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What is Restylane?


As stated, Restylane is an FDA-approved HA (hyaluronic acid) dermal filler. In fact, it was the first filler to ever be approved by the Food and Drug Administration! Restylane is commonly known for filling the lips, however, the company has rolled out a series of products that can be used in the nasolabial folds, cheeks, and other places.

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Restylane is a popular collection of HA dermal fillers used to restore lost collagen and enhance our natural features. The family of products includes Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Kysse. Each filler is formulated specifically to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. They may share the same name, but each product in the family holds a different purpose. Here’s everything you need to know about Restylane (and which Restylane product is best for you)!

FDA approved uses

  • Restylane and Restylane-L are for moderate to severe facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. 


  • Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine: is for the correction of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds and cheek augmentation. 


  • Restylane Silk: is for lip augmentation and the correction of wrinkles around the mouth.


  • Restylane Refyne: helps soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) all while maintaining your natural facial expressions.


  • Restylane Defyne: is for the correction of moderate to severe deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

  • Restylane Kysse: is a lip filler that adds volume, smooths upper lip lines for up to one year, and enhances lip color

How much does Restylane cost?

At Legacy Health & Wellness, a syringe can cost $700

What to expect from your treatment:

This filler treatment is similar to any other. After discussing your concerns with the injector, they will begin the numbing process. We use a topical numbing agent that takes about 15-20 minutes to take full effect. If the Restylane doesn’t already have lidocaine mixed in, it’s FDA-approved to mix in for extra numbing. That means you can experience a more pleasant treatment with very little to no discomfort.

Will I experience any pain, bruising, or swelling?

As with all injections, swelling and bruising is perfectly normal and should be expected. No matter how skilled your injector is, it’s very difficult to avoid it. Of course, we will use techniques to minimize side effects as much as we can. As for pain, it should be minimal due to the lidocaine and numbing cream. 

Will I experience downtime?

This all depends on how willing you are to resume normal activities while still showing some potential swelling or bruising. Swelling should only last a few days and bruising should reside within a week. We also do not recommend working out or drinking on the same day of your treatment or facials/massages for two weeks following your treatment.

Beyond picking a skilled injector, there are a few tips that will help aid in a speedy recovery:

  • Ice the treated area for 15 minutes on 15 minutes off the day of treatment

  • Pineapple and Arnica cream has been known to speed up the recovery of any bruising

  • To help limit bruising it is best not to take any pain relievers that are blood thinners such as Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, or Vitamin E. Avoid alcohol and caffeine for a few days before and after treatment since they are also blood thinners.

  • Do not use Restylane if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders.

  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.

  • Avoid the use of Vitamin C cream, Glycolic Acid,
    Alpha Hydroxy Acids higher than 10%, and avoid Retinoids



Who should not use Restylane?

The Restylane family of products should not be used by people who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Have recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting

  • Have had previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria

  • Have serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment

  • Have bleeding disorders

  • Have a known allergy to lidocaine, if using Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane, Restylane Refyne, or Restylane Defyne


For More Information:

For more information on Restylane products please contact us at (803) 547-6800 or book a complimentary consultation online by clicking here.

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