Restylane and its Family of Dermal Fillers
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a sugar made by the body that plays a key role in maintaining skin volume and smoothness. HA molecules easily attract water, which explains why HA is essential for maintaining hydrated skin.
As you age, sunlight/UV exposure, environmental and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. A lack of hyaluronic acid as well as other substances can cause your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds.
Restylane and its family of dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid gel that’s used in a variety of cosmetic procedures of the face. It has a smooth, soft consistency and is injected into the skin to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, soften folds and restore a natural, youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic fillers have an excellent safety profile and have been used in cosmetic procedures for over 20 years. These fillers are temporary, often lasting anywhere from 6-24 months, however, receiving repeat injections of Restylane fillers may lead to prolonged, cumulative benefits. People often notice that their skin looks more refreshed, brighter and smoother even as the product is wearing off.
Restylane products are injected into the skin with a fine needle or using the blunt-tip cannula method, after the area to be treated has been numbed with topical medication. Additionally, Restylane products contain a mild anesthetic (lidocaine) to make the procedure even more tolerable.
Restylane was the original hyaluronic acid filler produced and has been used successfully in over 30 million cosmetic treatments worldwide. Areas that are frequently corrected with Restylane treatments include tear troughs, under-eyes and lines around the mouth and lips. Restylane is also FDA-approved for lip enhancement and can restore a natural, youthful mouth. Restylane dermal filler typically lasts around 6-12 months.
Restylane Lyft (formerly named Perlane) is the same dermal filler as Restylane, but has a bigger HA particle size, thus making it more effective in areas that need more lift and volume replacement. Lyft is FDA-approved for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface volume deficiencies. It’s also approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds or smile lines. Lyft is longer-lasting than Restylane, typically maintaining correction for up to two years.
Restylane Silk, another Restylane-derivative was created for its soft, lightweight consistency that makes it ideal for treating thin lips and very fine lines around the mouth, often referred to as “smokers lines”. Silk creates beautiful, natural results that lasts up to 12 to 16 months for most patients.
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne
Just launched in January 2017, Restylane Refyne and Defyne products are described as the “next-generation hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to help support your skin while keeping you looking like you”. These products were specially formulated with a patented XpresHAn TechnologyTM , consisting of cross-linked Restylane gel which allows for natural movement when smiling, frowning or puckering the lips. People find that their wrinkles are softer without changing their natural expression.
What Restylane dermal filler is right for me?
All of the Restylane fillers can be used alone or in combination to create a natural, youthful appearance. you desire. It’s important to pick the “right filler for the right area” and with the myriad of options available it’s possible to achieve the look you desire in multiple areas such as the lips, cheeks and under-eyes.
Our experienced medical providers at Rejuvenation Clinic are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. If you are interested in learning more about Restylane products, schedule a complimentary consultation at Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie.
*Results vary by Individual.