How Does Restylane® Work?
Restylane® is composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA) and is fully biocompatible with the human body since it’s a substance we naturally create for nutrients and hydration for the skin. Restylane® maintains its shape using water from the body. As it degrades naturally, each molecule binds to water and helps plump the skin. When injected into the dermis by a board-certified dermatologist at Levy Dermatology, Restylane® naturally corrects facial wrinkles, folds, and volume loss. This ability to bind to water provides results that last for 6 months on average. However, individual results vary.
Restylane® Kysse™ is the newest Restylane® filler and it was designed specifically for lip augmentation. It is crosslinked with BDDE, an ingredient that helps form a network of HA molecules to provide a gel filler that allows for improved balance between the gel’s integrity and flexibility. This is important for a natural result in a highly mobile area such as the lips. Because the mouth is by far the most active part of the face, lip fillers tend to degrade faster.
Restylane® Kysse™ lasts up to 1 year, which is 3-6 months longer than the closest competitor. This allows the filler to last longer and gives specialists like Levy Dermatology more control over the final result. The ExpresHAn Technology™ means Restylane® Kysse™ integrates better with lip tissues, for natural smoothness and ideal plumpness and shape. A perfected pout without worry about an overdone look or the result wearing off too fast? That’s Restylane® Kysse™.
Restylane® Refyne™ and Restylane® Defyne™ are fillers that can be used in the nasolabial fold and around the mouth to add subtle or dramatic results with a soft, pliable, and natural feel. Both of these fillers last up to 1 year and are chosen based on the individualized needs and goals of the patient.
Restylane® Lyft™ is a thicker, more robust filler that can be used to augment the mid-face, cheeks, and jawline. Due to its thickness it can be used to provide a subtle lifting of the tissues, taking weight off the lower face and promoting a more “heart-shaped” outline to the face, providing a naturally restored, youthful appearance!
Restylane® Silk™ is a thin, multifunctional filler that is outstanding for fine lines around the mouth and for very subtle filling in the face. It can be used off-label for under eye hollowing and is a very good filler for lip augmentation as well. Your specialist will guide you as to the best choice of filler at your consultation.
Learn More About Restylane® Family of Fillers
Am I A Good Candidate?
The best candidates for the Restylane® family of fillers are those looking for more natural volume enhancement to fill in deepening lines and wrinkles or facial hollows. If this sounds familiar, Levy Dermatology can help.
What Is Restylane® Treatment Like?
Restylane® contains 0.3 % lidocaine to reduce pain during injection, so only the initial pinch of the needle is really felt. These appointments only take a few minutes in the comfort of the Levy Dermatology offices, and you’re back to your regular routine right away.
What Is Downtime And Recovery Like?
There’s virtually no downtime, and with the lidocaine infused gel, any discomfort you feel in the hours after your treatment should be minimal. Some patients experience minor swelling, bruising, or injection site tenderness. These side effects are often quick to resolve on their own.
When Can I Expect Results?
Restylane® fillers produce immediate results. Dr. Levy is a renowned injection specialist who teaches other physicians the art of injecting dermal fillers and neuromodulators, so when you have Restylane® treatments at Levy Dermatology, you’re in the best hands in Memphis. Your enhanced volume should last 6-12 months, depending on which formula you’ve chosen for which treatment area, and further treatments can keep you looking younger for a long time to come.