The look of your skin depends, among other things, on a substance called hyaluronic acid, which gives your skin its volume, hydration and that youthful glow we all want to keep forever. Ageing, diseases and injuries are some of the factors that weaken the amount and quality of hyaluronic acid our bodies are able to naturally produce. Until now, it has not been possible to use hyaluronic acid in the skin without using a product of animal origin. Now Q-Med Aesthetics are available for treatment of lips, wrinkles, folds, lack of hydration and loss of volume. All Galderma products are non-animal based.
Galderma Restylane products offered at The First Glance
Which of the following products your Nurse Injector will choose to use on you depends on your skin type texture and your overall desired look. After consulting with your Nurse Injector you will come up with a customized injection plan to obtain your specific goal appearance.
Restylane Volyme is used to add a softer, subtle “plumpness” to structures of the face such as cheeks and chin. This product is often used on patients with thinner skin
Restylane Kysse is generally used to increase fullness of lips
Restylane Defyne adds volume to more prominent areas of the face that require more structure such as the jaw line, cheeks and chin. If you want youe cheeks to “pop” this is the product for you
Restylane Lyft adds definition to cheeks, chin, jawline and is used to enhance features
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout the body. It gives, for example, volume to the skin, lubricates the joints and gives the eye its shape.
How long does the effect last?
Since Restylane products are made of a substance very similar to what your own body produces, the same ongoing processes (such as aging) that change the structure of your skin will also alter the product. Eventually the product totally disappears from the body. How long the effect of the treatment lasts is very individual. It depends on many factors, such as the structure of the skin, lifestyle and ages as well as on the degree of perfection demanded by the individual. Most patients choose to have touchup treatments done within 6-12 months of the original treatment. For lip augmentation, new treatment is normally needed after about 4-8 months. If you choose not to do touch-up treatments, the correction will gradually disappear until your skin looks just as it did before the treatment.
All products are based on a hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into he skin in order to lift up wrinkles or add volume and moisture to the face and lips.
How were Q-Med Aesthetics’ Products developed?
In 1994, after more than 20 years of research, the company Q-Med in Sweden managed to develop a way of using a non-animal hyaluronic acid to replace lost skin tissue. Before this, collagen made from cow skin and hyaluronic acid or hylaform, originally derived from rooster combs had been used.
What kind of wrinkles can be treated?
Common areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the wing of the nose to the angle of the mouth) and the wrinkles around the lips and around the eyes, but other sites can also be treated.
Where can volume be added to my face?
Basically anywhere you once had volume and over time have lost it OR areas that already have volume and you just wish to plump it up. Cheeks, jawline, lips, and chin are the most common areas that people choose to add volume to.
What results can be obtained from lip treatment?
The vermilion border can be accentuated and the lip can be given more volume.
What is the treatment like?
The treatment is a very easy and quick process. Since no pre-test is required, the treatment can be carried out immediately and takes between 15 and 30 minutes. The result is instant.
Is it painful?
This is very individual depending on how sensitive to pain you are. The injections may prick a little but normally no anesthesia is needed for the treatment of wrinkles. Lip treatment can be quite uncomfortable and therefore a freezing such as Lidocaine (dental freezing) may be injected prior to the treatment.
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