Restylane ®

Restylane ® , Restylane ® Silk, Restylane ® Refyne and Defyne, and Restylane ® Lyft

This family includes the original Restylane to reduce the appearance of general facial wrinkles and folds. All are specifically formulated to work with your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid content. With each product the manufacturor Galderma has specific applications in mind.

Restylane® is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid. It acts like and integrates with your skin’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. We use Restylane® to add volume and fullness in order to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Examples are the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and  from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).

Refyne  takes on a moderate lines and folds such as laugh lines. Defyne  addresses deeper lines and folds (laugh-lines, marionettes, etc.).

Additionally, the FDA approved Restylane® and Restylane® Silk for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21. Both are uniquely suited to give your lips fullness and definition. Silk is the smoothest. It works well for fine, “etched-in” lines around the mouth and on the face as well as vertical lip lines. These are the ones that cause your lip stick to “bleed”.

Finally, Lyft (formerly known as Perlane) has approval for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour and volume deficiencies, as well as the treatment of heavier wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines). It is good to rejuvenate the back of the hands as well when there are volume loss or prominent veins.

Fight Signs of Facial Aging

Reveal a younger, natural-looking you

Restylane®  was introduced in 2003. I still has a special place. This filler holds it’s own among all its siblings and competitors that have come along since. It has unique properties which make it very versatile. That means that if we could only have one filler option, it might as well be Restylane® because it can be used just about everywhere on the face. Having said that, there are now better options for many applications. But  in our opinion Restylane®still excels around the eyes such as in the tear-trough zone. It is a good choice for heavier smoker’s lines in mature skin as well.


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Restylane Dermal fillerRestylane ® , Restylane ® Silk, Restylane ® Refyne and Defyne, and Restylane ® Lyft

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