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6 Things You Need to Know About Fillers -- Even if You Think You're Too Young

We're filling you in on fillers -- the treatment that may be the answer to temporarily getting rid of wrinkles and lines*

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While the lines on our face are often signs of a life well lived, the fine lines and wrinkles that develop over time can make us feel otherwise.

If you're one of the many women who feel like they're doomed to wear their wrinkles like permanent testaments of their experience, fillers may provide a temporary solution.* But what exactly are fillers, and when should you get them? We've rounded up the information anyone considering fillers needs to know. Of course, if you're thinking about using fillers to prevent aging, the first step is to talk to your doctor to find out if treatment is right for you.

Fillers Aren't as Intimidating as They May Sound
The thought of getting fillers can be a little intimidating if you don't actually know what is getting injected into your face. Fillers are typically gel formulations of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the human body and can help with a number of skin woes, thanks to its ability to promote fullness and hydration.1,2

Fillers Can Make Skin Appear Fuller and Younger-Looking
There's a reason the baby-faced people of the world get their cheeks pinched. But the older a person gets, the less plump one's face becomes. This happens because our natural stores of hyaluronic acid sadly diminish with time.1 Fillers, like the Restylane products, help fight the signs of aging by filling out certain facial features. They pump up the volume to fill fine lines and moderate to severe wrinkles and folds on the face and can even help smooth out lines found around the lips.3,4,5,6,7,8,9

You May Not Be Too Young for Fillers
Everyone ages at a different rate, so there really isn't an exact age that a person can start getting fillers. Your skin may begin losing its youthful look as early as your 30s.10 So if you start noticing that your once pristine face is developing marionette lines, a sagging jaw, thinner lips or forehead lines, it might be time to start exploring the possibility of injections.

Fillers Can Help Improve the Appearance of Different Types of Wrinkles
For many, laugh lines are no laughing matter. A qualified doctor can inject fillers into these lines -- also known as nasolabial folds -- that form from the nose to the corners of your mouth.5,7 An injection in the forehead can help soften horizontal lines; fillers in the chin can lift the chin; injections in the jaw area can create a defined, contoured jawline; and cheek injections can add volume to your face for a more youthful appearance.4,6,8 And for those who need a little lip service, a doc can also add Restylane to the lips and lines around them.8,9 We'd say that's news worthy of putting a smile on your face.

You Can Get Fillers and Be Out the Same Day
While getting fillers doesn't require surgery (yay!), it does involve getting injections with needles. On the plus side, the entire procedure is usually not too long -- and the results may be immediate. If you're interested in fillers, you should also know there's a possibility that you will experience some swelling, redness and bruising post-procedure8,9 -- so make sure you don't have any hot dates the week of your injections.

Your Results May Last up to Three Years
You may get three years out of your fillers -- if you follow the Restylane Treatment Plan.1 This involves a follow-up appointment to refresh your look about four-and-a-half to nine months later and then, a third treatment 18 months after your first.11 Talk to your doctor to see if this is right for you.



References:
1 John HE and Price RD. Patient Prefer Adherence 2008;3:225-230.
2 Papakonstantinou E, et al. Dermato-Endocrinology 2012;4(3):253-258.
3 Restylane® Lidocaine Instructions for Use.
4 Restylane® Lyft Lidocaine Instructions for Use.
5 Restylane® Refyne Instructions for Use.
6 Restylane® Volyme Instructions for Use.
7 Restylane® Defyne Instructions for Use.
8 Restylane® Fine Lines-L Instructions for Use.
9 Restylane® Kysse Instructions for Use.
10 Web MD: The effects of aging on skin. Available at: http://www.webmd.com/beauty/effects-of-aging-on-skin#1. Accessed Apr 2017.
11 Narins RS, et al. Dermatol Surg 2011;37:644-650.

*Results are temporary.
Repeated treatment plan only based on Restylane non-Lidocaine.

Important Safety Information for the Restylane Range of Fillers
  • •Do not use if known allergy or hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid fillers, lidocaine or amide local anaesthetics.
  • •Do not use if you have porphyria, bleeding disorder and/or active skin disease such as inflammation, infection or tumours, in or near the intended injection site or if you are taking thrombolytics or anticoagulants.
  • •There are several precautions that are important to discuss with your healthcare practitioner prior to treatment. Inform your healthcare practitioner if you have any of the following:
  •      •If you have pre-existing pigmented dark lower eye lid circles, thin skin and pre-existing      tendency toward oedema formation as treatment of the lower periorbital region may not be      suitable
  •      •If you are taking immunosuppressants as treatment may not be suitable
  •      •If you have a tendency to form hypertrophic scars or any other healing disorder
  •      •If you have herpes viral infection as injection procedures can lead to reactivation of latent or      subclinical herpes viral infections
  •      •If you are using substances that affect platelet function, such as aspirin and nonsteroidal and      anti-inflammatory drugs. As with any injection procedure, using these medications may      increase your risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
  •      •If a laser treatment, chemical peel or any other procedure based on active dermal response is      performed before or after the treatment. There is a possible risk of eliciting an inflammatory      reaction at the implant site.
  • •Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral hemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying facial structures.
  • •Injection related adverse events such as bruising, erythema, itching, swelling, pain and tenderness may occur. These side effects generally resolve spontaneously within one week after injection. Other potential side effects can occur with dermal filler injections. You should discuss the potential treatment risks with your healthcare professional.
  • •After the treatment, exposure of the treated area to heat (sunbathing, sauna, steam baths, etc.) or extreme cold should be avoided until any signs of local inflammation have disappeared.
  • •This product has not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • •Not for use in children.
  • •Discuss all potential risks with your healthcare practitioner prior to treatment. This is only a partial list of safety information. For complete product and safety information visit Restylane.ca.

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