Restylane is a temporary face filler similar to the other short term fillers like Juvederm, Belotero, Perlane and Prevelle. These are all hyaluronic acid face fillers.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that attracts water. It is largely found in joints and acts to make joint fluid. Restylane was FDA approved for use in the United States in 2003. It is approved for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds including the lip lines or “smoker’s lines”. In the Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland WA area, Dr. Windle is one of the most experienced Seattle Restylane specialists as he has treated numerous Restylane Renton, Bothell, Redmond, Issaquah, Everett and Mercer Island patients.
Restylane can be used to treat many facial areas. Restylane under the eyes has been a popular treatment although one of Restylane side effects is a blue hue or Tyndall effect due to the thin skin of the eyelids. Dr. Windle uses this Restylane to address the following areas:
Smooth the wrinkles around the mouth
Soften the lines around the nose
Erase fine lines and even out wrinkles on the forehead
Augment thin lips
Enhance chin contours
Add volume to cheeks
How Long Does Restylane Last?
Restylane has been shown to last up to 12 months. Typically, is lasts about 10 months before its effects begin to fade.
Restylane vs. Juvederm
Restylane is very similar to Juvederm. They are both hyaluronic acids, they both last about the same length of time (with the exception of Juvederm Voluma which lasts up t0 24 months) and they both cost about the same.
Restylane has very good reviews with an 88% satisfaction rating on RealSelf.
Restylane is similarly priced to Juvederm and the current Restylane cost can be found here.
How is Restylane Injected?
Dr. Windle injects Restylane with a micro cannula to minimize pain, to reduce complications, to get more accurate and more pleasing results.