Restylane® is a dermal filler gel composed of hyaluronic acid: a naturally-occurring sugar compound found in your body. This substance helps lock moisture inside of your skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. To better understand how Restylane® works, you should first understand how your skin is structured.
Your skin is made up of three basic sections: an outer layer, a middle (or dermis) layer, and the deeper layers. Certain substances in the dermis layer of your skin bind water molecules together in order to keep your skin healthy, moisturized, and firm. Hyaluronic acid is one of these substances. Unfortunately, as you age, you lose some of the natural hyaluronic acid in your skin, making it more prone to dry out and form wrinkles.
Once injected, the hyaluronic acid in Restylane® will adhere to your skin, and the water contained within the acid will help replenish volume underneath your skin’s surface. The acid then acts as a magnet for the water, helping maintain your skin’s renewed volume. The results from a single Restylane® injection can last for over six months.
If you have more questions about Restylane®, please contact Facial Aesthetics. today to schedule a complementary consultation. We serve patients throughout the Denver, Colorado area.