Restylane is the first FDA-approved injectable filler utilizing biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) and has been used in millions of facial treatments since its inception, because it works. It is especially effective for treating wrinkles in the gentle regions under the eyes and around the lips, and since the gel is thinner than other products on the market, it produces a more natural appearance. However, because Restylane is made of naturally occurring ingredients, the body does not differentiate between the injection and the acid it produces naturally, fully absorbing the product within about 6 months. The good news is the recovery time is very minimal and you can go about your day immediately after the procedure.
Restylane costs less than other medical spa treatments at a cost per unit basis. You can typically expect to use one to two syringes around the mouth and one each for the eyes. This is similar to the other NASHA drug Juvederm, whose effects can be difficult to differentiate for most. The main difference between these two injections is the texture, pliability, and cohesiveness. If small lines are the main cosmetic reason for your visit, either product will provide a high-quality result, but if there are sunken areas or more pronounced lines and wrinkles, Restylane is the best choice. The texture is not as smooth as Juvederm, but this in turn makes it more pliable for the doctors to manipulate during surgery. After Restylane has been set, it is also unlikely to shift over time, maintaining the desired results.
Advantages and Benefits of Restylane
There are several advantages to utilizing Restylane for your procedure as it has an excellent reputation for not only filling in lines, but also making the dermis (the dense layer of skin that protects from stress and strain) more elastic, reducing age marks. These results are seen in almost every patient when comparing their facial complexion before and after just one surgery.
Santa Monica Top Attractions
Located in the heart of Santa Monica, just one block from the Pacific Coast and the famous Santa Monica Pier and around the corner from The Promenade outdoor shopping center, Skin Med Spa provides a blend of professionalism, convenience, and luxury others cannot. With over 20 years of experience in groundbreaking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and receiving some of the highest critical acclaim over that time, the medical staff possesses not only the expertise to deliver the exact desired appearance every time, but also the understanding of how important it is to treat each patient according to individual preference.
Santa Monica is one of the premier destinations in all of Los Angeles and has continued to redefine itself as an urban paradise. The city is now completely accessible by reliable public transportation via the brand new Expo Light Rail that runs all the way from downtown Los Angeles. The area is dedicated to providing the most pedestrian-friendly environment through strict enforcement of the laws protecting its many scenic walkways and bike paths. While visiting Santa Monica, it will only take a second to notice the preserved landmarks and locations that were mentioned in countless songs and filmed in hundreds of movies, some dating as far back as 1929.
A Few Things To Do In Santa Monica
- Third Street Promenade
- Santa Monica pier
- Ocean Avenue
- Annenberg Community Beach House
- Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome
- Shotgun House
- Santa Monica Beach
- Montana Avenue
- Santa Monica Farmer’s Market
- Museum of Flying