Restylane Frequently Asked Questions
What are all the different Restylane products and what do they do?
The Restylane Family of products is a brand of dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid. These products include Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Each Restylane product is created for a specific use. Moreover, each is essentially a clear gel formulation which is designed to act like the naturally produced hyaluronic acid in your body.
Restylane Silk is designed specifically to help perform lip augmentation in a subtle way. It also helps to smooth out the wrinkles that occur around the mouth. It is FDA-approved and contains a gel that is smoother and smaller than other products from Restylane. Therefore Restylane Silk gives you results which are softer and more accurate. This product is perfect for enhancing or restoring lips. To guarantee precision during administration, Restylane Silk is administered using an ultrafine needle.
Restylane Lyft is a product which is designed for augmentation of the cheeks. It is also applicable for the elimination of facial problems such as nasolabial folds and contour deficiencies. The product is able to restore any lost volume to the middle of the facial area and fullness to the cheeks. It is fully approved by the FDA. To help reduce the discomfort during administration, Lyft contains 0.3% lidocaine.
Restylane is a general product which is used for facial augmentation. It can be used to increase the volume and fullness of your skin. The product is able to correct any mild or extreme wrinkles upon your face for example nasolabial folds and the lines around your mouth.
Restylane Refyne is a product in the family which can be integrated with your skin. It works to smooth the lines which occur along the corners of your mouth. Examples of these are marionette lines and nasolabial folds. By using Restylane Refyne, you can get rid of these issues and maintain a natural-looking smile and facial movement.
Restylane Defyne is manufactured such that it works exactly like your body's own hyaluronic acid. As such, it can smooth out the deep lines which occur around your mouth. Therefore, you can proceed to perform facial movement without the unsightly marionette lines and nasolabial folds.
What is hyaluronic acid and how is it used in dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of treatment which is injected into the face that restores fullness by diminishing wrinkles. One of the most effective types of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. All products from Restylane are made using this type of dermal filler. It contains sugars that are naturally found in the skin. As a result, the dermal filler is able to restore elasticity, hydration and fullness of the skin.
What causes wrinkles in the face?
As we age, our faces normally begin to develop wrinkles. This is because it loses fat and begins to get thinner. The smoothness and plumpness is lost. Hence, the skin loses its elasticity. The development of wrinkles due to aging normally begins in your 20s. It is caused by internal effect such as natural processes and genetics. Wrinkles are also caused by external factors such as smoking, exposure to the sun, pollution and various sleeping positions.
The cupid bow is a double curve formation that occurs on the upper lip. It is named as such because it resembles the bow of Cupid, the Roman god of love. According to social culture, the upper lip is considered most attractive when it is well-defined and both sides are similar in shape. Restylane Silk can be used to create cupid bow lips.
How long do Restylane treatments last?
Results can vary from patient to patient as well as where the injections are administered:
Because we have so much mobility around our mouths (we talk, kiss, chew, sing, smile, etc.) results will last between 3 to 4 months on average. This applies to both Restylane & Juvederm
MID-CHEEK, TEAR TROUGHS, TEMPLES & UPPER FACE: Due to the lack of movement, the more Robust Hyaluronic Acids-Both Restylane & Juvederm products tend to "live" well in these areas and can last anywhere between 6 to 12 months. Again, results will vary from from patient to patient.
How long does it take for Restylane treatments to work?
Restylane treatments take less than an hour to be administered. Moreover, they begin working immediately. However, the speed of activation generally depends on the volume of your skin.
How much do Restylane treatments cost?
There are many factors which determine how much a Restylane treatment costs. Examples of these include the number of sessions that you go through, the amount of Restylane which you use and also the degree of correction which you need done for your case. Other factors which determine how much the treatments cost include the fees for your specialist and discounts or special offers.
What are the side effects of Restylane?
After using Restylane products, you can experience some side effects such as pain, bruising, redness and swelling too. These are mild and often last for less than a week.
How many Restylane treatments are required?
Normally, the Restylane treatments are performed in 1 or 2 sessions. A maintenance schedule will be discussed with your injector.
Can anyone administer the injections?
Carol Donohue, RN - Injecting for over 18 years
Your results are only as good as WHO is administering your filler treatment! When choosing a provider, you should choose someone who has extensive experience performing filler injections, knowledge of facial anatomy, an aesthetic eye and precision.
Who shouldn't use Restylane products?
The Restylane family of products should not be used by people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Moreover, those with bad allergies or have taken medication to thin out the blood should not use these treatments. In addition to that, the people who are allergic to lidocaine should not use Restylane products.