The Restylane Family of Products
It’s a part of life — our skin changes as we age. Looking older isn’t only about wrinkles. Volume loss also matters. As we age our skin actually becomes thinner. It loses fat. These changes mean that our skin loses volume. Yo-yo dieting, sun exposure, hormonal changes, smoking, genetics – all of these contribute to volume loss. With volume loss your face looks hollowed out and sags, looking older. The temples, mid-face and the area below the cheekbones are the most common places where this volume loss occurs. Restylane is a family of products – Restylane, Lyft and Silk – each of which restores lost volume in different parts of the face.
The reason for the volume loss can be traced to hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.
HOW IT WORKS
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. The Restylane family of products consists of clear gels made of particles of hyaluronic acid. By injecting Restylane into the skin this natural substance is restored, fighting wrinkles and restoring volume. Different Restylane products have different particle sizes and are useful in different areas of the face.
What are the uses of the different Restylane products?
- Add volume and fullness to the cheeks – Restylane Lyft
- Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and “smile lines,” the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth – Restylane & Restylane Lyft
- Treat “lipstick lines” or perioral lines around the mouth and to create fuller, more accentuated lips – Restylane Silk
Are Restylane products safe?
Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance. It is FDA-approved. At least six USA-based clinical trials have been conducted with no serious or life-threatening side effects, except for one local infection. Facial swelling is common and resolves over 7 to 14 days. This is especially common when using Silk to augment lips. Facial bruising may also be seen and also resolves in 7 to 14 days.
When will I see results?
All the Restylane products work immediately. However, swelling is often seen after injection. You won’t be able to see the final result until the swelling resolves, typically in one to two weeks.
How long do the results last?
Restylane and Restylane Silk last 4 to 6 months. Lyft is FDA approved to last 12 months. The loss of results is gradual and varies from person to person. Each of these products requires retreatment to maintain the cosmetic effect.
Should I choose Restylane or Juvederm?
Restylane and Juvederm are very similar products. There are technical differences between them that may make one of these products more suitable for you. Your injectables specialist at Vivesse Med Spa can help you make the decision as to which product is right for you.
How can I save with the Galderma Aspire program?
If you enroll in the Galderma Aspire program you will earn points any time you are treated with Restylane, Lyft, Silk or any Galderma product. You can redeem these points for savings on additional treatments with the Restylane family of products or other medical cosmetic products including Dysport and Sculptra.
* results may vary
* results may vary