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Since the initial development of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Restylane has remained a major name in non-invasive facial enhancement and contouring. Created by the pharmaceutical company Galderma, Restylane® represents a line of hyaluronic acid fillers that are designed to create facial volume as well as enhance facial features like the cheeks, chin, and lips. Through the use of a naturally occurring substance in the body – hyaluronic acid – these injectable dermal fillers can stimulate collagen production in the body, which in turn can help with hydration and contouring in both the face and hands. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to use Restylane Volyme as a dermal filler to add plumpness, lifting effect, and restore volume loss, for her Upper East side NYC dermatology patients.

Each Restylane product has a unique and innovative formulation that’s designed to reduce the appearance of aging on the skin through both the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and the augmentation of different areas of the face. By boosting volume in various areas of the face, Restylane fillers offer a lifting effect that reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles (like nasolabial folds or marionette lines). These dermal fillers can also help to restore plumpness to facial features, like the lips and cheeks, to create a plump, glowing, and youthful appearance.

Restylane Volyme® is a high-volume lifting hyaluronic acid gel that was developed to complement two other rejuvenating Restylane products: Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Restylane Volyme has been a popular dermal filler in Europe for some time under the name Restylane Emervel Volume. Now, under the title Restylane Volyme, this dermal filler offers patients in the U.S. and abroad natural-looking facial volume without the need for invasive plastic surgery or extensive downtime.

If you’re frustrated by the appearance of fine lines and folds or volume loss in the cheeks and midface, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate Restylane dermal fillers into her boutique private practice. With 25 years of experience in Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane injections, Dr. Green is an expert in anti-aging treatments and non-invasive cosmetic injections. Whether you are interested in treating fine lines and wrinkles or adding volume or lifting effect, Dr. Michele Green will help develop the best treatment plan that is catered to your specific skin goals.

What is Restylane Volyme?

Restylane Volyme is an innovative hyaluronic acid filler that helps to restore facial volume along the cheeks, midface, chin, and jawline. Restylane Volyme relies on its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, and cross-linking Optimal Balance Technology (OBT) to create a smooth, natural-looking result. Restylane Volyme builds off of Restylane’s rich scientific work in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, as Restylane was the first non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel filler when it was first manufactured by Q-Med in 1996.

Restylane Volyme has become a popular treatment option for patients seeking volume augmentation in areas such as the chin, jawline, brow, and cheeks. As it has a small particle size, it can offer flexibility and natural facial expression use while simultaneously offering a contouring lifting effect, making it an excellent option for patients seeking natural-looking facial enhancement. The hyaluronic acid gel of Restylane Volyme is soft enough to maintain natural-looking results while being firm enough to retain volume and plumpness. Restylane Volyme can be used to create volume and contouring in the cheeks and chin.

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Restylane Volyme with Lidocaine

The benefit of Restylane Volyme, along with the other members of the Restylane family, is that each Restylane Volyme syringe is pre-filled with lidocaine. More specifically, it contains 0.3% lidocaine hydrochloride, an anesthetic. This means that when the hyaluronic acid gel is injected, the lidocaine numbs the treated area to minimize any discomfort from the injections. This, along with the application of topical numbing cream one hour prior to the injection appointment, will eliminate any discomfort during the treatment. Applying a cold pack to the treatment area before the injections can temporarily numb the area and relieve any discomfort from the injections. If you are allergic or sensitive to lidocaine, let Dr. Green know before your injections.

Restylane Volyme vs. EMERVEL Volume

EMERVEL Volume and Restylane Volyme are the same hyaluronic acid dermal filler product. EMERVEL is the previous brand name of a series of fillers by Galderma that have been adopted into the Restylane line of hyaluronic acid fillers. By redefining EMERVEL Volume, EMERVEL Deep, EMERVEL Classic, and EMERVEL Touch as a part of the Restylane® family line of products – as Restylane Volyme, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Fynesse, respectively – Galderma can offer the widest variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in a manner that is more easily recognizable to the consumer. Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Volyme all offer a wonderful amount of volume boost and facial rejuvenation and use unique cross-linking Optimal Balance Technology (OBT) to ensure that patients experience optimal and natural-looking facial contouring.

What is unique about Restylane Volyme as a dermal filler?

Restylane Volyme is a unique dermal filler for facial volume in the cheeks, temples, chin, and jawline, as it has been designed to maintain both flexibility and plumpness in the treatment area. Due to its unique OBT formulation, Restylane Volyme can increase hydration and volume in several areas of the face while simultaneously delaying the degradation of the hyaluronic acid that creates a more youthful appearance. Restylane Volyme’s advanced hyaluronic acid gel can maintain facial contouring effects for up to 18 months, creating a smooth, firm, and flexible look to the treatment area regardless of skin type. Because of its soft yet firm hyaluronic acid gel formulation, Restylane Volyme allows natural facial expressions while creating a plumping and lifting effect.

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Is Restylane Volyme FDA-Approved?

Restylane Volyme is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, Restylane Volyme is CE-marked and has been safely used in Europe under the name EMERVEL Volume since the launch of EMERVEL dermal fillers in 2011. CE marking is similar to FDA approval as it indicates that the product has been assessed and deemed to meet EU safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. Restylane Volyme is currently undergoing clinical trials in the U.S. for FDA approval. The most recent Restylane hyaluronic acid filler to be approved by the FDA is Restylane Contour in June of 2021 for cheek augmentation and correction of midface contour deficiencies.

Is Restylane Volyme painful?

Restylane Volyme injections are not more or less painful than other dermal filler or neuromodulator (Botox) injections. Each pre-filled syringe of Restylane Volyme includes 0.3% lidocaine (anesthetic) in its formulation to minimize any discomfort when a healthcare professional is injecting the product into the treatment area. The inclusion of lidocaine hydrochloride is common amongst many dermal fillers, including Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne (formerly Emervel Deep). Dr. Green will prescribe a topical numbing cream applied an hour before the injections to reduce any discomfort during the injections. The combination of topical anesthetic and Restylane Volyme lidocaine minimizes any potential discomfort, so you feel comfortable and relaxed during your Restylane Volyme dermal filler injections.

Restylane Volyme with Lidocaine

The inclusion of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in dermal filler products is very common, and this is the case for Restylane Volyme and other members of the Restylane family, such as Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Kysse, and Restylane Contour. The pre-filled syringe contains the hyaluronic acid gel with specific consistency, thickness, and hyaluronic acid technology for the type of dermal filler, along with 3 mg/mL lidocaine hydrochloride to minimize any potential discomfort from the procedure. Dr. Green will also prescribe a topical numbing cream to be applied one hour before the injections to reduce any discomfort during the injections.

Who is a good candidate for Restylane Volyme?

A good candidate for Restylane Volyme is any patient over the age of 21 seeking restored plumpness and facial contouring in the cheeks, temples, chin, and/or jawline. Restylane Volyme is designed to be complementary with various other Restylane injectable treatments, helping to fully restore a youthful appearance with natural-looking results that can last up to 18 months. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, are currently on blood thinning medications, or have a history of sensitivity or allergy to lidocaine may be contraindicated for Restylane injectable treatment. When you meet with Dr. Green, you can discuss your medical history to determine which rejuvenating treatment options are right for you.

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57 year old, Sculptra, eMatrxi and Restylane for Nasolabial folds

How do you inject Restylane Volyme?

The process for Restylane Volyme is simple and convenient. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green to discuss your individual needs and goals, at which point she will assess your current skin condition and medical history to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. If Restylane Volyme is determined to be the best treatment for you, your vial will be reserved with patient record labels.

Before your Restylane Volyme treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to prevent any discomfort. If you are prone to bruising, Dr. Green may recommend taking Arnica, a natural herbal supplement available over the counter, starting two days before the injections to minimize bruising. Dr. Green will highlight the designated treatment areas prior to the treatment and use her expertise and skill to contour the face as desired. Depending on the area being treated, it may make sense to use either a micro-fine needle or micro-cannula to apply Restylane Volyme to the treatment area. After the initial injection, Dr. Green may gently massage the treatment area to ensure that the formulation is evenly dispersed. A cold pack is applied to the injected areas immediately after the treatment to stimulate vasoconstriction and minimize swelling and bruising.

After treatment, you can resume normal activity, though it’s best to avoid extreme exercise or heat exposure. Your results will be immediately apparent, and any mild swelling will dissipate over the first few days post-treatment. For more dramatic facial contouring treatments, a touch-up treatment may be needed two weeks after the initial injection. Dr. Green will typically schedule a follow-up appointment with patients at the two-week mark to evaluate treatment results and determine if additional injections are needed.

What is Restylane Volyme used for?

Restylane Volyme is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used for various treatments to encourage youthful facial contouring and plumpness. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can bind with water molecules to plump the skin. It’s intended for use among patients who are hoping to correct facial volume loss, recontour facial features, and/or restore volume to the cheeks, chin, or jawline. Restylane Volyme is an excellent dermal filler, particularly for patients seeking lifting effects to achieve a more youthful appearance. A benefit of Restylane Volyme is that it can be combined with a variety of other dermal fillers, injectable neuromodulators like Botox, and non-invasive cosmetic laser treatments like Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant, and Thermage to achieve the ultimate skin rejuvenation and anti-aging results.

How long does Restylane Volyme last?

Though hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are temporary treatments as hyaluronic acid is slowly metabolized naturally by the body, Restylane formulations have long-lasting results, and the duration depends on the type of Restylane product used. Restylane Volyme, with its innovative slow-degradation technology, can maintain results in patients seeking facial contouring for up to 18 months. There are various factors that affect the longevity of any hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane Volyme, such as the number of syringes used, the patient’s individual metabolism, and the anatomic area in which the filler was injected. In areas with frequent movements, such as around the mouth, the dermal filler will degrade faster than in areas with less movement, like the cheeks. Typically, patients who engage with Restylane Volyme treatments will engage in annual “touch-up” treatments to maintain optimal results.

What is the difference between Restylane Volyme and Restylane?

Both Restylane and Restylane Volyme belong to the family of Restylane hyaluronic acid dermal filler products produced by the company Galderma. Restylane is the original Restylane hyaluronic acid filler. The main difference between Restylane and Restylane Volyme is the flexibility, firmness, and particle size of the hyaluronic acid gel. Restylane is thinner and more flexible, catered to areas with high mobility, like the lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Because Restylane is thin and flexible, it can be injected into deep tear troughs to help you look more awake. Restylane is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds or smile lines. Restylane is also indicated for lip augmentation.

Restylane Volyme has a thicker hyaluronic acid gel, with Restylane Volyme having a higher G-prime or stiffness. Restylane Volyme, therefore, is better suited for contouring the jaw, chin, and cheeks to combat age-related volume loss and overall facial contouring. Restylane Volyme can be used in conjunction with Restylane to create ultimate pan-facial rejuvenation and anti-aging effects. Restylane Volyme is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, Restylane Volyme is CE-marked and has been safely used in Europe under the name EMERVEL Volume since the launch of EMERVEL dermal fillers in 2011. Restylane Volyme is currently undergoing clinical trials in the U.S. for FDA approval.

What is the difference between Restylane Volyme and Restylane Lyft?

Both Restylane Volyme and Restylane Lyft are effective hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are designed to correct volume loss. The two differ in terms of the treatment area, formulation, and injection technique. Restylane Lyft (formerly known as Perlane) is a thickly formulated dermal filler that is FDA-approved to rejuvenate the cheeks, midface, and hands. It has a larger gel particle size which can be beneficial for reducing the appearance of deep lines, and is injected into the deep layer of the dermis. Restylane Volyme, on the other hand, is designed to integrate with the skin matrix to correct facial volume loss. It has a smaller particle size and is injected into the subcutaneous layer of the skin.

Restylane offers a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal filler options that are each tailored to serve different patient needs. For example, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Silk, and Restylane-L are better tailored to boost the plumpness of the lips, while Restylane Refyne and Defyne are excellent options for patients seeking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, facial wrinkles, and folds. Additionally, Restylane offers a line of SkinBoosters (Restylane Vital and Vital Light) that rely on mesotherapy techniques to improve hydration and improve skin elasticity and tone.

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What is the difference between Restylane Volyme and Juvederm Voluma?

Restylane Volyme is frequently compared to other dermal filler products, such as Teosyal, Belotero®, and Juvederm. Perhaps the most apt comparison is to that of Juvederm® Voluma, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler created by Allergan that’s designed to correct age-related volume loss in the midface, cheeks, chin, and jawline. While both dermal fillers are designed to restore facial volume and improve overall facial contouring, they differ somewhat in terms of formulation, pricing, and length of results. Juvederm Voluma typically lasts around one year, with some people seeing results lasting up to two years. Restylane Volyme can last up to 18 months, although the longevity of any hyaluronic acid filler depends on the area injected, the number of syringes used, and the individual metabolic rate.

What are the side effects of Restylane Volyme?

The side effects of Restylane Volyme are generally mild in nature and typically include temporary soreness, redness, swelling, and occasional bruising. Localized hypersensitivity has been observed in approximately 1 out of every 2,000 patients treated, which is characterized by a rash near the injection site and difficulty breathing. In general, the procedure is considered to be both safe and effective for the large majority of patients, particularly when working with an expert, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane Volyme are considered medical devices and should be performed by an experienced and certified injector. The risk of unwanted side effects with any cosmetic injections is significantly reduced when performed by a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green, so make sure you do your research on the expertise and credibility of the injector before undergoing dermal fillers.

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What is the cost of Restylane Volyme?

There are many factors that play a role in the cost of Restylane Volyme and other dermal fillers. The cost can vary depending on the expertise and licensure of the injector, as well as geographical location. MedSpas are typically less costly, but the injectors do not have as much experience as a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green, which can contribute to an increased risk of side effects. Additionally, the cost of Restylane Volyme and other Restylane products in New York will differ from their costs in other cities. Depending on the level of volume loss and your personal aesthetic goals, the cost of Restylane Volyme treatments will vary based on the number of syringes used. It is also difficult to estimate the cost of Restylane Volyme specifically, as this product has been more widely available and used in Europe than in the U.S. To get the most accurate cost of Restylane Volyme, it is best to contact individual offices and inquire about pricing.

How do I get started with Restylane Volyme?

If you are frustrated by age-related volume loss or want to soften deep lines and rejuvenate your complexion, it is best to consult with Dr. Michele Green in her Upper East Side dermatology office to see whether you are a good candidate for Restylane Volyme or other cosmetic facial injectables. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Green will carefully listen to your skin concerns and aesthetic goals and perform a thorough assessment to develop a customized skin rejuvenation treatment plan for you. Your treatment plan may include non-surgical skin tightening, like Thermage®, and Botox for facial wrinkles, or other laser treatments, such as Fraxel® or Vivace RF microneedling. Leave it up to Dr. Green to navigate the most updated and modern anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments that will work best for your skin type.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, skincare, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation. She is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in New York City by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her expertise and artistry. Dr. Green’s holistic approach and “less is more” philosophy will create a natural look while helping you look and feel your very best. To determine what the best non-invasive treatment plan is for you, please call our boutique NYC office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to get started on your anti-aging and skin rejuvenation journey.

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