restylane family of dermal fillers


Restore volume, smooth lines and folds

Wow, this can be confusing, especially now with even more Restylane products coming onto the market. Let us help guide you through it and make sure you are getting the right filler for your needs. The Restylane family of products are dermal fillers used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane is an excellent product for the under-eye area (also known as the “tear trough”) to help improve the appearance of dark circles and hollows. Restylane Lyft, formerly called Perlane, is a more robust version of Restylane, used in cases that may require a thicker product to fill deeper folds of the face, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and is a great filler for the cheeks and jawline.

A breakthrough in lip filler, Restylane Silk allows us to add fullness and dimension back to the lips in a really natural appearing way. You can think of it as a little more delicate and lighter than some of the other lip products. It’s ideal for someone who already has thinner lips and is worried about adding too much volume or someone who just wants to try lip filler for the first time. I love using it in younger patients who just need a small amount of volume and definition. It’s also amazing for those pesky vertical lip lines above and below the month that appear over the years. It can also be used for fine lines elsewhere on the face and even in the forehead—yes, some patients look great with a little forehead filler to help lift their eyes and smooth out stubborn lines.

Restylane Defyne and Refyne are newer agents that were recently approved in the US. They have been used in Europe for a long time. We are absolutely loving Defyne in the midcheek and nasolabial fold area, and Refyne has been an amazing addition for the fine lines around the mouth, lips, and lower face. These fillers are both very flexible and give a really natural appearance, especially around the mouth.

Similar to the Juvéderm family, Restylane products are hyaluronic acid fillers, and as such, can be used interchangeably with the Juvéderm products—some injectors prefer one over the other, but in general they can both accomplish the same goals. Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in our skin and helps to provide fullness and elasticity. However, as we age, the amount of HA in our skin diminishes, resulting in loss of volume and increased chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. Dermal fillers can help restore that loss.

  • PRE-/POST-CARE:   Cosmetic Filler Instructions
  • DOWNTIME:            2-3 for days for swelling and redness, bruising may last 2 weeks. Please follow our pre-appointment guidelines to help prevent bruising.
  • MAINTENANCE:      Overall results may last 6 months to up to 1 year. Generally, we recommend periodic touch-ups to help prolong the effects.
  • COST:                    The price for dermal fillers varies, depending on areas treated, products used, and amount required. Come in for a consultation ($150) to learn more! Please give us a call at 310.546.1188 or request an appointment online.


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