Restylane® is a clear gel made up of hyaluronic acid and is formulated to mimic your body’s own natural production of the acid. Restylane® dermal fillers and skin boosters can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They can also help produce fuller lips, emphasize contours, and improve the look of skin.
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There is no need to have surgery to get the results you desire. Our facility is staffed with highly trained dermal filler specialists and we encourage our patients to bring up any questions or concerns. Since every patient is different, the costs will vary due to the amount of filler that may be required to achieve their desired results. Of course, during your consultation, we will provide you with a quote for the treatment. If you are interested in learning more about how Dermal Fillers at Clarity Medical Spa in San Jose can help you improve the look of your aging face, give us a call at (408) 669-4070.
The Restylane® family of products is a brand of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which includes Restylane®Silk, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane®, Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne. Each is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Each Restylane® product is designed for a specific purpose.1
Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth. It is composed of a gel that is smaller and smoother than other Restylane® products, resulting in a softer, more precise result — ideal for restoring and enhancing the lips. Additionally, Silk is administered via ultrafine needle, which is designed for improved accuracy and precision.
Restylane® Lyft is approved by the FDA to correct volume deficit in the back of the hands, for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies, as well as the treatment of moderate to severe facial folds, such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines). Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic filler approved by the FDA to treat face and hands.2,3 Lyft contains 0.3% lidocaine, which is added to reduce the discomfort during treatment.
Restylane® is used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane is also indicated for lip augmentation.
Restylane® Refyne integrates with your skin to help smooth out the lines that run alongside the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines)4 and the flexibility you need for natural-looking movement and expressions.5,6
Restylane® Defyne is designed to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid to help smooth out deeper lines around your mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines)4 while letting you look more natural through a range of facial expressions.7
Restylane® products are approved only for patients over the age of 21.
With full treatment, you can see lasting results for up to 18 months in nasolabial folds with Restylane®;10 up to 12 months in the cheeks, up to 6 months in the back of the hands, and up to 6 months in facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, with Restylane® Lyft;3 6 months for lips and perioral rhytids with Restylane® Silk;11 and up to 12 months in the facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines) with Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne.12,13
Restylane® Silk: In clinical studies, the results of Restylane® Silk lasted approximately 6 months following treatment. In a U.S. clinical trial involving 221 mostly female subjects, 98% of subjects reported a visible improvement in lip fullness in upper and lower lip (combined) 14 days after injection, and 77% still had lip improvement at 6 months following injection.11
Restylane® Lyft: In a clinical trial involving 150 subjects, blinded evaluators observed that 90% of subjects treated with Restylane® Lyft showed an improvement in fullness in the right and left midface areas (combined) at 2 months, and 54% of subjects showed an improvement at 12 months. Additionally, 95% of subjects reported that they were satisfied with the appearance of their midface at 2 months, and 73% of subjects were satisfied at 12 months.3 In a clinical trial involving 89 treated subjects, blinded evaluators observed that 86% of subjects* treated with Restylane® Lyft showed an improvement in volume of the back of the hands at 3 months, and 76% of subjects* showed an improvement at 6 months. Improvement was defined as subjects with a Merz Hand Grading Scale (MHGS) score of ≥1 grade from baseline by the blinded evaluator’s live assessment.3
*n=85 subjects treated.
Restylane®: In a clinical study treating the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (laugh lines), blinded evaluators reported that 95% of subjects improved for up to 18 months when they received an initial Restylane® treatment, plus a follow-up treatment approximately 4.5 or 9 months later. Using this Restylane® regimen of treatments, blinded evaluators reported similar subject improvement, on average, at 18 months compared to their Week 2 Wrinkle Severity Rating Scale (WSRS) score.10
Restylane® Refyne & Restylane® Defyne: In a clinical study of subjects treated for laugh lines with Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne, investigators reported improvement in the appearance of wrinkles for up to 12 months in the majority of patients. Using the Wrinkle Severity Rating Scale (WSRS), a validated 5-point measure of the size and depth of the wrinkles, with grade 1 defined as absence of wrinkles and grade 5 as extremely deep and long wrinkles, investigators reported that 79% of Restylane® Refyne subjects and 77% of Restylane® Defyne subjects had at least a 1-grade improvement on the WSRS after 6 weeks. Subjects also performed self-assessments (SSA) of wrinkle severity, with most reporting at least a 1-grade improvement in SSA scores with Restylane® Refyne and with Restylane® Defyne after 6 weeks.12,14,15
*The duration of effectiveness of Restylane® for the correction of nasolabial folds (NLFs) was evaluated in a randomized, evaluator-blinded multicenter study. Restylane® was shown to have an overall duration of effectiveness of 18 months from baseline following retreatment at 4.5 or 9 months.
Depending on your volume needs, most Restylane® treatment appointments last less than an hour and begin to work almost immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® products act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid (and eventually break down naturally). Each Restylane® product is designed for a specific purpose.
Initial Restylane® treatments are usually complete in one or two sessions, as needed. Depending on your individual body chemistry, you will work with your specialist to determine a maintenance schedule. Talk to your physician or healthcare professional about your individual needs.
The Restylane® family of products should not be used by people who:
After your treatment, you may experience side effects, such as swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lump formation, itching at the injection site and impaired hand function. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14-18 days in lips. Patients should be limited to 6.0 mL per treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. For treatment of volume deficit in the hands, patients should be limited to 3.0 mL per hand per treatment. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.