At what age should you start receiving Restylane treatments? While many people believe that dermal fillers are only for older people who already have lines and wrinkles, the truth is that Restylane can be used preventatively to slow aging in its tracks. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients in their 20’s and 30’s received almost 275,000 dermal filler treatments in 2015, making it a very popular treatment among Millennials. So what can a preventative Restylane treatment do for you?
Before we go into the benefits of preventative Restylane though, let’s go over what Restylane is again. Restylane is an FDA approved dermal filler which is made of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). When injected into the skin, the HA binds to water molecules and helps to restore hydration and volume to the skin to reduce the appearance of volume loss and lines and wrinkles on the face.
As we age, our body naturally slows the production of HA and collagen proteins, which are both vital substances for maintaining firm, full, flexible, and youthful skin. This loss helps cause the wrinkled and sagging skin, which add years to your appearance. Luckily, this is where Restylane can help! Recent studies have shown that injectable HA fillers such as Restylane can lead to increased collagen production even after the effects of the filler have worn off. This can help slow volume loss in your face over time and help you to look younger longer!
The truth is that everybody ages at different speeds due to genetics, our environment and other factors, so there is no universally appointed time to notice our first line on our face. But by being proactive about treating it, we can help reduce its appearance and help to slow the formation of more by stimulating increased collagen growth. Contrary to popular belief, Restylane can help anyone at any age rejuvenate their appearance and put their best face forward. Contact us today to set up a free consultation at our clinic in Southington, CT to get started on your Restylane treatment today!