What are Restylane dermal fillers?
Several companies create and provide dermal fillers, and Restylane is one of the premier brands. Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler made primarily with hyaluronic acid. It appears as a clear gel, and when injected, Restylane can add extra fullness and volume. It can also enhance the body’s hyaluronic production. We use Restylane, along with other fillers, to address specific wrinkles, giving a younger appearance. This filler targets medium to severe-depth wrinkles at the dermal layer, specifically:
Nasolabial folds or smile lines (the lines that form from the nose to the mouth)
Marionette Lines (the lines that start from the mouth to the chin)
And the corners of your mouth (small wrinkles that spread out when you smile or laugh)
Restylane has a 95% satisfaction rate and may last more than one year after injection.
There are a few different Restylane products you should know. Restylane is the original dermal filler that specifically targets nasolabial folds. The original formulation also helps to plump up the lips.
Restylane-L is the same Restylane formula with 0.3% Lidocaine. Lidocaine is a common anesthetic that helps numb the pain and discomfort during the procedure. Restylane-L may also help with subsequent inflammation, which means you’ll see results a bit faster.
Restylane Refyne specifically targets laugh lines. It contains the same components as Restylane-L but includes its proprietory XpresHAn Technology.™ This improves the consistency and application of the gel, giving a soft, natural look quickly. It’s not uncommon for your dermatologist to use Restylane Refyne in one space and Restylane-L in another.
Sometimes, our Nasolabial folds and Marionette lines can extend beyond the nose and mouth to the chin. Severe wrinkling can also cause your chin to appear shrunken or retracted. Restylane Defyne focuses on the lower face and can significantly improve wrinkles and augment the chin. When patients use Defyne, there’s an over 90% satisfaction rate with the chin augmentation.
Smoother hands with Restylane Lyft
We don’t only lose volume and develop wrinkles in our faces. Our hands also suffer from the effects of aging and the environment. They can look weathered, veiny, and lose their luster. Restylane Lyft is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for your face and the back of the hands. With targeted filler injections, you can reduce the wrinkles on the back of the hands, giving a younger appearance. Your dermatologist can also use Restylane Lyft on your face, addressing wrinkles and laugh lines.
Lip fillers with Restylane Silk and Restylane Kysse
Your lips need love too! Restylane Silk addresses wrinkles right around the lip (your perioral lines) and can give the lips themselves more volume. Silk contains the same ingredients as Restylane-L but is specially formulated to last a long time in the lips.
Restylane Kysse is the latest product and was FDA-approved in May 2020. It’s a lip filler designed to improve your lips’ volume, texture, and even color. Restylane Kysse lasts for one year and is in high demand. Its XpresHAn Technology.™ focuses on natural-looking lips during different expressions, and you’ll see results with less filler when compared to the competitors.
What’s the difference between Botox and Restylane?
Botox is the first and one of the most popular on the market when it comes to injectables. It differs from Restylane in terms of core ingredients and applications but both can work together to give amazing results:
Botox is an injectable substance made from Botulinum toxin Type A. Used in small amounts, Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily stopping the communication between nerves and muscles. Doctors use Botox for improving deep wrinkles, Crow’s feet, and frown lines. Over the years, the FDA approved more treatments like reducing sweating, neck spasms, and lazy eye.
Restylane is a brand of dermal fillers that uses hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin and smooth our wrinkles. Instead of stopping muscle contraction, these fill in spaces to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Other popular brands of dermal fillers include RHA, Belotero, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
What to expect before, during, and after Restylane fillers
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All geared up for your filler appointment? Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon should make sure that the process is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Restylane procedures often start with an initial consultation with your dermatologist.
It’s here you get to discuss any problem areas, learn about the benefits, and address any concerns or reservations.
Your dermatologist will want a detailed account of your medical history and current medications. If you’re generally healthy with no known severe allergies, you’re a good candidate!
To be on the safe side, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should delay the injectable. If you have skin sores, cysts, rashes, or other skin infections, address these first before trying fillers.
Your dermatologist will mark off the problem areas, discuss the type of Restylane, the units needed, then schedule the procedure.