Returning to youth with Restylane

Youthful faces are well shaped with plump contours and smooth, firm skin. Unfortunately, time, sun exposure, and other factors take a toll. As the composition of skin changes over the years, it becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic. Simultaneously, supporting tissues, such as the fatty layer beneath the skin, begin to diminish. The combination of factors results in loose, wrinkled skin that fits like oversized clothing.


Replacing what you’ve lost
If you were to lose weight and your clothing began to hang in wrinkles, there would be two solutions. Either regain enough weight to fill out those wrinkles, or replace the clothing with a smaller size. In the case of body shape, we tend to think smaller is better unless it reaches the unhealthy stage. However, the face actually becomes less attractive with less volume. Even if you had the excess skin surgically removed, you would still have problems such as sunken cheeks and thin lips. Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical solution that works by restoring facial volume to turn back the clock on your wrinkles.

The Benefits of Restylane
We use a variety of dermal fillers here at image Dermatology ® P.C.. Each has unique benefits, and we choose the best option depending on the specific situation. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler, similar to Juvéderm and Perlane. These products yield instant results with little to no downtime. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-retaining substance naturally occurring in abundance in the human body. It is found in lubrication fluids in the joints and surrounding the eyeballs. It is also present in connective tissues and skin, where it helps retain moisture and elasticity.

The primary difference between the different types of hyaluronic acid fillers is the texture and firmness. Perlane is thicker, making it a good choice for deep folds and areas where the material will be subjected to higher resistance. Restylane is a thinner product made by the same manufacturer. It flows more easily, making it a good choice for detailed facial sculpting. During your initial aesthetic evaluation, we will determine which filler or combination of fillers is most appropriate, to achieve a naturally youthful appearance.

Next time you look in the mirror, ask yourself what you would like to see, then visit image Dermatology ® P.C. and talk to Dr. Downie about making it a reality! Call us at +1 (973) 509-6900 to schedule an appointment. We are located in Montclair, proudly serving area communities such as Glen Ridge and Essex Fells.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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