Restylane®

Dermal Fillers


Say Goodbye to Aging Skin and
Hello to a Refreshed Face

Restylane®
Restylane®
Restylane®
Restylane®
Restylane®
Restylane®
Restylane®

You don’t realize how much you’ve physically aged until you take a long and hard look at the mirror. As you age, fine lines and wrinkles become visible around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Your once plump cheeks begin to look a little hollow while the rest of your facial skin sag.

After all, many visible signs of aging can be traced to volume loss. Addressing this problem is the key to managing life with loose and sagging facial skin for the rest of your life.


But thanks to Dr. Siamak Agha, one of the top plastic surgeons in Orange County and Los Angeles, you can restore your face’s lost volume using Restylane® dermal fillers.

These fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to store moisture and give your skin a plump, hydrated look. It can smooth fine lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours.

Although a facelift will give you the best results, you can still feel confident with your facial appearance without undergoing any facial surgery through Restylane injections.

Discover more about Restylane® and its benefits by reading the rest of this article.

What is Restylane®?


Restylane® dermal fillers are made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that provides volume and fullness to the skin. It attracts and holds water to help keep your skin plump and hydrated.

These fillers are injected to get rid of moderate to severe wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Aside from smoothing out wrinkles, Restylane® can also be used to fill in scars and under-eye hollows.

And because it can retain hydration, Restylane® can be used for non-surgical lip and cheek augmentation as well, plumping your lips and lifting your cheeks for a more youthful appearance. 

What are the Fillers in the Restylane® Family?

Restylane® prides itself on having the most diverse fillers in the market in terms of gel particle size and texture. It’s all thanks to two technologies used to stabilize the fillers’ hyaluronic acid molecules: NASHA and OBT.

NASHA gels are characterized as firm, making them perfect for lifting and enhancing projection and definition. The hyaluronic acid was only minimally modified so that the body does not recognize it as foreign.

NASHA technology is used for Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, and Restylane® Lyft.

On the other hand, OBT gels are softer and more flexible than NASHA gels, making them excellent options for contouring and adding volume to the middle part of the face. 

It is also preferred for treating dynamic areas that require tissue support while maintaining animation, such as your lips, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds.

OBT technology is used in Restylane® variants like Defyne, Kysse, and Refyne.

Let’s take a closer look at each Restylane® dermal filler type.

Restylane®

Restylane® is used to eliminate moderate to severe wrinkles in the face, particularly the nasolabial folds — the lines from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. 

It is injected into the middle to the deep layer of the facial tissue, restoring fullness to facial wrinkles and revealing a more youthful-looking appearance. 

It can also be used to fill the tear trough region or under-eye hollows, rejuvenating your eyes.

Restylane® results last up to 18 months.

Restylane® Silk

Achieve the perfect smile with Restylane® Silk, which adds subtle volume to your lips for a full, plump look. 

Compared to other Restylane® products, Restylane® Silk contains smoother and more refined hyaluronic acid particles, making the ideal choice for delicate areas. That is why it is also used to correct those fine lines around your mouth area.

You’ll get to enjoy its results for six months.

Restylane® Lyft

Add a desirable definition to your smile with cheek augmentation from Restylane® Lyft. 

Restylane® Lyft is a robust filler that repairs age-related volume loss in the cheeks and mid-face — facial areas that frequently sag as you age. 

You may also use it to add volume to the back of your hands, giving them a more youthful appearance and completing your desired aesthetic look. 

Restylane® Lyft contains lidocaine to numb the area and reduce discomfort upon injection. 

Its results last up to 9-12 months.

Restylane® Refyne

As the skin surrounding the mouth loses its natural elasticity over the years, nasolabial folds and marionette lines — the creases running from the corners of your mouth to your chin — become more noticeable. 

Restylane® Refyne is a flexible filler that corrects these mild to moderate lines and wrinkles without compromising the mouth’s normal movement and distorting your natural look. 

You can enjoy its results for up to 12 months.

Restylane® Defyne

Like Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne is also a flexible filler intended for areas of high movements, such as deep laugh lines and marionette lines. 

Its only difference is that Restylane® Defyne is best used for moderate to severe smile lines, while Restylane® Refyne should only be used for mild to moderate wrinkles.

Its results can last up to 12 months.

Restylane® Kysse

The newest member of the Restylane® family of dermal fillers is Restylane® Kysse, which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for lip augmentation and correction of upper perioral wrinkles or “smoker’s lines.” 

Like Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Kysse also contains lidocaine to avoid discomfort during injections. Results are shown to last up to a year. 

For a quick comparison, here is a table that shows the difference among various Restylane® dermal fillers.

Restylane®

TypeTarget AreaTechnologyResults Duration
Restylane®Moderate to severe wrinkles and tear trough regionNASHA18 months
Restylane® SilkLips and perioral wrinklesNASHA6 months
Restylane® LyftCheeks and back of handsNASHA9-12 months
Restylane® RefyneMild to moderate wrinklesOBT12 months
Restylane® DefyneModerate to severe wrinklesOBT12 months
Restylane® KysseLips and perioral wrinklesOBT12 months

How Does Restylane® Work?

Your treatment starts with a consultation with Dr. Agha to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for a Restylane® dermal filler. You may also discuss any treatment concerns and expectations.

Restylane® may interact with other drugs, so make sure that you inform Dr. Agha if you’re currently taking any medications, especially blood thinners.

Based on the consultation and assessment, Dr. Agha will recommend the best type of Restylane® filler or combination to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Before the procedure, the target area will be cleaned, and a topical numbing cream or nerve block will be used to minimize discomfort.

Using an ultra-fine needle or microcannula, Dr. Agha will slowly inject the Restylane® gel into the target area in tiny amounts while gently massaging the area.

You may receive injections a few times to distribute the gel evenly. The gel contains hyaluronic acid, which integrates with the dermal tissue as it attracts and binds to water molecules. This binding process creates volume and fullness to smooth out wrinkles, lift the skin, and make it look plumper.

What are the Risks and Side Effects?

Although Restylane® is considered very safe, some patients reported mild and short-lived side effects. 

The following usually resolve within one to two weeks:

  • swelling
  • redness
  • bruising
  • tenderness
  • pain
  • itching
  • lump formation

In the rare instance that your administrator accidentally hits a blood vessel, you might experience severe and permanent complications, such as vision abnormalities, temporary scabs, and scarring. Infection is also a possible complication.

To lessen your risk, make sure that you go with a highly-skilled, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Agha.

How Do You Recover from Restylane® Injections?

Restylane® requires little or no downtime, so you may return to your daily activities immediately after the procedure. 

You may also return to work soon after, although you might want to give yourself a day to rest and recover if you’ve had several injections.

Mitigate swelling and bruising by placing an ice pack over the swollen area. You may also take pain meds and apply ice packs to get rid of mild discomfort and numb the treated areas.

To hasten your recovery, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and engaging in strenuous exercises and activities for a few days. Avoid exposing yourself to the sun and heat to prevent permanent scarring.

What are the Results of Restylane®?

Depending on the type of Restylane® filler you get and your treatment area, you can enjoy the following results:

  • Fewer facial wrinkles and fine lines in the treated areas
  • More volume and plumpness in the treated areas
  • Younger-looking skin
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem

Restylane® dermal fillers create instant results, but they are not permanent and last only for a maximum of 18 months. The length of your results depends on the filler type, treatment area, and your body’s response.

If you want to maintain results, you’ll need more rounds of injections once your body has wholly metabolized the filler.

How Much Does Restylane® Cost?

A single Restylane® syringe may cost anywhere between $275 and $700. The final price depends on how much product is used. 

Usually, one Restylane® syringe measuring about one cc is enough to perform lip augmentation. It may take up to two syringes to fill nasolabial folds, depending on how deep they are.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Agha to estimate your cost and know about available financing options, as these injections are not covered by insurance.

Get Your Restylane® Filler Injections Done in Orange County & Los Angeles

Reclaiming your youthful glow doesn’t have to be complicated.

In the hands of a highly-experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Agha, you can get Restylane® dermal fillers to smooth out your facial wrinkles and enjoy plumper lips and cheeks.

Book your consultation with Dr. Agha now.