The Restylane® family of injectables are hyaluronic acid fillers FDA-approved to smooth and soften smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, lines about the corners of the mouth, and achieve lip augmentation. At our practice, Houston plastic surgeon James F. Boynton, MD offers the full assortment of Restylane® products, including Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne. After selecting the most appropriate option(s) for your unique needs and goals, he can skillfully and artistically administer Restylane® injections to achieve the look you desire with beautiful, natural-appearing results.
To learn more about each Restylane® product, we invite you to read through the information provided in the sections below. If you have any questions, or if you are considering treatment and wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boynton, please feel free to reach out to us online or by telephone today.
Restylane-L® and Restylane® Lyft
Restylane-L® and Restylane® Lyft are excellent hyaluronic acid fillers for adding predictable, precise volume in the smile lines, oral commissures, and marionette lines, as well as improving and/or restoring lip volume. Due to its soft, thin consistency, Restylane-L® is also a great option for filling hollow-looking tear troughs underneath the eyes where the skin tends to be very delicate. The smooth formula helps to create subtle volume enhancement for an exceptionally natural appearance.
One final application of Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft is non-surgical rhinoplasty, which can be performed by adding the filler to certain aspects of the nose to improve the appearance of the nose, or “disguise” the dorsal hump by adding subtle amounts of filler above and below it.
Both Restylane-L® and Restylane® Lyft include lidocaine in their formulas to lessen discomfort to the patient during treatment. Typically noticeable soon after injection, Restylane-L® results generally last about four months, sometimes longer. Because of its larger molecule of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® Lyft takes the body a bit more time to degrade, so it may last an average of up to six months.
Similar to Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Silk is composed of a hyaluronic acid-based solution designed to subtly add volume to targeted areas of the face. This relatively new dermal filler can often be an excellent option for enhancing the appearance and fullness of the lips while also helping to smooth fine lines above the mouth with exceptionally natural-looking results in patients 21 and older.
The unique Restylane® Silk formula includes lidocaine to help minimize any potential discomfort, and the filler’s volumizing effects are often noticeable soon after treatment. In most instances, two treatments scheduled about two weeks apart are necessary to achieve an optimal outcome. For the majority of patients, Restylane® Silk has been known to last approximately six months, if not longer.
Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne
Approved by the FDA for individuals older than 21, Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne are uniquely designed to fill moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and creases while enabling patients to still maintain natural facial movements and expressions. In general, Restylane® Refyne is an ideal choice for smoothing facial lines of modest depths, and Restylane® Defyne is a great option for softening deeper folds and creases.
To diminish any possible discomfort during treatment, the Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne formulas contain lidocaine that works to help desensitize the targeted area(s) upon injection. Following treatment, most patients will notice results right away, and the volumizing effects have been known to last up to twelve months—if not longer—in many cases. Once the results start to fade, touch-up injections can be administered to maintain one’s desired outcome.
More Like Restylane®
Along with the Restylane® family of fillers, Dr. Boynton offers JUVÉDERM® products, RADIESSE®, fat transfer, and numerous other injectable treatments designed to nonsurgically reduce signs of aging. During a consultation at our practice, he can help you determine the most appropriate injectable(s) for your specific needs and goals. Simply contact our practice today to schedule an appointment.