Cosmetic Treatments

Restylane®

What is Restylane®?

The world’s most popular and most studied cosmetic dermal fillers, Restylane and its new companion Restylane Lyft, Defyne, and Refyne offer exceptional treatments for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, especially the smile lines/nasolabial folds that stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Restylane fillers can also be used as a lip enhancer/plumper for lip augmentation and enlargement. While Restylane can help add needed volume to the lips and certain areas of the face, other fillers are also available. Your doctor can help determine the best filler for the cosmetic needs of your face or lips.

Restylane replenishes lost volume in the skin and restores youthful contours to the face by lifting and supporting tissues non-surgically. The outcome is a younger, smoother look with fewer lines and wrinkles. Results are immediate and long-lasting.

What is Restylane made of?

Restylane is a clear, synthetic gel made with purified hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that is found throughout your body. Hyaluronic acid works with collagen to support the skin and keep it smooth and supple. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane has been modified so it lasts longer. It forms strong bonds with water molecules in the skin, prolonging its rejuvenating effects for up to six months or more.

Restylane contains no animal products, unlike many of the substances that are found in other injectable cosmetic fillers. There is no need for pre-treatment skin tests.

What areas can Restylane treat?

Restylane dermal fillers are FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the face. They are extremely effective in treating the nasolabial folds, the lines that stretch from the nose to the sides of the mouth.

What is Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne?

New Restylane fillers Defyne and Refyne are hyaluronic acid products that use XpresHAn technology, designed to help support your natural expression for real-life results that help maintain natural movement when you’re smiling, frowning and even puckering up.

  • Restylane Refyne: is for the treatment of wrinkles and thin lines in the face, such as upper lip lines, lips, and nasolabial folds (laugh lines).
  • Restylane Defyne: is designed to treat deep lines like nasolabial and marionette lines.

Depending on the depth of the lines and wrinkles to be treated, a combination of both fillers may be appropriate for use in just one treatment session.

What should I expect after treatment?

During the first 48 hours after your treatment, do not massage or rub the treated area. Do not expose the treated area to intense heat or cold for the first few days after the treatment to avoid swelling. Once Restylane is integrated into the body, they will adjust to your normal body temperature. After treatment, you will see results almost instantly.

In general, the effects of Restylane treatments last six months, and the effects of Restylane Lyft treatments last at least six months. Results vary by individual and depend on many factors, such as the patient’s life, age, the structure of the skin, the degree of perfection demanded and the practitioner’s injection technique.

Follow-up treatments will make the improvements of Restylane last longer. Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment within six months to nine months of the original injection(s).

What are the side effects associated with Restylane?

The Restylane family of products are very safe. The most common side effects of treatment are swelling, redness, pain, bruising and tenderness in and around the injection areas. These typically fade within a week.

If you are interested in Restylane treatment in NYC, our staff at Sobel Skin offers honest, human, forward-looking skin care to help you be your best, most refreshed self. Call 212.288.0060 fill out a form in the right-hand column of this page to book an initial treatment consultation with Dr. Sobel.