What is Restylane®?
Unfortunately, once the early signs of aging begin appear, they are not easily reversed. These can include fine lines, sagging skin, and a loss of facial volume. Sun damage, smoking, weight fluctuations, illness, and genetics work against us, as well, speeding up these tissue changes. The skin can start to loose collagen, decreasing the healthy fullness in the cheeks and jawline. Smile lines will start to appear, as do deep creases around the nose and the mouth. While there is no way to halt the normal aging process at home, MedSpa California can help slow things down with Restylane.
Restylane is an innovative dermal filler, designed to plump facial tissues and restore a youthful appearance. Restylane was the first dermal filler on the U.S. market to be made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural component of healthy human tissues. As an important structural building block in the skin, HA is responsible for ramping up the body’s collagen production. The HA also naturally draws in water from the body, plumping tissues for long-term benefits. A Restylane treatment provides immediate volumizing to the tissues, and while the body’s collagen stores are being rebuilt, the benefits from treatment can last for months. This unique family of dermal fillers includes Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft; each is purposefully designed to treat specific areas of the face.
Restylane-L was the first of its dermal filler family to hit the market. It is used to fill in moderate to deep facial lines and wrinkles caused by the aging process. Restylane is best used to treat static wrinkles, or those resulting from lax tissues and skin. The injectable can dramatically improve the appearance of scars, either from acne or trauma to the face. Additionally, Restylane’s smooth and similarly sized particles of HA make it excellent for replacing lost facial volume under the eyes, across the upper cheek, and along the jawline.
The first product to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lip enhancement, Restylane Silk can safely and effectively restore a youthful shape to the mouth. The small particles of HA make Restylane Silk’s smooth, creamy gel perfect for meticulously filling in the delicate lines around the mouth. The benefits of Restylane Silk are unmatched by any other product. Natural-looking full lips provide a healthy, more youthful appearance.
The only injectable approved by the FDA to improve the both deep smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, as well as replace lost volume in the cheeks is Restylane Lyft. Restylane Lyft can restore a healthy contour to the mid-face, enhancing hollow cheeks. With a single in-office application, patients can regain healthy cheek definition without surgery. Volume loss resulting from fat depletion and diminishing collagen can see an immediate improvement with Restylane Lyft.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a collection of facial fillers that provide patients with facial rejuvenation, lip enhancement, and cheek fullness. Fillers from Restylane include Restylane-L for facial rejuvenation, Restylane Lyft for cheek enhancement, Restylane Silk for lip augmentation, and Restylane Refyne and Defyne for smoothing of smile and laugh lines around the mouth and nose.
Am I a good candidate for Restylane?
If you are frustrated by fine lines or deep facial creases, thinning lips, or mid-face volume loss, then the Restylane family of dermal filler may be for you. Potential patients should be in overall good health, understand the benefits and potential risks of Restylane, and hold reasonable expectations for their results.
How will my Restylane treatment be performed?
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Will my Restylane treatment be painful?
No, as Restylane contains Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, the injections are not considered painful. However, an additional local or topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment, as needed.
What can I expect from my Restylane recovery period?
No downtime is required after Restylane injections. Patients may return to their normal activities the same day. Minor redness and swelling may occur, although these will quickly dissipate. Bruising is common, as well, but should resolve over the first week.