Restylane is a popular dermal filler used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and other signs of facial aging. It is a hyaluronic acid-based product that is injected into the skin to add volume and hydration. Depending on where it is injected, Restylane can last up to 18 months. However, it is not permanent and will eventually dissolve naturally.
Most hyaluronic acid fillers used on the lips, jaw, and cheeks, including Juvederm and Restylane, are metabolized after 6 months to a year. Sculptra can continue to provide results on the face for up to two years. After injecting Restylane, some patients may experience swelling due to its hydrophilic nature, which causes it to absorb water and swell slightly. The FDA trials for Restylane were conducted on people 21 or older, which is why it is not recommended for those under 21.Q-Med manufactures several different fillers and licenses Restylane and Perlane rights to Medicis in the United States.
Hyaluronic acids like Restylane have an affinity for water, making them an effective treatment for sunken areas of the face. It is important to note that Restylane fillers contain lidocaine for convenience, so patients with specific allergies may be better suited to an alternative treatment or product. Restylane Lift can be used to fill tears and upper cheeks for lasting results up to 18 months. In addition to Restylane Lift, there are several other products in the Restylane collection that can be used to treat different areas of the face.
On the cheeks, results can last up to 12 months; on the back of the hands, up to 6 months; in facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds, up to 6 months with Restylane Lyft; on the lips and perioral rhythms, up to 6 months with Restylane Silk; and in facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds and puppet lines, up to 12 months with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. The creators of Restylane have made the injection process as painless as possible so that patients can enjoy their results without discomfort. Thanks to its malleability and thicker texture, classic Restylane is often the product of choice for filling dark circles and facial folds. Subjects who participated in clinical trials reported at least 1 grade improvement in wrinkle severity after 6 weeks with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne.Restylane is a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and other signs of facial aging.
Depending on where it is injected, it can last up to 18 months before needing a touch-up.