Turning back the clock with Restylane – a filler for every need
Dr. Jeanine Downie is known nationally and internationally for her aesthetic dermatology expertise, particularly in the area of antiaging injectables. She has been working with dermal fillers for over two decades, and she uses them to maintain her own youthful appearance. Her practice, image Dermatology in Montclair, NJ is known as the go-to place for women and men who want to turn back the clock with reliable, natural-looking results. Restylane is one of the best known and most requested fillers, with a variety of different formulas to meet your individual needs.
How volume loss affects your face
The aging of skin happens subtly and gradually, yet it can accelerate quickly. At first you might notice a slightly less firm appearance, and a few fleeting lines. The next thing you know, skin is sagging, folds are forming, and wrinkles are etched in. Why does this happen? While there are many causative factors, one of the most significant is slow, steady decline of volume. If you are over the age of 30, volume loss in your face probably occurs at a rate of at least one teaspoon every year. That might not sound like a lot, but it quickly compounds, leading to a generally deflated, wrinkled appearance.
ACTUAL PATIENT RESULTS
Replacing what time has stolen
Thankfully, modern aesthetic medicine has an answer for volume loss, in the form of dermal filler treatment. There is a vast array of filler brands on the market, and a few different types of formulas. The first dermal fillers, introduced decades ago, were made with animal collagen. They were less than ideal for many reasons, including common allergic reactions among patients. Those early products are no longer in use, but years of scientific research has led to a variety of safe and effective alternatives.
Restylane was the first HA (hyaluronic acid) filler on the market, and it changed the face of antiaging treatment. HA is considered an ideal skin filler for many reasons, including biocompatibility. The human body naturally produces HA, it is found in the skin, the joints, and more. Therefore, we don’t need to worry about allergies or other adverse reactions. The natural function of HA is to retain moisture, and when injected, it restores youthful plumpness. Today, several different brands and formulas of HA on the market. Variations in processing yield different textures and viscosities of gels, making each formula uniquely suited to specific applications. Restylane remains one of the most popular brands, and it has expanded to encompass five different products.
Dr. Oz Show | March 7th, 2010
I hear you might be carrying around under your eyes – it is the bags and the dark circles for many of us complain about. Dr. Jeanie Downie is a dermatologist and Tracy wants something done to erase those problems she has under her eyes. Tracy how are you? Good. Good so you have some numbing cream on tier – what does that make up? It is numbing cream (laughing) I thought so. So tell us a little bit about why and what these under eye bags are about – I want the under eye bags dealt with because as I get older I have dark circles and indentations, as a result of ageing. Can you see that? You can see they are pretty typical – so basically right underneath here what we do I we have number her she has number for about an hour underneath here and we use hyaluronic acid under the eyes, you can use Rosalyn you can use Juvéderm under the yes, this is an off label use Doctor Oz so in other words this is something that is FDA approved for this area, it is off label up here it is only to be done by skilled practitioners. I have been doing filer since 1994, (laughs) I love this – yeah want me to hold your hand? Are you nervous? A little bit – alright! This is one of my favorites. So we are going to just, let me just kind of get in here – can everyone see okay? You okay? Yes – so you kind of go underneath the muscle right here you plump it up – you can see it flinging up almost instantly. Can people appreciate that? You have your fingers there – here we go okay. I hope these look more painful than I hope they are. Does that hurt you? No it is not painful and then you literally sooth it out here so. So you use Restylane with hyaluronic acid naturally found in your joints. So it is found in your elbows and in your knees and in your joints, and you can’t be allergic to it – and basically you just kind of smooth it into place right after that – so these are also a trickle of fluid to them? Exactly and she was very hollow. Does that hurt you? Not at all are you kidding me! She numbed for an hour and she is a good patient. Thank you. Can people seem to appreciate that now? Ok – Gosh now can everyone being to appreciate the right from the left eye – just compare the 2 eyes so you can sort of see a difference it is pretty profound already – yeah. Let me just move that into place a lite bit – sorry about that. That’s ok! Oh my goodness! You know what do me a favor just look up to that camera. Yeah look up at the camera and actually the care right there! And her skin looks a little stretched with the dark circles are a bit lighter also. So no discomfort huh? No discomfort I got to say that is the most surprising thing about this whole assignment to me – we have not had are you don’t or do you have a little bits more? I have little bit more – go ahead finish up I don’t want to take away her beauty. And then I am going to do her other eye back behind set, if she was my brothers I would leave it one done and one not done. But she is not my brother. And what does this cost properly? 750 a syringe for the Restylane so not cheap it stays for about 8 months to a year and some people hole on to it for 2 to 3 years afterwards because it actually stimulates collagen in the area Dr. Oz. so you do oth eyes it would probably be about 1500 dollars? Roughly? Yeo and then it stays for about a year. Mhmm – what do you think? I like it! Well okay! Great! Well if you wanted to avoid the bags under your eye some of those circles that are starting you can get injections with hyaluronic acid and you can get over the counter anti histamines because a lot of folks have the bags because they have allergies hose allergies are often because of the pillows you are sleeping on, they have all kinds of residue that builds up over time in the, so you can use some of those thin, micro ones pillow cases that don’t let any of the junk that is in the pillow cases, get out in to your faces as you sleep. Also sleep on your back it will allow whatever swelling that is in your face to come out during the course of the evening – easy opportunities in all our lives to reduce the bags and if not you always have the option that Jeanie Downie has come down for today. I want to thank all of our doctors and especially to our patients, up next a few home remedies to turn back the clock without a trip to the doctor’s office. Do they really work? We will find out next – be right back.
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The Restylane collection of fillers
No matter if you have mild or severe volume loss, in any area of the face or hands – Restylane has an ideal solution. Although commonly used for antiaging, these wonderful fillers can also be used to correct asymmetry or augment naturally thin features. Lip augmentation and the “nonsurgical nose job” are especially popular with patients of all ages.
The Restylane family includes:
- Restylane – The original and still one of the best fillers available, Restylane is now also available with numbing lidocaine (Restylane-L). Both products are FDA-approved for correcting nasolabial folds and other moderate to severe facial wrinkles. They are also approved for lip injections in patients over 21.
- Restylane Silk – This ultra-smooth formula was created for the delicate mouth area. It is FDA-approved for perioral wrinkles and lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21.
- Restylane Lyft – Designed for deep skin injections, this formula includes lidocaine for comfort. It has FDA approval for correcting age-related volume loss in the midface, including cheek injections and treating facial folds. Additionally, it is FDA approved for injection in the hands.
- Restylane Refyne – Formulated with trademarked XpresHAn Technology, Refyne is uniquely flexible and allows natural facial expressions. It is FDA approved for moderate to severe folds and wrinkles, with mid to deep injections in individuals over 21 years of age.
- Restylane Defyne – The sister-product of Refyne, Defyne also uses XpresHAn Technology for natural results and optimal facial movement. It is a thicker formula, used where a greater amount of volume is needed. Defyne has FDA approval for treating patients over the age of 21, for correction of deep wrinkles and folds in the face.