At Apple Dental Care in Edmonton, our family dentists offer patients Restylane dermal filler treatment to smooth the appearance of facial wrinkles.
What are Restylane dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are facial injections used to help decrease wrinkles and restore volume in the face and hands.
While there are several types of dermal fillers, at Apple Care Dental, we use a line of hyaluronic acid–based facial fillers called Restylane.
Restylane is typically used in the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds (the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), and around your mouth.
What causes wrinkles?
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once was. Facial aging begins in your 20s due to both internal factors such as genetics and natural aging, and external factors such as sun exposure, smoking and stress.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your skin and helps provide fullness and elasticity. As we age, hyaluronic acid diminishes and causes skin to lose volume and wrinkles and folds to appear.
What does the Restylane procedure entail?
To ensure a safe procedure, your dentist will talk to you about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment.
If your dentist determines Restylane is right for you, they will begin by choosing one or more injection sites in the treatment area and clean these areas with antiseptic.
Depending on your volume needs, your dentist will decide how much Restylane is needed, and will then inject the clear gel under your skin using an ultrafine needle.
Can a dentist administer Restylane dermal fillers?
Yes. At Apple Care Dental, Dr. Cindy Neufeld is certified in dermal fillers allowing her to provide comprehensive service to her patients.
How long does the Restylane procedure take?
Most Restylane appointments last less than an hour and begin to work almost immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles.
How long do Restylane treatments last?
With Restylane dermal fillers, patients can see lasting results from 6 months up to 18 months.