We all look in the mirror on a daily basis, but many of us are not content with the reflection staring back at us. Aging is a natural process, however, many people experience a drastic decrease in self-confidence as they age due to changes out of their control. Thankfully, there are tools at your fingertips to help you restore your natural beauty and your self-confidence. Just because you are growing older does not mean you have to look older!
Many of the visible signs of facial aging are due to the loss of volume and elasticity that comes with the natural breakdown of collagen. Chicago patients of Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C. (NSPS) can achieve beautiful, natural-looking correction of wrinkles, lines, and folds by replacing lost volume with injectable dermal fillers. At our plastic surgery practice in Chicago, lost collagen can be replaced with any of the major dermal fillers, including RESTYLANE® Injectable Gel.
For What is It Used?
RESTYLANE® is typically used for treating lines and folds on the face, particularly the tear trough region which contributes to the look of dark circles under the eyes. This product is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that can be found in the body normally, and provides volume and binds moisture beneath the skin. There is very little risk of allergic reaction with RESTYLANE, as it is completely biocompatible and biodegradable. RESTYLANE® is harmlessly eliminated by the body over 6 to 9 months.
One of our skilled clinicians will disinfect the treatment area and then use a fine needle or a blunt micro-cannula to help fill wrinkles or add volume. Rest assured that the majority of patients only report feeling mildly uncomfortable, especially because many Restylane products contain a local anesthetic. The treatment itself does not take long, approximately 15-45 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. Possible side effects include swelling, bruising, pain or tenderness at the injection site, but they typically disappear within a week.
You should only trust a qualified clinician to administer a Restylane treatment, which is why you can rely on our team at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery. To discuss which injectable filler is right for you, click here to request a consultation online at our downtown Chicago plastic surgery offices. You can also call our practice at (312) 266-6240 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you!