Restylane Before & After Comparison

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Restylane is a filler that is most often used to combat the visible signs of aging. There are many types of Restylane including Restylane Refyne and Defyne.  These are the two types of Restylanes that are available at The Dermatology Center of Newport. These are injectable hyaluronic acid gels designed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles in the face by adding volume and fullness.  Restylane is also commonly used in lip injections to plump up lips to give a fuller appearance. What really sets it apart from other fillers is that it is more flexible and therefore moves more easily with facial motion. This achieves a more natural appearance.  Like Juvederm, it is a synthesized and fully degradable substance that does not require allergy testing prior to treatment.

What is Restylane Used For?

Restylane is used to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging. It works by filling in lines and wrinkles, which adds volume back to the face. When injected into the treatment area Restylane works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to create additional volume in the desired area.  In addition to filling wrinkles, Restylane is also used for lip enhancement. Restylane is commonly used to treat the following areas:


  • Nasolabial folds (laugh lines)
  • Around the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Lip border definition (lipstick lines)
  • Lip enhancement
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Jowl area


Restylane FAQs

How is Restylane Injected?

Restylane is injected directly under the skin surface in the area of an unwanted wrinkle. Once Restylane is placed in the face, the skin becomes smoother and facial lines are minimized. The added volume and smooth texture gives your face a healthy, youthful appearance. Restylane injections work immediately by adding volume and diminishing unwanted wrinkles.
A very fine needle and blunt tip microcannula is used to minimize pain and discomfort. A topical numbing cream may be used to further reduce pain if necessary.

What is Restylane Lyft?

Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel formula that is used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. However, Lyft differs from Restylane because the gel particles in the Lyft are larger than those in Restylane Refyne and Defyne. These larger particles are more effective at treating deeper wrinkles and folds. Often times, Lyft injections are used as a “base” filler, and the less dense fillers like Restylane Refyne and Defyne are placed on top.

How long does a Restylane injection take?

On average, injections take anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the amount that needs to be injected as well as the area.

When will I see the results of the Restylane injections?

The results of Restylane injections are visible immediately after the procedure. However, you may experience some swelling from the injections, so expect to see the full results within a few days, once the swelling has subsided.

How much downtime should I plan for after Restylane injections

There is minimal social downtime after a Restylane treatment. While you may have some swelling, numbness or redness around the injection site, it should go away within a few hours of your treatment. Bruising is also a possible side effect, but usually resolves within a few days. You can return to your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable with the way you look.

Are Restylane injections painful?

Restylane injections in most facial areas result in minor discomfort especially if we apply topical anesthetic 15-30 minutes prior to treatment and use a blunt tip microcannula. Lip injections tend to be uncomfortable with a pain score of about 7 out of 10. 

How long does Restylane last?

Restylane injections for fine lines and wrinkles generally last up to 12 months. You can expect Restylane lip injections to last approximately 6 months.

How much does Restylane cost?

The cost of Restylane treatments varies from patient to patient. Cost will depend on how many areas you are having treated and how much Restylane is needed to achieve the desired results. Schedule a consultation with one of our providers and they can assess your needs and provide you with your personal cost.

Can Restylane be used with Botox?

Yes. By combining Restylane with Botox or Dysport, patients will experience even better results. The Botox or Dysport work to prevent new wrinkles from forming or deepening, while the Restylane will fill in the wrinkles that you already have. Studies have shown that combining the two can prolong the results of the treatment.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Young skin appears smooth and healthy because it contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid the body produces decreases and our skin starts to wrinkle and sag. With Restylane injections, we are able to increase the amount of hyaluronic acid and restore a youthful appearance back to the face.

Used for accentuating facial features