What is Restylane?
Restylane is a collection of dermal fillers 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). It is also indicated for lip augmentation. Within the Restylane family, Lyft is used for cheek enhancement, Silk for lip augmentation, and Restylane Refyne and Defyne for smoothing of smile and laugh lines around the mouth and nose. We use these products to address crepey skin, thin lips, scars, frown lines, and facial volume loss.
What can I expect during treatments?
Restylane is injected using a very small, fine needle. Treatment sessions usually take about 30 minutes and can be done from our office in Dover & Newington, New Hampshire or Peabody, Massachusetts. These injections are not considered painful because they contain Lidocaine, a local anesthetic. However, we may use an additional local or topical anesthetic to make you feel even more comfortable.
What can I expect from the results?
The benefits of Restylane are immediate, and depending on the treatment area, can last up to a year.* Though this will also depend on which product is selected. There is no downtime required with these dermal fillers. Patients may return to their normal activities the same day. Minor redness and swelling may occur, but they will fade after a day or two. Bruising is common, as well, but should resolve over the first week.
Am I a good candidate for Restylane?
If you are frustrated by fine lines or deep facial creases, thinning lips, or mid-face volume loss, then the Restylane family of dermal filler may be for you. Potential patients should be in overall good health, understand the benefits and potential risks, and hold reasonable expectations for their results. We can cover benefits, risks, and expectations during your initial consultation.
Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA
To schedule your consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health in Dover & Newington, NH and Peabody, MA, use the request form on our site or give us a call at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington) or (978) 525-0100 (Peabody). We can assess your aesthetic goals and determine which dermal filler would work best for you. In some cases, we may recommend other fillers and treatments in conjunction with Restylane.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.