Young, healthy skin will have an abundance of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring substance in the body that binds and absorbs water, serving as an internal moisturizer for the body while creating volume in the face. Because of the natural aging process coupled with factors such as sun exposure, stress, and pollution, HA production will decrease, resulting in less radiant skin with more pronounced facial wrinkles and folds.
The Restylane family of HA-based injectables are designed to replace the natural hyaluronic acid that has diminished in your skin, restoring youthful volume to your facial features. Restylane fillers are also versatile products that can easily be combined with other injectables such as Botox for a non-surgical, minimally-invasive liquid facelift that smooths away wrinkles, providing you with a more natural, younger-looking appearance.
At Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, CA, we pride ourselves on improving the health and beauty of our patients. Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Glenn Goldberg and Dr. Farah Awadalla provide cosmetic dermatology services such as injectables, skin tightening, and vein removal. And with our portfolio of Restylane products, we can help turn back the hands of time and give you a rejuvenated appearance you can feel confident about.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Restylane?
Depending on which Restylane product you receive, the following age-related issues and concerns can be addressed:
- Deep nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
- Crow’s feet and superficial forehead lines
- Marionette lines (lines around the mouth and chin)
- Vertical lip lines
- Thin, dried, or drooped lips
- Loss of facial volume (cheeks and chin)
- Hollow temples
- Dark circles around the eyes
- Surgical, traumatic, and acne scarring
How Does Restylane Work?
In addition to having hyaluronic acid that clings to the skin to provide volume as its main ingredient, Restylane fillers have unique formulations of HA that make them powerful anti-aging injectables.
Restylane Lyft uses innovative NASHA technology. This gives the product a unique particle size for your tailored treatments:
- Finer particles for fine wrinkles and detailed shaping
- Medium-sized particles for moderate to severe wrinkles and folds
- Larger particles for severe wrinkles and greater volume
Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Kysse, on the other hand, use the revolutionary XpresHAn technology that makes them flexible HA gels, providing softness and flexibility that show your natural range of facial expressions. These three injectables also contain different amounts of cross-linking. Cross-linking is what allows HA to be chemically engineered in such a way that the thickness of the gel can determine its ability to hold its shape. Therefore, the greater the number of links, the thicker the gel, and the higher its longevity would be. Here’s how the three fillers differ:
- Restylane Refyne (6% cross-linked) – adapts well to softer, more superficial layers. It effectively smooths fine lines.
- Restylane Defyne – (8% cross-linked) – targets deeper layers of the skin that require more support. It can address folds and marionette lines and is good for movement.
- Restylane Kysse – (7% cross-linked) –softer than Defyne but firmer than Refyne, it strikes the perfect balance between sharp definition, natural fullness, softness, and movement.
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The Restylane Family of Fillers
Depending on the facial features you want to enhance, Dr. Glenn Goldberg and Dr. Farah Awadalla may recommend using any one or a combination of Restylane fillers in our Laguna Beach, CA office.
Restylane Lyft is the first FDA-approved dermal filler for adding lift to the cheeks and smoothing nasolabial folds (smile lines). It is designed to add fullness to the cheeks, midface area, and the back of the hands, effectively treating wrinkles and correcting volume loss. On average, Restylane Lyft lasts for 6 to12 months at a time.
With its softer and more flexible formula, Restylane Refyne can help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines while restoring a more natural look that supports your natural expressions. Restylane Refyne can provide improvement that can last as long as 12 months.
With a firmer solution that uses a unique cross-linking technology, Restylane Defyne can penetrate the deeper structures of the skin to provide more support and strength. By making skin tighter and more resilient, Restylane Defyne can effectively smooth out deeper laugh lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines to restore a more youthful appearance while maintaining your natural facial movements. Results can last for up to 12 months.
This brand-new, FDA-approved lip filler we offer at Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center is designed to create softer, more natural-looking lips. It can provide volume in the lips and improve the appearance of upper perioral rhytids (lines above the mouth). It is the first lip filler formulated with XpresHAn technology to give the gel better tissue integration and flexibility. This creates natural-looking lip definition and fullness while maintaining natural expressions in motion. Restylane Kysse results can last for up to 12 months.
During a procedure, the Restylane product is injected into the mid-deep dermis, or skin, using an ultra-fine needle. The treatment areas may be massaged to optimize the contouring of the gel. The gel will integrate into your dermal tissue, attracting and binding to water molecules during the process. This will create volume and fullness to smooth out wrinkles and improve facial contours.
Depending on the treatment area, the results of Restylane injections will last anywhere between 6-12 months. Touch-up treatments are recommended to maintain results.
Recovery and Aftercare
Restylane dermal filler injections require little to no downtime. Most patients return to their daily activities immediately following their procedure. Some swelling and redness may appear but should be gone within a few days. During this time, avoid sun exposure, which can add stress to your recovering skin.
Schedule a Restylane Treatment in Laguna Beach Today
If you’d like to replenish the lost moisture in your skin and restore a more natural, youthful appearance, a Restylane injectable is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about Restylane or our other cosmetic treatments, contact Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, CA today.