How does Restylane Sub Q Treatment Work?


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Through the development of a gel made up of Hyaluronic Acid, the Restylane Sub Q treatment works by injecting this natural formula underneath the skin. This promotes healthier skin function and rehydrates and revitalises the designated area, making you look healthier, younger and fresher.

Structure of Restylane Sub Q

Because Restylane Sub Q is one of the most intense treatments offered by Restylane, the hyaluronic acid used within the gel used in the Sub Q injections has substantially larger molecules than other Restylane and general dermal filler products. This has to be injected deeper into the dermis than quite a lot of the other products to achieve the desired affect, which can often be quite a dramatic change.

Skin Structure and Restylane Sub Q Dermal Fillers

In order to understand how Restylane Sub Q works, it is vital that you should understand the structure of the skin. The skin is made up of three main layers, which are important to its structure, appearance, and elasticity.

The top layer of the skin is known as the epidermis. This is the layer, which is responsible for the colour and texture of your skin. It is just underneath this epidermis that dermal fillers with small particles are injected. Due to the nature of the epidermis, which is constantly in the process of getting rid of dead cells and regenerating healthy skin cells, dermal fillers that are injected into this layer of the skin do not tend to last as long as more intense treatments injected deeper into the skin.

The next layer of the skin is the dermis, which is the middle layer. This is the layer that is largely responsible for skin elasticity and support. The dermis is the layer, which provides the skin with collagen and elastin making your skin tight, youthful, and full of volume. It is in this layer that dermal fillers with larger particles such as Restylane Sub Q are injected allowing water to collect in the area to provide support for the skin where collagen has been depleted.

The deepest layer of the kin is the subcutaneous tissue. This layer is made up of tissue and fat and contains the large blood vessels and nerves of the skin. This layer of the skin controls your body temperature.

How Restylane Sub Q Dermal Fillers Improve the Skin

Restylane Sub Q improves the appearance of your skin by using hyaluronic acid, which, as is able to hold around a 1000 times its own weight in water, is used for rehydration purposes -attracting water molecules to the area into which it has been injected. These water molecules improve your skins condition by increasing the number of minerals and nutrients underneath the surface of your skin. This nourishes your skin making it healthier.

The water molecules also fill out your skin making up for lost fat by giving your skin a plumper appearance. By adding volume to your skin Restylane Sub Q can greatly reduce the signs of aging such as a lack of definition in the cheeks or jawline, and a deepening of the lines on the face.

This can also be used to benefit other areas of the face. For example many people choose to use Restylane Sub Q to enhance their lips. In this case the Restylane Sub Q attracts water molecules to the area, which make the lips, appear plumper and gives more definition to the outline of the lips.

Restylane Sub Q is often used to fill the cheeks when they have sunk either because of aging or because of illness. In this case the Restylane Sub Q increases the amount of water molecules in the area giving more support to the epidermis. This makes the skin appear to be plumper and more filled out replacing the fat that has been lost, making Restylane Sub Q one of the most popular alternatives to the traditional fat transfer.


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