Restylane vs. Other Fillers

If you have fine lines and wrinkles, or would like to return a more elastic, full look to your skin, you have many options available to you. Many types of dermal filler are well known because they have been available for more than a decade, and advances in the understanding of skin health have provided some very good options for decreasing lines and wrinkles and increasing skin elasticity. Among the many facial fillers available, though, Restylane is often favored for many reasons.

Filler Ingredients

Each type of facial filler has a main ingredient which allows it to create a fuller look in the skin, or removes the appearance of wrinkles. Traditionally, collagen was used to plump the skin’s appearance and minimize wrinkles, but collagen is made from animal fats and byproducts, and requires allergy testing before it can be used cosmetically. For these reasons collagen is no longer considered the favored option by most cosmetic surgeons.

Possibly the most favored type of filler is hyaluronic acid, such as is present in Restylane , and which your body produces naturally. Hyaluronic acid provides your skin with elasticity and fullness but over time your body produces less of it, which contributes to the forming of wrinkles and lines. Because it is comprised of a naturally-occurring substance, Restylane does not require allergy testing before use and is not considered a toxin.

Longevity of Treatment

Each type of facial filler lasts for a different period of time than others, and the longevity of the effects of your treatment may vary based on your skin type and chemical makeup. For example, if you and your friend were to receive the same Restylane treatment on the same day, the effects of your treatment may outlast your friend’s. The average amount of time that Restylane treatments last is about six months.

Other types of facial fillers may last for longer or shorter periods of time, but may be more expensive, as well. To determine which type of facial filler is best for you, please schedule your free consultation with Nova Surgicare today.

If you have questions about Restylane or other facial fillers, please contact Dr. Hamrah today, serving patients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia.