Over time, as your skin begins to lose elasticity, lines and wrinkles can develop, making you look older. For patients who visit his office, New Windsor plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo offers treatments of Restylane. This injectable filler has many uses and can help your skin appear smoother and younger.
When injected into moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, Restylane provides a sort of scaffolding for your skin. Restylane contains hyaluronic acid, which gives necessary hydration to the skin, helping it to look younger. Your skin actually contains natural hyaluronic acid and Restylane works to restore some of that.
Am I a Candidate for Restylane?
Since it contains components that mimic the natural make up of your skin, Restylane can be used for a variety of patients over 18 years old often regardless of skin type. In his New Windsor plastic surgery practice, Dr. Fugo uses Restyle to treat many types of wrinkles including:
- nasolabial folds
- marionette lines
- hollow tear trough
Dr. Fugo often uses Restylane for facial contouring and lip augmentation, as well. When you visit plastic surgeon Dr. Fugo for your consultation, he will examine your skin and ask about your aesthetic desires. Based on this, he will make recommendations for treatment and devise a plan to target your skin conditions.
The Restylane Treatment
Before starting your treatment of Restylane in New Windsor, your skin will be cleansed. Using advanced techniques that may include cross-hatching, Dr. Fugo will inject Restylane beneath the surface of the targeted wrinkle. This will produce some immediate correction of the depression. He may then gently massage the site with his hand, which will help the product be more evenly placed under the surface of your skin.
Restylane Aftercare and Results in New Windsor, NY
As you leave Dr. Fugo’s practice, you will be given instructions for caring for your skin after your treatment. You will be asked to avoid exercise and alcohol for 24 hours and to limit sun exposure. After this time, you should be able to return to your normal routine. You may experience some minor swelling or redness immediately following the treatment, both of which are temporary side effects.
When any possible swelling has dissipated after treatment, you will fully experience the benefits of your Restylane treatment. Your skin will appear younger and smoother and may also look more hydrated. The targeted wrinkles will be greatly diminished. These effects can last six months to a year, over which time your body will naturally break down the Restylane solution. To maintain the smoothing effect of Restylane, patients often choose to return to Dr. Fugo’s practice for touch-up treatments.
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