Restylane is a versatile dermal filler with a long-standing history of reliable outcomes. It has been used with good clinical results for over 20 years. The Restylane family of fillers come in a clear gel and are made of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring product in the human body, so it is universally well tolerated. Restylane is formulated with variations in the thickness and consistency of the product, with different subtypes of filler that are best suited for the different areas of the face where filler is used.
Restylane Silk: This subtype of Restylane filler has a smooth elastic consistency that makes it ideal for filling fine lines and small wrinkles that are close the skin surface. It is especially useful for the fine wrinkling that can happen around the mouth area as people age, especially in thinner skinned individuals.
Restylane Refyne: This category of Restylane filler has a bit more thickness to it than the Silk filler. Like the Silk filler, Restylane Refyne is used to treat lines and wrinkles but is useful in treating lines that are just a bit deeper, or lines that are present in slightly thicker skin.
Restylane: Restylane is of moderate thickness and is combined with lidocaine to increase patient comfort during injections. It is designed to provide more structure and support to the skin and is useful in deeper, larger areas of wrinkling. The nasolabial folds in a good example of an area where Restylane would shine.
Restylane Lyft: This is the thickest of the Restylane line of fillers and is useful for simulating facial fat or bone structure. It is a good choice to restore volume in areas of fat loss or to simulate more prominent bone structure.