Restylane is a soft tissue injectable filler. It is made of synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is a complex sugar molecule naturally found in skin. The Restylane family of injectable products include Perlane, Restylane, and Restylane Fine Lines. Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander are a highly qualified expert in administering each of these and other types of fillers.
In the world of universal fillers, Restylane is a vanguard product, providing patients with an unprecedented ability to fill in areas that have lost elasticity or that become hollowed out. Made with a base of hyaluronic acid, Restylane does not conflict with your body’s chemical composition. This makes it a comfortable and natural source of cosmetic enhancement.
Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander use Restylane to provide volume to sunken areas, soften deep folds and produce a youthful, refreshed glow. At FACE Toronto, we do not believe in producing an over-corrected, artificial appearance. As experienced Restylane specialists, we combine exceptional technical skill with artistic vision to restore a youthful look. Great results take time to produce. That's why a large portion of your visit to our downtown Toronto clinic will consist of a detailed consultation to identify and address your goals.
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Galderma’s Restylane® Defyne is a breakthrough new-generation hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven to be safe and effective in treating moderate to deep facial lines for up to 12 months. Defyne brings about a more natural plumpness when used to treat moderate to severe deep wrinkles because of its enhanced flexibility. As a result, Defyne is better suited to meet the diverse needs of patients who have been looking for advanced solutions to well-established facial lines. Many clients remark that it provides the most natural looking results they have ever experienced. Defyne includes a revolutionary formulation called “XpressHAn Technology”. This advanced substance enables the hyaluronic acid gel to create a better bond with connective tissue, allowing the filler to flex more naturally – as the face flexes. Defyne creates just the right balance between flexibility and support for deeper wrinkles. Contact our office today to find out more.
Galderma’s Restylane® Refyne is a scientifically advanced gel approved by the FDA for safe and effective treatment of laugh lines in patients over the age of 21. What makes it a revolutionary treatment perfect for a wide range of faces? It is manufactured with XpresHAn Technology. This innovative ingredient significantly improves the flexibility of dermal fillers, enabling each treatment to produce results tailored to your facial dynamics. Regardless of the nature of the wrinkles, Refyne produces a natural-looking result. If you’ve been concerned that dermal filler treatment may produce exaggerated plumpness or create fast-fading results, Refyne may be perfect for you. It is the most flexible dermal filler on the market and is intended for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. FDA testing show results lasting up to 12 months. Most people are good candidates for this treatment. Come in and we’ll discuss what you can expect to achieve with a Restylane® Refyne treatment.
When it comes to your face, Restylane can be a universal solvent, adding volume to areas that have lost collagen or hyaluronic acid. It is used for lip augmentation, non-surgical facelifts, non-surgical rhinoplasty and to treat folds and wrinkles throughout the face.
Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander's expertise in applying facial fillers make them among the top Restylane specialists in Toronto. They will work with you to establish a plan, ensuring that each step taken has an exact purpose to enhance the natural beauty in your face. In the world of facial injections, Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander set the standard.
The treatment typically takes about thirty minutes to complete. Restylane and Perlane are available in combination with a local anesthetic to make the injections very comfortable. There is no down time and the results are immediate. We follow every one of their patients very closely, and you will be seen in a follow-up in two weeks’ time to ensure your results are perfect. Find out more about how you can prepare for your Restylane treatment here.
Hyaluronic cosmetic injectibles such as Restylane are temporary fillers and last for different lengths of time depending upon where they are injected. In areas where there is less movement of the skin such as tear troughs and cheeks, Restylane will last for nine months to one year. In areas where there is more movement, such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines), Restylane tends to last for about six to nine months. The lips have the most movement, and fillers tend to last four to six months in this area.
Very few facial features can age you faster than having hollowed-out, sunken circles beneath your eyes. These dark circles are unsightly, and often get worse with time. In fact, this is one of the places where the face can begin to show the first signs of aging. After having tried many home remedies for these dark, undereye hollows, many patients seek the help of Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander at Face Toronto to resolve this aesthetic problem.
Restylane works by adding volume to the area under the eyes, providing a youthful, fresh quality to the skin. Since Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid, it attracts moisture from the skin to plump the area and bring it back to life. When used to treat the hollows underneath the eye, it can be extremely effective at relieving dark circles and restoring volume that has been lost with time.
When injected carefully and correctly, Restylane gives your eyes a well-rested look – you will appear as if you have just awakened from a full night's sleep. As an undereye filler it can alleviate dark circles and the sunken, hollowed-out look that often comes with age, taking years off your facial appearance. What you are left with is a bright, refreshed look that is years younger – in just a short treatment.
The tear trough, also known as the nasojugal groove, begins at the inner corner of the eye, follows a line of an arc underneath the eye area, and ends at the outermost corner of your eye. In other words, it's the crescent-shaped areas that lives directly beneath your eyes. The most common cause of dark circles in this area is heredity, although dark circles may also develop as part of the aging process. Additionally, as we age the delicate skin in this area begins to lose volume and fullness, getting thinner and more translucent. This can cause dark circles and bags to appear – leaving you looking older and tired, even on your best days.
As the skin ages, it loses the ability to produce the same levels of collagen. As the skin in the area under the eye is so very delicate, this is one of the first areas where you will see the effects of aging skin. The loss of collagen gives the skin a sunken, hollowed look and can cause the remaining skin to sag.
Restylane works to counteract this loss of collagen by providing natural-looking fullness and volume to undereye zone, or tear trough. Restylane is made from synthetic hyaluronic acid to attract moisture and provide a fresh, youthful fullness.
Restylane has a long track record for being ideally suited for use in the delicate tear trough, allowing it to stay in place after injection. The viscosity of Restylane provides the correct level of firmness to stay in the location into which it is injected rather than drifting, for a very natural-looking rejuvenating treatment for hollows beneath your eyes. Tired of looking tired? Talk to us about Restylane – it takes only moments to look refreshed, healthy, and younger.
At FACE, nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. While we are temporarily delaying surgeries and injectables until April 6, 2020, it has created an opportunity for us to make virtual consultations as streamlined and easy as possible for you. Our office is open as usual for any email, telephone, or video inquiries. Furthermore, Dr. Asaria and Dr. Alexander have expanded availability for virtual consultations. Schedule a virtual consultation today to explore your options and receive expert recommendations from our world-leading facial plastic surgeons.