Injectable skin fillers are some of the most innovative cosmetic treatments to come along in decades. They offer effective non-surgical enhancement to temporarily reduce signs of age in the face, as well as augment and enhance facial features such as the lips and cheeks. Even better, injectable skin fillers do not require invasive surgery, and there is typically little to no downtime necessary after treatment. As an extensively trained plastic surgeon, Jon Paul Trevisani, MD offers a variety of popular non-surgical dermal fillers here at our practice, including Restylane® and Perlane®.
What is Restylane®?
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for lip enhancement as well as a number of other applications, Restylane® is one of the most popular dermal fillers available and can work wonders at temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines along the face, as well as adding volume to the lips for a more sensual appearance. Restylane® is composed of a solution containing hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. As a result, there is typically no need to have an allergy test before Restylane® treatment. During the procedure, Restylane® will be injected with a very fine needle into the areas targeted for rejuvenation – whether they include creases and wrinkles along the face, lines between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), or the lips for the benefit of a fuller contour. *The entire procedure typically takes under 30 minutes to complete, and you should be able to resume your normal daily routine immediately.
What are My Restylane® Treatment Options?
Each of the products in the Restylane® family are optimized to treat varying signs of facial aging. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani would be happy to help you determine the best treatment for your unique concerns.
The original Restylane® filler can be an effective treatment to improve the look of fine lines, moderate to severe wrinkles, and facial folds that develop over time. Through meticulous additions of volume and fullness to the skin, Restylane® is designed to smooth these facial lines for a more youthful look. The Restylane® solution is also FDA-approved for subtle lip enhancement in patients 21 and older. Results have been shown to last up to 18 months in some cases.
As another variation of the product line, Restylane Refyne™ is best used to smooth nasolabial folds, marionette lines (creases that run from the corners of the lips to the chin), and other expression wrinkles. Designed with unique XpresHAn Technology™, the Restylane Refyne™ solution is specially formulated to support your muscle movements and facial expressions for results that can appear more natural when compared to other fillers.
Similar to the Refyne™ solution, Restylane Defyne™ uses XpresHAn Technology™ to move flexibly with your facial expressions while adding subtle volume to creases surrounding the corners of the mouth, such as nasolabial folds and smile lines. Restylane Defyne™ can be employed to treat deeper or more severe facial folds when compared to Restylane Refyne™.
If you struggle with flat cheeks or experience other mid-facial volume deficiencies, Restylane Lyft™ can be an excellent treatment to restore the youthful contours of the face. FDA-approved for cheek augmentation, Restylane Lyft™ can lift and enhance a sunken aesthetic in the face for state-of-the-art volume restoration. The formulation can also be used to add volume and fullness to the backs of the hands.
Restylane® Silk is used to plump the lips and smooth fine lines around the mouth, offering a simple and timely treatment to achieve noticeable lip augmentation. Composed with smaller particles of hyaluronic acid than other Restylane® products, Restylane® Silk can restore fullness and shape to thinning lips for a more youthful look in the lower third of the face. Results have been shown to last up to six months for some individuals.
What are the Results of Restylane®?
Although there may be some temporary redness and swelling around the areas of injection, this should fade quickly. *Results of Restylane® have been known to last at least six months and even up to a year in some cases. You can keep the effects of Restylane® going with occasional “touch-up” treatments.
*Cosmetic injectable fillers like Restylane® can rejuvenate lines and wrinkles and add volume to facial features without invasive surgery and long recovery times. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani to discuss these effective treatments, please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre today.