Magnify Your Natural Beauty
Hyaluronic Acid: The Magic Behind Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid. Sounds scary? Not really. Hyaluronic acid is just the fancy medical term for a sugar compound that occurs naturally in our bodies, and which is responsible for maintaining facial fullness and elasticity in our skin by binding to water like a sponge, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Over time though, as we age, our bodies produce less of this important compound. Restylane can help restore youthful levels of hyaluronic acid.
Lip Volume and Contouring
Our lips are in the top 5 areas of our face and body that we are most likely to be unhappy with. Many of us have genetically thin lips, and all of us lose volume in our lips as we age. However, because we move our lips almost constantly, and we need them to remain supple and soft, creating a filler for lips was a special challenge.
In 2017, Galderma, the company that owns Restylane, obtained USFDA approval for Restylane Silk. With this revolutionary product we can add volume and contour to your lips. You can defy time and genetics and have the exact lip shape you’ve always wanted. And no one will know – not even your partner, because your new lips will feel completely natural.
Restylane Silk can also be used to fill fine lines around the mouth.
How Long Will My Treatment Last?
We’ve provided average times for each Restylane Treatment type as a handy guideline. Each person is different however. Factors such as your overall health, activity level, metabolism, and how much you tend to move your face can influence how long each treatment will last.
Duration: Up to 6 Months
The various formulations of Restylane typically work better in some areas over others, however, as each person is unique, we may recommend a different formulation than what is shown in our guidelines in order to ensure the best possible results.
All Areas: Restylane original formula, and its lidocaine version, Restylane-L, are a general-purpose filler which can be used in all areas of the face, neck, and hands.
Tear Troughs | Under Eye Depressions/Hollowness: Restylane is considered one of the best HA fillers for adding volume and removing lines and wrinkles under the eyes.
THE RESTYLANE FAMILY OF FILLERS
Talk to one of our clinicians to decide which of the Restylane family of products is best for your needs. We can even create a comprehensive treatment plan which takes advantage of the different Restylane formulations to restore your youthful appearance and enhance your natural beauty. Contact us today, either by phone or by using the contact form below. We’ll provide you with a free and thorough consultation.
Fine Lines and Moderate Folds
General Purpose Filler for all areas of the face, neck and hands.
Nasolabial Folds: Up to 18 Months
Cheeks: Up to 12 Months
Hands: Up to 6 Months
Tear Troughs | Under Eye Depressions/Hollowness
(Restylane is considered one of the best HA fillers for the area under the eyes.)
Mild to Moderate Folds
Up to 12 Months
Severe | Deep Folds
Up to 12 Months
Volume and Contouring
Up to 12 Months
Smile Lines Around The Mouth
Sunken or Hollow Temples
Lip Volume and Contour
Up to 6 Months
Juvederm is smoother than Restylane, but this doesn’t mean better. While the smoother consistency of Juvederm means that it is less likely to leave small bumps after treatment (these will fade and smooth out in time) this also means that Juvederm is more likely to ‘bleed’ in to areas around the treatment area, with undesirable results. Juvederm is, for instance, ideal for filling lines and wrinkles, but if used in the hollows under the eyes can easily travel to the top of the cheeks, creating an undesirable puffiness. For this application, Restylane would be the better choice.
Restylane and Restylane Lyft are slightly coarser than Juvederm, but while this means that a Restylane treatment may leave small bumps that will take a few days to smooth out, the thicker consistency means that Restylane is less likely to ‘travel’ outside the treatment area. This makes Restylane the right choice to fill in lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips as well as the nasolabial folds. Restylane will smooth these areas without creating puffiness in the surrounding tissues.
Revanesse Versa is a new generation of dermal filler. Produced in intentionally small batches by Prollenium Medical Technologies to ensure quality control, Versa has been available in Canada since 2012. Revanesse gained US FDA approval in December of 2017 and has been growing in popularity since.