Every expression we make in our daily lives leaves a mark on our face over time. Eventually the smile lines stay on your face far after the smile has faded, and the worry wrinkles make you appear concerned when there isn’t a worry in your mind. There is no way we can prevent these inevitable wrinkles; however, there is something we can do to diminish their appearance.
Restylane®, a cosmetic dermal filler, is one of the latest developments in the fight against wrinkles, and it works by plumping up the skin and filling out deep creases. Completely safe and effective, Restylane® consists of hyaluronic acid, which already naturally occurs in the body. The substance is naturally produced by your body and contains no animal proteins.
Restylane® can be used throughout the entire face and neck regions; however, it is more commonly used to eliminate the lines between the nose and mouth, commonly known as smile lines. It can also be used to plump or fill out the lip region, and provides a viable alternative to collagen injections. No matter where it’s used, the wrinkle-reducing effects of Restylane® generally last four to six months.
As with any cosmetic procedure, you must be absolutely certain you only obtain Restylane® treatments from a certified practitioner. Restylane® treatments are provided by board certified, plastic surgeon Leo Lapuerta, M.D. In addition, we’re also happy to discuss any of our other wrinkle-reduction procedures, such as Botox®, Hylaform and Radiesse® to help you find the right solution for your unique body.
If you would like more information on how Restylane dermal filler can help you, please contact the office of Dr. Lapuerta to set up an initial consultation. Dr. Lapuerta serves the Houston, Katy, Pearland, Sugar Land, and Friendswood, Texas area.