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Restylane is another popular hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It is FDA approved to treat moderate to deep creases around the mouth including the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, the lips, under-eye hollows, acne scars and other skin depressions.
When injected, Restylane smooths and raises depressions closer to the level of the surrounding skin, restoring the youthful appearance of your face. It is made with NASHA Technology (Non Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid) giving stable, long-lasting, smooth results.
Restylane is a moderately firm gel with medium particle size, making it versatile filler, especially for moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds. Restylane is infused with Lidocaine and is injected with a super fine needle. This combination allows for injection with minimal discomfort and immediate results. Studies demonstrate that Restylane typically lasts six to nine months.
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel approved for applications similar to those of Restylane and Juvederm (e.g., treating mild to moderate creases around the mouth). Its formula is thicker than Restylane, making it great for restoring mid-face and cheek volume from fat loss and collagen degradation. It is injected with an ultra-fine needle and contains Lidocaine for maximal patient comfort. The results are seen immediately and last for six to 12 months.
Can Restylane Lyft be combined with other facial fillers?
Dr. Schwartz frequently combines Restylane Lyft with other facial fillers to provide the best aesthetic outcome. For instance, in patients with volume loss in the cheeks and thin lips, Dr. Schwartz may use Restylane Lyft for the cheeks and Restylane Silk for the lips.
Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved facial filler made to restore lip fullness and improve the appearance of the surrounding vertical lines. The tag line for this hyaluronic acid filler gives the best description, “the lips you want, the lines you don’t…” It is formulated with smoother, smaller gel particles when compared to other fillers, allowing for a natural result.
After a numbing cream has been applied, Dr Schwartz injects Restylane Silk into the area it is needed with an ultra-fine needle. Restylane Silk contains Lidocaine for maximal patient comfort. Results are seen immediately and last up to approximately six months.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne
In 2017 the newest addition to the Restylane family of facial fillers was introduced—Restylane Refyne and Defyne. Both are hyaluronic acid gels formulated to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
These two newly approved FDA fillers are ultra flexible and specifically designed to maintain their correction in areas where there is a lot of movement. They are both formulated with a new cross-linking technology known as “XpresHAn” which provides superior flexibility with support.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne are used in the following areas:
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Corners of Mouth
Restylane Refyne is extremely flexible with soft support making it ideal for shallow injections. Restylane Defyne is slightly less flexible with slightly firmer support making it an excellent choice for deeper injections.