The Restylane® line smooths away facial wrinkles and folds ( Restylane,2 Restylane Lyft,3 Restylane Refyne,4 Restylane Defyne5 ), provides subtle lip enhancement (Restylane,2 Restylane Silk6), smooths the lines around the mouth (Restylane Silk6), adds lift and volume to the cheeks (Restylane Lyft3), and helps reverse the signs of volume loss in the back of the hands (Restylane Lyft3).
How does Restylane work?
To understand the model of operation that this dermal filler incorporates, one has to first understand the underlying cause of facial lines and wrinkles.
The skin grows with us as we age – sometimes at a much faster or lower pace. The aging of the facial muscles starts anywhere from the 20s and continue into the later life. What happens at this stage in life is that all of the hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin being produced by the skin starts declining till they are no more.
These proteins and acid are all responsible for giving the skin its plumpness, elasticity and freshness. It is, thus, no surprise that when they are no longer there, the skin starts to lose fat, becomes drier and gets lines/ wrinkles all over it. Restylane – being that it contains hyaluronic acid out of the box – is then introduced to reverse this process.
The skin is being fed with a supply of the acid that it is so getting low on. That would help return some of the plumpness, elasticity and fullness to the skin. As time goes on, collagen and elastin production are stimulated. Those go on to make sure the skin can stretch again, erasing all the sagging lines that were initially there.