Restylane is the brand name for a family of dermal fillers that are injected under the skin to smooth lines, restore lost volume, soften grooves and creases, and improve facial contours. Restylane can lift and shape the cheeks, smooth and fill vertical lip lines, plump the lips, and turn back the clock on aging. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Carl Powell is an expert at using Restylane to reduce the signs of aging.
All Restylane fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that act like your body’s naturally produced hyaluronic acid, adding volume and lift, and smoothing wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid provides fullness by attracting water, the same as your natural hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the connective tissues, joints and skin. There is a no risk of allergic reaction when using HA fillers, and the results look natural. Restylane injectables also contain lidocaine for your comfort.
The different formulations of Restylane offer various consistencies to address fine lines and wrinkles, and deeper lines and wrinkles. Restylane Lyft is thicker and better suited to augment the cheeks and other areas where aging has caused a loss of volume. Dr. Carl Powell is an expert injector of Restylane.
The types of Restylane and their applications
Restylane and Restylane-L
Restylane and Restylane-L are used to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, and add volume and fullness.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne
Restylane Refyne is used to soften and smooth nasolabial folds (creases that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (grooves that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and laugh lines. It does not interfere with your natural facial expressions. Defyne is used to lift the corners of the mouth and support natural facial expressions while smoothing deeper laugh lines.
Restylane Lyft is a dermal filler specifically designed to add back lost volume to regain fullness and cheek contours, while lifting the cheeks. It is also applied to enhance the jawline and rejuvenate a sagging neck. This creates a youthful appearance. Restylane Lyft injected deep into the dermis to correct moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, and augment the cheeks to correct age-related midface contour loss. Mid-face rejuvenation can take years off of your age.The results last from 10-18 months and repeated injections can provide longer term benefits. Restylane Lyft is the first and only HA injectable approved to reverse the signs of volume loss in the back of the hands, to improve their appearance.Lyft is used to enhance the cheekbones, fill in the temples where volume has been lost, for chin augmentation, and to reduce marionette lines and nasolabial folds. It offers naturally enhanced cheek volume and lift.
Restylane Silk is the first FDA approved injectable designed for lip augmentation, and to smooth vertical lip lines. The result is natural looking, subtle lip enhancement.Results are visible immediately and will gradually improve over time with full results appearing in 2-3 weeks.
How long will the effects of Restylane last?
Restylane is a temporary solution with results that last six to nine months. But, how long it lasts will depend on the area treated, the patient’s metabolism, and other variables. Less mobile areas of the face, such as the under-eye tear trough depressions, when filled can last a year or more. Restylane Lyft lasts up to a year and a half.
As we age, our face naturally ages, losing subcutaneous fat and stretching the skin with gravity. The sun, heredity and lifestyle also impact the skin. If you are unhappy with the impact of aging on your face and hands, Dr. Carl Powell has a tool kit filled with injectables to enhance and restore a youthful appearance. For Restylane rejuvenation contact Powell Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego.