Restylane® is an FDA approved dermal filler used to smooth wrinkles and give the face youthful contours. It was the first hyaluronic acid filler approved for cosmetic use in the U.S. in 2003, and it has been successfully used in millions of treatments across the world.
Drs. Cohen and Swartz use a type of Restylane called Restylane-L, which combines the original Restylane formula with lidocaine, a common local anesthetic that helps minimize discomfort during and after treatment. They also offer the newest member of the Restylane family, Restylane Silk, which also contains lidocaine.
Dr. Cohen and Dr. Swartz are leading Philadelphia Restylane doctors who have been selected by the makers of Restylane to teach their technique to other doctors around the country. Their practice is a top-100 volume injector of Restylane Silk nationwide.
What are Restylane and Restylane Silk used for?
The most common uses of Restylane are to:
- soften the “parentheses” around the nose and mouth
- hide lower eyelid bags or dark circles
- lift and rejuvenate brows and upper eyelids
- enhance lips by adding fullness while staying natural-looking
- define lip borders
- soften “lipstick lines” around the mouth
- give noses more beautiful shapes and profiles
- smooth chins
- smooth skin wrinkles and acne scars
- provide fullness to earlobes and provide support to earrings when there is damage to the ear lobes
- straighten jawlines
- lift the corners of the mouth
- soften “marionette lines”
- add fullness to cheeks, temples, chins or wherever it is needed
- rejuvenate necklines
As a “thinner” version of Restylane, Restylane Silk is most commonly used to:
- smooth “lipstick lines” and other fine lines, especially around the mouth
- add fullness to lips
- hide lower eyelid bags
- provide fullness to hollows under eyes
How do Restylane and Restylane Silk work?
Restylane and Restylane Silk replenish the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, which is a “water-loving” molecule found naturally in the human body that keeps skin full and hydrated. Replenishing hyaluronic acid rejuvenates and adds volume to the skin, diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leaving patients with natural looking results.
Patients often ask about the differences between Restylane and Restylane Lyft because they are very similar products. The gel is initially made the same for both, but with Restylane, the gel is cut into smaller pieces than with Restylane Lyft. This means that Restylane can be placed more superficially in the skin, which makes it ideal for fine lines and facial contouring.
Restylane Before And After Photos
Restylane for Softer Natural Nasolabial Folds
In this treatment, Restylane was used to reduce the patient’s laugh lines.
Juvederm, Restylane and Dysport for Facial Rejuvenation
This patient’s non-surgical facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers and Dysport restored youthful contours and reduced wrinkles.
Restylane for Eyebrows
This patient received Restylane to restore youthful fullness to her eyebrows.
Restylane For Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines
This patient’s Restylane treatment reduced smile lines and marionette lines around her mouth.
Voluma and Restylane Silk for Lower Eyelid Bags
This patient’s lower eyelid bags were removed by smoothing the transition from the cheeks to lower eyelids with Voluma and Restylane Silk.
Restylane Silk for Lips and Fine Lines
In this treatment, Restylane Silk restored fullness to the patient’s lips and reduced wrinkles around her mouth.
Restylane for non-surgical rhinoplasty
In this treatment, Restylane was used to smooth a bump on the bridge of the patient’s nose.
Restylane for non-surgical rhinoplasty
Restylane smoothed the uneven contours of this patient’s nose.
Restylane for Lower Lid Bags
This patient received Restylane to correct her lower lid bags.
What to expect
Drs. Cohen and Swartz provide a customized approach for each patient in order to ensure the best results possible. During your consultation, the doctor will determine which filler will best suit your needs and outline a treatment plan. In most cases, filler treatments can be performed the same day as the consultation.
Whether Restylane or another injectable, every treatment is performed personally by Drs. Cohen and Swartz, never an assistant, at one of their Philadelphia-area offices to ensure you are in the hands of leading experts in the field. The doctors currently perform Restylane treatments in Center City Philadelphia, on the Main Line in Bala Cynwyd, and in South Jersey at their Voorhees office.
After numbing the area to be treated, Drs. Cohen and Swartz use tiny needles to inject small amounts of the gel into the skin. This provides a natural fullness which lifts and smoothes the skin. Treatments take about 15 minutes.
One great advantage of Restylane and Restylane Silk is that they are long- lasting but not permanent. You can see the results immediately, and most people enjoy the results for 6 to 12 months (much longer than collagen). Exciting new research has now shown that Restylane stimulates your body to produce more of its own collagen. In other words, it is likely that some of the positive effects of these treatments could last for years.
Recovery time and side effects vary with each patient. Patients may experience minimal swelling and bruising immediately following the procedure. However, most patients can return to work the same day or the following day, looking and feeling their best!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Restylane?
Restylane is an easy, non-surgical procedure that allows you to achieve a more rested and youthful appearance in a short period of time. Multiple studies support Restylane’s safety and efficacy for cosmetic use.
How long does a Restylane treatment last?
How long a treatment lasts is dependent upon an individual’s lifestyle, age and skin type. Most treatments last 6-12 months depending on the individual.
Do the injections hurt?
Drs. Cohen and Swartz use a variety of Restylane called Restylane-L. Restylane-L contains a numbing agent called lidocaine, which minimizes pain and discomfort during and after treatment. Most patients report only slight discomfort during the procedure.