Restylane® is a dermal filler that can restore lost facial volume, smooth fine lines or deeper creases, and provide you with a more youthful complexion. The three products that comprise the Restylane® family each offer unique benefits and are custom-designed to achieve a specific cosmetic goal. With Restylane®, Dr. Richard Sherman can smooth fine lines, wrinkles, or folds due to volume loss as well as add fullness to areas including the lips and the hollows under the eyes. Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, and Restylane® Silk, can help you rejuvenate your skin for a beautiful, well-rested, and natural look.
How does Restylane® work?
All of the products in the Restylane® family are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and therefore does not require any allergy testing. By binding to your body’s natural moisture, the hyaluronic acid-based formula can fill in lines and wrinkles, augmenting facial features that have lost volume over time, and give you soft, natural looking results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sherman will examine the location and severity of your facial wrinkles, review your individual cosmetic goals, and design a custom-tailored treatment plan that can provide you with smoother, fuller, more youthful looking skin.
What are the benefits of Restylane®?
The original Restylane® is formulated to enhance skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of mild to moderate facial wrinkling. Restylane®’s original formula can successfully treat:
- Fine lines at the corners of the mouth
- Lines that extend from the corners of mouth to the jaw (marionette lines)
- Deeper nasolabial folds (smile lines)
What are the benefits of Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is the first product of its kind approved by the FDA for the specific purpose of treating thinning lips and the area around the mouth. Since Restylane® Silk is composed of smoother, more refined hyaluronic acid particles, this innovative injectable is ideal for enhancing the contours of the lips while maintaining a soft, natural look and feel. In addition to lip augmentation, Restylane® Silk can be used to minimize the appearance of fine, vertical lines above the lips.
What are the benefits of Restylane® Lyft?
Restylane® Lyft is specially formulated to add youthful volume to hollowed areas of the mid-facial region, and can give your cheeks the full, round shape often associated with youth. Ideal for cheek augmentation and reversing the age-related loss of fat and collagen, Restylane® Lyft may also be used to add volume to sunken areas of the face, including the nasolabial folds, temples, jawline, or hollows under the eyes. In addition to enhancing facial volume, Restylane® Lyft can smooth fine lines and wrinkles at the target site.
What are the benefits of Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne?
Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne, the Restylane® employ XpresHAn Technology™ to achieve facial rejuvenation with exceptionally natural-looking results. As the newest members of the Restylane® family of dermal fillers, these injectables can effectively minimize the appearance of mild to moderate nasolabial folds for patients 21 years of age and older. Restylane® Refyne is designed to provide enhanced flexibility while still offering firm support. Restylane® Defyne is designed to provide enhanced support while still offering supple flexibility. During the consultation process, Dr. Sherman can determine which of these next-generation HA fillers can best meet your individual needs.
What can I expect during the Restylane® procedure?
Prior to your treatment, Dr. Sherman can use a topical anesthetic at the target site to increase your comfort during the procedure. Restylane® Lyft also contains lidocaine to further minimize any discomfort. The smooth hyaluronic acid gel is injected with a small needle, and the procedure can typically be completed within 30 minutes depending upon the number of areas treated. In most cases, there is little downtime associated with Restylane® injections, and patients usually return to their normal daily activities immediately after their appointment.
How long will my Restylane® results last?
Though unusual, some patients can experience mild swelling or redness immediately after treatment. Should these mild side effects occur, they typically resolve themselves very quickly. For most patients, the results of Restylane® will be immediately apparent. Unlike some other injectable treatments, your results with Restylane® can last 9-12 months. In order to retain smoother skin and youthful facial volume, you can schedule follow-up treatments to easily maintain your results. Some patients also choose to combine Restylane® with an additional injectable treatment such as BOTOX™ Cosmetic, Dysport®, or Sculptra® Aesthetic for a more complete facial rejuvenation.
To learn how the Restylane® family of products can help you replenish lost facial volume and achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact our office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sherman.