Cosmetic injectables like Botox and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have transformed the approach that many patients take for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments. In the past, plastic surgery was the only option for achieving a more youthful appearance. Now, with the advent of dermal fillers, Dr. Michele Green in NYC is able to provide her patients with a non-invasive treatment option that produces immediate results and with almost no downtime. Galderma’s newest addition to the Restylane family of dermal fillers, Restylane Contour, is specially designed for the correction of midface contour deficiencies to replenish volume and create a lifting effect. Restylane Contour is manufactured with Galderma’s proprietary XpresHAn technology that produces a unique hyaluronic acid filler texture that is firm enough to provide support and volume while remaining flexible enough to move dynamically with every facial expression for natural-looking results.
As we age, hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin are naturally depleted. These components of the skin give it a firm and supple texture as well as a youthful, plump, and refreshed appearance. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler injections are able to replenish lost volume, stimulate new collagen production, and enhance facial contour. Often, one of the first areas to show signs of aging or lack of contour is the mid-face and cheekbones. Full, contoured, voluminous cheeks have long been associated with beauty, health, and youthfulness. The loss of volume in the cheeks and midface area can lead to a hollow, skeletal look, that contributes to the visible signs of aging. The cheeks are also an essential facial feature in being expressive. Due to its ability to smoothly integrate into the skin, Restylane Contour is an ideal dermal filler product for not only volumizing the cheeks but also for dynamic facial contour and expressive movement.
Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in New York City to incorporate Restylane® dermal fillers into the customized treatment plans of her patients looking to achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Green embraces a “less is more” philosophy when it comes to cosmetic injections and always designs the treatment plans of her patients to deliver a refreshed and natural look. A leader in the field of cosmetic dermatology, with over 25 years of experience providing the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options, Dr. Green’s dedication to her patients and her expertise is well-reflected by the fact that she is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in New York by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine. If you’re looking for a natural-looking solution to facial volume loss, lack of contour, or fine lines and wrinkles, Dr. Green is here to help.
What is Restylane Contour?
Restylane Contour is the newest addition to the Restylane family of dermal filler products, designed specifically for injection into the mid face. Restylane was FDA-approved in June of 2021, although the dermal filler has been used for several years in the United Kingdom and is known there as Restylane Volyme. Galderma, a trusted leader in skincare, manufactures Restylane Contour using their XpresHAn technology. The process of creating the dermal filler with XpresHAn technology produces a crosslinked hyaluronic acid filler that is firm enough to replenish lost facial volume, yet flexible enough to move naturally with facial expressions. The result of having cheek augmentation with Restylane Contour injections is improved skin elasticity, enhanced facial contour and more prominent cheekbones, and restored facial volume for a more youthful, beautiful appearance and natural look.
Where can Restylane Contour be used?
Restylane contour is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler used for contouring the mid face, enhancing the appearance of the cheekbones, and replenishing volume to the cheeks. Restylane contour is ideal for injection into this area due to its flexibility, smooth integration into the skin, and texture that is firm enough to provide support and replenish volume. Dermal filler injections with Restylane Contour are an excellent option for patients who are experiencing a lack of volume or contour in the midface. Restylane Contour can also be used as a temporary treatment for patients who are considering having a more permanent cheek augmentation procedure, such as a facelift, cheek implants, or fat grafting, but who are not quite ready to undergo an invasive surgical procedure that requires significant downtime and recovery. At your consultation with Dr. Green, she will carefully listen to your concerns and personal aesthetic goals to customize a treatment plan that works for your busy schedule. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, recognized around the world for her artful approach to facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers. When you work with Dr. Green, she will use her extensive knowledge of various dermal filler products to construct with you a customized treatment plan that is centered around your needs and goals.
What type of filler is Restylane?
Restylane Contour is a dermal filler product that is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides moisture, support, and suppleness. Hyaluronic acid is also a commonly used ingredient in skincare products because it is a humectant: it holds the ability to bind a thousand times its weight in water and pull in moisture from the environment. When HA filler like Restylane Contour is injected into the deeper layers of the skin, new collagen production is stimulated. Collagen in the skin provides firmness and tightness in the skin, and their rates of production decrease naturally with age that causes skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness. Restylane Contour in particular is manufactured with a special XpresHAn technology that gives it a unique texture and allows it to supply volume to correct midface contour deficiencies, but remain flexible enough to move smoothly with natural facial expressions. Cosmetic injections with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers provide semi-permanent results, and clinical trials of Restylane Contour have shown that the cosmetic effects last for up to a year on average. Because Restylane Contour is made of hyaluronic acid, it can easily be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections if you are unhappy with the results of the filler. Dr. Green utilizes an array of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero, as well as Sculptra in her private dermatology office in NYC, allowing for complete customization of facial rejuvenation plans for each patient.
How does Restylane Contour work?
Restylane Contour is a dermal filler that is composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body that plays a pivotal role in stimulating collagen production and maintaining a youthful complexion and plump skin. The amount of hyaluronic acid that’s naturally produced by the body decreases with age, leading to volume loss, contour deficiencies particularly in the midface, and dull and loose skin. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane Contour make it possible to specifically target areas that need a boost in volume, smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, correct contour deficiencies, and plump the skin to restore suppleness. Restylane Contour delivers these anti-aging effects through smooth integration into the skin and stimulation of new collagen production. Restylane Contour is unique in that it is manufactured in a way that when injected, the filler not only provides immediate volume but does so in a way that offers flexible integration into the skin for dynamic and natural-looking movement with any facial expression.
2 syringes of Voluma for cheeks
The Popularity of Cheek Fillers
Before cosmetic dermal fillers, patients looking for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments relied heavily on plastic surgery to achieve a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers transformed the classic approach to facial rejuvenation, allowing patients to forgo invasive plastic surgery and the extensive downtime that typically accompanies it. Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among patients looking for a quick anti-aging solution with long-lasting, natural-looking results. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience providing the best cosmetic injections for some of the most discerning men and women from around the globe. Below are some of her favorite dermal filler products for injecting the mid-face area.
Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is considered an ideal injectable product for cheek and chin augmentation, restoring lost facial volume, and enhancing facial contour. Juvederm Voluma became FDA-approved in 2013 and is manufactured by Allergan, the makers of Botox, using Vycross technology. Juvederm Voluma was specially designed to give natural-looking volume and lift to the cheeks that are prone to loss of volume and hollowness with age. Its ability to move naturally with facial expressions is what makes it a great dermal filler for facial contouring. Dr. Green in New York City is an Allergan Platinum Injector and one of the first dermatologists in New York to incorporate Juvederm dermal filler products into the cosmetic treatment plans of her patients.
Restylane Lyft is another variety of hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has a relatively large particle size, allowing it to provide a significant lifting effect in areas of the face that need additional support, such as the midface. Restylane Lyft has the highest G-prime in the Restylane family, having a thick and sturdy consistency that is perfect for lifting the treated areas. Restylane Lyft was approved by the FDA in 2015 and has since been widely used for replenishing volume and restoring the contours of the midface, softening deep nasolabial folds and smile lines, and diminishing the appearance of jowls. Restylane Lyft is also FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation which helps diminish the appearance of veins, tendons, and bones on the back of the hands to create a youthful appearance.
Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulant composed of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which was approved by the FDA in 2004 for cosmetic use in pan-facial rejuvenation. It was originally developed for use on patients suffering from facial volume loss secondary to HIV, also known as lipodystrophy. Sculptra has the ability to stimulate collagen synthesis, providing a gradual replacement of the body’s natural collagen and improving the volume and elasticity of the skin to restore a natural-looking, youthful appearance. Sculptra is able to treat sunken cheeks, temples, and jawlines to improve facial contouring, along with décolletage, hands, upper arms, sagging knees, buttocks, and hip dips.
Restylane Contour was FDA-approved for use in 2021 and is a hyaluronic acid gel filler designed for correcting lost volume and elasticity in the midface. Full, voluminous cheeks are often the foundation of a youthful appearance, and tend to lose volume over time, contributing to the aging of the face. Restylane Contour is made in a specific way using XpresHn technology, allowing it to be used to restore a youthful appearance while allowing for lively and natural facial expression. The hyaluronic acid dermal filler is injected into areas of collagen loss to provide volume, smooth out the appearance of fine lines, and enhance facial contour.
Can Restylane Contour be used under the eyes?
Restylane Contour is a specially manufactured hyaluronic acid dermal filler, designed specifically for injection into the midface and cheeks. The xPreshan technology of Restylane Contour is particularly well suited for the mid-face, providing a firm enough texture to enhance volume while being flexible enough to move with dynamic facial expressions. The undereye area is a particularly delicate treatment area and it is recommended that a hyaluronic acid filler such as Belotero or Restylane-L is injected here for best results. Belotero and Restylane-L are dermal fillers with relatively small particle sizes, making them both a great choice for sensitive under-eye areas, decreasing any risk of the Tyndall effect. The Tyndall effect is a side effect that refers to a bluish tint that develops under the eyes due to cosmetic injections that are placed too superficially, are over-injected, or with too thick of a viscosity. If you are bothered by tear troughs or undereye wrinkles, Dr. Green can recommend a dermal filler product best suited to your concerns.
How is Restylane Contour injected?
The first step in having dermal filler injections with Restylane Contour is consulting with Dr. Michele Green in her private dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers while discussing with Dr. Green your specific skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals. Dr. Green will carefully assess your facial features to determine whether Restylane Contour is the best dermal filler to meet your facial contouring goals. Cheek filler is typically injected with a needle or cannula for the best cosmetic results. Restylane Contour should always be injected by a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist, like Dr. Green. Having treatment with a provider in a medical setting ensures that your treatment is both safe and satisfactory, preventing the occurrence of unwanted side effects while delivering optimal cosmetic results. Before having any cosmetic injections, Dr. Green recommends stopping the use of any blood thinning medications, including Advil, aspirin, and Ibuprofen, as these may increase the likelihood of bruising and swelling. If you are prone to bruising, you can begin taking Arnica, an herbal supplement available over the counter, two days prior to your cosmetic injections to minimize the likelihood of bruising.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane Contour treatment?
A good candidate for cheek contouring treatment with Restylane Contour is an individual that is at least 21 years of age, is in good overall health, and is looking to improve facial contouring and add volume to the midface area. Patients from their mid 20s to late 70s alike enjoy the benefits of facial rejuvenation treatment with Restylane Contour filler injections with Dr. Green. If you are interested in potentially having cosmetic injections or would like to learn more about noninvasive facial rejuvenation treatments, the best first step is scheduling a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Green. Dr. Green has extensive experience as an artful injector and a thorough understanding of an array of cosmetic injectables, with over two decades of experience providing the best filler treatments for some of the most discerning men and women in the world. When you consult with Dr. Green, you will have the chance to learn whether you are a good candidate for cheek filler treatment with Restylane Contour or other dermal filler products like Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra.
Restylane Contour in the cheeks. Two weeks.
How long does Restylane Contour take to work?
Restylane Contour, along with other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma, produces immediate cosmetic improvement post-injection. The gel-like filler instantly boosts volume and replaces lost volume in the deeper layers of the skin to create a more youthful appearance. The main ingredient of Restylane Contour, hyaluronic acid, also acts as a catalyst for natural collagen production in the skin, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as skin laxity over time. Immediately after injection, there can be some temporary swelling and bruising to the treatment area. The duration of bruising and swelling varies among individuals, but it can last approximately one week. Furthermore, dermal filler injection treatments can take up to two weeks to fully integrate into the tissues and settle into the hollows of the face. For these reasons, you should schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Green two weeks after your dermal filler injections to determine if any touch-ups are necessary.
How long does Restylane Contour last?
Dermal filler injections like Restylane Contour are semi-permanent cosmetic treatments that typically last between six and twelve months on average. Clinical studies have shown that the effects of Restylane Contour last for up to one year. In order to maintain the best cosmetic results, many patients choose to have a maintenance session of their filler treatment twice a year. The longevity of dermal filler injections can be impacted by the treatment area, the total amount of filler that was injected, the viscosity of each filler used for treatment, and the individual metabolism of the patient. For example, dermal fillers injected in static areas like the cheeks and mid-face can be expected to last longer than if injected into areas with more movement like around the mouth. Furthermore, Restylane Contour has a higher viscosity and G-prime than other HA fillers like Restylane-L, which means the results of Restylane Contour will likely last longer. In general, regular maintenance treatment sessions with Dr. Green are highly recommended for maintaining the best cosmetic results, and she can determine the ideal dermal filler appointment schedule for you so you can look and feel your best all year round.
The process of getting Cheek Fillers with a natural look
Prior to having any cosmetic treatment, including natural-looking cheek augmentation with dermal fillers, you will need to have a consultation with Dr. Green. During your consultation, you will discuss with Dr. Green in-depth your medical history, any history related to previous cosmetic procedures (including any cosmetic injections), and the kind of results that you would like to achieve from treatment. She will carefully assess your facial structure and aesthetic goals to determine the combination of treatments that will produce the most natural-looking results. Photos are taken of the treatment area in order to enhance the discussion during the consultation with Dr. Green and are included in your medical chart to track your treatment progress.
Together with Dr. Green, you will establish a treatment plan and a timeline that caters to your skin concerns and cosmetic goals. At the end of the consultation, the total cost of your cheek augmentation treatment will be discussed. Once it has been determined which procedures will be performed to deliver your results, you may have treatment on the day of your consultation or schedule treatment for a later date, depending on preference and time allowance. The fillers that Dr. Green recommends for your cheek augmentation treatment will be determined by your facial structure and your specific skin concerns. Dr. Green is an expert when it comes to cosmetic injectables and with her “less is more” philosophy, she will choose the dermal filler products with the unique qualities that are most appropriate for your treatment that will provide you with the most stunning, natural-looking, long-lasting results.
If you are concerned with possible bruising and swelling after the injections, steps can be taken prior to the injection appointment to minimize the possibility of these common side effects. Arnica is an all-natural supplement available over the counter and known for its ability to prevent bruising and swelling and can be taken two days prior to the injections to prevent bruising and facilitate the healing process. It is best to avoid alcohol for 48 hours prior to injections as alcohol acts as a vasodilator and increases blood flow and therefore increases the risk of bruising and swelling. Blood thinning agents like aspirin, Coumadin, Warfarin, vitamin E, and fish oil should be avoided starting at least one week prior to the injections if possible.
On the day of your cosmetic injections for cheek augmentation, you will apply a topical numbing cream to the entire treatment area one hour in advance of your appointment. This step ensures that throughout the duration of the procedure that there is minimal discomfort experienced. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s private office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin is sterilized before the injections take place. Dr. Green will then perform your cheek augmentation procedure using the dermal fillers selected during your consultation.
Immediately upon completion of the procedure, cold packs are applied to the treatment area in order to help minimize swelling at the injection sites. It is expected that there may be some mild swelling that resolves on its own within one to two weeks of treatment. Patients should refrain from strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours following cheek filler treatment, as it could exacerbate any potential swelling. Some patients may experience mild bruising at or near the injection sites as well, which is normal and temporary. For patients who are prone to bruising or who experience bruising after the treatment, the herbal supplement Arnica can be taken after the injections as well to facilitate the healing process and help minimize any bruises.
What are the side effects of Restylane Contour?
Common side effects of cosmetic injections may include mild bruising, swelling, tenderness, and redness at injection sites. To minimize bruising and swelling, blood thinning agents such as aspirin, Coumadin, Warfarin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and fish oil should be avoided for at least one week prior to the injections. Alcohol should also be avoided at least 48 hours prior to injections since alcohol acts as a vasodilator and increases blood flow and the risk of bruising. Arnika is an herbal supplement available over the counter that can be used for several days in anticipation of dermal filler treatment to prevent and treat bruising and swelling. Applying ice packs to the injection sites immediately after the treatment will also minimize bruising and swelling.
Rare but serious side effects include allergic reactions, keloid scarring, an outbreak of herpes simplex virus, and superficial necrosis at the site of the injection. Unintentional injection of dermal filler into a blood vessel can cause serious complications, including blindness. The safety of Restylane injections while pregnant or breastfeeding has not been established and should be avoided. If you experience any perceived allergic reaction, it is best to immediately contact your treating physician.
Severe allergies to Restylane are uncommon. However, if you have a history of a severe allergic reaction, a history of anaphylaxis, or are allergic to either lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins, it is suggested to avoid Restylane injections. If you have a history of scarring or are taking medications that can cause prolonged bleeding, ensure that you review your entire medical history with Dr. Green before considering any cosmetic dermal filler injections.
Can Restylane Contour be used in lips?
Restylane Contour is an ideal filler option for use in the midface, replenishing volume and enhancing the appearance of the cheekbones as well as the chin. There are other hyaluronic acid fillers in the Restylane family that are preferable for injection into the lips. Dr. Green loves the original Restylane-L for lip augmentation, as the thin consistency and smooth texture of this hyaluronic acid gel filler are perfect for boosting the volume of the lips and enhancing their shape in a natural-looking way. Restylane Kysse is also a great option for lip augmentation and for smoothing away lip lines and texture on the lips. Its XpresHAn technology is also able to address lip color enhancement and create full, plump, kissable lips that mold naturally with the movements of the lips. When you consult with Dr. Green about lip augmentation with dermal fillers, you’ll have the opportunity to share with her your cosmetic goals and discover which dermal filler product is best suited to you.
Restylane for lips, 1 syringe before and after
How is Restylane Contour different?
Restylane Contour is different from other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in that it is manufactured with XpresHAn technology, allowing for a unique filler consistency that enables natural-looking dynamic facial movement and expression. The texture of Restylane contour provides the firmness necessary for adding volume and lift to the midface area, while at the same time being flexible enough to move naturally with various facial expressions. Other hyaluronic acid fillers may be able to hold their shape instead of moving fluidly with natural facial expressions. Some HA fillers may be thinner in consistency with lower G-prime to cater to delicate areas like under the eyes. Dr. Michele Green in New York City is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and expert when it comes to providing the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers. She embraces a “less is more” philosophy in regard to facial rejuvenation treatment and will help you discover which unique combination of dermal filler products will address your skin concerns and deliver the best, natural-looking results.
What is the difference between Restylane and Restylane Contour?
The main difference among Restylane products is the flexibility, firmness, and particle size of the hyaluronic acid gel. The difference in these characteristics makes each Restylane product uniquely catered to improve specific areas of the face for the most natural-looking results. Restylane is the original hyaluronic acid dermal filler in the Restylane family that was first FDA-approved in 2003. It is used to treat moderate facial wrinkles such as nasolabial lines, marionette lines, and tear troughs, although it can be injected in many anatomic areas of the face. Restylane-L is particularly popular for natural looking lip augmentation, as well as defining the cupid’s bow, restoring lost volume in the chin, oral commissures, and for lines around the mouth. Restylane-L generally lasts six to nine months.
Restylane Contour is also a hyaluronic acid dermal filler part of the Restylane family that was FDA-approved in 2021. It is used for cheek augmentation and correction of contour deficiencies in the midface region by volume replenishment. Its unique viscosity and flexibility with XpresHAn technology result in soft and plump cheeks that move flawlessly with natural facial expressions. When you smile and laugh, the injected areas will not look stiff but instead will look natural. By injecting into the midface region, Restylane Contour is able to improve facial contours, add natural-looking volume to the cheeks, and diminish the appearance of dullness and hollowness. Restylane Contour has a thicker hyaluronic acid gel than Restylane and has the ability to last up to one year.
How does Restylane Lyft compare to Restylane Contour?
Restylane Contour was FDA approved in June 2021 for cheek augmentation and correction of midface contour deficiencies for adults 21 years of age or older. Restylane Contour is Galderma’s first formulated product that is made with XpresHAn Technology for the cheeks. Although Restylane Contour is newly available for use in the United States, the dermal filler has been used in the United Kingdom for several years and is known there as Restylane Volyme. XpresHAn technology is unique in that it integrates directly into the skin in the areas of injection and allows for flexible, dynamic expression. This means that when you’re laughing, smiling, and talking, the dermal filler is adapting to those facial movements for an extremely natural-looking result that is unmatched by many other dermal filler products.
Restylane Lyft (a product formerly known as Perlane) is another excellent hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is commonly used to restore moderate to severe volume loss and wrinkles in the midface, smile lines, jawline, marionette lines, pre-jowl sulcus, and the back of hands. Restylane Lyft is a dermal filler product with a larger particle size, making it a great option for treating areas of the face that need strong foundational support and an extra lift – such as the mid-face. Restylane Lyft is also indicated for hand rejuvenation to improve the appearance of veins and tendons on the back of the hands that become more prominent with age.
Both of these dermal filler products are excellent tools when it comes to providing facial rejuvenation, and one may be more well-suited to an individual patient than another. Each Restylane dermal filler product is composed of a unique hyaluronic acid gel formulation and is guaranteed to improve the appearance of the cheek area and mid-face. The benefit of hyaluronic acid fillers is that the various filler products can be used in different areas of the face to produce the most natural-looking results. For example, Dr. Green may inject Restylane Contour in the cheeks to replenish volume and create a lifting effect and inject Restylane Kysse into the lips to smooth lip lines and enhance lip contour and color. During your consultation with Dr. Green in her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss your individual concerns and learn more about which filler or combination of fillers will provide you with the aesthetic results you are after.
Before and after restylane under eye and Voluma for cheeks 2 months
Which lasts longer: Juvederm or Restylane Contour?
The newest addition to the Restylane family of dermal filler products, Restylane Contour, is most comparable to the Allergan-manufactured Juvederm Voluma. Restylane and Juvederm products are both distinguished and exceptional hyaluronic acid gel fillers, designed for injection into the mid-face. The formulation of Juvederm Voluma has a consistency that is smooth and gel-like, giving it the ability to quickly diffuse into tissue and provide an immediate lift. Restylane Countour is formulated with a granular or particulate gel, and also lifts and targets the cheeks and mid-face, moving with your dynamic facial expressions in a natural-looking way.
Juvederm® Voluma and Restylane Contour both offer unique benefits when it comes to facial rejuvenation. As an injector, Dr. Green tailors each of her patient’s treatment plans to their individual needs and goals, relying on her expert knowledge of injectables and facial anatomy in order to determine which treatment will give you the best cosmetic results. For a customized approach to aesthetic facial contouring, Restylane or Juvederm – or even a combination of the two – may be used to achieve the best outcome for facial rejuvenation, stimulate new collagen, and restore volume loss. Juvederm and Restylane dermal filler products are both used to deliver semi-permanent cosmetic results and require “touch-up” treatment sessions once or twice per year in order to maintain the best results. In clinical trials, results from injections with Restylane Contour were shown to last for up to one year. Juvederm injections typically last between six and twelve months, though many patients have observed results lasting for up to two years in duration. Ultimately, the longevity of your individual cosmetic results will be dependent on several contributing factors including the treatment area into which they were injected, the type and amount of filler used during your treatment, and your personal metabolism.
How does Restylane Contour compare to Restylane Lyft and other varieties of Restylane products?
Since the original Restylane hyaluronic acid filler was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2003, the Restylane family of dermal filler products has become incredibly popular. Restylane dermal filler products are now a favorite cosmetic injectable and a go-to option for many board-certified dermatologists, including Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in New York to incorporate Restylane products into the treatment plans of her patients. The recent addition of Restylane Contour to the Restylane family of dermal fillers allows for even more masterful customization when it comes to providing patients with the best in facial rejuvenation treatments.
The Restylane family of products is manufactured through the utilization of a special NASHA technology. The use of this technology gives each type of dermal filler product its own distinguished particle size. It is important to understand the qualities of each dermal filler in order to deliver the best cosmetic results. When selecting the most appropriate Restylane dermal fillers for a given patient, Dr. Green always considers the anatomy of the treatment area, the depth and severity of wrinkles or volume loss that is being targeted, and the unique qualities of each dermal filler product. Dr. Green’s extensive experience with and knowledge of various dermal filler products enables her to consistently provide each of her patients with optimal cosmetic results. For patients interested in the Restylane family of dermal fillers, the complete line of products includes Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Skin Boosters, and now, Restylane Contour.
Restylane-L is the original Restylane injectable filler, used for treating moderate facial wrinkles such as the corners of the mouth, marionette lines, laugh lines, and the tear trough area (undereye area). Restylane is also an ideal injectable for natural, soft lip injections. Restylane can provide facial symmetry, increase lip plumpness, define the “cupid’s bow” and restore lost 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 is the firmest formulation of Restylane dermal fillers. As the name suggests, Restylane Lyft is ideal for creating a lifting effect to create a youthful appearance. Restylane Lyft is indicated for injection into the deep dermis for treating nasolabial folds and marionette lines, helping to restore hollowness, and enhancing the cheeks, chin, and jawline. Additionally, Restylane Lyft can be used for the purpose of revitalizing and rejuvenating the hands. As we age, we loses collagen and elastin in our hands, which exaggerates the appearance of wrinkles, veins, and tendons. Restylane Lyft is firm to palpation and provides a stable structure and contour to the areas it is injected, making it the perfect dermal filler for hand rejuvenation.
Restylane Kysse and Restylane Silk are used for lip augmentation, shaping the lips, and smoothing fine lines around the mouth. The formulations of these dermal fillers are best suited for flexible movement of the lips with natural-looking volume restoration. Restylane Kysse is able to improve lip texture, soften lip lines, and enhance lip color while boosting lip volume and plumpness. Restylane Silk has smaller hyaluronic acid particles, which restores natural-looking volume to the lips, combats lip thinning and the increase in vertical lip lines that occurs with age.
Restylane for Nasolabial folds – 1 syringe
Restylane Refyne is best used to soften moderate lines and create an immediate lift. Restylane Defyne is designed to address volume loss and deep lines and folds. The main difference between Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne is that Refyne is more flexible and provides less support, so Refyne can be used in smile lines that require more flexibility while Defyne can be used in marionette lines that require more support. Restylane Defyne can also be used for chin augmentation. Using Restylane Defyne for improving the overall appearance of a recessed chin is an outstanding alternative to plastic surgery. The texture of Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne allows for flexibility of facial expressions, providing an overall natural, softened, and enhanced look.
Used strategically, Dr. Green often employs the Restylane family of products in order to provide complete facial rejuvenation and improve signs of aging. Patients of Dr. Greens are able to easily and quickly achieve a youthful, refreshed, and beautiful appearance with cosmetic injections. As an added bonus, the majority of Restylane products contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in order to minimize discomfort associated with injections.
Can I combine Botox injections with my dermal filler treatments?
Of course! When it comes to cosmetic injectables for facial rejuvenation, Botox (and other neuromodulators) and dermal fillers are both excellent treatment options and can, in fact, be used in a complementary manner. Botox, along with other neuromodulators such as Dysport and Xeomin, are injected into the muscle in order to temporarily paralyze the muscle to smooth out dynamic fine lines and wrinkles, usually around the eyes and on the forehead. Dynamic wrinkles are those which are formed as a result of repeating facial expressions over time. Dermal fillers like Restylane, however, are used to target fine lines and deep wrinkles that are related to volume loss and facial sagging that occur naturally as a part of the aging process. Restylane and other dermal filler products that are composed of hyaluronic acid are perfect for treating wrinkles and fine lines that form independently of repeated facial expressions.
Dr. Green often strategically utilizes a combination of dermal fillers, like Restylane, and Botox injections for her patients seeking pan-facial rejuvenation treatment. Combining these different types of cosmetic injectables allows Dr. Green to provide her patients with an artful revitalization and to elevate the treatment plans of her patients, reducing various signs of aging and leaving patients looking youthful, refreshed, and beautiful. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green in her private dermatology office in NYC, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals and discover which combination of non-invasive cosmetic treatments is best suited to you.
Restylane Contour in the cheeks. Two weeks.
Can Restylane injections promote natural collagen production?
Collagen is a component that is naturally found in the skin that provides a firm structural foundation and boosts skin elasticity and resiliency, contributing to plumpness, suppleness, and a youthful appearance. The amount of natural collagen in the skin decreases as part of the aging process, or as a result of inflammatory skin conditions like acne. Having subsequent treatments of Restylane injections can help encourage the body to synthesize new collagen, leading to smoother, firmer skin. In particular, patients with acne scars are able to observe a significant reduction in the appearance of their scars after having Restylane injections into the areas of collagen loss. If you are interested in having Restylane injections for the promotion of natural collagen production, discuss with Dr. Green. Dr. Green will evaluate your skin and recommend the best non-invasive treatment for you based on your specific concerns and your aesthetic goals.
Many patients who are interested in increasing the amount of collagen in their skin want to achieve a skin-tightening effect. If you are concerned with skin laxity and are looking for a solution that will provide tighter, firmer skin and improved skin elasticity, Thermage may be the treatment that you’re looking for. Thermage is a radiofrequency (RF) skin-tightening treatment that is designed specifically to induce collagen production in the treatment area. This innovative treatment works to tighten skin and stimulate new collagen production by heating the dermal layers beneath the surface of the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance and enhancement of your natural beauty. Thermage treatment can be performed on a number of areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, abdomen, upper arms, and thighs. Thermage does not require numbing cream or any downtime whatsoever, meaning that patients can schedule their procedure with ease. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss whether you are a good candidate for treatment with Thermage.
Can Restylane Contour be removed?
Yes, Restylane Contour, like other hyaluronic acid dermal filler products, can be dissolved by injecting the treatment area with hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase, also known as Hylenex and Vitrase, is made of an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronidase can be used to correct the appearance of hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has migrated, has been incorrectly placed, or has produced unwanted results. Depending on the amount of Restylane, or other HA filler, that was initially injected and the viscosity of each cosmetic injectable, varying numbers of treatments of hyaluronidase may be required for complete dissolution. If you have had cosmetic treatment with Restylane, or another hyaluronic acid filler product, and are unhappy with your results, Dr. Green can help.
How much is Restylane Contour?
Your cheek enhancement and facial rejuvenation treatment will vary in price depending upon the variety and the total number of dermal filler syringes used to achieve your individual results. Other factors that may influence the total cost of your treatment include the geographic location of the office in which you are treated and the experience level and certification of your injector. While it may be more inexpensive to have cosmetic injectable treatment in a medical spa setting with an esthetician or nurse injector, it is worth investing in a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Having your dermal filler treatment with a healthcare professional in a medical setting will guarantee that your procedure is performed in accordance with the highest standards, helping to minimize any unwanted side effects as well as ensuring that your cosmetic results are satisfactory. During your consultation with Dr. Green in her private dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss with her all of your specific skin concerns, develop a customized treatment approach that is best suited to you, and determine the total cost of your dermal filler injection treatment.
How much is one syringe of Restylane Contour?
The cost of one syringe of Restylane Contour varies depending on a variety of factors. The cost per syringe may be higher at a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon’s office than at a medical spa where injections are performed by nurse injectors. However, the risk of unwanted side effects is greatly reduced and the likelihood of satisfactory results is increased when dermal filler injections are performed by a board-certified physician. The cost of Restylane Contour also depends on the geographical location of the office where injections are taking place. For example, the cost in New York City may differ from the cost in San Francisco. It is best to contact the individual practice to get an accurate estimate of Restylane Contour in your area.
How do I get started with Restylane Contour injections today?
Anti-aging treatments in the world of cosmetic dermatology have risen in popularity, especially injectables like Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, and neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. The mid-face and cheek areas have always been critical facial features when it comes to looking healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated. As we age, the loss of collagen and elastin, especially in the midface, can negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence. If you are struggling with hollowness in the midface, lack of cheek contour, or sunken or sagging appearance, Dr. Green in New York City can help. Thanks to innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology, it has never been so easy to achieve a more youthful, natural-looking complexion without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery or significant downtime. Dermal filler injections like Restylane Contour may be just the facial rejuvenation solution that you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Green is an internationally renowned cosmetic dermatologist, well-recognized and appreciated for her “less is more” approach when it comes to providing facial rejuvenation treatment and artfully injecting dermal fillers. Her expertise and dedication to her patients are well reflected by the fact that she is consistently voted as one of New York City’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine. She is an expert when it comes to non-invasive cosmetic treatments including dermal fillers, Botox injections, laser resurfacing treatments, chemical peels, microneedling, as well as skincare. Dr. Green takes the time necessary to carefully customize a treatment plan for each of her individual patients that takes into account their specific skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals. To start your path to facial rejuvenation with Dr. Green and discover which combination of noninvasive cosmetic treatments is best suited to you, please call the office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.