Age might bring wisdom, but it can also bring less welcome attributes such as wrinkles and lines. It can be quite unnerving to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and to realise that you’re not as young as you feel.  The aging process affects the skin in several ways, and one of these is that collagen production slows down. Collagen is an extremely important component of your skin, as it is a supportive structure. In addition facial features are likely to lose their youthful plumpness as the layer of subcutaneous fat reduces. The loss of this fat layer causes the structures within the face to become more prominent, including pore size. The overall effect is that the skin becomes thinner, and is less able to heal as well.

If you‘d like your face to reflect your inner age rather than the date on your birth certificate, then you might be interested in learning how Restylane dermal fillers in Gravesend can help to roll back the years. Restylane is designed to plump up the skin, restoring volume to areas where the subcutaneous fat has been lost. It is an excellent treatment for helping to reduce the signs of aging. It can be used to treat frown lines, and the lines that develop around the mouth in a way that looks entirely natural. You should end up looking as if you are particularly well rested and relaxed. Restylane isn’t permanent, but is relatively long-lasting. You will find the treatments last between 6 months and a year, depending on the location of the filler.

What is in Restylane and How Does it Work?

It is based on a type of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. It was originally developed in the 1990’s when it was discovered that skin quality decreases as we age, and it loses its ability to bind with water. This loss leads to the skin becoming duller in appearance. The use of this stabilised form of hyaluronic acid allows water to be retained by the skin over a longer period of time, giving it a fuller and firmer appearance. Being well-hydrated also allows the skin to retain more of its natural elasticity.

Non-surgical treatments such as Restylane are becoming increasingly popular, and are a very discreet way of refreshing your looks without resorting to radical surgery. If you’d like to know more, or have questions then why not book a free consultation with Parrock Dental & Implant Centre? Just give us a call on 01474 537191. You can also read more about Restylane, and can see before and after photos on our website at