Do you look in the mirror and feel like you look older than you really are? If so, you may benefit from dermal filler injections at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL. Today, our aesthetic experts are answering some of the most frequently asked questions about Winter Park Restylane, including how quickly the results become apparent, what you can do to see your results faster, and how long you can expect your results to last.
How Soon Do You Start To See Results From Winter Park Restylane?
You will start to see results from your Winter Park Restylane injections as soon as your treatment is over. This injectable dermal filler features the active ingredient hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide that your body produces naturally. Hyaluronic acid, otherwise known as HA, is a crucial chain of sugar molecules that keeps your eyes moist, your joints lubricated, and your skin healthy, young, and hydrated.
A few things happen when this polysaccharide is injected into the area of concern. First, the hyaluronic acid molecules increase the volume in the local area a little. Second, the HA molecules attract the water molecules in the local area and bind to them. Third, fibroblasts in the treatment area start to produce extra collagen in response to being punctured by the needle. Moreover, your skin is encouraged to produce extra elastin.
How Can I See My Final Results Faster?
To see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to make sure your skin can produce extra collagen as efficiently as possible. One of the most important things you need to do to ensure your body can produce collagen as efficiently as possible is to drink plenty of hydrating fluids every day. Specifically, water, coffee, and tea can help you reach your daily hydration goals. However, fruit juice should only be consumed in moderation.
Another important step you can take to ensure your skin is producing collagen efficiently is to stick to a mostly nutritious diet. Specifically, you need to make sure your body has all of the nutrients it needs to produce extra collagen by getting your RDA of vitamin C and eating enough bioavailable protein. Protein contains amino acids that are necessary for your skin to produce collagen, but there are other building blocks required that are found in vitamin C.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
Individual results vary, but you can feel confident that the results of your dermal filler injections will last for several months. Among the factors that affect how long your results will last is the area of concern the HA was injected into, the dosage you received, and your lifestyle choices. For instance, when injected into the backs of the hands, this injectable dermal filler can last for up to six months. You can also expect it to last for up to six months in the lips and mouth.
On the other hand, the specific formula used to treat cheek concerns, like hollow cheeks and sagging cheek skin, is more robust. Therefore, you can expect the results of cheek augmentation and lifting to last for a full year. Also, the results of this filler can last for up to 18 months if injected into the nasolabial folds.
How Can I Maintain My Results?
To maintain your results, you must take steps to ensure your skin remains as healthy as possible. One of the most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy is to wear sunscreen diligently and reapply it regularly every day. Protecting your skin from sun damage is such an important part of maintaining your results because the sun doesn’t just cause sunburns and freckles. It also damages your collagen and impedes your skin’s ability to make more.
Besides wearing sunscreen, it is advisable to wear a brimmed hat to further protect your skin from the sun. Additionally, it is very important that you do not consume tobacco products because nicotine also damages your existing collagen and slows your body’s ability to make more. Also, if you drink alcohol, you should only drink alcohol in moderation. Alcohol consumption often results in dehydration and dehydration is terrible for your skin health.
Am I a Good Candidate for HA-Based Dermal Filler Injections?
To determine whether you are a good candidate for Winter Park Restylane injections, you need to come in for an initial consultation. During this initial consultation, we will talk about any chronic medical conditions you suffer from and discuss any illnesses you have had recently. This information will help us determine whether you are healthy enough to receive HA-based dermal filler treatments. We also need to know about all of the drugs and supplements you take.
We will also assess the cosmetic concerns you have when you come in for your initial consultation. Depending on the nature of your cosmetic concerns, you may need injectable muscle relaxant treatments in addition to dermal filler treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals. HA-based dermal fillers can address a number of concerns in many areas but they can only treat volume loss-related concerns.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for Dermal Filler Injections?
Individuals who are not yet 21 years of age will not qualify for dermal filler injections, and women who are over 20 years old will not qualify if they are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, people with certain medical conditions, like uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, liver failure, or heart disease will not qualify. To be considered a good candidate for this treatment, you must be able to follow all preparation instructions, including not taking NSAIDs.
How Should I Prepare for This Treatment?
During your initial consultation, we will give you a comprehensive list of preparation instructions. For example, it is important that your blood pressure is not too high when you receive your injections so you will be instructed to not drink alcohol or consume tobacco products. Also, you may not take any drugs or supplements that can thin your blood.
Another important preparation step is making sure you are hydrated at the time of your appointment. If you are hydrated at the time of your treatment session, your skin will be hydrated, and you will enjoy better initial results. Also, hydration is crucial for the collagen production process. If you stay hydrated after your treatment session, your final results will not be delayed.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
During your treatment, we will inspect the areas targeted for treatment to ensure the skin is not irritated. For instance, we need to verify that there is no sunburn, acne, or skin infection in or near the injection area. Once we have verified that your skin is not irritated, we will clean the treatment area thoroughly with an alcohol-based cleanser. Then, we will mark the most strategic injection points so you can enjoy the best possible results.
Once your skin is prepared, we will administer the injections. During the injection process, you will not feel any pain or discomfort. This is because the dermal fillers we offer contain a small amount of lidocaine, an injectable anesthetic. This anesthetic starts working in roughly a quarter of a minute and will keep the treatment area numb throughout the injection process. You will only feel a brief bit of pressure as the first injection is administered.
How Long Will My Treatment Take?
How long your treatment will take depends on several factors, including the number of areas you are targeting for treatment and whether you will also need a complementary treatment or two. For example, if you have dynamic wrinkles, you will need injectable muscle relaxant treatments in addition to your Winter Park Restylane injections. Therefore, instead of a treatment process that may take 15 minutes or so, you should expect your treatment to take 30 minutes.
Am I a Good Candidate for Injectable Muscle Relaxants?
We will determine whether you are a good candidate for injectable muscle relaxants during your initial consultation. A lot of the qualifications, including health requirements, are the same as the qualifications for dermal filler injections. The primary difference is you need to suffer from volume loss-related cosmetic concerns to qualify for injectable dermal fillers.
Contrastingly, you need to suffer from cosmetic concerns caused by overactive muscles to qualify for injectable muscle relaxant treatments. Also, the preparation steps required for injectable muscle relaxants are similar to the preparation steps required for injectable dermal fillers. However, you will also need to stop taking oral muscle relaxants and certain sleep aids to prepare for Botox or Xeomin injections.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The results of Botox or Xeomin injections can last anywhere from two to six months depending on several factors, including the severity of the cosmetic concerns, the dosage administered, and the area of the cosmetic concerns. Typically, the larger the dose, the longer the results of the treatment will last.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
Once your treatment is complete, we will review your post-treatment care guidelines. Once we have answered any questions you may have about these instructions, you are free to return to work. There is absolutely no downtime required following this non-invasive anti-aging treatment. To reiterate, you will start to see the results of your treatment as soon as your session is over, but you won’t be able to see your final results for a couple of weeks.
What Post-Care Treatment Guidelines Must I Adhere to?
We’ve already touched on what you can do to see your final results faster and steps you can take to maintain your ideal results. However, there are other instructions you must follow after your session is complete. For example, it is important to sleep on your back for the first few nights following your treatment, and you should refrain from lying down for four to six hours after your injections.
When you sleep, make sure your head is elevated above your heart. Also, avoid excessive heat for 24 hours, including dry saunas, steaming hot baths, steam rooms, vigorous exercise, and steaming hot food. Moreover, it is very important that you do not drink alcohol, consume tobacco products, or take blood-thinning pharmaceuticals for a few days after your injections.
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HA-based dermal fillers start working immediately upon injection, but it can take a couple of weeks for the final results to become apparent. Do you think Winter Park Restylane injections could benefit you? If so, we’re here to help. For more information on this injectable dermal filler, schedule an appointment with us at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL today. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the youthful aesthetic you deserve.