Restylane is one of the world’s most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which Dr. Green has utilized as an expert injector for almost two decades. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate the Restylane® line of fillers for her patients in her boutique New York practice. With over 25 years of experience as a cosmetic dermatologist and one of the best injectors in New York, Dr. Green chooses the best dermal fillers and injectables to treat fine lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. Dr. Green has offered her patients Restylane since it was first introduced as a dermal filler in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. While proper skin care and sun avoidance are both important for your skin, there are times when skin care is not enough, and patients require dermal fillers and neurotoxins, like Juvederm, Restylane, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, to reverse the visible signs of aging.
The Restylane family of products, manufactured by Galderma, has become a favorite hyaluronic acid dermal filler since the original Restylane injection was FDA-approved in 2003. Restylane is a non-animal dermal filler that is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with the hyaluronic acid in your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in your body and, when injected, restores volume to your skin. The Restylane family of products comprises several distinct products and utilizes the unique NASHA technology, which gives each product its unique particle size. The complete Restylane line of products includes Restylane-l, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour, Restylane SkinBoosters, and Dysport. Each Restylane injectable has its own unique particle size, designed to treat various face areas, from fine lines to severe wrinkles. These dermal fillers correct deep and fine wrinkles and add volume to restore fullness to your face to produce overall skin rejuvenation and a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers. Dr. Green embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation, taking a holistic approach when customizing each patient’s treatment plan. She is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Her artistry as an expert injector draws patients from around the globe to her private, boutique dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you individually to construct a treatment approach best suited to your particular needs.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a family of FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers by the pharmaceutical company Galderma, used for non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation. Dr. Green uses Restylane dermal fillers to reduce fine lines and deep facial wrinkles, enhance certain facial features and contours, eliminate the appearance of acne scars, and target other various signs of aging on the face and body. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides the skin with essential hydration and youthful suppleness. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can hold 1000 times its weight in water, which is one of the factors that makes it such a great dermal filler. When injected, hyaluronic acid filler helps to stimulate new collagen production and provides beautiful volume and hydration near the injection sites. The Restylane family of dermal fillers includes Restylane-L, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Volyme, Restylane Eyelight, and Restylane SkinBoosters. Each dermal filler within the Restylane family has a unique formulation and ideal application. The cosmetic effects of Restylane injections typically last 6-18 months, depending on the patient’s metabolism and the type and amount of dermal filler used. An expert injector, such as Dr. Michele Green in New York City, has the expertise required to select the Restylane dermal fillers best suited to your needs and goals, providing long-lasting, natural-looking rejuvenation.
What is Restylane used for?
Restylane dermal fillers can be used to replenish facial volume loss, reduce fine lines and deep facial wrinkles, and eliminate acne scars. Restylane is also used to treat undereye hollows, rejuvenate the hands, and for chin, cheek, jawline, and lip augmentation. Dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure and a popular alternative to plastic surgery due to the consistently stunning facial rejuvenation results, lack of downtime, and ease of injections. Restylane debuted in 1996 as the world’s first non-animal hyaluronic acid filler and is currently one of the most popular dermal fillers globally. Restylane is also one of the most popular types of dermal fillers used by Dr. Green in her private dermatology office to give her patients optimal rejuvenation results.
Where on the face and body can you have Restylane treatment?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers includes a variety of hyaluronic acid injectables with many different applications for rejuvenation and enhancement:
- Fine lines and deep facial wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds (laugh lines or smile lines)
- Corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines
- Lip augmentation
- Lines above the upper lip (smoker’s lines)
- “Cupid’s bow” enhancement (the philtrum above the lip)
- Jawline augmentation
- Chin augmentation
- Cheek augmentation
- Volume loss in the midface
- Restore volume to the back of the hands
- Acne scars
- Undereye hollows (tear troughs)
Restylane and Restylane-L
Restylane-L is a hyaluronic acid filler that can be used in many anatomic areas of the face. Restylane-L was the original Restylane filler used to correct various signs of aging, including moderate to deep facial wrinkles at the corners of your mouth, marionette lines, laugh lines, and undereye hollows (tear troughs). Restylane is also a favorite for natural-looking, soft lip augmentation. Restylane lasts approximately 6 to 9 months when injected in the face. Restylane can provide facial symmetry, increase lip volume, “cupid’s bow” enhancement, and restore volume in the chin, oral commissures, nasolabial folds, and lines around the mouth. Restylane produces an extremely natural appearance and, through pan-facial rejuvenation, or a “liquid facelift”, can restore volume and rejuvenate the entire face.
Restylane Lyft, originally marketed as Perlane, is the thickest Restylane filler. Restylane Lyft treats volume loss in the midface and deep facial wrinkles, including oral commissures, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Restylane Lyft is also an excellent dermal filler for cheek augmentation and is FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation. Volume loss in the midface is often one of the first signs of aging to develop, and Restylane Lyft’s main use is restoring facial volume, especially for midface contour deficiencies. Restoring volume in the midface raises the cheekbones to give you a more youthful appearance that is natural-looking.
As we age, we also develop volume loss in the backs of the hands, causing fine lines and veins to become more prominent. Restylane Lyft has the highest G-prime of any hyaluronic acid filler and can restore and plump up this volume loss, leaving your hands rejuvenated and younger-looking. Restylane Lyft is the thickest of all the dermal fillers in the Restylane family and lasts between 9 and 12 months, depending on how fast your body metabolizes the injectable product.
Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne
Restylane Defyne reduces moderate-to-deep nasolabial folds or smile lines/ laugh lines. Restylane Defyne is also FDA-approved for chin augmentation. Many patients may feel that they have a “weak” or recessed chin, and Restylane Defyne can improve the projection and correct the lower face, including the jowl area. Many patients do not want a permanent chin implant, and by using Restylane Defyne, Dr. Green can offer patients a safe, straightforward alternative to invasive plastic surgery.
Restylane Refyne is for reducing mild to moderate nasolabial folds. Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne are made of hyaluronic acid and created using XpresHAn Technology, which customizes the hyaluronic acid particles to cross-link with each other. This unique technology allows these two dermal fillers more flexibility in correcting and smoothing fine lines and deep facial wrinkles.
32 year old female, 3 weeks after one syringe of Restylane
Restylane Kysse is designed for lip augmentation and the correction of upper lip lines (perioral lines), also called “smoker’s” lines. Restylane Kysse has been shown to last up to one year in duration. Restylane Kysse can add moisture to the lips, making them appear more luscious. Due to its natural-looking appearance and increased longevity, Restylane Kysse is extremely popular as an injectable filler for lips. Restylane Kysse is designed with XpresHAn Technology, which delivers flexible movement of the lips with natural-looking volume restoration. Restylane Kysse, in fact, improves the natural color of the lips themselves. Restylane Kysse is used only for the lips and is compounded with lidocaine to make the injection more comfortable for the patient.
Restylane Contour is the latest addition to the Restylane family of dermal fillers. It is a unique hyaluronic acid filler that was FDA-approved in June 2021 for cheek augmentation and midface contour volume loss correction. Restylane Contour is Galderma’s first product incorporating their proprietary XpresHAn Technology for the cheeks. This unique formulation integrates the hyaluronic acid gel into the treatment area and allows natural expression and motion. With the popularity of cheek fillers and the need to replace volume loss in the midface area, Restylane Contour is a welcome addition. In clinical studies conducted by Germerma, 98% of patients injected withRestylaneContour were happy with their results at one year. Outside of the United States, RestylaneContour has already been used to treat over 1.5 million worldwide.
Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved treatment designed specifically for the lips and the fine lines around your lips. Restylane Silk’s unique, refined formulation, with small particle size, is designed for precise lip shaping and smoothing the lines around your mouth to create a natural look. As we age, some of the main areas that show the visible signs of aging are the lips and the perioral lines. Restylane Silk specifically addresses this area and provides natural-looking lips. It is frequently used to minimize the appearance of “smoker’s lines” around the mouth. Restylane Silk lasts six months or more with immediate visible improvement in lip fullness after the injection.
Restylane Eyelight for undereye hollows
Restylane Eyelight became the first dermal filler to be FDA-approved specifically for undereye hollows in 2023. Undereye hollows can be genetic or develop over time due to age-related volume loss. These hollows, also known as tear troughs, can cast shadows in the undereye area that cause an aged, tired look and the appearance of dark circles. Injecting hyaluronic acid into the tear trough stimulates new collagen production and replenishes volume loss, reducing the appearance of dark circles, hollows, and creases in the undereye area. RestylaneEyelight is formulated with innovative NASHA technology, which keeps the gel in place at the injection site. Restylane Eyelight produces cosmetic results that last up to 18 months. Most patients choose to have undereye dermal filler treatments regularly to maintain the best results. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in NYC, she will work with you to develop a timeline for your treatment sessions that meets your needs.
Restylane Volyme® is a new hyaluronic acid dermal filler part of the Restylane family of fillers. Restylane Volyme is a softer injectable filler that can add much-needed volume to the area injected, with a very natural appearance. It was created to work synergistically with Restylane Defyne and Refyne. Restylane Volyme has been used in Europe and is known as part of the Restylane Emervel family of dermal fillers. Volyme can be injected into the malar (cheeks), chin, jowls, and jawline to lift much-needed volume in the aging face. As we age, our face loses collagen and often undergoes bone loss, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. Injections of Restylane Volyme will replace lost volume and treat fine and deeper wrinkles. Volyme typically lasts approximately one year in duration, although studies show it can last longer. As with other dermal fillers, Dr. Green can combine Volyme with other hyaluronic acid fillers in various face parts to give you the best cosmetic results.
Restylane SkinBoosters® is a special way to deliver hydration deep within the skin to improve the moisturization, texture, and look of your skin. The treatment with Restylane SkinBoosters involves microinjections of hyaluronic acid gel into your skin, which will restore and maintain the skin’s elasticity, firmness, and hydration. Our skin loses hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen as we age. The result is skin laxity, dull skin, and fine lines. With Restylane SkinBoosters, the quality of our skin is restored, texture and firmness improved, and will provide overall skin rejuvenation. By injecting Restylane SkinBoosters, three treatment sessions four weeks apart, the microinjections stimulate the fibroblasts in your skin, increase skin cell turnover, and provide a youthful and revitalized appearance to your skin. Long-lasting rejuvenated effects are achieved, and biannual maintenance treatments are recommended for continued improvement.
What is the dermal filler treatment process?
At your initial consultation, Dr. Green will discuss which areas of the face are your specific concerns and work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan. Some patients have a specific area they want to be treated, such as their smile lines or lip enhancement, while others are looking to restore volume in multiple areas of the face for pan-facial rejuvenation.
The next step is to have photographs of the treatment areas and a written treatment plan for your records. Dr. Green will review your complete medical record and discuss if you have any medical conditions or a history of bleeding disorders that might prevent treatment. A topical numbing cream containing lidocaine is applied to the treatment areas for 30 to 45 minutes to lessen discomfort before the injections. Patients are asked to discontinue any blood thinners or herbal supplements that may cause bruising for at least one week before injections to avoid excess bruising. The areas are cleaned with alcohol before injections and iced immediately afterward to prevent unnecessary swelling.
Dr. Green will inject Restylane® directly into the skin in tiny amounts using an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort with superior sculpting results. Since hyaluronic acid is a substance that the body produces naturally, the risk of side effects is minimal, with usually some temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. Dr. Green will often layer or combine Restylane products with other dermal fillers and injectables, such as Botox, during the same visit to have the most youthful appearance. Restylane can be injected into various face areas with noted collagen loss. The results of your treatment should be visible almost immediately, although a bit of swelling may disguise them at first. These hyaluronic acid injections dissolve slowly over time and generally last about 6 to 9 months, depending on the number of syringes and the areas injected.
Do Restylane Injections hurt?
Restylane-L and all of the other dermal injections Dr. Green uses from the Restylane family of injectables contain built-in local anesthesia (lidocaine), making the dermal filler procedure more comfortable. Dr. Green also provides a topical lidocaine cream that should be applied to the entire treatment area one hour before every dermal filler procedure to help with patient comfort. Some patients say that Restylane injections have a small sting but that it is not a painful procedure.
What is the aftercare for Restylane treatment?
After injection, it is important to avoid taking blood thinners and herbal supplements for one week after treatment. You should also minimize strenuous exercise and avoid exposure to sun, saunas, steam rooms, heat, or UV light for 24 hours after the treatment to avoid swelling or redness. Applying ice compresses immediately after the procedure helps minimize any swelling. Any bruising can be treated with oral Arnica supplements or a quick treatment of the V-Beam pulsed dye laser.
What are the side effects of Restylane injections?
Restylane fillers’ most common side effects are redness, swelling, discomfort, bruising, localized tenderness, and lumps at or near the injection sites. Rare but serious side effects include infections such as herpes simplex, allergic reactions, keloids, and superficial necrosis at the site of the dermal filler injection. Unintentional injection into a blood vessel can cause serious complications, including blindness, so having dermal fillers with an expert injector is so important. The safety of Restylane injections while pregnant or breastfeeding has not been established. If you have any perceived allergic reaction, it is best to contact your treating physician, as this website is not a substitute for medical advice.
Severe allergies to Restylane are rare. If you have a history of severe allergies or a history of anaphylaxis or are allergic to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins, avoid having Restylane injections. Suppose you have a history of scarring or are taking medications that prolong bleeding. In that case, reviewing your medical history with Dr. Green before considering cosmetic injections is best.
Am I a candidate for Restylane injections?
Most people are likely to be suitable candidates for Restylane treatment. If you are pregnant, have recently given birth, have skin issues, or have a history of allergy to hyaluronic acid, you should discuss this with Dr. Green, as you may not be suitable for Restylane treatment. If you take medications that interfere with clotting and affect bleeding, such as Aspirin or Warfarin, these medications cause increased bruising and should be discussed with Dr. Green before treatment. Otherwise, if you are healthy and over the age of 21 and would like volume enhancement or replacement, you would be a good candidate for Restylane injections.
What are the contraindications for Restylane injections?
There are several contraindications to having Restylane injections, which include:
- a history of severe reactions (anaphylaxis)
- allergy to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins used to make hyaluronic acid
- prone to bleeding
- bleeding disorder
- allergy to gram-positive proteins
- Safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been established
- an infection or outbreak of cysts or pimples at the proposed site of injection
For a thorough list of side effects and more information on Restylane dermal fillers, one can explore the RestylaneUSA website.
How long until I see results from Restylane injections?
The results from Restylane dermal fillers are immediate. Immediately after your Restylane treatment, you will see the desired enhancement of your facial features and an improvement in the wrinkles, volume loss, and fine lines in your face. There may be some initial swelling after your injections, and the full cosmetic results are evident after two weeks. Dr. Green also asks patients to return after injections two weeks later to assess the results to see if additional products may be necessary.
How long before Restylane settles?
Typically, dermal filler injections, including those within the Restylane family, take two weeks to settle. There may be minimal swelling at or near the injection sites for up to two weeks following treatment, after which your final results will be observable. Patients enjoy that even immediately after the injections, they can see a noticeable improvement in the appearance and quality of their skin.
How long does Restylane last?
The effects of Restylane injections generally last 6 to 12 months. Restylane will naturally disappear from the body over time. When the dermal fillers start to dissolve, it is possible to have another series of Restylane injections. Each type of Restylane filler lasts a different period of time. While Restylane fillers generally last 6 to 12 months, some patients metabolize dermal fillers faster than others. The exact mechanism for this metabolism is unknown, but it may have to do with how expressive someone is and how much they use their muscles for facial expression. In addition, the degree of sun damage a patient accumulates can affect the product’s longevity. More frequent follow-up visits may be necessary in patients who metabolize Restylane more quickly.
Is Restylane just for the face?
Generally, Restylane is used to treat facial wrinkles and volume loss. In addition, it is possible to use Restylane to create fuller lips (Restylane L, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Kysse are all used) and to help shape facial contours (Restylane Lyft) on areas such as the cheeks and chin, and add volume to your hands.
Is Restylane good for lips?
Yes! Restylane lip fillers can instantly plump the lips for a natural-looking shape and volume enhancement with long-lasting results. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Kysse are all excellent options from the Restylane family of dermal fillers for lip augmentation. Restylane-L is commonly used to enhance lips with subtle and natural-looking results. Restylane Silk treats perioral lines and subtly plumps aging or naturally thin lips. Restylane Kysse is an exceptional lip filler for boosting lip volume, improving lip texture and hydration, diminishing lip lines, and enhancing lip color. Restylane is known for having long-lasting fillers that provide stunning results. Restylane-L lasts six to nine months in the lips, Restylane Kysse for up to one year, and Restylane Silk for six months to one year. Restylane dermal fillers can be used on a routine, biannual basis to maintain plump, smooth, beautiful lip enhancement.
All the Restylane lip fillers can be used to provide symmetry to the lips, reshape the cupid’s bow, and enhance lip contour. Restylane Kysse and Restylane Silk are both FDA-approved for lip augmentation. They have slightly different formulations, and neither is an inherently better lip filler than the other. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will help determine which Restylane filler best suits your lip augmentation needs and goals.
Can Restylane even out uneven lips?
Yes, Dr. Green often uses Restylane to even out asymmetry in your lips, not just to make lips plumper. Many patients are asymmetric in their cheeks, lips, oral commissures, or under-eye area. One of the benefits of Restylane and other dermal fillers is that it can restore and correct facial asymmetries in a matter of minutes after only a single treatment.
How much Restylane is used for lip injections?
Dr. Green embraces a less-is-more philosophy when it comes to facial rejuvenation. With a background in art, Dr. Green uses dermal fillers to enhance her patients’ natural beauty. Typically, Dr. Michele Green uses only a single syringe or less for lip augmentation. The goal is to enhance your natural lips and not distort their appearance. Two syringes may be injected into the lips for a more dramatic appearance.
How long does Restylane lip filler last?
On average, Restylane lip filler lasts between 6-9 months. However, many patients observe that their cosmetic results last for a year or more. Many patients undergo an annual lip filler treatment session to maintain the best results.
Can Restylane be used to treat acne scars?
One of Dr. Green’s specialties is treating acne scars with dermal fillers and cosmetic lasers. Restylane is often used to restore lost volume and collagen to depressed acne scars. By injecting Restylane directly into acne scars and combining it with subcision, Dr. Green has developed a unique technique to improve acne scars and stimulate collagen production immediately.
Restylane for Acne Scars – 2 months
What is the difference between Juvederm and Restylane?
Restylane and Juvederm are dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid, which can be used in similar anatomic locations on the face to treat various signs of aging. Allergan, the makers of Botox, also make Juvederm. Galderma manufactures Restylane. Juvederm generally lasts a few months longer than Restylane fillers. Juvederm and Restylane have different filler product types within their respective “families.” Some dermal fillers like Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Silk are thinner, making them ideal for targeting fine lines. Other formulations are thicker, like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft, which are used for cheek augmentation and replenishing volume loss in the mid-face. The question is always, “Which is better, Juvederm or Restylane?” The answer is that there is no one “best” dermal filler. Dermatologists and injectors may have a personal preference between the two injectables and find that some dermal fillers work better than others with their patients.
Can you mix Juvederm and Restylane?
You can absolutely mix Juvederm and Restylane treatments during the same visit. Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers and can often be used interchangeably or in conjunction for targeting various signs of aging in different areas. The most important consideration when developing a dermal filler treatment plan is the hyaluronic acid particle size of the dermal filler product, as thicker fillers are better used only for certain areas of the face. An expert injector, like board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green, understands the unique properties of different dermal filler products and can customize your injectable treatment plan to perfectly suit your needs and aesthetic goals.
Which is better, Juvederm or Restylane?
Juvederm and Restylane are two different families of hyaluronic acid fillers. Juvederm and Restylane have dermal fillers in varying thicknesses that have ideal applications for treating signs of aging in the face, neck, or hands. Choosing the best dermal fillers or layering different filler treatments for personalized rejuvenation is an art. Experienced cosmetic injectors, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, will use various dermal fillers to achieve the best cosmetic results.
Can I combine Restylane with other cosmetic procedures?
Restylane treatments can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, including other injectables like Botox, Dysport, and other dermal fillers. Many patients combine dermal fillers with non-invasive skin resurfacing cosmetic procedures, like chemical peels or laser treatments. Some of the most popular lasers include Thermage, Fraxel laser, or Clear+Brilliant. Combining non-invasive cosmetic procedures is recommended for many patients seeking natural-looking rejuvenation, especially those looking for a more comprehensive solution to facial wrinkles and lines. For those patients who want to have laser treatments in combination with Restylane, it is important to discuss this first with Dr. Green to get a proper treatment plan in place. The correct procedure order and spacing between appointments must be planned for the best cosmetic results.
Is Restylane a dermal filler?
Restylane is a family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers made by the pharmaceutical company Galderma, used for non-surgical rejuvenation. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides the skin with essential hydration and youthful suppleness. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can hold 1000 times its weight in water, which is one of the factors that makes it such a great dermal filler. When injected, HA filler helps to stimulate new collagen production and provides beautiful volume and hydration near the injection sites. The Restylane family of dermal fillers includes Restylane-L, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Volyme, Restylane Eyelight, and Restylane SkinBoosters. Each dermal filler within the Restylane family has a unique formulation and ideal application. An expert injector, such as Dr. Michele Green in New York City, has the expertise required to select the dermal fillers best suited to your needs and goals, providing long-lasting, natural-looking rejuvenation.
How does Restylane work?
Restylane works by increasing the hyaluronic acid within the skin. This adds volume to the skin, which is a near-instant improvement that reduces lines and wrinkles on the face. It has also been shown that hyaluronic acid filler injections stimulate new collagen production at and near the injection sites. Collagen is the most abundant skin protein, contributing to the skin’s structural support, firm texture, and overall youthful appearance. By stimulating new collagen production, dermal fillers can provide long-lasting rejuvenation results.
How much Restylane do I need?
The amount of Restylane required for a given patient will ultimately depend on the type and depth of your wrinkles, volume loss, and aesthetic goals. The best way to determine how much Restylane is required to meet your particular needs is to consult an expert injector, such as board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green has over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best cosmetic injections, including Restylane. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs and provides you with optimal results.
Is Restylane safe?
Restylane is FDA-approved and entirely safe when injections are performed under the guidance of a skilled and trained board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green.
Who should be performing Restylane injections?
Only a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon should be injecting dermal fillers. Reviewing your injector’s qualifications and experience to ensure optimal results with the fewest side effects is important. It is critical that the injector have a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and the properties of each unique dermal filler product. Serious side effects can occur from dermal filler injections by an inexperienced or unqualified injector. For example, if dermal filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel, side effects can include blindness, stroke, and skin necrosis. This is why it is crucial to research the qualifications of your injector before having dermal fillers.
How much does Restylane cost?
The cost of Restylane treatment ultimately varies depending on the type of Restylane filler used and the number of syringes needed. Patients treating multiple areas of the face or targeting more severe concerns will require additional syringes of Restylane, increasing the cost of their Restylane treatment. Thicker Restylane fillers, like Restylane Lyft, tend to be more expensive. The cost of Restylane treatment also varies in different geographic areas and the skills and expertise of the injector. Restylane treatment with a board-certified dermatologist will likely be more expensive than a nurse injector in a spa or clinic. However, having your dermal filler treatments, including Restylane, with an experienced board-certified dermatologist will help you achieve ideal cosmetic results while ensuring your procedure’s safety and efficacy. Dr. Michele Green in NYC is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist and expert injector with over two and a half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will physically evaluate the treatment area and review with you your particular skin concerns and aesthetic goals to create a customized treatment plan. The total cost of your Restylane treatment will be determined at that time.
How much is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is the thickest hyaluronic acid dermal filler in the Restylane family, which means it tends to last longer and can be more expensive than other Restylane fillers. The average cost of a syringe of Restylane Lyft is between $1,000-1,500, depending on the expertise of your injector and the geographic location of the office in which you’re treated.
How much is Restylane Kysse?
Restylane Kysse is an ideal lip filler from the Restylane family of dermal fillers. The price of a syringe of Restylane Kysse varies from $1,000 to $1500, depending on the skill level and background of the injector providing your Restylane treatment. A board-certified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon will be more expensive than a spa or clinic with a nurse injector.
How much is Restylane for under-eye injections?
The cost of Restylane for under-eye injections varies as this requires an advanced injector technique and should not be relegated to spas or inexperienced injectors. The cost of Restylane treatment for undereye hollows can also depend on the geographic location of the office in which you’re treated and how many syringes of dermal filler are required for your treatment.
How much Restylane is needed for under-eyes?
Most patients need one to two syringes of Restylane-L to improve the appearance of tear troughs. Tear troughs are the creases in the under-eye area that can cast a dark shadow, causing an aged, tired look and the appearance of dark circles. Injecting hyaluronic acid filler into the tear trough can reduce the hollows and provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. The exact amount of Restylane needed to treat the undereye area will depend on the severity of the tear troughs or hollows. Patients with mild to moderate undereye hollows will likely need just one syringe, whereas patients with moderate to severe hollows may need two syringes. When you consult with expert injector and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, she will physically evaluate the undereye area to determine how many syringes of Restylane will be needed.
Does Restylane migrate?
The risk of dermal filler migration, including Restylane, increases when an inexperienced or unqualified injector performs injections. Using the wrong type of dermal filler, too much product, or an incorrect injection technique could result in filler migration. For these reasons, seeking dermal filler treatment from an experienced and knowledgeable injector is critical. Dr. Green is an expert injector and board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers. She takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy, perfectly personalizing each patient’s treatment plan to cater to their specific needs and goals. In addition to thoroughly researching the qualifications of your injector, adhering to the aftercare instructions is the best way to prevent unwanted side effects like filler migration. Should Restylane migrate from the injection sites, any lumps or nodules can easily be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections. Hyaluronidase, or Hylenex, is an injectable enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, reversing the effects of injections.
Can Restylane be dissolved?
Restylane can be dissolved after it has been injected because it is a hyaluronic acid filler. One of the benefits of having hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatment is that if you are unhappy with the results, it can be dissolved with Hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme that will quickly dissolve hyaluronic acid, reversing the effects of the dermal filler treatment. Depending on how many syringes of dermal fillers were used and their thickness, it may take more than one treatment of Hyaluronidase to dissolve all of the dermal filler product. Hyaluronidase does not work on non-hyaluronic acid fillers like Radiesse or Sculptra.
Who makes Restylane?
Medicis originally created Restylane, and it is now distributed through the Galderma Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, and Nestle Corporation subsidiary.
What is Restylane made of? Is Restylane hyaluronic acid?
Yes, Restylane is an injectable dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides a supple, youthful appearance and essential hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent dermal filler. Over time, hyaluronic acid fillers are naturally broken down by the body, causing the effects of injections to diminish gradually. Most hyaluronic acid fillers last 6-18 months, depending on the dermal filler product and the patient’s metabolism. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be maintained with regular treatment sessions. Since Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, the cosmetic effects of Restylane treatment can be reversed with hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme that effectively dissolves hyaluronic acid.
How to get started with Restylane treatment today
Restylane dermal fillers can be used to replenish facial volume loss, reduce fine lines and deep facial wrinkles, and eliminate acne scars. Restylane is also used to treat undereye hollows, rejuvenate the hands, and for chin, cheek, jawline, and lip augmentation. Dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure and a popular alternative to plastic surgery due to the consistently stunning facial rejuvenation results, lack of downtime, and ease of injections. It is crucial that an expert injector performs dermal filler treatments to guarantee safety, prevent encountering unwanted side effects, and achieve optimal cosmetic results.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment protocol to incorporate the cosmetic procedures best suited to their needs and goals. She is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and her artistry and expertise with dermal fillers. When you consult with Dr. Green for your Restylane injections, she will work with you to develop a personalized plan to deliver your ideal, long-lasting, and natural-looking results. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, contact us online to make an appointment or call 212 535 3088.
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