It’s a part of life: Skin changes as we age.
With the passing of time, our skin becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. We don’t have any control over whether or not this happens, however we can control how our skin ages. The Restylane family of dermal-fillers can instantly help by adding / replacing crucial volume to the face, resulting in instant-gratification and a more contoured, vibrant appearance.
How can Restylane products address the signs of aging?
Restylane dermal-fillers, including the original Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Defyne and Refyne, are all used to add different kinds of volume and fullness to the skin, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles, fold, and volume loss.
With the proper treatment, you can immediately enjoy the results of a younger, more rejunvenized looking face.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a brand of injectable dermal-fillers that instantly correct the loss of volume in the face.
Depending on your unique facial structure, skin condition, and ideal goals, your treatment provider will help customize a treatment with the proper Restylane product to provide the improvements you are looking for. Whether your cheeks need a boost (Lyft), your lips could use definition (Silk), or you want to fill-in marionette lines (Refyne), there are a variety of solutions available for you.
Restylane has been used to beautify over 15-million faces in 65+ countries worldwide.
With instant results that last up to 18-months (and little to no downtime), it is a no-brainer antiaging choice.
What are the different types of Restylane dermal-filler?
Depending on your face, there are currently 5x different formulations of Restylane dermal-filler to choose from in our Philadelphia office.
All of these products are Hyaluronic-Acid (HA) based, which brings people great peace-of-mind because this is a naturally occurring substance in the human-body so it is generally very well tolerated, and WORST CASE scenario; any of these fillers can be immediately dissolved away if you are unhappy with your results.
The product that launched them all; the original Restylane formulation was the first dermal-filler of its type, and is often viewed as the gold-standard for volume enhancement because it can be used for just about any facial-area.
Restylane Silk is a refined, super-smooth product that allows for precise, subtle enhancement. Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved dermal-filler to treat lips and fine-lines around the mouth.
Restylane Lyft is the most robust filler option in the Restylane family, and is FDA-approved to enhance the mid-face, cheeks and nasolabial folds. Lyft is a highly-effective and long-lasting nonsurgical option for facial rejuvenation.
Restylane Refyne is intended for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles or folds and provides more flexible support.
Restylane Defyne is a heartier, firmer product meant for the treatment of deeper facial-wrinkles.
* Please note that individual results may vary.
Is Restylane safe?
Yes! Restylane injectable gel is the world’s most studied wrinkle filler with more than a decade of use.
Restylane has been used in more than 15-million treatments in more than 65 countries worldwide and have well-defined safety profiles that are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Who should NOT use Restylane?
Although Restylane is safe and effective, and millions of people have enjoyed its benefits, the following patient type should avoid Restylane treatment:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not get cosmetic injections
- Recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting (Aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E, etc.)
- Suffer from severe allergies
- Suffer from known bleeding-disorders
How does Restylane work?
Restylane works by immediately adding volume underneath the skin to plump / contour / define the areas you desire.
Results are instant: Cheeks are lifted, lips are plumped, and wrinkles and volume deficits of all kinds are erased.
How much Restylane will I need?
The amount of dermal-filler needed to correct your concerns will vary. Depending on a variety of factors, maximum correction could be attained with as little as 1mL syringe, or at most six 1mL syringes.
Together you and your treatment provider will decide the amount of correction you desire, and the best way to achieve it.
Using just the right amount for you
The goal is to make you happy, and to achieve that end you are a vital piece to the treatment process.
Do you want full correction, or just some improvement? With your desired look in mind, we will together come up with the perfect, customized treatment plan for you.
Restylane products are available in 0.5mL and 1mL sized increments. Due to this, your treatment will be unique to you and your desired results.
What are possible side-effects from Restylane dermal-filler injections?
Anytime the skin is being punctured, there is risk for bruising or swelling. However, these dermal-fillers are injected with very fine-needles and your skilled treatment-provider will do everything possible to minimize the potential for any bruising.
After treatment however, you may have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness.
These symptoms are typically mild in severity and usually will pass within a week’s time.
Who performs the Restylane dermal-filler injections at About Face Skin Care?
We have multiple injectors with collective injection experience spanning over 22-years. Your happiness is our only goal, and you will be in excellent hands with any of them. (Feel free to check-out all of the faces of our team-members, the injectors below are the ones that treat all of us.)
* Sarah Sidiqi, NP, was a professional-trainer for injectable products, and is extremely knowledgeable and adept when it comes to product selection, treatment and obtaining the desired results.
* Kellie Gater, RN, is an Allergan Maser Injector, and is very confident and competent in her treatment expertise.
* Laura Buscher, PA, works full-time at Penn’s Plastic Surgery department, and injects in our office part-time.
* Lauren Zallie, RN, is an OR-nurse with a special eye for aesthetics and a comforting personality that puts everyone at ease.
Please note: Individual results may vary.