Katz Dermatology, An affiliate of Anne Arundel Dermatology, Rockville, MD

Restylane dermatologist Rockville MD

The long wait for Restylane in the U.S. is over. Restylane is here! The FDA approved its use for the treatment of wrinkles in December of 2003. But this is not a new treatment for the rest of the world. Since 1996, more than a million people have been successfully treated in more than 60 countries worldwide. Restylane is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that is identical in all species and tissue types. It plays an important role in giving volume to the skin, shape to the eyes and elasticity to the joints. The use of hyaluronic acid is well documented in areas such as eye surgery and orthopaedics. In the last two decades more than 30 million people have been treated with hyaluronic acid-based products. This is a completely different way to treat wrinkles. Botox relaxes certain muscles that make wrinkles, while Restylane "fills" wrinkles. Certain wrinkles will lend themselves more to one treatment than the other. Often though, a tough, deep wrinkle that won't respond to either, will respond when both treatments are combined. Restylane will last up to 6 months when injected into the lips and 1 year when injected into wrinkles. When restylane breaks down, water takes its place. When totally absorbed, restylane turns into water and carbon dioxide and disappears without leaving any trace in your body. As we get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin diminishes. This can be demonstrated by squeezing the skin between the fingers. In young people, the skin rapidly restores itself to its original volume. However, as we get older, the ability of the skin to restore itself is reduced. The reduction in volume then leads to wrinkles. With restylane, you can have a natural beauty lift with the body's own material. See one of the Best Dermatologists in Maryland Dr. Matthew Katz at Katz Dermatologists to give you the best restylane for your skin.

As we grow older, more signs of aging become more evident on our faces. This is recognizable as wrinkles and folds, or nasolabial folds. There are various injectable cosmetic fillers available to help improve upon one's facial appearance and achieve a more youthful look. These fillers add volume and smooth out wrinkles. Collagen and fat are some of the more common fillers. Restylane is injectable filler that provides advantages over fat and collagen injections. Restylane is a non-animal, biodegradable gel based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in most of our bodies as it provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane has been proven to last longer than fat and collagen injections. It maintains its shape using the body's own moisture. What results is a longer-lasting, youthful facial appearance. Restylane can be used to either shape facial contours, smooth wrinkles, or sculpt lips. What results is a healthy, more youthful, and fuller appearance. This has grown in popularity. Since 1996, over a million individuals have received Restylane injections worldwide. If you are considering Restylane injections, the following information will provide you with a basic introduction to the procedure. For more detailed information about how this procedure may help you, we recommend that you consult a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist who is board certified or has extensive experience in administering Restylane injections. Dr. Matthew Katz will certainly give you his expertise to help you out with any of your skin problems. Even though no pre-testing is needed before receiving Restylane injections, patients should avoid using aspirin, Vitamin E supplements, and other medications. This can increase bruising or bleeding, be sure to ask your doctor about what you should do to prepare for Restylane injections. The actual treatment itself is very brief. Receiving Restylane injections can take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour. This all depends on the amount of the area that needs to be treated. During the treatment, the practitioner injects tiny amounts of Restylane into the skin using a very fine needle. For wrinkles, when the Restylane is injected, it procedures natural volume under the wrinkle, which lifts it up and smooths it out. For facial contours, Restylane corrects deep folds and lifts up the skin from the cheeks and chin. This provides a fuller shape for the chin or a rounder, more sensual line along the cheeks. When using Restylane for lip augmentation, the gel is injected into the inside of the upper or lower lip. It is also injected along the lip line. Not only will this help bring about a more youthful look, it can also help prevent lipstick from bleeding into the small lines around the lips. Discuss with your practitioner to plan future visits.