Restylane® is one of the original hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers manufactured by Galderma to receive FDA approval in 1996. HA is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule that’s abundant in every part of the human body. For this reason it’s highly compatible with our cells and tissues. When injected into the skin, HA has the ability to absorb 1000 times its own weight in water thereby instantly plumping skin and increasing volume. Another major advantage of HA filler is that it can be fully dissolved with the enzyme hyaluronidase. If the patient needs to have it removed for any reason, it only takes a small amount of hyaluronidase to break down hyaluronic acid molecules. Three products from the Restylane® family that have been on the market for a long time are Restylane®, Lyft® (previously called Perlane®) and Silk®. These specialized dermal fillers can be used to rejuvenate multiple areas of the face and also the hands. Other Restylane® products are Defyne® and Refyne®. Get more information about Restylane®, Silk® and Lyft® cost, before and after photos and find location near me in the San Francisco Bay area.
Restylane® is the company’s shortest acting filler that lasts anywhere between 4-6 months although some areas like the tear troughs (under the eyes) can last up to 12 months. It’s designed for mid-to-deep injection to correct volume loss, wrinkles and folds. Lyft® is the thickest of the Restylane® family. Its higher viscosity makes this filler ideal for treating moderate to severe lines around the mouth, lifting the cheeks and in the hands to restore age-related volume loss and reduce the appearance of unwanted veins. Silk® is the thinnest and less viscous and is ideal for augmenting the lips and correcting fine lines around the mouth (sometimes called smoker’s lines). Silk’s fine texture also makes it suitable for restoring volume under the eyes, especially when natural results are desired.
Results are instant with HA dermal fillers. Patients can expect immediate improvement in wrinkles, definition and fullness. Since HA has a tendency to absorb water there’s an increased chance of swelling which typically subsides within 12-24 hours. Soreness and bruising are also a possible. Using a cannula (blunt tip needle) instead of a traditional syringe may significantly reduce both swelling and bruising. Your doctor will discuss which option is best for you. It takes approximately 2 weeks for filler to settle and look its best. For this reason it’s best to plan your injection appointment around special events or important meetings. The providers at Azala Medical Aesthetics will discuss your aesthetic goals with you and recommend the best filler to enhance your natural looks. All of our experienced clinicians are highly skilled at injecting the full range of Restylane® products to lift sagging facial structures, restore volume and contour the face for a more youthful appearance. The cost of Restylane® depends on where exactly you’re located and the amount of product necessary to achieve your desired results. We encourage you to book a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians to discuss if this filler is right for you. During your meeting you’ll receive a detailed quote and we’ll go over our financing options and any promotions.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed.
Before and After Photo using Restylane Silk®
Restylane Lyft Before & After
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.