What is Restylane?
Restylane is a cosmetic filler that is an injectable gel formulation of hyaluronic acid specifically designed to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and lost volume.
The Restylane brand is a family of products with specific formulations intended to help restore lost facial volume to enhance the facial contour as well as fill in facial wrinkles and folds. The specific formula of Restylane that’s right for you depends on your previous experiences with other dermal fillers, your specific facial concerns, such as nasolabial folds or wanting more enhanced lip volume, and your overall health.
Areas and Concerns Treated By The Restylane Family of Fillers
Restylane fillers are FDA-approved for mid to deep injection in various areas of the face, jaw, and lips. The different formulas correspond to different ideal use scenarios. Dr. Krant uses some of these formulas and will evaluate which ones are appropriate for you.
- Restylane – correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Also suitable for injection into the lips.
- Restylane-L – Restylane formulated with local anesthesia Lidocaine for more comfort.
- Restylane Lyft – a slightly more resilient formula to correct severe deep facial wrinkles as well as cheek augmentation or to replace lost volume.
- Restylane Silk – correction for wrinkles around the mouth and lip augmentation.
- Restylane Kysse – lip enhancement and correcting perioral wrinkles.
- Restylane Defyne – correction of moderate to severe facial lines as well as chin augmentation.
- Restylane Refyne – correction of mild to moderate facial wrinkles or folds.
- Restylane Contour – specifically designed for cheek augmentation and midface contour deficiencies.
As with all dermal filler procedures, you will first discuss your needs and goals with Dr. Krant during an initial consultation. Together, you can design a treatment plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals, with or without hyaluronic acid fillers.
At your treatment appointment, Dr. Krant will precisely inject the Restylane solution into the desired areas, after an optional application of numbing cream. The length of time for each treatment session can vary, depending on how many areas are being treated. For most women and men, Restylane injections take about 10 to 30 minutes to complete.
After treatment, there is no downtime, so you can return to your normal daily activities right away. However, it is recommended that you avoid sunlight and strenuous exercise immediately after your procedure.
Restylane® Before & After
Restylane® Results & Recovery
After treatment, you may experience some common temporary effects, including swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness throughout the injection site. These are typically mild and generally last fewer than 7 days. You can apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area within the first 24 hours after injections to help minimize swelling and bruising.
As these effects diminish on their own over the next few days, your smooth final results will reveal themselves.
Am I a candidate for Restylane®?
Restylane is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to look refreshed and improve the appearance of wrinkles and lost volume without surgery. At your consultation, Dr. Krant will review your relevant health factors and discuss a realistic treatment plan that suits your goals.
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Get Started With Dermal Fillers in NYC Today
If you’re considering hyaluronic acid injections to help smooth away lines and wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance to your skin, contact Dr. Jessica Krant in New York City for a personalized consultation. As a board-certified dermatologist, she has the expertise and training to know exactly what formula will help you look your natural best.