The natural ageing process can leave indisputable evidence on our skin in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Although many over-the-counter products try to replenish the skin, the effects of collagen moisturizers are only temporary. If you want a longer-lasting solution to your visible signs of ageing, then you may want to consider aesthetic treatments. At Your Skin RN in Kitchener, Ontario we know that dermal fillers like Revanesse are an ideal remedy to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Is Revanesse?
Revanesse is an injectable treatment that is designed to replenish skin volume to erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly on the mid-face. Like most dermal fillers, this treatment is intended primarily to correct age-related aesthetic concerns like volume loss. This injectable treatment is one of many that can be used to temporarily reverse the signs of ageing, sometimes for as long as one year.
But why is loss of skin volume such a common sign of ageing? It all comes down to the production of proteins in the sub-dermal layers of your skin. As you age, your skin produces fewer proteins like collagen and elastin, which makes the volume of your skin thinner. Many people begin to experience age-related volume loss as early as the mid-20s to 30s – and signs like fine lines and wrinkles only grow deeper with time. A filler treatment can correct these signs and help you retain a naturally youthful appearance.
How Does This Injectable Work?
Revanesse is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that is formulated with a special technology called cross-linking. The combination of biocompatible hyaluronic acid and cross-linking technology gives this injectable treatment the long-lasting and natural-looking results you want from an anti-ageing treatment. Overall, the key to this treatment can be found in both the main active ingredient and the advanced science in the formula.
What Hyaluronic Acid Can Do for Your Skin
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that is responsible for retaining moisture and volume in the skin. Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid is linked to collagen production, meaning that when your skin has more access to hyaluronic acid, it is more likely to produce higher levels of collagen. However, since hyaluronic acid production also slows as a result of the ageing process, it can be difficult for only topical hyaluronic acid to work effectively to replenish skin volume.
That’s where injectable hyaluronic acid comes into play. Because injectable treatments infuse your skin with hyaluronic acid, your body can produce its own collagen in larger quantities to restore skin volume and refine skin appearance. Hyaluronic acid injectables are also known to help replenish certain aspects of skin health, such as promoting more hydrated skin, especially in the lips.
Why Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid Matters
Not all injectable treatments are made with cross-linked technology, but the ones that do use cross-link technology have especially long results. Cross-linking is essentially a method of creating a formula that will stay in place. Usually, cross-linking formulas are made with additives that allow fillers to suspend beneath the skin surface, which allows for more effective filling results.
What Can This Filler Treat?
Like most other dermal fillers, this particular treatment is largely used on the mid-face, which is the area of the face that tends to show the earliest signs of age-related volume loss. On the face, age-related volume loss is caused by a combination of collagen depletion, skin thinning, and fat displacement. The most common areas of treatment for this filler include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Tear troughs
- Crow’s feet
- Mouth corners
- Lipstick lines
- Smile lines
- And more
Age-Related Volume Loss
One of the most common signs of age-related volume loss is the nasolabial folds, which are the fine lines and wrinkles that form around the nose and mouth area. Volume loss can also be seen in the cheeks, particularly the hollows of cheeks and the tops of the cheekbones. When age-related volume loss deepens into severe wrinkles, it can be difficult to treat with anything other than a facelift. However, treating age-related volume loss earlier can postpone severe wrinkle formation and help you look younger for longer.
Volume loss can also affect other areas of the face, such as the area beneath the eyes. Tear troughs are the hollows beneath the eyes that can make you appear tired. By filling in the volume of the undereye area, you can revitalize your appearance to look younger.
Facial and Lip Contouring
In general, dermal fillers are also used to contour the face and the lips. One of the most common areas of the face to contour is the cheekbones, which can appear bony when age-related volume loss depletes the padding on the face. Other areas of the face can be contoured too, such as the lips. In fact, for this particular filler, treating the lips can restore plushness, erase lipstick lines, and even correct problems like asymmetry.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
This is an injectable treatment, which means a thin needle will be used to directly inject your skin with the dermal filler product. Injectable treatments like this can be completed within about 20 to 30 minutes most of the time. It’s common for a topical numbing cream to be applied to the skin before the treatment starts for patient comfort. Because this is not a surgical treatment, you will be able to drive yourself home and return to most normal daily activities after your appointment.
How Much Product Will You Need?
Because injectable treatments like this one are reliant on the volume of the skin, the amount of product you will need for your treatment will depend on the severity of your age-related concerns, as well as how many areas of the face you are treating. For example, patients with only mild concerns on various areas of the face will likely need less overall product than patients who have severe concerns. We will use the exact amount required to reverse the visible signs of ageing on your skin.
Preparation and Aftercare
Before your appointment, you will likely need to take a few steps to prepare for your treatment. For example, you will need to temporarily stop taking blood-thinning medication and supplements and you may be asked to stop using certain skincare products, such as acidic exfoliants or retinoids.
After your appointment, you will not be able to touch or massage your face and you should stay away from hot water, saunas, sunlight, and excessive sweating. You will only need to follow aftercare instructions for the first 24 to 72 hours. Most people can go right back to work after their treatment is finished since there is no downtime required for this treatment.
When Will You See Results?
Many people will be able to see the results of this treatment very soon after the appointment is finished. In fact, because dermal fillers use a gel that will instantly create artificial volume in the skin, you may be able to see the results of this treatment on the same day as your appointment. Your initial results may “deflate” over the next few days, but your true results will begin to show within one week as your skin produces its own collagen. Your results will likely continue to improve for the next several days, with most patients able to enjoy final results within three to four weeks after your appointment.
How Long Do Revanesse Results Last?
The results of this treatment are intended to last for about one year at a time. Most patients can expect to enjoy results for 10 to 14 months depending not the severity of their skin concerns and how well they respond to treatment. You may need a touch-up appointment during this timeframe, such as after your optimal results start to settle.
How Can You Maintain Results?
Maintaining the results of this treatment can be done with a combination of maintenance appointments and lifestyle choices related to caring for your skin. For your maintenance appointments, it’s common to schedule your appointment once a year to maintain your desired results. For your skin care, two important factors to consider include:
Protecting your skin from the sun will also protect the integrity of your injectable treatment. This is because hyaluronic acid fillers are known to break down more quickly when exposed to unprotected UV light. For that reason, you should wear at least SPF 30 during the daytime, even if you plan to be indoors or the weather is overcast.
Using the right skincare products can also help the results of your treatment last longer. For example, using collagen and hyaluronic acid products may help encourage collagen production in your skin, which can enhance your results. If you aren’t sure which products are ideal for your skin goals, please let us know at your appointment.
Is Revanesse Safe?
Yes, this injectable treatment is safe. Not only is there virtually zero risks of scarring as a result of this minimally-invasive treatment, but the formula used for this treatment is also biocompatible. Biocompatibility in a filler treatment means that the formula contains molecules that are recognized by your body; in this case, the hyaluronic acid in your treatment is compatible with your body, which means you will not need to worry about an allergic reaction. Many hyaluronic acid treatments are considered hypoallergenic for this reason.
Can You Use This Injectable With Other Aesthetic Treatments?
Yes! In fact, injectable treatments for volume restoration are some of the most compatible treatments you can use. Combining different aesthetic treatments can help you address multiple areas of concern about your appearance. Some of the most commonly combined treatments include:
Neuromodulator treatments are another class of injectables that are used to relax the muscles in the face, which then relaxes the appearance of wrinkles. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are ideal for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the upper face, such as the areas between the eyebrows.
Skin Resurfacing and Facials
Skin resurfacing treatments and facials are any aesthetic treatment that addresses superficial appearance concerns, including blemishes, dark spots, and uneven skin tone or texture. Certain targeted skincare products and treatments like BBL can safely correct other skin concerns in combination with dermal fillers.
Who Are Good Candidates For Revanesse?
Adults who are experiencing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity on the mid-face are generally good candidates for these treatments. A consultation will verify that your skin condition and concerns are an ideal match for this injectable treatment.
Revitalize Your Beauty With Revanesse
If you want to look younger and feel more confident about your skin, then it may be time to combine your at-home skincare routine with an aesthetic treatment. Dermal fillers like Revanesse can restore facial volume to soften your appearance and turn back the clock. Please contact Your Skin RN in Kitchener, Ontario to schedule your first appointment today.