Restylane products are a variety of anti-aging dermal fillers for softening wrinkles and plumping lips for a youthful look. We’re dedicated to enhancing our patient’s natural beauty and use a conservative treatment approach to achieve long-lasting, flattering results.
Restylane can be applied in many ways tailored to the individual patient:
- Correcting downturned corners and marionette lines around the mouth
- Smoothing and filling in deep nasolabial folds
- Plumping lips and filling in vertical lip lines
- Adding volume and roundness to cheeks and hollow areas of the face
- Can be used in combination with other treatments
- Non-surgical alternative to lasers and face lifts
- FDA Approved to help correct wrinkles and add volume
Restylane Refyne & Restylane Defyne
Restylane Refyne & Defyne are new and specialized injectables for filling in the nasolabial folds and “smile” lines while preserving your natural facial expressions and movement. It contains a flexible hyaluronic acid filler which uses XpresHAn Technology, which acts like memory foam that moves and molds to your natural facial motion. This results in a younger, smoother appearance while preserving your face’s unique visual character.
Restylane Lyft (formerly known as Perlane-L) is designed to restore fullness and definition to the cheeks. As we grow older the fat in the skin around our face wastes away. As our cheeks become leaner, wrinkles and sagging skin begin to appear and the face begins to look hollowed. Restylane Lyft is FDA approved to add volume back, countering the wasting effect of time.
Restylane Silk is an effective filler for plumping the lips and smoothing out vertical wrinkles around the mouth. Thinning lips are another sign of aging, and as the lips lose their shape and volume the skin around the mouth can become deeply etched with wrinkles. Our skilled professionals apply this treatment with good clinical judgement to achieve natural looking results and prevent unsightly “duck lips”.
Do the injections hurt?
To make our clients comfortable during skin treatments, we use a potent topical numbing agent to numb the skin prior to the injections. The Restylane products also have lidocaine in the syringe with the filler agent. Tissue under the surface of the skin becomes numbed as the injections are being done. Most people are surprised at how comfortable the treatments are.
How long does the filling effect last?
Typical skin-plumping results last around 6 months after the initial treatment; there is some variance depending on the individual. If you repeat your treatment right as the effects are beginning to fade, you will likely require a smaller amount of product to maintain the skin rejuvenation for a longer period of time in between treatments. Areas which are less mobile (such as around the eye area or upper face) require treatment less frequently as the results are longer lasting. Restylane Lyft has a 12 month indication for the midface/cheeks.
Are there specific instructions to follow around the time of my treatment?
To minimize bruising you should avoid taking the following medications for at least 7 days prior to your injections:
- Any type of anti-inflammatory medication – including Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Aleve, etc.
- Any type of Omega-3 supplements such as fish oil, flax seed oil, etc.
- Vitamin E.
We also recommend Arnica to help prevent bruising, which may cut your healing time in half if used properly along with your treatment:
- Start taking Arnica pills 3-7 days before your treatment
- After treatment continue taking the Arnica pills and use an Arnica topical cream until any bruising is gone.
Arnica can be purchased in oral pill and topical gel form – we recommend you use both. T-Relief is a specific brand we prefer as the dosing frequency is easier to comply with. Take one pill 3 times daily – allowing the tablet to dissolve rather than swallowing it whole.
You can purchase these products at The Village Lane Apothecary, which is located a block South of our office, or most health food stores.
We will send you home with an ice pack. I recommend that you ice the treatment area off and on for at least the first 24-48 hours. This will reduce swelling and bruising – especially the eye area and the lips.
Be aware that the lips are particularly prone to swelling after treatment. This usually resolves in about 48 hours. If you are prone to cold sores, an oral antiviral medication may also be prescribed for you.
Read more and see before and after photos at www.RestylaneUSA.com.