restylane composed of?
Restylane is an innovative filler that stands out as one of the longest lasting, non-animal, organic fillers. Made out of a material called Bio-degradable non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA), Restylane does not pose any potential allergic reactions.
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