Patients who want to choose Restylane cosmetic filler dermatology treatment are often concerned about how long the effects of this anti-aging injectable may last.
The treatment provider will address this issue at the time of initial consultation. They will educate the patient about various aspects of the treatment, including its estimated longevity.
Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides Restylane dermal filler to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Molecular Cross Linked Gel
One of the unique properties of Restylane dermal filler is that the molecules in the gel are strongly cross-linked to each other. The filler has been designed to last longer with the cross linking of the molecules. The Restylane gel will not disintegrate quickly once it is placed into the deeper layers of the skin in the chosen facial sites.
Unlike some other injectable dermatology solutions such as collagen injections which may only last for a month or two, the results with Restylane filler gel tend to last for a considerably longer time. However, it is vital to choose a qualified and experienced provider in order to obtain optimal results with Restylane filler treatment.
The sustainability of Restylane treatment will vary from one patient to another due to several factors. One of the main factors is the nature of the specific facial site that is to be treated. Relatively static areas of the face can sustain the results for a longer time period than the areas which experience more frequent and dynamic facial movement, such as areas around the lips.
The skill of the injection provider and the type of injection technique they use will also impact the overall longevity and efficacy of the procedure. Furthermore, each patient’s metabolism can be different.
How rapidly the body metabolizes the filler gel will affect the sustainability of results. Individuals with a fast metabolic rate may only be able to maintain the results of Restylane filler for about three months, while for others the results may last for as long as six months or even more.
The exact timeline of results in case of Restylane dermal filler injections cannot be determined. The amount of filler gel used for each patient may vary. If the provider injects too little or too much of the gel, it could reduce the longevity of the results. Some providers may apply smaller quantities of the gel in multiple areas, which could compromise the sustainability of the results.
On average, the results of a single Restylane dermal filler injectable treatment may last for about six months. For treatment around the lip area, the results will usually last for about three months due to the high mobility of the site. Cheeks and mid-face can maintain Restylane results for about six months.
Restylane traces are typically retained in the body for up to 12 months, but the cosmetic impact will begin to diminish after three to six months. For under eye rejuvenation, this FDA approved filler is very effective with extended sustainability. With the right technique, the results with a single injection treatment can last for up to a year in the under eye area.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.