Serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (the mid Atlantic states)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Sheila A. Bond, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk
Have you noticed that early wrinkles and facial folds are making you look older than you feel? Have you spent enough money on expensive moisturizers that claim to remove wrinkles and don’t do a thing? The bad news is that our skin is definitely going to age; the good news is that there’s something you can do about it. What many of our patients have learned is that the only way to fill a wrinkle is from the inside out with one of the fabulous — dermal fillers like Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk.
Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk are all comprised of hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in all the tissues of the body. The difference between the products lies in the size of the gel particles. Its function is to provide fullness and elasticity in the skin and underlying tissues. They contain no animal protein, and need no allergy testing since their ingredients are already present in all the tissues in the body. Over time, skin loses hyaluronic acid, and as it diminishes, the skin loses volume, increasing the inevitability of wrinkles and folds.
The original product, Restylane® is the world’s best-selling dermal filler, and with good reason. It is well tolerated, non-surgical and lasts around 4 to 6 months. Injected under the skin, it restores volume beautifully correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in the naso-labial lines (corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (“comma” lines down from the corners of the mouth) and any dips or divots where youthful fat has resorbed from the face. Restylane® can fill almost any wrinkle or area of underlying fat loss that occurs naturally with the progression of age, leaving the newly filled areas plumped from underneath, yet smooth on the surface. They can also fill in the areas around undereye “bags” (see “Bye, Bye, Bags”) as well as “crow’s feet” lines.
Since Restylane® Lyft has the largest gel particles, it is more appropriate for injection into a deeper layer of the skin in order to volumize skin for structural support in filling deeper lines or wrinkles. Restylane® Lyft can also be used to fill deeper cheek depressions and mask the appearance of sagging jowls on the jawline, making them much less noticeable in appearance. It can also be used to supplement the cheek bone area to restore a young contour.
Restylane® Silk, the finest of the Restylane® products, is best suited for finer, more superficial wrinkles (like the “cigarette lines” above the mouth), “crow’s feet” around the eye. Its smooth texture is perfect for a subtle plumping of the lips or to fill in delicate skin areas under the eyes to camouflage under-eye “bags” or unsightly indentations.
If you’ve been considering losing your wrinkles, there’s no reason to wait. Call our office (973) 509-0007 for a convenient appointment for a consultation with Dr. Sheila Bond.
Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).
We look forward to meeting you in person.