Restylane Contour Dermal Filler
Flawlessly smooth skin isn’t the only thing that makes us look younger. A youthful appearance is all about defined lines, contours, and volume where it is supposed to be. As we grow older, our skin loses its elasticity and our cheeks become saggy. What’s even worse, they become hollow. This droopiness and lack of volume give away our age. But what if we tell you that you can reverse time by adding more definition to your facial features? It became possible with Restylane Contour dermal fillers featuring a revolutionary formula designed specifically for mid-face. A single treatment will restore the youthfulness of your face while maintaining the features of your current self.
What is Restylane Contour?
Restylane Contour is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler infused with hyaluronic acid. Belonging to the family of carbohydrates, hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our tissues. In harness with other essential components such as elastin and collagen, it lets our skin be firm, smooth, and elastic. Aside from that, hyaluronic acid retains moisture in tissues thus maintaining their volume. Age-related decrease in the production of acid, as well as fat loss, is what makes our skin look droopy. Hyaluronic acid in the form of injections is designed to return the volume to the places where it once was. It doesn’t just inflate your cheeks but also allows reshaping and contouring of the target area.
Of course, hyaluronic acid alone isn’t able to make miracles. To realize its full potential and introduce more beneficial properties, the formula of Restylane Contour makes use of XpresHAn Technology. It utilizes butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), a cross-linking agent that connects the chains of hyaluronic acid and increases its lifetime in the tissues. As a result, the effect of rejuvenation lasts up to two times longer compared to products that do not use cross-linking.
Lidocaine is one more important ingredient of Restylane Contour. Its purpose is to make an injection almost painless. That being said, we still apply topical anesthetic to minimize all unpleasant sensations.
What are the Benefits of Restylane Contour?
Restylane Contour is ultra-smooth and soft gel. Thanks to XpresHAn technology, its formulation is easily injectable. This is critical to ensure comfort during the procedure, especially since you need multiple injections across the area of treatment and higher doses in comparison with fillers designed for other locations of your face. At the same time, Restylane Contour requires 15% less volume of gel than similar products to achieve the same result. This means less pain, shorter time spent at the med spa office, and a reduced risk of adverse reactions.
Although Restylane Contour requires less filler than its counterparts, it actually provides a longer-lasting effect. Because crosslinked hyaluronic acid isn’t as easily broken down as other modified hyaluronic acids, you can enjoy your newfound contours for up to 12 months.
Another benefit of Restylane Contour is natural-looking results. You don’t need stiff, as if artificial cheeks failing to convey your emotions. With Contour, you are able to maintain a natural movement while significantly improving fullness in your mid-face.
Last but not least, Restylane Contour is beneficial not only for those patients who want to combat age-related concerns but also for younger individuals wishing to prevent early sagginess. These injectable fillers improve the structure of your mid-face and don’t let your skin shift down. Restylane Contour can be used by people who are older than 21 years old.
How to Prepare for Your Appointment?
Your preparations have to start a week ahead of the appointment. They include:
- Avoiding blood-thinning medicines, supplements, and foods to decrease bruising;
- Cutting alcohol drinks since they are not only blood-thinners but also precursors of swelling;
- Improving your diet. Proteins have a calming effect and also facilitate tissue healing, so make sure to have those as much as possible in your meals.
Three days prior to filler therapy, it’s recommended that you:
- Avoid direct sun rays;
- Stop using anti-age skincare since it tends to contain such blood-thinners as retinol or vitamin E;
- Don’t exfoliate your skin;
- Don’t remove your hair or receive other types of invasive treatment;
- Start taking supplements able to minimize swelling or bruising.
It’s vital to stay well hydrated before your appointment. Water is responsible for a multitude of vital processes in our bodies, including healing. At the same time, we don’t recommend exercising 24 hours prior to filler treatment and a few days after you receive it. If you have ever had cold sores, you need to take medicine suppressing the virus a day before and on the day of your appointment. It is important since the virus is persistent and injections into the face may cause its awakening. Also, to minimize the risk of infections, it is advised that you gargle with antiseptic mouthwash right before your treatment gets underway.
How Long do Restylane Contour Fillers Last?
Thanks to the formula that makes the most of cross-linking technology, Restylane Contour boasts a long-lasting effect. Most people who have already tried it enjoy fullness in their cheeks and mid-face for up to one year.
What are the Potential Side Effects of Restylane Contour?
The ultra-smooth and thin formula of Restylane Contour allows for minimizing allergies and adverse responses. The most common side effects are associated with damaging the skin during injection such as bleeding, redness, bruising, itching, pain, discomfort, and tenderness. In most cases, these reactions are short-lived, and they disappear within a few days.