It is an undeniable aspect of life that our skin undergoes dramatic changes as we grow older. It tends to become thinner and loses its once plump and smooth appearance. Most people are unaware of it, but facial aging actually starts in your twenties. This is the point when you begin to lose skin firmness due to factors like smoking, sun exposure, or pollution. Your individual genetics and natural aging process also play a large role. Thankfully, we offer Restylane® treatments in San Diego.
Hyaluronic Acid and Aging
In addition to these factors, the depletion of a naturally-produced substance called hyaluronic acid plays an extremely large role in the aging process. That is because this unique substance has the almost magical ability to attract many times its own weight in water molecules, holding this moisture within your skin cells. Skin with adequate hyaluronic acid levels tends to be youthful, radiant, and hydrated.
As you grow older, the hyaluronic acid produced by your body begins to break down more readily. Obviously, this means that your skin is less able to hold onto moisture. Drier skin is thinner skin, and thinner skin is more prone to the development of fine lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking older than you actually feel.
This is where Restylane® comes in. The product consists of a gel containing hyaluronic acid. We inject the gel into your skin, where it flows smoothly beneath its surface to fill in sunken areas and those that have developed fine lines and wrinkles.
What Restylane® does is augment your skin’s supplies of hyaluronic acid. We are helping to reverse the process that led to the development of wrinkles in the first place. Once injected,
Restylane® goes to work right away to promote facial thickness and increase skin hydration.
Our San Diego patients often want to know how long the results of their Restylane® injections will last. Results vary, but generally, you can expect the effects to last anywhere between six months to a year.
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