Restylane dermal fillers deliver results that can last up to 18 months, depending on the Restylane product, treatment area, and other factors. For those who plan ahead for a Restylane facial rejuvenation treatment, they can get the results they want — without delay.
What Is Restylane?
Restylane refers to a collection of dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that the body produces on its own. Hyaluronic acid supports skin health, and it helps the skin stay moisturized. With a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler like Restylane, people can simultaneously bolster the skin’s ability to remain hydrated and reduce the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, and furrows.
Restylane can be injected into different areas of the face to correct cosmetic issues. In some cases, patients undergo a Restylane treatment to address scarring or skin damage. Patients can also receive a Restylane treatment to improve lip fullness and plumpness.
What Restylane Products Are Available?
Patients can choose from a wide range of Restylane dermal fillers, including:
- Restylane Silk
Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for lip augmentation. It is intended to treat wrinkles around the mouth and available to patients age 21 and older.
- Restylane Lyft
Restylane Lyft is used to correct visible signs of aging in the face and hands. The injectable dermal filler adds fullness and volume to the cheeks, midface area, and back of the hands.
- Restylane Refyne
Restylane Refyne is a top choice for patients who want to soften the appearance of laugh lines. The dermal filler features XpresHAn Technology™ that supports a patient’s ability to naturally frown, smile, and make other facial expressions.
- Restylane Defyne
Restylane Defyne is a great option for patients who want to correct nasolabial folds that can form near the corners of the mouth and marionette lines that can develop around the corners of the mouth and chin. It even has a 92% RealSelf “Worth It” rating among patients who have used the dermal filler over the past 24 months.
Deciding which form of Restylane to use is sometimes difficult, but Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery can help. As a world-renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh can address patients’ dermal filler questions, including what happens over the course of a Restylane treatment.
What Happens During a Restylane Treatment?
A typical Restylane procedure can be performed in about 30 minutes. During the procedure, Restylane is injected into different areas of a patient’s face. Since each Restylane procedure is tailored to the patient, the amount of Restylane used during treatment varies, too.
Once a patient undergoes a Restylane treatment, there is minimal time before the results of the procedure become transparent. Usually, patients start to see the results of a Restylane treatment in less than one hour after the procedure.
How Long Does Restylane Last?
To determine how long a Restylane treatment lasts, it’s important to consider that no two patients are exactly alike, and how a Restylane procedure is performed depends on the patient. So, a patient can enjoy Restylane benefits that last up to 18 months, but the full results of treatment vary.
Studies highlight the cosmetic impact of Restylane on patients, too. Some research indicates that Restylane can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds for up to 18 months and improve volume in the cheeks for up to 12 months. Also, Restylane Lyft research reveals the dermal filler can plump the lips for up to six months in some patients. Various research indicates that some patients dealing with facial wrinkles and folds can use Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne to treat these issues for up to 12 months as well.
A Closer Look at Restylane Clinical Studies
Clinical studies highlight the effectiveness of Restylane products, such as:
- Restylane Silk
A U.S. clinical study was completed to assess the performance of Restylane Silk in 221 patients, the majority of whom were women. In the study, 98% of respondents reported a visible improvement in fullness of both the upper and lower lips 14 days after Restylane Silk injection. Furthermore, 77% said they noticed improvement in lip appearance at six months following Restylane Silk injection.
- Restylane Lyft
A clinical study involving blind evaluations was performed on 150 Restylane Lyft patients. The study revealed 90% of Restylane Lyft patients experienced improvement in midface area fullness two months after treatment, and 54% recorded improvement at 12 months. Study researchers also found that 95% of Restylane Lyft patients were satisfied with their midface appearance at two months, and 73% were satisfied at 12 months.
- Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne
A clinical study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne to treat laugh lines. Study researchers reported 79% of Restylane Refyne patients and 77% of Restylane Defyne patients had a 1-grade improvement based on 5-point scale used to measure wrinkle size and depth six weeks after treatment. In self-assessments of patients’ wrinkle severity, most study participants reported at least a 1-grade improvement with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne at six weeks.
Is Restylane Safe?
Restylane side effects can sometimes occur, and they include:
Restylane side effects can vary in terms of severity, but they usually disappear within a few days or weeks after treatment.
Meanwhile, research indicates that Restylane patients over the age of 36 are more susceptible to swelling than others. It also reveals that Restylane patients over the age of 35 are more prone to bruising than others.
Are You Eligible for Restylane Treatment?
A full evaluation must be completed to determine if a patient qualifies for a Restylane treatment. In certain instances, a patient is ineligible for Restylane. These instances include:
- Patient is pregnant and/or breastfeeding
- Patient is under the age of 22
- Patient has a bleeding disorder
- Patient has serious allergies that previously required a hospital stay
- Patient is allergic to lidocaine; this local anesthetic helps block pain and is found in Restylane products
In the event that a patient is ineligible for Restylane, Dr. Azizzadeh offers alternative treatment options. Sometimes, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends Juvederm or other facial fillers. In other cases, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a surgical procedure to enhance a patient’s facial appearance.
Does a Patient Require Multiple Restylane Treatments?
The number of Restylane treatments required to maximize facial rejuvenation results varies. Generally, one or two Restylane treatment sessions are necessary. But if additional Restylane treatments are required, a patient can undergo the treatments at designated times.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can determine how many treatments a Restylane patient needs. Initially, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with a patient to discuss Restylane and other dermal filler treatment options. If Dr. Azizzadeh and the patient agree that Restylane is the best facial rejuvenation treatment option, the pair then develops a custom treatment plan.
Each Restylane treatment plan is designed based on a patient’s health and facial rejuvenation goals. It is carefully developed and executed, and Dr. Azizzadeh monitors the plan’s progress closely. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh can provide a Juvederm treatment that delivers exceptional results.
Is Restylane the Right Choice for Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation is complex, and deciding between Restylane and other facial fillers is often difficult. With help from Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can determine the best course of action to address a variety of cosmetic issues.
A consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh provides an excellent starting point for a patient who wants to undergo Restylane or any other facial rejuvenation treatment. The consultation is a learning experience, as Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient can learn from one another and determine how best to approach the patient’s facial rejuvenation goals.
Dr. Azizzadeh devotes time and energy to collect information about a patient’s medical history and review the patient’s facial appearance during a consultation. He also puts together a personalized treatment recommendation for the patient.
Consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh provides a patient with an opportunity to ask questions about Restylane and other facial rejuvenation treatments, too. If a patient feels comfortable moving forward with Restylane or another facial rejuvenation treatment, Dr. Azizzadeh can next perform the treatment. Finally, the patient can achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
Schedule a Restylane Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Restylane is one of several facial rejuvenation treatments provided by Dr. Azizzadeh, and he offers a consultation that enables a patient to gain insights into different facial rejuvenation options. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.