At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Celebration, FL, we understand that every client who walks through our doors is unique. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for a given aesthetic concern, so we proudly offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Today, we’re focusing on one of our most popular non-invasive anti-aging treatments, Restylane. Read on to learn more.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Restylane?
Several factors must be evaluated before a determination can be made regarding whether you qualify for Restylane injections. For example, during your initial consultation, we need to assess your concerns and understand your goals to ensure that this is the most effective anti-aging treatment for you.
Your health must also be evaluated before we can determine if you qualify. However, you can generally expect to qualify for this treatment if you have concerns that can be addressed by increasing collagen production in the problem areas, you are relatively healthy, and you can comply with all pre- and post-treatment guidelines.
What Should I Avoid Before My Treatment?
There are several things you must avoid before your Restylane injections are administered. For instance, you should not engage in any intense physical activities for 24 hours before your injection session. Additionally, for 24 hours prior to treatment, you should not consume alcohol or tobacco products. Furthermore, you need to avoid taking any pharmaceutical that can affect blood-clotting, like:
- Vitamin E supplements
- Fish oil supplements
- St. John’s Wort
What Should I Avoid After My Treatment?
After your injections have been administered, you should avoid the consumption of alcohol or tobacco products for at least 24 hours. Additionally, for a day or two after your treatment, you should avoid strenuous physical activity and other situations that will increase your body temperature significantly, like sitting in a steam room. Moreover, you should not touch the treated areas for several hours post-treatment.
Who Shouldn’t Receive This Treatment?
You should not receive this anti-aging treatment if you are not yet 22 years old. Additionally, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive this treatment. This treatment is also not appropriate for people who suffer from a bleeding disorder.
Will I Qualify for Treatment If I Have an Allergy?
If you have seasonal allergies, you may qualify for this treatment. If you are allergic to lidocaine, you will only be considered a good candidate for treatment with the original formula. It is the only formula that does not contain lidocaine.
We will discuss your health history thoroughly during your initial consultation to make sure that your personalized treatment plan is safe for you as well as effective. Advise us on whether you have ever been hospitalized for an allergic reaction, and let us know if you have allergic reactions to gram-positive bacteria.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Desired Results?
You can expect to see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your treated areas once we have administered the dermal filler. However, it will take a few days for the filler to spread throughout the treatment areas and settle in. Once the filler has settled, it may take another seven to 11 days for your desired results to become apparent.
Note that this general rule of thumb assumes you will only need one injection session to achieve your optimal results. If you need two treatment sessions to address severe concerns satisfactorily, you should be able to feel confident in your appearance 20 to 28 days after your first treatment session.
What Can I Do To See My Desired Results Faster?
To see your desired results as quickly as possible, you must stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized. You also need to make sure you get all of the nutrients you need every day and try to limit the amount of food you eat that is bad for your collagen health. Smoking and alcohol consumption should also be avoided.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
How long the results of your treatment will last depends on several factors, including the formula you get and where you are treated. If you opt for Lyft to augment your cheeks, you should be able to enjoy your desired results for a year. You should be able to enjoy your appearance for six months if you opt for Lyft to treat the backs of your hands or facial wrinkles.
Silk injections can improve your appearance for approximately six months at a time. This formula was designed to erase perioral rhytids and augment the lips. If you want to use the original formula to treat cosmetic concerns affecting the appearance of your face, you can expect to enjoy your optimal results for up to 18 months.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To enjoy a youthful countenance for as long as possible, you need to maintain a good skincare routine. You should moisturize your skin one to two times daily and do what you can to prevent UV damage. Light-based tanning should be avoided, and you should wear protective sunscreen when you go outside. This is essential because UV damage is the leading cause of premature skin aging.
It is also vital that you maintain a healthy diet if you want to enjoy your optimal results for as long as possible. To produce collagen and keep it healthy, your skin needs an ample amount of protein, water, and micronutrients. Therefore, you should eat plenty of protein and water- and nutrient-rich produce. Furthermore, you should avoid smoking and limit your alcohol intake. Managing stress is another effective step to take.
Look and Feel Your Best
The bottom line is that you should qualify for Restylane injections if you have volume loss-related concerns and are relatively healthy. To confirm that this is the most appropriate treatment for you, schedule an initial consultation with us today at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Celebration, FL. We also have offices conveniently located in Orlando and Altamonte Springs.