Overview of the Restylane Fillers: which types and where to apply

Crow’s feet, frown lines, wrinkled hands, and tear troughs are the gifts of ageing.  And in my quest for natural wrinkle fixes, I found a very popular filler brand that won the trust of many practitioners and women around the world. I’m talking about very popular hyaluronic-based dermal fillers from „Restylane“. There are many Restylane fillers that have been created for specific face areas. In this article I will give you an overview of all Restylane fillers.

What Are Restylane Dermal Fillers?

Restylane dermal filler is a safe and clear injectable gel that comprises hyaluronic acid to battle those stubborn facial wrinkles and various signs of ageing. These products are transparent hyaluronic acids, naturally occurring sugars in the skin that help rejuvenate the skin and improve hydration, fullness, and elasticity. They are usually injected in lips, under eyes, cheeks, and jawline areas.

Restylane Fillers: Before And After Pictures

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The Restylane Family Tree

Cosmetologists use various Restylane fillers for different face and body areas. The products target different areas of skin and provide promising results based on the treatment.

– Restylane, The Original Dermal Filler

This Restylane filler is the pioneer of dermal fillers. The original formulation mainly targets the nasolabial folds and helps in lip augmentation.

  • Main ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid
  • FDA- approved
  • Lasts 6-9 months on average
  • Results can be reversed using hyaluronidase

– Restylane – L

If you want prompt results, dermatologists would recommend Restylane- L fillers. The formula for Restylane- L is the same as the original formula with hyaluronic acid as the principal ingredient. The only difference is the addition of 0.3% Lidocaine, which is a numbing medication. 

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That is why it causes less discomfort and inflammation than the original Restylane filler. It is ideal for under-eye hollows and tears troughs or any areas of thinner skin.

– Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne will be used usually for the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.It is based on the modern XpresHAn Technology, which retains the smooth and natural look of your skin, without compromising the elasticity. Dermatologists inject a thin needle to target laugh lines and facial wrinkles, giving your skin a more youthful and fresher feel. 

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Seems like I won’t have to worry about making weird facial expressions in awkward situations. Fair enough!

– Restylane Defyne

Your dermatologist might recommend getting Restylane Defyne fillers.These fillers mainly target the lower facial area and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

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The treatment takes only 30 minutes to smoothen the appearance of facial folds, chin retrusion, and laugh lines by injecting structure and volume underneath the skin.

– Restylane Lyft

After the face, your hands are the first areas to display the signs of ageing. For this, dermatologists formulated Restylane Lyft, the first FDA-approved dermal filler for the face and the back of your hands. 

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The treatment naturally enhances your cheeks without giving the ‘chipmunk cheek’ look and adds considerable volume to the back of your hands. 

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– Restylane Kysse

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that lip fillers entice me the most. I did my research and was surprised to learn about Restylane Kysse.

The treatment uses the latest XpresHAn technology, which focuses on natural, younger-, and pouty-looking lips. 

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And the cherry on top, the Kysse dermal fillers are the only FDA-approved lip augmentation fillers to improve your lips’ texture, volume, and even colour. 

I guess this strikes a bargain for me!

Who Should Avoid Restylane Fillers?

Before starting with any treatment, you should ideally address your questions with your dermatologist/doctor of your trust. 

Your doctor would likely delay any procedure if you:

  • Pregnant
  • Have allergies to any component of the Restylane products
  • Have bleeding disorders

Potential Side Effects of Restylane Fillers

The most common side effects of Restylane are minor swelling or bruising in the injected areas.

To administer this, dermatologists recommend:

  • Use ice packs on the affected areas for the first three days after treatment
  • Avoid any chemical peeling one week after treatment

In addition to these recommendations above, read our recommendations from another post about swelling stages after lip filler injection.

What are the most popular fillers from Restylane?

The most popular Restylane fillers are:

  1. Restylane-L: For under-eye hollows and tear troughs
  1. Refyne: To target laugh lines and facial wrinkles
  1. Defyne: To diminish stubborn and deeper facial folds
  1. Lyft: To enhance your jawlines, cheekbones, and add volume to your hands
  1. Kysse: Improve lip texture, volume, and colour

Restylane Fillers: How Long Do Restylane Effects Last?

Every patient is different and the Restylane treatment may vary, depending on your volume, injected areas and healthy conditions. In average up to 12-24 months.

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