The Restylane® family of injectables offers a non-surgical, effective method of improving specific aesthetic concerns with results that look beautiful and natural. Signs of wrinkles and fine lines, a loss of volume in the lips and cheeks, and other common cosmetic issues can be addressed with this popular dermal filler. Here at Bella Derma Medi Spa, Dr. Christopher Godek and his skilled aesthetics team offer the full line of Restylane® products for both women and men who wish to rejuvenate their appearance for a more youthful, refreshed look.
- What Is Restylane®
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Lyft
- Restylane® Refyne and Defyne
- Restylane® Treatment Process
- Restylane® Side Effects
- Restylane® Results
What Is Restylane®?
The original Restylane® is an FDA-approved dermal filler designed to reduce common signs of age such as wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. This injectable solution is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is natural to the human body. Due to this composition, Restylane® does not typically require an allergy test before treatment. Restylane® products can address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, offering benefits including:
- Enhanced volume in facial features such as the lips and cheeks
- More defined facial contours
- Reduction in signs of nasolabial folds (the lines going from the nose to the mouth)
- Reduction in signs of smile lines and “smoker’s lines”
- Reduction in signs of forehead creases and crow’s feet
- Improvement in signs of mild scarring, such as depressed acne scars
There are numerous Restylane® formulations that are specifically designed to achieve certain goals. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your concerns and help you determine whether Restylane® is the right treatment for your needs. If so, we can recommend which Restylane® product is an ideal selection.
With Restylane® Silk, you can diminish signs of vertical lines surrounding the mouth, as well as augment the lips for enhanced fullness, shape, and contour. This formulation of Restylane® is designed to produce soft and subtle rejuvenation that looks as natural as possible, while effectively achieving your enhancement goals.
Restylane® Lyft is FDA-approved to treat aesthetic concerns in the cheek areas, between the nose and mouth, and the backs of the hands. This product can be very beneficial for patients who have lost volume in the mid-face and for those who have prominent nasolabial folds. Restylane® Lyft can restore fullness and contour to the cheeks, minimize the appearance of mid-facial wrinkles, and even improve the appearance of mild acne scars.
Restylane® Refyne and Defyne
Restylane® Refyne and Defyne are designed to treat similar concerns, but to varying degrees. They have both been developed with XpresHAn Technology™, a technique which allows for effective rejuvenation of marionette lines (“smile lines”) and nasolabial folds without sacrificing the ability to produce full and natural facial expressions. The main distinction between Refyne and Defyne is the level of prominence these concerns present. Restylane® Refyne can be a good option for mild to moderate signs of wrinkles in these areas, while Restylane® Defyne is designed for moderate to severe degrees of wrinkling. Both products are capable of creating natural-looking results and a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What Is the Restylane® Treatment Like?
The Restylane® procedure is essentially the same for all Restylane® products. The solution you have chosen will be delicately administered into the targeted areas with an ultra-fine needle. While some Restylane® products already contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic, a topical numbing agent can be applied to the treatment areas to maximize your comfort during the procedure.
In most cases, Restylane® injections typically take 30 minutes or less to complete and can be performed right here at our medi spa.
Are There Any Side Effects of Restylane®?
Most patients require no downtime from Restylane®; however, some degree of bruising, swelling, and redness in the treatment areas can typically be expected. These common side effects of Restylane® are normal and should quickly dissipate. Individuals who undergo this procedure are typically able to return to their normal daily routines immediately.
What Results Can I Expect from Restylane®?
Results from Restylane® treatment are often immediately noticeable and may become even more apparent in the following days. Outcomes from Restylane® injectables are typically long-lasting – many Restylane® products can yield results that last up to six months and even a full year – and can be maintained for extended periods with occasional follow-up treatment.
Please contact us today for more information on the Restylane® line of injectables. We will be happy to answer your questions, or assist you with scheduling a consultation to talk about how this treatment can help you attain your goals.