Figuring Out What Dermal Filler Is Right for You

Healthy, youthful skin is taut and resilient, thanks in part to two structural proteins called collagen and elastin. However, as you age, your body gradually produces less of its natural scaffolding, causing your skin to become thinner and less elastic. That’s when you’ll begin to see hallmarks of premature aging such as wrinkles, folds, and volume loss. In the past, surgeries such as facelifts or lip augmentations were the only remedy for these concerns, but now, we have a non-surgical option.

You have probably heard about dermal fillers and wondered how they work, what benefits they provide, and whether you are a good candidate. Here’s what you need to know.

Fillers Provide a Natural Look

At Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Yula Indeyeva uses the Restylane® line of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, including:

  • Restylane
  • Restylane KYSSE™
  • Restylane SILK™
  • Restylane LYFT™
  • Restylane REFYNE™
  • Restylane DEFYNE™
  • Restylane CONTOUR

While each product in the Restylane family is a smooth gel, their formulations offer different consistencies and particle sizes that make them well-suited for various purposes. They minimize wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, contour your cheeks, and enhance your lips. After a filler treatment, you will enjoy a more defined, youthful, and symmetrical appearance.

Hyaluronic Acid Is Safe

While the idea of using a substance with “acid” in its name might give you pause, the good news is that Restylane products are highly biocompatible. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule your body produces to attract and retain moisture. When administered in precise amounts by a trained cosmetic injector, Restylane will act like your body’s naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, restoring volume and healthy hydration to your skin.

One common misconception about fillers is that they may give you an overdone, immobile appearance. Restylane’s unique formulations include XpresHAn TECHNOLOGYTM, designed to give you the flexibility to continue being your expressive, brilliant self. You’ll still look like you – only younger and more vibrant.

Enjoy Your Refreshed Appearance With Zero Downtime

Many of our busy patients love fillers because they don’t wish to take time away from their hectic schedules to recover from surgery. Dr. Indeyeva will complete your injections in a comfortable, private treatment room in our office. Afterward, you can immediately return to work and pick up right where you left off in your daily schedule. Nobody will guess you’ve had a cosmetic procedure unless you choose to tell them.

While fillers are not a substitute for surgery, they are an excellent alternative for people who aren’t yet ready to commit to a more invasive option. Because their results are not permanent, Restylane treatments are also an excellent way to “try on” a new, youthful look to help you decide whether a procedure like a neck lift is right for you. Your body will eventually metabolize the filler, but your Restylane results can last up to two years, depending on the product, treatment area, and your lifestyle.

Your Choice of Injector Matters

For optimal safety and results, you should always choose a Restylane provider with plenty of experience and expertise. Fillers are never a one-size-fits-all treatment at Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin. Before performing any injections, Dr. Indeyeva will meet with you in a private consultation. She’ll take time to learn about your concerns, ask you questions about your goals for the procedure, and explain which fillers work best for various applications.

As an expertly trained Facial Plastic Surgeon and a member of the Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network, Dr. Indeyeva has traveled the country training other doctors on how to use dermal fillers. In fact, she is among the top 5 injectable trainers in the country! She has also benefited from injectable treatments herself, and will take the utmost care to provide Restylane results that exceed your expectations. Contact us today to schedule your filler consultation with Austin’s top Facial Plastic Surgeon!

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