About Restylane

An in-demand cosmetic injectable with 15 million treatments performed worldwide, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based product that works by filling areas beneath the skin. It adds youthful volume, softens lines and wrinkles, and helps the skin appear firmer and more toned. Restylane lasts 6-12 months, and sometimes even longer.

Before & After

Benefits of Restylane

Restylane provides a number of benefits for patients, including the following:

  • Short, minimally-invasive treatment
  • Immediate results
  • Restored, supple volume
  • A more defined chin and jawline
  • Improved skin texture
  • Plump, full lips and smoother skin in the surrounding area
  • Reduced creases around the nose and mouth
  • Boosts the production of collagen
  • A very short recovery period, if any
  • Enhanced confidence
  • A more youthful, rejuvenated appearance
  • Natural-looking results

What Areas Can Be Treated With Restylane?

Restylane treatments in New York City can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin in a number of different areas, including the following:

  • Nasolabial folds or laugh lines
  • Around the lips and the corners of the mouth
  • Around the lips and the corners of the mouth
  • Lips
  • Cheeks and midface contours
  • Tear troughs under the eyes
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Good candidates for Restylane

  • Over the age of 21
  • Are in general good health 
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not have any type of bleeding disorder
  • Are not allergic to lidocaine 
  • Do not have an active skin infection
  • Have reasonable expectations for what Restylane can do

Restylane Lyft

Well-known for its strength, Restylane Lyft has one of the thickest gels of any Restylane product, and therefore has the best lifting ability. It’s ideal for sagging facial skin, adding volume to deeper wrinkles, and improving the appearance of sunken or hollow areas. It can also be used to volumize the backs of the hands to hide veins and tendons. Restylane Lyft lasts for up to 18 months. 

Restylane Refyne and Defyne

Designed specifically for laugh lines, Restylane Refyne and Defyne were created with a very flexible gel that adapts well to where the laugh lines are (as well as anywhere on the face that is “mobile”). Restylane Refyne is for more moderate laugh lines, while Defyne is made with a thicker gel for more severe laugh lines. Refyne and Defyne can last up to 18 months. 

Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse was created especially for the lips and mouth area. Not only does it augment the lips; it also improves the appearance of “smoker’s lines” and enhances lip color to achieve an overall more attractive and youthful appearance. Restylane Kysse’s specialized technology also enables the product to have flexible movement and natural-looking volume. Results last up to 12 months. 

Restylane treatment details

Restylane is administered with injections using a fine needle. We will give you a topical numbing anesthetic before treatment if you prefer. Appointments typically take 15-30 minutes, and afterward, some patients experience mild bruising and/or swelling at the injection site for several days.

Dr. Halaas did Restylane injections under my eyes. I was super happy and will definitely be returning for future injectables. She is very skilled and personable. I highly recommend her.

Allison W.

What to Expect After Treatment

Recovery time after Restylane treatments in New York City is quite minimal. Do refrain from alcohol, strenuous exercise, heat, and sun exposure for 24 hours. You may have some redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness in the treated area for several days. 

Your rejuvenated results will last for 6-12 months. We encourage touch-ups every 4-9 months to maintain your supple, more youthful results.

Restylane FAQs

How long is the treatment?

Restylane treatments take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour.

Is it painful?

You will feel a pinch as the needle is injected into the treatment areas. Dr. Halaas has a gentle, expert touch, which helps to minimize discomfort.

Can I have treatment if I'm pregnant?

No, as Restylane has not been tested for safety during pregnancy.

How long will results last?

Restylane results are temporary, lasting between 6-12 months depending on the state of your skin and your age.

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