We pay a lot of attention to our ageing faces, but tend to ignore other areas which can be far less forgiving! In particular the hands and décolletage area can often give away our age. But what can be done to diminish the signs of ageing?
Up until recently there have been few effective treatments to counter symptoms of ageing skin like veiny hands and crepey/lined decolletage. Moisturising creams can be used to make the skin temporarily feel smoother and more nourished, but these creams sit on the surface of the skin and so cannot penetrate it to any great depth to reach the deeper levels where hydration is most needed.
This is where treatments such as Restylane Vital can help . This treatment boosts the skin’s natural hydration by replenishing the skin’s own hyaluronic acid (HA). We already have HA naturally occurring in our skin, which is important for hydration and a healthy-looking complexion, but it becomes less abundant and less efficient as we grow older.
The Restylane Vital treatment involves a series of micro-injections of pure hyaluronic acid gel, which closely resembles the natural HA in our skin, at the right level in the dermis. This is made possible by using the product’s own pen injector device which delivers micro doses of HA very precisely and accurately in the dermis. The treatment is not painful as it follows the application of an anesthetic cream applied at least 30 minutes beforehand.
To achieve the best results the treatment needs to be carried out three times 4 weeks apart. The results start to show immediately but significant improvement occurs up to 6 weeks after the course has finished.