Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Restylane can also be used to treat under-eye bags or shadow circles.
Restylane is ideal for those who want an instant boost; they leave the office looking great. For those with big upcoming events such as weddings, birthday parties, or reunions, Restylane is a good option to leave you looking good for months after.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar, that enables skin to retain its shape and volume. Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it attracts water. Once injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid molecules in Restylane bind to the body’s natural stores of water, gradually “plumping up” the skin – and giving it a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines), the corners of the mouth and marionette lines — the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.
See below for the complete list of the Restylane family of products.
In a clinical study of subjects treated with Restylane, investigators still saw improvement in 95% of subjects 18 months after initial injection.
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.
The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother hyaluronic acid particles than those used in other Restylane products. Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.
Restylane Silk is a transparent liquid gel that can be injected directly into the lips to increase fullness or to smooth out the small wrinkles that form around your mouth, causing the lips to thin with age. Since it has 0.3 percent lidocaine, injection discomfort is minimal, with the treatment lasting about 30-60 minutes. By the end of the treatment, wrinkles will be reduced by about 80 percent; your lips will appear fuller, and your results will last about 3-6 months.
Even if you were born with thin lips, you may get the fuller lips you want with Restylane Silk injections. The results are immediate, but they will dissipate over time. Therefore additional treatments are necessary to keep your lips full and luscious.
What is Restylane® Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is an injectable Hyaluronic Acid (HA) gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face and hands.
Over time, natural fat begins to deteriorate, resulting in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and a reduction of volume.
Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved HA filler to treat your face and hands. Help complete your aesthetic look with natural-looking volume in your cheeks and hands for a smoother, fuller appearance. This safe, effective and dissolvable filler treatment can be administered in your hands and face at the same appointment.
• Proven to add volume to the midface area for up to 12 months.
• Proven to correct nasolabial folds for up to six months.
• Suitable for both enhancing and shaping the cheek area, and to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.
• The first and only FDA-approved Hyaluronic Acid gel filler for hands. It targets volume loss and makes veins less prominent.
What to expect with a Restylane treatment
Depending on how large an area of your skin you’re having treated, Restylane injections can take from 15 minutes to an hour. You can have the procedure during your lunch break and return to work or other routine activities immediately afterward. Pain and discomfort is generally minimal and well tolerated. A very fine needle is used for the injections. If you’re concerned, however, you can request a topical anesthetic to numb the skin before the injection.
No allergy testing is typically necessary prior to treatment. Restylane does not contain any animal proteins, so your body is highly unlikely to have an allergic reaction to it. But, like other dermal fillers, Restylane may produce some post-treatment side effects. Most are very mild, and include swelling, redness, and possible bruising. They’re usually gone within a few hours or a few days.