Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane Silk®
Restylane® is the original hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved and also works well to smooth and soften smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, lines about the corners of the mouth, and achieve lip augmentation. Restylane-L® adds lidocaine into the syringe to lessen discomfort to the patient. Restylane® Lyft is a longer-acting filler that the body takes a bit more time to degrade (because it is a larger molecule of hyaluronic acid) so it may last on average up to six months. Restylane® typically lasts about four 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®, Restylane® Lyft, and Restylane® Silk are excellent hyaluronic acid fillers to add predictable, precise volume in the smile lines, oral commissures, and marionette lines. They are especially excellent at volumizing and adding and/or restoring lip volume.
One final application of Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft is non-surgical rhinoplasty, which can also 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.
More Like Restylane®
Along with the Restylane® family of fillers, Dr. James F. Boynton offers JUVÉDERM® products, RADIESSE®, fat grafting, 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.