Restylane® is an advanced injectable treatment that has helped millions of individuals smooth away signs of age and enhance volume to facial features without the need for invasive surgery. Restylane® is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options available, and has helped many individuals significantly renew their appearance with long-lasting, natural-looking results.
In addition to the original Restylane®, our plastic surgeon offers an entire family of Restylane® products designed to address a variety of specific concerns. Dr. Christopher Godek and his experienced aesthetics team here at the Personal Enhancement Center can develop a customized Restylane® treatment plan designed to achieve your unique goals.
- Restylane® Lyft
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Refyne
- Restylane® Defyne
- Restylane® Procedure
- Restylane® Side Effects
Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler made of a non-animal based hyaluronic acid. Considering there are no animal proteins used in this treatment, there is little or no risk of allergic reactions. Restylane® is injected into various treatment sites to minimize facial creases, including lines on the forehead and around the eyes and lips. This treatment may also be used in facial contouring or lip enhancement, providing extra volume and fullness to your skin.
During your initial consultation, we can evaluate your needs and talk with you about your goals. If Restylane® is an ideal option, we can help you determine which product can best meet your expectations.
Restylane® Lyft is a unique product in the Restylane® line that can be an exceptional option for patients wishing to enhance volume in the mid-facial region. This treatment can address the “sunken” or flat appearance in the cheeks that can result after the skin loses volume, elasticity, and collagen over time. Restylane® Lyft is approved by the FDA to restore fullness and lift to these areas with outcomes that can last up to a year in some cases. This injectable solution can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, and is also FDA-approved to rejuvenate signs of aging on the backs of the hands.
Fine lines around the mouth and a lack of volume and contour in the lips are common concerns that can be treated with Restylane® Silk. This product is FDA-approved to address these specific areas. Restylane® Silk can smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines (sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines”) and provide effective lip augmentation, ultimately giving the lips a fuller look with enhanced contours. In addition, Restylane® Lyft is designed to create soft, subtle results that yield a natural, yet noticeable, appearance.
For patients who would like to improve moderate signs of marionette lines (often called “parentheses lines” or “smile lines”) and nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth), Restylane® Refyne may be the best choice. The Restylane® Refyne solution is formulated to address these specific concerns and diminish the appearance of smile lines for a smoother, more youthful aesthetic. This product has been developed with XpresHAn Technology™, which helps create noticeable results while minimizing effects on one’s ability to make natural facial expressions.
Restylane® Defyne is similar to Restylane® Refyne in that they both utilize XpresHAn Technology™; however, Defyne is more ideal for signs of marionette lines and nasolabial folds that are a bit more severe. This injectable can significantly diminish the appearance of these wrinkles without having a pronounced effect on facial movements, leading to natural-looking outcomes that do not yield a “frozen” aesthetic.
What Does the Restylane® Procedure Involve?
All Restylane® injectable products are administered into the areas targeted for rejuvenation with a very fine needle. A topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin before the injections to minimize the potential for discomfort. Each injection will be strategically and delicately placed in the target areas to provide the most effective and natural-looking results.
A Restylane® treatment at our New Jersey office typically lasts 30 minutes, and patients can see results almost immediately. The skin should be noticeably smoother and firmer. The youthful appearance that results from a Restylane® treatment can last between six and eight months, a longer time than most other dermal fillers.
What Are the Side Effects of Restylane®
Some of the most common side effects of Restylane® are mild swelling, redness, and bruising around the injection sites. With that in mind, it should be noted that these effects should fade relatively quickly. Most patients do not require downtime after the Restylane® procedure. In fact, Restylane® is often referred to as a “lunchtime” treatment since many individuals can come in for the procedure and get back to their normal daily routines immediately.
For more information about Restylane® treatment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Our doctor and staff at the Personal Enhancement Center look forward to helping you.