Restylane®, Restylane Silk® and Restylane Lyft® are popular fillers used to replenish volume, contour the face, eliminate fine lines and soften wrinkles and folds. All are hyaluronic acid based products that are composed of a naturally occurring sugar in our skin that provides support and fullness. Over time, the collagen and elastin in our skin breakdown, resulting in volume loss or hollowing of the face. Our folds and jowls become more prominent as volume loss and gravity shifts the cheeks downward. Youthful faces are full (think less dramatic version of baby fat), and dermal fillers help restore the hollowing that occurs over time by restoring youthful contours in the cheeks, temples, or even earlobes.
Most commonly used areas include the nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, and temples. One of our favorite areas to use Restylane is in the under-eye circles. It can be a dramatic instant effect that makes you look much more rested.
The difference between this family of fillers is based on particle size of the hyaluronic acid. Restylane Silk is the thinnest in this family of products. Composing of finer particles in a smoother gel, Restylane Silk is approved for the fine lines around the mouth area, often called “smoker’s lines”, and the lips themselves. Restylane is a mid-sized particle filler and is versatile for filling and lifting in all areas of the face. Restylane Lyft is the thicker of the two products, and is used when more lift or robust volume is needed to achieve desired results.
Restylane, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft all have numbing agents premixed. To insure maximal comfort, we also use numbing cream on the face prior to the procedure. Most clients find fillers to be a fairly comfortable procedure. Results are immediate! Uncommonly, you may have some swelling and bruising for 1-7 days after the procedure.
Please refer to our Pre and Post Filler directions for best results and what to expect.