Restylane® is a clear gel filler that is formulated with hyaluronic acid. This formula is specifically designed to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, which helps to visibly reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. This includes nasolabial folds (the lines that run from your mouth to your nose) and marionette lines (the lines that run from the corner of your mouth to the chin).
How it Works
Restylane® is a clear liquid gel that is injected into the face or lips. First the treatment area is sterilized. Then, the injection specialist will inject the Restylane® beneath the skin. The hyaluronic acid in the filler adheres to the skin and brings excess water to the area. This helps retain the volume under the skin’s surface and preserves the newly added volume. Results can be fully seen within a week of the treatment.
Areas it Treats
Restylane® is used to treat moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. These include areas such as:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Corners of the mouth
Restylane® is also FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients that are over the age of 21. The formula can provide fullness and definition to the lips.
Restylane® is commonly used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Its biggest benefits are that it adds volume and fullness to the skin, providing a more youthful appearance. In a clinical study, patients still saw improvements up to 18 months after their initial Restylane® injection. Restylane® is also used to add volume and definition to the lips.
To learn more about Restylane®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!