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Dr. Karen Soika


What is Restylane?

Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid–based facial fillers used to smooth wrinkles. Different types of Restylane can be used for various needs, including:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Targeting lines around your mouth
  • Adding volume to your cheeks
  • Minimizing dark circles under your eyes

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the connective tissue of skin, so it’s most commonly used in aesthetic procedures. Almost anyone can get Restylane since the procedure is easily done and recovery is quick.

You should avoid Restylane if you are:

  • Allergic to bacterial protein
  • Immunocompromised
  • Taking blood thinners
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Under age 21

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How does Restylane work?

Restylane works by placing volume underneath your skin where you’ve lost collagen and other tissue. This helps smooth out and lift skin, making it look plumper. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane clings to your skin and the water in the acid provides volume. The acid also attracts more water, helping to preserve the recently added volume.

Procedure for Restylane

Restylane is a fairly easy cosmetic procedure. It involves no incisions. It’s usually done with local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort you might experience. Depending on how much work you’re having done and the procedure itself, Restylane injections can take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour.

Targeted areas for Restylane

There are several kinds of Restylane that can be used for different areas of your face. This includes lips, cheeks, facial folds, and wrinkles. They’re all hyaluronic acid–based fillers, but each one was designed with a different specific purpose.

  • Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved filler designed for lip augmentation and for wrinkles around your mouth
  • Restylane Lyft is for cheek augmentation and midface contour deficiencies as well as things like laugh lines. It provides more volume and fullness
  • Restylane is used for facial wrinkles and folds, lip augmentation, and tear troughs (dark circles under your eyes)
  • Restylane Refyne is used for wrinkles that can occur from your nose to the corners of your mouth
  • Restylane Defyne is also used for wrinkles around your nose and mouth

To learn more about Restylane procedure or to schedule a consultation by Dr. Karen Soika, please contact us at 203-489-3908 or click here.

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