As we age, our skin changes. Decreased levels of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid can make skin look less plump and smooth. This loss of volume, along with fine lines and wrinkles can add unwanted years to your appearance. Restylane, is a cosmetic dermal filler that restores your skin’s volume and softens lines and wrinkles – turning back the clock to a younger, fresher you!
FDA-approved, Restylane® is a clinically-proven treatment that helps reverse the signs of aging with little to no downtime. Safe, gentle and discreet, Restylane contains hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your skin. Once injected, it instantly works together with your body’s own hyaluronic acid to lift and smooth your skin.
The Restylane® family of products, which includes Restylane®, Restylane® Silk and Restylane® Lyft, lift and add volume to:
- Smooth and fill fine lines around your mouth, nose, eyebrows and jaw line
- Fill the skin on the nasolabial line from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Restore volume to your chin and lower face
- Increase cheek volume to create fuller, higher cheek bones
- Plump your lips for a younger fuller smile
- Correct the marionette lines from the corners of your mouth to your chin
- Eliminate or reduce dark circles under your eyes caused by loss of volume
The natural-looking results of fullness and tone to your face will give you a more youthful, invigorated look that typically lasts between 6 to 12 months.
Along with the other areas of our face, our lips can also begin to lose volume and appear more wrinkled as we age. Restylane Silk is designed to restore youthfulness to your smile by giving your lips back their fullness and definition.
FDA-approved for clients over the age of 21, Restylane Silk is specifically formulated to give thinning lips a natural, voluminous look. Composed of hyaluronic acid, the gel in Silk is smaller and smoother than other Restylane products providing precise lip shaping and line control for silkier, smoother lips without giving them an “over-plumped” look.
The natural rejuvenated appearance of your lips can be seen immediately with Restylane Silk, and can last up to 9 months.
Sagging cheeks and a drooping mid face can also be the results of loss of volume in our skin as we age. Restylane Lyft provides fullness to cheeks, restores volume in the midface area and adds volume to correct and smooth smile lines.
Also, FDA-approved for clients over the age of 21, Lyft is designed for more noticeable facial lines and wrinkles, deeper smile lines and more prominent sagging cheeks. The primary difference between Restylane and Lyft is that the hyaluronic acid gel particles in Lyft are larger than those found in Restylane. This provides the ability to lift and fill the sagging areas and wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
Lyft contains 0.3% lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which helps provide a more comfortable treatment. Full results from Restylane Lyft can be seen up to two weeks after treatment, with results lasting up to nine months.
How long does a Restylane® treatment take?
The treatment is usually very quick and easy. Skin testing is not needed and the whole process takes between 15- 45 minutes.
Will the injection hurt?
The amount of discomfort is different for every person but for most it is relatively painless. Many Restylane products contain lidocaine (a local anesthetic) which provides a more comfortable experience. We also apply numbing cream before the treatment to reduce the pain and discomfort.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects are minimal and can include redness, tenderness, swelling; firmness, bumps; discoloration, and bruising at the treatment sites. These side effects generally disappear within one week after injection.