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Our San Jose Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft treatments are injectable dermal fillers to smooth, fill, and restore a more youthful facial appearance. Restylane is a smooth, hyaluronic acid-based filler that when carefully injected, can take years off your look by smoothing lines, creases, or restoring volume to hollow, sunken areas.

What is Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft?

Both Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft are made of synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring, hydrating substance. For this reason, no allergy tests are required. The first treatment lasts about six months. A second treatment of Restylane® or Restylane® Lyft can often last as long as 18 months.

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What is the Difference Between Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft?

Our Palo Alto Restylane® is soft and transparent, so it is especially effective on fine lines, such as those fine lines that appear around the mouth. It can also be used for mid to deep injection into facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds including laugh lines and frown lines.

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The Right Product for Facial Rejuvenation.

Restylane® Lyft is a sister product to Restylane®. It also works well on severe lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds.

Although they are both composed of hyaluronic acid, the gel particles in Restylane® Lyft are larger and give the filler the ability to lift and fill the mid face. It is very effectively used to build up and add volume to areas that have begun to sag, such as the mid cheek area. Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft are often used together to achieve the patient’s desired outcome.

In addition to facial anti-aging, Restylane® Lyft is helpful for non-surgical hand rejuvenation to restore lost volume to thinning hand tissue, creating a more youthful appearance.

Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne

Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne are the newest additions to the Restylane® line of products from Galderma. Formulated using a specialized technology, the gel in Restylane® Refyne and Restylane® Defyne is perfect for helping to support your natural facial expressions.

These fillers were designed specifically to correct marionette lines (the lines that run from to your chin) and nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of your mouth towards your chin).

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Restylane® Silk

While several fillers are used for lip enhancement, our San Jose Restylane® Silk is the only filler that has been FDA approved to enhance lips and smooth the lip lines which start to appear as the years pass. Restylane® Silk is specifically designed to bring natural-looking results in these delicate areas by using smaller and more refined hyaluronic acid particles as compared to other Restylane® products.

Your Restylane® Treatment

We will ask you to avoid aspirin and blood thinners for about a week before your injections. We administer Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft using a fine needle, so neither is a painful treatment.

Lidocaine is included in both formulas to numb the injection sites, but we can also apply a topical anesthetic to further numb the treated areas.

The injections themselves usually take no more than 30 and 45 minutes. After the correct dosage is calculated, one of our experienced doctors or nurses will inject the Restylane® carefully into the treatment area. Afterward, an ice pack may be applied to the area and you will be able to go home almost immediately. Your results will already be visible directly after the procedure is performed.


Can Restylane® help to improve the look of my hands?

As we age the volume in hands can deteriorate, leaving the upper hand tissue looking gaunt or skeletal. Restylane® Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to treat the face and hands.

Can Restylane® be used on my frown lines?

For wrinkles caused by muscle activity, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX® or Dysport® or Jeuveau injections are appropriate. After we examine you, we will be able to advise you which injectable will provide you with the look you want. For most patients, a combination of dermal fillers is recommended.

Are Restylane® injections safe?

Restylane® is a safe, effective and dissolvable HA filler. In the hands of skilled injectors like our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft can be used to rejuvenate your face so that moderate to severe lines and wrinkles are smoothed, leaving you looking refreshed and more youthful in just minutes. If you wish to learn more about arguably the best treatment of Restylane San Jose has to offer, don't hesitate to contact Cheng Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation today.

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