Restylane is one of the world’s best-selling dermal fillers. Dr. Burroughs and his aestheticians use Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft to add volume and help fill, smooth, and minimize lines and wrinkles on the face. These dermal fillers can be used to help create a natural, younger-looking appearance for you.
What are Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft & and what do they do?
Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft are now FDA-approved cosmetic dermal fillers from Galderma. They are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps to provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses its natural hyaluronic acid, but injections of dermal fillers like Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft are able to help fill the wrinkles and folds caused by this loss.
The difference between Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft is their particle size. Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft have larger gel particles and is intended to be injected deeper within the skin.
For more information on Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, including all FDA information and a catalog of before and after photos, please visit the Medicis Restylane & Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft website at www.restylaneusa.com.
Where are Restylane & Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft used?
Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft are used most often in the nasolabial folds (the parentheses from your nose to the corners of your mouth), under the eyes and in the upper cheeks, and in the lips. Depending upon the site of injection and your specific volume loss, multiple syringes may be needed for full effects. If patients are truly unhappy with a hyaluronic acid filler (like Restylane, Restylane Silk, or Restylane Lyft) or if an error has been made with an injection, the filler itself can be destroyed with the injection of Vitrase/hyaluronidase.
Why are Restylane & Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft different than other fillers?
Like some other dermal fillers, Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft are made of hyaluronic acid. The process from which they are made, though, allows them to be injected in places where other fillers cannot be injected. For instance, sometimes when other fillers are injected under the eyes to help fill bags or sagginess, the filler can give a translucent or bluish appearance. Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft do not do this, so they are often the better choice for this location. The larger particle size of Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft allows them to be used for deeper lines and for more significant volume augmentation.
Neither Restylane, Restylane Silk, or Restylane Lyft contain animal proteins. Since they are not created from an animal source, there is little chance of allergic reaction and no testing is required prior to injection. The formulas are highly biocompatible (over its lifespan, Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft will metabolize with your body). Restylane lasts approximately 6-8 months, while Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft last about 8-10 months.
What kind of results can I expect from a Restylane or Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft treatment?
You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas (normally 1-2 days) with minimal bruising or swelling. Sometimes, bruising and swelling can be minimized by taking Arnica pills, using Arnica gel, or having Arnica gel pads applied post procedure. Arnica is a natural medication that can be obtained from a local health foods store. It is not necessary to take it, but some people find it helpful, particularly if they are prone to bruising. Ice packs and avoidance of aspirin for a few days will help should you encounter either of these as well. Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Lyft will help fill, smooth, and minimize the lines, wrinkles, and/or folds into which it is injected. For most patients, Restylane lasts approximately 6-8 months, while Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft last approximately 8-10 months, although in some cases and areas, the duration of the effect may be shorter or longer. Supplemental treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.