About Restylane

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that has gained a lot of popularity and taken over the market of cosmetic medicine. It is among the favorite products of some of the best doctors in New York, including Dr. Schwarzburg; the reason is that it serves versatile and distinctive purposes. At his boutique Upper East Side clinic in Manhattan, Skin Genity,  Dr. Schwarzburg makes use of several varieties of Restylane.

Restylane presents a whole family of products, including Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour, and Restylane SkinBoosters. Dysport also belongs to the Restylane line; basically, it is a neurotoxin that is frequently used instead of or in combination with Botox injections. To gain more information on Dysport and its rejuvenating effects click on the link. All the Restylane products are presented at Dr. Schwarzburg’s clinic. However, the most popular ones are Resylane Kysse and Restylane Lyft.

Each of the Restylane products has unique chemical composition and particle size that perfectly fits a certain part of the face depending on the  thickness of the skin and the necessary treatment. Restylane products are based.  Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the human body. It absorbs the water in the area of treatment, hence gently and naturally adding volume to targeted parts, treating fine lines, wrinkles, under eye hollows, cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, and not only.

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Which Areas of the Face and Body Does Restylane Addressed?

  • Restylane for Cheeks: One of the primary signs that makes the aging process evident is the loss of volume in the cheeks which brings forth hollowness. Restylane Lyft injections are good at replacing the lost volume in the cheeks and giving a touch of freshness and youthfulness to the face.
  • Restylane for Tear Troughs: No matter if you are in your twenties or fifties, if there is hollowness under your eyes it leaves an impression of older and tired appearance. Restylane injections in the under eye area can be a game changer and refresh the overall appearance of your face, eliminating that old and tired look.
  • Restylane for Lips: Restylane injections are not only designed to add volume to the lips, but also to reduce and eliminate the fine lines and wrinkles around the lips (smoker’s lines). The outcome of such injections are younger and fuller lips. The Restylane product that is most commonly used for the lips is Restylane Kysse.
  • Restylane for Smile Lines: Restylane filler injections are an easy and effective way to eliminate nasolabial folds, laugh lines, or smile lines.
  • Restylane for Marionette Lines, Corners of the Mouth, and Jowls: Restylane is also great at filling in folds and lines, such as those that go down from the corners of the mouth to the chin leaving an impression of an older look.
  • Restylane for Chin: Restylane injections can serve as a non surgical chin enhancement procedure that gives a better definition to the profile look of the chin, making it more pronounced and even.
  • Restylane for Nose: These days liquid nose jobs are gaining more and more popularity, as they offer a non-surgical alternative to surgical rhinoplasties. Due to this technology now It is possible to smooth out and straighten the bumps and asymmetries on the nose by means of Restylane injections.
  • Restylane for Temple: In case indented temples are present on the face, they can create an impression of overall hollowness. The good news is that Restylane injections can restore the youthful convexity in that area.
  • Restylane for Forehead: If the patient has a concave anatomy, the forehead may seem to be indented or hollow. Even this issue can be tackled by Restylane which is well able to add volume to the forehead, resulting in a more rounded and prominent profile.
  • Restylane for Jawline: If the goal of the patient is having a more pronounced and chiseled look on your jawline, Restylane is the product that can successfully achieve that result.
  • Restylane as a Liquid Face Lift:  If administered by experienced and skilled cosmetic dermatologists, correctly injected and placed fillers can serve as a wonderful alternative to invasive surgical interventions. Restylane is commonly used to carry out non surgical face lifts, which result in reduction and elimination of aging signs and do not create an apparently unnatural look.
  • Restylane for Acne Scars: Restylane is also helpful for acne scar reduction and elimination. This is an asset that comes with the products skin lifting and overall texture improving properties. Moreover, it has the capacity to fill in deeper scars.
  • Restylane for Neck Lines: Restylane injections offer a solution to improve the appearance of the circular lines formed around the neck over the years.
  • Restylane for Hands: Who would not want to  bring back the youthfulness of their hands? Well, you need to know that Restylane is well able to do that by restoring the volume on the back of your hands.
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The Injection Process with Restylane Dermal Filler

First and foremost, before getting your Restylane dermal filler treatment you need to consult with Dr. Schwarzburg. This one on one consultation is a wonderful chance to discuss all of your questions and concerns with a highly trained and experienced medical professional. Taking into account all the information received during the consultation Dr. Schwarzburg will develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your unique and individual needs. Based on your issues and expectations, Dr. Schwarzburg will choose the most optimal dermal filler specifically for you. Another important aspect of the personalized consultation with the doctor is familiarizing him with your medical history which will be of help for the doctor to understand if the procedure fits for you. If it is confirmed that you are a  good candidate for it, you will be able to move forward with the procedure.

The actual procedure will  be carried out either on the same day as consultation or on another day that will match both your and Dr. Schwarzburg’s schedules. This is to make sure that there is enough time to deliver a careful and detailed treatment. Some photos will be taken before the injection procedure for your treatment records.

Depending on the injection site, a topical numbing cream may be rubbed into the skin 15 to 20 minutes before the procedure to reduce possible discomfort. Once the numbing cream is removed, Dr. Schwarzburg will sanitize the area and carefully move on to the actual Restylane Injection process making use of a particular technique that deems to be the best for your case. Right after the filler injection, you will be able to observe the results as the filler absorbs water in the treatment area. Be aware that minimal side effects are possible, such as swelling and bruising. However, they can be easily treated with ice packs on the first day, and a warm compress and arnica gel on the following days until the bruising subsides. The results typically last from 6 to 9 months; the longevity may vary from case to case. In general, patients are called to a follow up appointment a week after the treatment for the doctor to observe the progress of the process.

The Steps to Follow After Restylane Injections

Here are the main steps that you will need to follow after your injections treatment: do not rub or touch the injected area for five days after the procedure and avoid heat/ sun exposure for 24 hours after the treatment (this will help prevent extra swelling and redness). On the first day after the procedure you will be recommended to apply an ice pack to the treatment area to facilitate the swelling reduction process. This shall be followed by warm compresses and arnica gel on the next day until the bruising (if there is any) goes away.

Restylane & Restylane-L

Restylane is a dermal filler based on hyaluronic acid. It is well-known for its properties for filling in wrinkles and creases, as well as treating hollowness in particular facial areas, such as the under eyes, cheeks, and temples. It can also be used to increase the volume of such areas as the lips, forehead, chin, and jawline aiming to make the profile fuller, more even, and prominent. Restylane-L was originally Restylane filler which was then followed by some other Restylane products that are now utilized for a number of different purposes and treatments, including the above-mentioned areas and not only.

About Restylane Lyft

Restylane Lyft mainly aims at treating deep lines and hollowness in the face, e.g. deep wrinkles, hollow cheeks, smile lines (or nasolabial folds), and marionette lines that go down from the corners of the mouth to the chin. Another function that Restylane Lyft carries out is also hand rejuvenation. And by the way, the FDA has approved it as a product that restores the lost volume in the hands and gives them a more youthful appearance.

Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine

Restylane Lyft contains lidocaine which is why injections with Restylane Lyft  are far more tolerable than those with an average filler. However, besides the lidocain present in the product composition, Dr. Schwarzburg typically applies a topical numbing cream with lidocaine to the area of treatment meant to lessen any possible discomfort the procedure can cause. It helps to make the treatment process easier and more painless, with great results.

The Difference Perlane and Restylane Lyft

In fact, Restylane Lyft and Perlane represent the same product. When Juvederm Voluma got positioned and named as a midface augmentation Galderma, the manufacturing company of Restylane, changed the name of it from Perlane to Restylane Lyft, aiming to be an immediate competitor of Juvederm Voluma, which is the case now.

What Are the Functions of Restylane Lyft?

Restylane Lyft serves the purpose of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially those that surround the mouth, e.g. the smoker’s lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. The treatment utilizes cross-linking technology which creates natural looking results. Restylane Lyft has become one of the most demanded fillers as it is ideal at treating volume loss in the mid face and cheeks.

How Does Restylane Lyft Work?

Restylane Lyft is used to target the areas  that have lost their fullness in the course of time. It works by absorbing water around the injection site and adding volume to hollow areas. As years go by our bodies lose hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin.  Restylane Lyft injections address this loss, restore the volume at the site of injection and create a more youthful and refreshed look without involving any surgical actions or recovery time.

How Different Restylane Lyft is from Restyalne?

The  basic component Restylane is hyaluronic acid. This dermal filler has been developed into an entire line of Restylane fillers. Each variety of Restylane fillers has different texture and molecule size and ideally serves a certain purpose targeting a particular treatment area. Restylane Lyft is among the products presented by the Restylane family; it has a thicker consistency than the regular Restylane with. In fact, Restylane Lyft has the highest stiffness among all the hyaluronic acid fillers available on the market.  Apart from Restylane and Restylane Lyft, there are also Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour, and Restylane SkinBoosters.

The mentioned products are just as effective when used on their own as in combination with one another for a liquid facelift effect. They grant you rejuvenated results without making you undergo the great length of a surgical intervention.

Which Areas Does Restylane Lyft Address?

FDA has approved Restylane Lyft for volume restoration in the mid face and hands. Restylane Lyft is most commonly used to treat such areas as under the eyes, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and hands. However, this does not mean that it can’t be used in other areas of the face if approved by your injector. It is not possible to underestimate the importance of having your dermal fillers administered to you by a board certified medical professional who has the experience and expertise in the field of cosmetic enhancements hence is able to properly perform the treatment without causing any damage to the skin and body.

Can Restylane Lyft Be Injected into the Temple Areas and How Long Do the Results Last?

Restylane products, including Restylane Lyft, are developed to restore the lost volume in the temple area. The volume that the fillers add to the temple area results in a more youthful and evened out face. These areas are extremely delicate for injections, which means the procedure should be carried out with utmost precision by highly experienced doctors only.   Having all the necessary qualifications to administer such injections, Dr. Schwarzburg is one of them.

Is It Possible to Use Restylane Lyft Be for Lip Enhancements?

It is possible to have a lip augmentation procedure carried out using Restylane Lyft. However, you need to be aware that these results will probably be exaggerated and unnatural looking, in addition they last long. In fact, there are other hyaluronic acid based fillers, e.g. Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella, which tend to result in smoother and more natural looking appearance. This is the reason the latter are usually given preference when compared to Restylane Lyft. During your personalized consultation you will have time to hold a detailed discussion on your desired results with Dr. Schwarzburg, and he will make sure to recommend you the best possible filler for the aesthetic goals that you have.

How Is Restylane Lyft Treatment Performed?

Restylane Lyft injections are carried out in a pretty straightforward way; typically, they do not take any longer than 45-60 minutes in total (including the consultation time for and the actual process of injections). Before the treatment Dr. Schwarzburg holdis one on one consultations with his patients. This is a good opportunity to present your problem areas to the doctor, discuss your goals and raise your concerns. Taking into account all the information received during the consultation Dr. Schwarzburg will develop an optimal treatment plan to match your own individual needs.

First and foremost the site of injections is thoroughly sanitized. Afterwards, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the area (depending on where it is) meant to reduce the possible discomfort caused by the injections. Lidocaine is a common component of topical numbing creams; it is responsible for making the process less painful and stays on the skin for about 15 to 20 minutes. After removing the numbing cream from the area of treatment it gets thoroughly sanitized once again. And only after completing these steps Dr. Schwarzburg administers the filler making use of a tiny needle with caution and care.

Once the procedure is over the patient is instructed to apply an ice pack to the treatment area for the remainder of the day. As for the next day, it is recommended to replace the ice pack with a warm compress in case there is some sort of bruising. The treatment results typically last from 6 to 9 months.

What Are the Instructions to Follow After a Restylane Lyft Treatment?

Right after the procedure Dr. Schwarzburg will give you an ice pack which should be applied to the treatment area in order to avoid any possible swelling. In the event of bruising, you will be recommended to put a warm compress and use arnica gel on the site of injection during the following days after the treatment until the bruising subsides. Also make sure to avoid touching or rubbing the area, as well as working out for 3 – 5 days after the treatment. To prevent extra swelling do not expose yourself to heat for the first 24 hours following the procedure.

How Long Does It Take for Restylane Lyft to Settle and Show the Final Results?

It is possible to immediately observe the Restylane Lyft results after the completion of the procedure. However, kindly take into consideration that the treatment area may be somewhat swollen and bruised right after the treatment which will make it a little difficult to admire the real results. If this happens to you, be sure that you will be able to fully enjoy the new appearance on your rejuvenated and refreshed face once the swelling and bruising subside.

What Is the Longevity of Restylane Lyft Results?

The typical longevity of Restylane Lyft results is about 9 to 10 months. This time frame is very individual, though, and largely depends on the body’s response. Patients often prefer getting touch up treatments before the fillers completely fade away in order to maintain their results rather than waiting for the fillers to completely dissolve and have the whole thing redone.

What Is the Price of Restylane Lyft Injections?

The price of Restylane Lyft is mainly determined by such factors as the number of syringes used and the area of treatment. From 1 to 3 syringes are usually required for such general areas as the nasolabial folds and cheeks. However, this again completely depends on the complexity of your individual case. On average one Restylane Lyft syringe costs from $800 to $1400 in New York city. The price varies depending on a number of factors, e.g. the anatomical complexity, the number of syringes requiired to correct the deficit, the experience of your doctor and the location of the clinic. After your initial consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg, he will guide you into the most optimal treatment plan for your individual case to meet your expectations as well as your budget in the best possible way.

How Much Does a Syringe of Restylane Lyft Cost?

The cost of one  Restylane Lyft syringe is determined by the location of the clinic where you want to undergo the treatment as well as the expertise level and the qualifications of your injector. It is good to know that the injections serve their purpose in a best way only when administered by experienced, board certified medical professionals. If this is true in your case and your injector is a board certified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, then you will be asked for a reasonably higher amount of money than if you were treated by a nurse clinician or aesthetician.

Restylane Lyft and the Jawline

The majority of patients choose to have dermal fillers injected into different parts of their mid face. However, there is an area that is rather overlooked despite the fact that it shows obvious signs of aging. Here we’re talking about the jawline and the neck area. Because of bone structure, fat, or loose skin from weight loss and/or aging, the jawline can be or become less apparent. Jawline fillers typically add volume to the area making it more prominent and well defined. In fact, Restylane Lyft is a great solution to add some volume to this area and make the jawline more structured and chiseled.

How Long Does Restylane Lyft Last in the Chin?

The chin is not an overly active area, hence the Restylane Lyft effect can last for about 9 months to a year or even longer. The longevity of this filler may vary depending on the amount of syringes injected to achieve your desired results and the way your body responds to the filler.

How Many Restylane Lyft Syringes Are Required for the Cheek Area?

The usual average number of Restylane Lyft syringes required for the cheeks varied from 1 to 3. This number however may be different from case to case, based on how much volume has been lost and what kind of results you are looking to achieve. Once Dr. Schwarzburg receives this information during your one on one consultation, he will be able to accurately update you with the optimal number of syringes that will be necessary to meet your individual needs and goals.

How Long Do the Results of Restylane Lyft Last Under the Eyes?

Restylane Lyft results under the eyes may last from 6 to 12 months depending on the number of syringes you injected and the response of your body to the filler. Some people metabolize the filler quicker than others. So, the shortest term for the results may be 6 months.

What Are the Potential Side Effects Associated with Restylane Lyft Injections?

Restylane Lyft itself does not come with any specific side effects, besides those that are characteristic to other dermal fillers as well, such as potential swelling, redness, discomfort, and bruising.

Restylane Injections and Cold Sores

If cold sores are an issue that you deal with or maybe dealt with in the past, that might mean that you need to avoid injections or laser treatments in order not to trigger an outbreak.  Pre-treating the area with Valtrex is an option to avoid the issue altogether.

Restylane Lyft for Hand Rejuvenation

Though often overlooked, the hands are an area on the body that show the first signs of aging in a most prominent way. With age we tend to lose volume all over our bodies; hands are not an exception. When we lose the volume in our hands, they start looking bonier, veinier, and show more wrinkles. Restylane Lyft is approved by FDA specifically as a hand rejuvenation product; it has the capacity to restore and plump the lost volume and give your hands a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

How Should I Get Started with Restylane Lyft Injections Today?

If you are looking for ways to rejuvenate and refresh your face and hands via Restylane Lyft, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule your one on one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg. Dr. Schwarzburg is a well-known cosmetic medicine expert in New York – actually one of the best in the field. And he will gladly help you achieve the most natural and appealing results. To schedule your appointment please call or email us at info@skingenity.com /212-203-7415.

Which One is Better: Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma?

FDA has approved both Restylane and Juvederm as hyaluronic acid fillers designed to address wrinkles and enhance the mid-face, as well as other areas of the face and body, such as the cheeks, the under eyes, nasolabial folds, temples, forehead, jawline, hands, and more. Both of these products  serve the same purpose, however they are manufactured by two different companies. Their chemical compositions have some minor differences in molecule size and density. It would not be fair to name any one of them “better” than the other. The choice between these two should be made based on the specific case. Juvederm Voluma may be perfect at achieving the goals set by one patient’s needs, while other patients may have wonderful results by Restylane Lyft.

Can Restylane Lyft Be Dissolved: Are the Results Reversible?

Restylane Lyft filler is based on hyaluronic acid. This means that it can be dissolved by hyaluronidase injections if the results are not satisfactory. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that has the capacity to dissolve hyaluronic acid and completely eliminate the filler with its results. In Dr. Schwarzburg’s practice there have been patients who have come to his clinic with poorly placed filler and asymmetrical or lumpy results. This is when Dr. Schwarzburg uses his expertise to transform the poorly administered fillers by dissolving them with the help of hyaluronidase and properly injecting a new filler to make the patient happy by giving them the results they initially desired.

Restylane Defyne for Chin Augmentation

Restylane Defyne is approved by FDA for chin augmentations. Ever since the approval it has been used to add volume to the chin creating a more pronounced profile view of it. Chin injections often go hand in hand with jawline fillers with the purpose of achieving a more defined profile without having to go under the knife and inserting chin or jaw implants.

Restylane Contour for Mid-face Cheek Augmentation

Restylane Contour is another new product in the Restylane family that has been approved by FDA for cheek augmentations, as well as volume restoration and contouring of the midface. Unlike many other fillers, Restylane Contour is made in a unique way due to which it allows flexibility and movement after injection. If performed by a skilled medical professional Restylane Contour can effectively address volume loss in the midface and cheeks, eliminating people the common and inevitable signs of aging.

When Will Restylane Kysse Be Available?

Restylane Kysse was released in 2020. However, you won’t be able to find the product in most of the medical spas. And we are happy to state that Restylane Kysse is available at Skin Genity and our lead expert and performing specialist  Dr. Schwarzburg is famous for his Russian Lip technique. He has the expertise in the field and the necessary skill set to inject this filler using many different techniques for your desired look. The Russian Lip technique is meant to create full, yet natural looking lips through injections that draw the filler upwards rather than outwards. As a result, the lip has its volume in an upward formation, instead of protruding forwards. This is a perfect technique to avoid the “ducky look” that so many dislike. To get more details on the Russian Lip technique, click here.

About Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse is the newest product in the Restylane line specifically designed to address lines around the lips. The lines that surround the borders of the lips, the smoker’s lines or perioral lines, make us appear older. Restylane Kysse is a gentle filler, hence it perfectly fits for the purpose of elimination of these fine lines. Restylane Kysse is a very popular lip filler, favored by many as it is great at making the lips soft and plumpy in a very natural way. Restylane Kysse lip filler is often complemented by the Russian lip technique. This is a highly demanded combination. However, it is not an easy one and requires mastering a specialized technique; only the most experienced injectors with a rich set of skill, such as Dr. Schwarzburg, can administer the Russian Lip technique. Restylane Kysse lip injections are typically preceded by a topical numbing cream that contains lidocaine which is applied to the lips to reduce the possible discomfort of the injection process to the minimum.

Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne

Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne are meant to be applied to different areas. Restylane Defyne is more frequently used to address deeper lines, while Restylane Refyne works better for moderate lines. After analyzing the condition of your skin Dr. Schwarzburg will be able to determine which filler will be the most appropriate one for your individual case. Both Restylane Refyne and Defyne are manufactured by means of an advanced technology known as XpresHAn. This is an innovative cross-linking technology that creates smooth gel texture which in its turn results in a very natural looking appearance.

Is Restylane Designed Just for the Face?

Restylane is commonly applied in the mid-face area, e.g. the cheeks, under the eyes, and nasolabial folds. Nonetheless, it can also be used to rejuvenate the neck area and the hands by filling in deep lines.

How Does Restylane Work?

A fine, small needle is used to inject Restylane into the treatment area. Being based on  hyaluronic acid,  the Restylane gel is hydrophilic and absorbs the water around the injection site, thus expanding its original size by 2-3 times and making the targeted area more voluminous. The results are known to last from about 6 month to a year.

How Much Does Restylane Kysse Cost?

The price set for Restylane Kysse may vary depending on the amount of product you need and where you are getting it injected. The average cost of a single syringe of Restylane Kysse can be anywhere from $700 to $1200 in New York. The price is formed based on multiple factors, such as the complexity of the case and the number of required syringes. The cost may be affected by the qualifications of the injector, as well. For example, a board certified MD may charge more than an aesthetician or nurse at a medical spa.

How Much Is the Cost of Restylane Injections Under the Eyes?

The cost of under eye Restylane injections is anticipated to vary anywhere from $900 to $1800 per 1ml of Restylane. The price is formed taking into account the required amount of the filler for the specific case and the geographical location of the clinic, as well as the qualifications of the administering specialist. For example a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist are likely to charge more than a nurse.

How Much Does Restylane Lyft Cost?

The cost of Restylane Lyft injections is determined based on the amount of the product used, the area of treatment and the geographical location of the clinic. Another factor that influences the price is the qualifications and expertise level of the injector. If you prefer to be treated by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist, the cost of the procedure will probably be higher than if you were to be treated by a nurse.

How Long Do the Results of Restylane Last?

The typical longevity of the results achieved with Restylane is from 6 to 12 months depending on the body’s response to the treatment and the amount of the injected product. Some people  metabolize the filler quicker hence the results last for a shorter term while for others the results can last for more than a year. Another factor that may be decisive for the longevity of the results is how active your lifestyle is. If the rhythm of your life is overly active then the Restylane gel is likely to degrade faster because of the increased metabolism and blood circulation.

How Much Do Restylane Injections Cost?

The price for Restylane injections is mainly influenced by the type of Restylane filler, the treatment area, the number of syringes needed, as well as the geographical location of the clinic and the qualifications of the administering specialist. In New York City the price range is from $700 to $1500 for a single Restylane syringe.

What Is Restylane Designed for?

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that has been approved by FDA to treat such areas as the face, neck, and hands. The most frequently targeted areas of Restylane are the under eyes, cheeks, and nasolabial folds. Nonetheless, it can also address the temples, jawline, nose, chin, lips, and neck.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Restylane Injections?

If you struggle with tissue volume loss, that is a result of aging process or genetics, as well as wrinkles, or other general signs of aging, then Restylane can be a great tool for your treatment. In general, it is safe to say that almost everybody is a good candidate for Restylane, if they intend to enhance their profile and make it even more attractive, thus reversing the aging signs. Restylane is popular due to its moderate and natural looking results; this means you can rest with the thought that there will be no trace of fakeness and nothing will look overdone. If you have any questions or concerns you will be able to raise and discuss them longside your goals and desired results with Dr. Schwarzburg during your one on one consultation. Based on that the doctor will be able establish a proper, individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

About Restylane

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler approved by FDA. Its main indication is the treatment of lost tissue volume in the midface and hands. However, Restylane can also be used in other areas and it is not designed only to restore the lost volume. It can also be used to fill in wrinkles, improve the skin quality and increase the volume of the lips, chin, and jawline.a

What Contraindications Are There for Restylane Injections?

Below you can find the contraindications for Restylane injections:

  • Anaphylaxis (severe reactions)
  • Lidocaine or hyaluronic acid allergy
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Cysts or pimples in the treatment area

What Are the Side Effects Associated with Restylane Injections?

All the minimally invasive procedures come with the possibility of certain side effects. This is true for Restylane injections, as well. However, there are minimal side effects associated with Restylane, those being redness, swelling, and bruising. Apart from that the area of treatment may be somewhat sensitive after the procedure. All the mentioned side effects subside in a matter of 3 days to two weeks (in case there is bruising). As for the more severe side effects, they include infections, allergic reactions, keloids, and superficial necrosis at the site of injection.The mentioned side effects are quite rare and it is possible to treat them.

You will be recommended to apply an ice pack to the site of injection on the first day of the treatment. This will help to facilitate the healing process. If there is any bruising caused by the treatments it would be highly beneficial to apply warm compress on the treatment area during the following days of the procedure, until the bruising subsides. Also make sure to avoid working out and touching the area of injection for the next 3 – 5 days in order to prevent migration of the filler and let it fully settle.

Is It Allowed to Mix Juvederm and Restylane?

No negative feedback has ever been released related to Juvederm and  combinations. In fact, they are often paired to enhance the treatment effects in different areas. Both Juvederm and Restylane are based on hyaluronic acid, which means that they can be used interchangeably or together.

What Is the Difference between Juvederm and Restylane?

Both Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers  which are designed to add volume to the face, neck and hands, addressing hollowness caused by loss of adipose tissue. They come to replace the lost collagen in the deep dermis of the skin. Allergan is the manufacturer of Juvederm; the latter typically gives a little bit more volume to the area of injection than Restylane fillers do. As for Restylane, it is produced by Galderma and is most commonly injected into those areas that require a softer filler which will cause less swelling. Both of the mentioned filler brands have presented their separate lines on the market. The products that the lines are comprised of are developed to hit different goals and serve different purposes. For example, Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Silk are direct competitors because they promise to achieve similar results. It will not do justice to any of the products/lines if we name the other brand or product line better than the other. The fact is that they are different and need to be selected based on the patient’s needs and goals. This is the principle that Dr. Schwarzburg follows when making treatment plans and implementing them for his patients. This being said, in some cases Restylane is the ideal solution, while in others – a certain product from the Juvederm line might be ideal.

About Restylane SkinBoosters

Restylane SkinBoosters are meant to improve the quality and the texture of the skin, giving it extra hydration and elasticity. This filler is different from other fillers as it is delivered through a number of microinjections throughout the face, instead of targeting a specific area for volumization purposes. Caused by the aging process we lose our naturally present hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen,  which leaves us with hollowness, wrinkles and uneven texture of the skin. Hyaluronic acid based fillers absorb the water surrounding the injection site and that way they add volume, moisturize the skin and make it elastic and firm. Restylane SkinBoosters promise to give the best outcome in a matter of three treatments – four weeks apart from each other. This is an amazing way to maintain your youthful and revitalized looks. In case of regular maintenance visits the results will make you happy for a long time.

About Restylane Volyme

Restylane Volyme has been developed to complement Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne. It is an injectable with denser and firmer consistency and is mostly used to add more notable volume to the targeted area. The loss of our facial volume is an inevitable part of the aging process, which however can be addressed by Volyme. It is possible to have the latter injected into certain areas of the face, such as the cheeks, chin, jowls, and jawline. Restylane Volyme has a lifting effect and restores the volume in the hollow parts of the face.

Restylane for Tear Troughs: Under Eye Filler

There are many different fillers designed for the under eye area, meant to treat the hollowness and loss of volume in the tear troughs. Restylane-L is one of the most favored and widely used fillers for that area. In fact, it can even be deemed as the best one.  Dark circles and under eye hollows are among the most obvious signs of aging which can be successfully addressed by Restylane-L. This is why Restylane-L is so famous.  Under eye fillers are usually accompanied with cheek fillers, as these two areas tend to lose volume simultaneously.

Restylane Silk for Lip Injections

Restylane Silk is specifically designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the lips alongside volumizing the lips. Its particle size is small, hence it has a very soft and gentle texture – ideal for filling in fine lines, e.g. those that are formed around the lips because of aging, also known as smoker’s lines and perioral lines.

Is Restylane Considered to Be Safe?

Restylane is a filler approved by FDA and based on hyaluronic acid. It is a safe injectable provided the injections are administered by a trained and qualified medical professional, such as Dr. Schwarzburg.

Who Should Administer Restylane Injections?

It is highly recommended to have your Restylane injections administered by a well-trained medical professional with extensive experience in the field of cosmetic medicine. Board certified cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists are the best injectors in NYC. And one of them is Dr. Schwarzburg, who has an experience of several years in the field, masters a number of techniques and is equipped with the skills that are necessary for granting each and every patient their desired results.

What Should I Expect during the Procedure?

The main part of the procedure, meaning the actual injections are expected to last from 15 to 30 minutes. Prior to the injections Dr. Schwarzburg makes sure to properly disinfect the treatment area in order to prevent infections. A tiny needle is used to carry out the injections utilizing a specific injection technique chosen by Dr. Schwarzburg based on your unique needs and the results you want to achieve. After the completion of the procedure the treatment area will be sanitized once again and post care instructions will be issued to you, alongside with an ice pack to be applied to the site of injection.

Are Restylane Injections Painful?

Restylane injections are reported to be relatively painless. And yet, in some cases, e.g. lip injections, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the area of treatment to minimize the possible sensations of discomfort. There is lidocaine present in the composition of the filler which makes the overall injection process more tolerable.

Does Restylane Have the Capacity to Treat Acne Scars?

Restylane can be used for several purposes. It can be applied to add volume to the hollow areas, even out asymmetry in the face, and fill in the scars. This means that it can be useful for the elimination of acne scars or the reduction of their appearance.

How Much Restylane Product Is Needed for Lip Injections?

For lip augmentations one to three Restylane syringes are required on average, depending on the thickness of the lips and the kind of results the patient wants to achieve.

Can Restylane Even Out Uneven Lips?

The reality is that Restylane injections increase the volume of the lips and thanks to this volumizing effect, they can be carefully applied around the lips to even out asymmetry, if there is any.

Which One Is Better: Juvederm or Restylane?

It would not be correct to label any of the mentioned fillers as “a better one”. Both of the brands – Juvederm and Restylane, present fillers based on hyaluronic acid which work with the same principle, however serve different purposes. In some cases Restylane may be a better choice, while in other cases Juvederm might be the best solution. After your one on one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg, he will be able to determine which filler fits your gols and needs in the best possible way.

Can Restylane Be Paired with Other Cosmetic Procedures?

It is quite possible to complement Restylane with other fillers and cosmetic procedures. For example, neurotoxins such as Botox are often combined with Restylane to eliminate fine lines in the site of injections. Depending on the aesthetic goals of the patient, Restylane could be paired with other treatments as well, e.g. PDO threads for an extra lifting effect.

How to Book a Consultation

Dr. Schwarzburg is an expert in the field of cosmetic and laser medicine. Feel free to contact us at 212-203-7415 or email us at info@skingenity.com and schedule your one on one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg.

What Is the Composition of Restylane?

Hyaluronic acid is the main active component of Restylane which offers a whole line of products. The products slightly differ from each other by their chemical compositions. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body and is responsible for volume creation and restoration.

Who Is the Manufacturer of Restylane?

When first introduced in the market Restylane was known as Perlane. Galderma is its current manufacturer and distributor. It was established in 2006 and rebranded the product as Restylane.

When Can the Results Achieved by Restylane Injections Be Observed?

The results achieved by Restylane injections can be observed right after the procedure. In case you face any side effects, like bruising and swelling, the outcome may be a little more obscure for some time until the side effects subside. You will be instructed to apply a warm compress in order to speed up the healing process.