What is Restylane?

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler that comes in various formulations for specific treatments. Thinner formulations are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and to plump the lips.

Thicker formulations are designed to restore volume lost due to age and to fill moderate to severe lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. The Restylane family of fillers contains lidocaine to reduce injection discomfort.

Why hyaluronic acid fillers?

HA fillers are the most popular fillers because they are safe and versatile. They are used to temporarily volumize and contour soft tissues. HA fillers are ideal to rejuvenate the aging face. HA is a naturally occurring sugar compound that is essential to youthful skin. It attracts and binds to water to restore volume and provide a natural look and feel.

The Restylane family

  • Restylane corrects nasolabial folds, marionette lines, undereye hollows and frown lines. Adds natural volume as it integrates into the tissues and attracts water to volumize.
  • Restylane Lyft is suitable to correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles and for cheek augmentation. Effects last 6-12 months.
  • Restylane Silk is valuable to correct lip lines and for lip augmentation
  • Refyne is specially formulated to treat mild to moderate marionette lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin.
  • Defyne is specially formulated to correct moderate to severe marionette lines.

Who is a good candidate?

During your consultation with one of our dermatologists, they will listen to and discuss your concerns and expectations with you. They will carefully review your medical history and evaluate your skin. Then they will make a recommendation as to which filler is best for you and explain the course of treatment, the expected results, the need for maintenance treatments and how long the effects can be expected to last. Our dermatologists often like to mix and match fillers for optimal appearance and satisfaction. No two people are the same and so, no two treatments are the same.

Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and effective for all skin types and colors.

The Procedure

Your skin will be cleaned and mapped to focus on your areas of concern. Your dermatologist will inject the filler and massage the areas to distribute the product, smooth any lumps and bumps and recontour the treated areas. Side effects from injection may include temporary tenderness, swelling, bruising, and redness that will resolve quickly. 

Why you want an expert injector

Part of the beauty of fillers is that they can be molded to create symmetry and sculpted to restore contours. While complications from are very rare, an expert must know anatomy to decrease risk of intravascular occlusion, and to provide you with the best your results are technique dependent. An experienced and skilled injector has an artistic eye and can sculpt and recontour the treated areas based on appreciation of facial harmony and bone structure.

Contact Hudson Dermatology & Laser Surgery to schedule a cosmetic dermatology consultation. A consultation with one of our dermatologists can help you find the best options for face and skin rejuvenation to restore your natural beauty. Dr. Bhanusali has served as a consultant with Galderma, Allergan, and other aesthetic brands where he’s called on for his scientific expertise.  Additionally, he is a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who offers minimally invasive techniques and advanced procedures to help you reclaim and enhance beauty at any age. Often a combination of fillers and minimally invasive procedures will provide the most optimal outcome.

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