When considering your options for any product, it’s normal to choose the brands you’ve heard about. On the filler market, Restylane® is one big name that you’ve most likely heard of. Restylane® actually isn’t just one filler – it’s a family of hyaluronic acid injectable treatments that are formulated for a variety of uses. It can be overwhelming to figure out which one is best for you, so here’s a quick guide to Restylane® fillers and what they do.

Restylane®

This filler goes by the name Restylane®, but it’s not to be confused with the brand. It’s an all-around filler that can restore lost volume in the skin, fill in tear troughs, and plump up facial wrinkles and folds. Additionally, it can enhance the lips for a naturally balanced look. You can expect results for up to 18 months with this option.

Restylane® Silk

Restylane® Silk is an excellent filler option for all things concerning the mouth. While it can augment the lips for a full, prominent look, it can also smooth lines and folds around the mouth like smoker’s lines or lipstick lines. Since the mouth is a very mobile area of the face, it’s metabolized faster – meaning Restylane® Silk can last 6-9 months.

Restylane® Kysse

Restylane® Kysse is the most natural-feeling option for lip augmentation. The formula is extremely malleable and infuses with your natural lip tissue for a silky-smooth feel. For patients who want fuller, more plush lips with less product, Kysse is one of the best options available. It also lasts longer than other lip filler options, with results lasting 10-12 months.

Restylane® Lyft

Restylane® Lyft is an effective way to lift the cheeks without surgery. With a deep and stable injection, it can add volume and shape to the cheekbones (and hands) for a more youthful, pronounced profile. With a more viscous formula, it can support natural facial expressions for around 6 months.

Restylane® Contour

As another cheek filler, Restylane® Contour takes a different approach. This option is a much silkier alternative to Lyft because it’s meant to restore midface volume loss under the cheekbones. It can move with your unique facial expressions for a natural, indistinguishable look. Restylane® Contour can last for up to 1 year.

Restylane® Refyne and Defyne

These two options are both excellent ways to correct laugh lines around the mouth as well as overall folds in the midface. However, they have some slight differences – Refyne is best for mild to moderate wrinkles and uses a thinner formula for better flexibility while expressing. On the other hand, Defyne can fill in moderate to severe smile lines with a thicker, more supportive formula.

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The best way to learn more about the latest, groundbreaking filler options is by meeting with our expert injectors. To get started, we invite you to contact Laser Skin & Wellness by calling or filling out our online form.

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Increasingly, patients are choosing non-invasive cosmetic treatments over surgery. Dermal fillers are growing in popularity, as they can treat signs of aging such as wrinkles and lost volume without the long recovery periods associated with plastic surgery. In addition, dermal fillers can be used to augment the lips, nose, or earlobes. 

At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer a variety of dermal fillers including Restylane®, Versa, and Radiesse®. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about dermal fillers. 

How Do Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are typically made using hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that naturally occurs in the body and gives skin a plump appearance. Fillers are injected into the skin to increase fullness and regain a plump appearance. They can be used to build volume or to “fill in” wrinkles. 

How Long Do Fillers Last?

The ingredients in dermal fillers are eventually broken down by the body, then safely and naturally flushed away. The results of filler injections are not permanent, but the duration varies between individual products. Some dermal fillers break down within six months, while others last up to two years.

Do Dermal Filler Injections Hurt?

Dermal fillers can be slightly uncomfortable, but topical anesthetic is typically applied to the treatment area to relieve pain from injections. Some brands of dermal filler products have anesthetic included in their formulas as well.

What’s the Difference Between BOTOX®/Dysport® and Dermal Filler?

BOTOX® or Dysport® and dermal fillers can be used to minimize wrinkles, but they work in different ways. BOTOX® or Dysport® temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles, so wrinkles can’t form or worsen as the patient makes facial expressions. Dermal fillers, however, plump the area they are injected into, effectively “filling in” the wrinkle. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will determine which injectable is best for you during a consultation. 

Schedule a Consultation

To get started with dermal fillers, and to find out which product is right for your goals, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 641-9490 or fill out our online form to request an appointment. 

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