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 Restylane fillers. These fillers are very popular hyaluronic-based dermal fillers, but there are many types of them and each of them was created specifically for some part of face or body. So, I will try to give you an overview of all Restylane fillers with some before and after pictures.

Here’s what I have gathered so far.

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: Pictures Before And After Injections

The whole idea of Restylane fillers is to enhance the facial features rather than overwhelm them, which I’m totally rooting for! Dr. Steve Weiner says, “Restylane is better than any other dermal filler because it leads to more lifting ability.” 

Further, he added, “Restylane gives structure and texture to lips that are small and lack definition.”

The Evolution of Restylane

It all started with a vision! The inventor of the Restylane fillers was Swedish scientist Bengt Ågerup in the late 80s. His dream was to restore skin moisture while retaining its natural elasticity.  In 1996, Restylane was invented. 

It was the world’s first stabilized non-animal dermal filler, formulated with patented NASHA™ technology. Restylane was the most successful, FDA-approved dermal filler, the innovation didn’t end there! The further improvements brought to the market even better dermal fillers under the main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, targeting different areas of your skin. 

Instead of just one product, we have a family of Restylane formulations targeted for different areas. 

The Restylane Family Tree

When it comes to the derma filling, no one size fits all. That is why, 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. 

Restylane- L results in less discomfort and inflammation, producing more effective results than the original Restylane. It is ideal for under-eye hollows and tears troughs. Basically, the areas of thinner skin.

– Restylane Refyne

What concerns me the most about ‘fillers’ is the unnatural, puffy look that initially feels like a bee sting! Lucky for me, Restylane Refyne takes years off the nasolabial folds and marionette lines without making the skin splotchy.That’s because it uses 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. 

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

– Restylane Defyne

Sometimes, the nasolabial folds and Marionette lines around your mouth become so stubborn and deep that they require vigorous treatment. To cater to this, your dermatologist might recommend getting Restylane Defyne fillers.These fillers mainly target the lower facial area and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Therefore, if you’re above 21 years of age and a victim of deeper laugh lines or wrinkles, your doctor might recommend Restylane Defyne fillers. 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. Like Dr. Kassouf says, “As you age, your hands can develop a skeletal appearance because of fat and moisture loss.” And understandably so. For this, dermatologists formulated Restylane Lyft, the first FDA-approved dermal filler for the face and the back of your hands. 

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

– 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. 

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:

  • Using ice packs on the affected areas for at least three days after treatment
  • Avoid chemical peeling or other procedures for at least one week

You also can read about swelling stages after lip filler injection in this post

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

How long does Restylane Fillers last?

The treatment in nasolabial folds can last for up to 18 months, while it lasts around 12 months in the cheeks, 6 months in the hands, facial wrinkles, and folds. Please note that every patient is different and the treatment may vary, depending on your volume needs and the type of treatment.

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