Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse – the fabulous cosmetic fillers. The very names bring beautiful images to mind. Restful…pearlescent…youthful…radiant. Lingering still. Perhaps, forever.
OK, let’s talk. Since Cleopatra first lined her eyes deep with mystery, well, actually it was Henna, women have searched for, learned and mastered the art of looking beautiful and of accepting the natural aging process, but not the loss of beauty, style, or the youthful appearance of clear, fresh, vibrant skin at any age.
So what is the process of facial aging? Over time, the loss of ligament support and skin elasticity, loss or shifting of fat deposits and the inevitable pull of gravity do leave their marks. Wrinkles, deep grooves and folds, sagging cheeks or drooping eyelids, neck bands, “Marionette” lines and so on.
But enough! We know the signs. So what would Cleopatra do if she ruled the red “Nile” carpet from Beverly Hills to L.A. today?
Until quite recently, surgical face, brow, neck and eyelid lifts were the only available procedures. But for many people, they were just too costly, with varying levels of discomfort, recovery and down-time.
Then, in 2003, Restylane was the first hyaluronic acid facial filler approved by the FDA for the U.S. market. It was widely lauded and launched an exciting, even revolutionary, new era in the history of cosmetic dermatology. For this non-invasive treatment helped to fill the bags and sags and drops and droops of time and was now readily available for both royalty and all the smart, chic and sexy women like you.
By 2010, in seven short years, more than 10,000,000 Restylane procedures have been performed world-wide for men and women alike. These procedures were affordable, took approximately 30 minutes to perform, and lasted between 6 – 12 months each.
Because Restylane is so versatile, its uses are many. A “filler” does exactly what it says: it fills or plumps facial areas that have lost volume. The common hollows or “troughs” under your eyes or in your cheeks can be immediately “filled out.” The grooves or folds that run from your nose to your mouth are softened and the area around your chin can be rounded to diminish the appearance of jowls. Now we’re talking!
And there’s more: Lips that have thinned may be re-defined, “plumped and pouting” to reflect the latest and greatest L.A. glamor styles. Even the “puckering” smile lines above the lips may be smoothed and the downward turning corners of your mouth may now heed the call to “pucker UP!”
Restylane restores the soft and youthful contours of your face. If it had been discovered in 30 BC, Cleopatra could have ruled the world. What will you do?
Come back soon and learn about the actual Restylane procedure and possible side effects.