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Since the initial development of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Restylane has continued to be a major name in non-invasive facial enhancement. 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 are able to stimulate collagen production in the body, which in turn can help with hydration and contouring in both the face and hands.

Each Restylane product has an 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, in order to create a glowing, youthful appearance.

Restylane Volyme is a high volume lifting hyaluronic acid gel that was developed as a compliment to 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 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 non-invasive cosmetic injections. Whether you are interested in treating fine lines and wrinkles, or having a cosmetic volume or lifting effect, Dr. Michele Green will help develop the best treatment plan for you.

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 hyaluronic acid as well as 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’s able to 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.

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24 year old patient, Restylane & Sculptra

What is the 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 is able to 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 is able to maintain facial contouring effects for up to 18 months, creating a smooth, firm, and flexible look to the treatment area regardless of skin type.

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Restylane Volyme includes 0.3% lidocaine (anesthetic) in its formulation in order 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 also offers a topical numbing cream to further limit any discomfort for her patients during injectable treatments.

Restylane Volyme/Emervel Volume

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 is able to 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 OBT to ensure that patients experience optimal facial contouring.

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 a variety of other Restylane injectable treatments, helping to fully restore a youthful appearance with results that can last up to 18 months. Patients who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding, are currently on blood thinning medications, or have a history of sensitivity 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’ll be able to 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.

Prior to your Restylane Volyme treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to prevent any discomfort. Dr. Green will highlight the designated treatment areas prior to 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 in the treatment area.

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 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 used for a variety of treatments to encourage youthful facial contouring and plumpness. It’s intended for use among patients who are hoping to correct facial volume loss, recontour facial features, and/or to restore volume to the cheeks, chin, or jawline. Restylane Volyme is an excellent dermal filler particularly for patients seeking lifting effect to achieve a more youthful appearance, and can be combined with a variety of other dermal filler, injectable, and non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

How long does Restylane Volyme last?

Though hyaluronic acid dermal filers are temporary treatments, as hyaluronic acid is slowly metabolized naturally by the body, Restylane formulations have long-lasting results. Restylane Volyme, with its innovative slow-degradation technology, is able to maintain results in patients seeking facial contouring for up to 18 months. 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 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 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 dermis. Restylane Volyme, on the other hand, is designed to integrate with the skin matrix in order 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, 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.

What are the side effects of Restylane Volyme?

The side effects to Restylane Volyme are generally mild in nature, and typically include temporary sight injection soreness, redness, 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.

How do I get started with Restylane Volyme?

The next step to get started is to consult with Dr. Michele Green to see whether you are a good candidate for Restylane Volyme or other cosmetic facial injectables.  Dr. Green will develop a skin rejuvenation treatment plan for you, which may consist of non-surgical skin tightening, like Thermage®, Botox, or other laser treatments such as Fraxel® or Vivace RF microneedling. In order to determine what the best non-invasive treatment plan for you, please call our boutique NYC office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to develop your custom treatment plan with Dr. Green. With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, and consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in NYC, Dr. Green will help you look your very best.

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