Restylane® in Worcester, MA
Restylane® is a new dermal filler treatment that has revolutionized the anti-aging market. Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid that not only reduces lines and wrinkles in the face, but may also actually slow down the aging process. Salisbury Plastic Surgery, located in Shrewsbury and led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, offers Restylane® treatments for residents of Worcester and neighboring areas in Massachusetts.
What Is Restylane®
Restylane® is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced in skin cells that attracts moisture and binds with water, helping your skin to retain moisture. The body produces less hyaluronic acid as part of the aging process, so skin loses the natural hydration of youth, causing it to collapse into lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds. Restylane® delivers hyaluronic acid directly to thirsty skin cells deep beneath the skin’s surface to restore and maintain healthy hydration. The continued hydration that Restylane® provokes in skin cells makes them plumper and fuller, smoothing out lines, creases, wrinkles, and folds.
Benefits of Restylane®
Restylane® is a minimally invasive, natural alternative to plastic surgery, or it may be combined with other procedures to enhance results. Restylane is a safe, simple treatment that takes under an hour to administer. The gel contains only all-natural plant-based ingredients that ensure biocompatibility with the body, reducing the risk of allergic reaction. Over time, the body naturally absorbs hyaluronic acid, continuing to enhance the skin’s texture. Results usually last up to a year, and no recovery period is required when administered as a stand-alone treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane®?
Almost any healthy adult who wants to treat visible signs of aging, while increasing hydration of skin cells to achieve a more youthful appearance, may be an excellent candidate for Restylane®. Dr. Ekstrom may recommend Restylane® for you if you are plagued by any of the following concerns:
- Crow’s feet
- Laugh lines
- Frown lines
- Marionette lines
- Vertical lines around the mouth
- Sagging skin and wrinkles around the eyes
- Sunken cheekbones and loss of definition in the cheeks
- Loss of fullness, volume, and definition around the lips
- Sagging skin in the chin and jaw line
Is There Any Preparation Required Before Restylane®?
Although Restylane® is made from natural ingredients and there is little risk of any adverse reaction, you should discuss any history of allergies and other medical conditions with Dr. Ekstrom, as well as any other injections you may have received recently and any medications you may be taking. It is advisable to delay Restylane® treatments if you have any infection, inflammation, acne, rashes, or other skin irritations until the condition passes.
Is Restylane® Treatment Painful?
You may choose to request a numbing agent to prevent any discomfort during treatment. The Restylane® gel is injected directly into the skin using a very fine, small-gauge needle. You will see a visible improvement immediately following the treatment, and increased improvements over time with wrinkles diminishing gradually as your skin cells become more hydrated. For most patients, one treatment lasts about a year.
How Much Does Restylane® Cost In Worcester?
The cost of Restylane® treatment will vary according to the areas treated and amount used. Although insurance rarely covers dermal fillers such as Restylane®, our office offers a variety of payment options by providing easy financing methods as well as accepting various forms of payment.
If you want to increase the volume and hydration in your skin cells to rejuvenate your appearance and you live in the Worcester area in Massachusetts, consider a Restylane® treatment at Salisbury Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom. There you may choose from a variety of dermal filler treatments and other cosmetic procedures. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.