Restylane Treatment

Experience the versatile benefits of Restylane treatments at Direct Aesthetics. Address various concerns like crepey skin, wrinkles, jowls, and thin lips with hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Achieve natural-looking results for lips, face, under eyes, and jawline.

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What is a Restylane treatment?

At Direct Aesthetics, Restylane fillers are expertly administered to provide long-lasting volume beneath the skin, smoothing facial wrinkles and imparting a plumper, more youthful appearance. The treatment process is straightforward and typically completed in less than an hour, offering the following steps:

  1. Consultation: Your appointment begins with a thorough consultation with our injector, during which your concerns and aesthetic goals are discussed.
  2. Customized Recommendation: Based on your unique needs, our provider will recommend the most suitable type of Restylane filler or combination of fillers. Pretesting is typically unnecessary due to the rarity of allergic reactions with HA fillers.
  3. Preparation: The treatment area is meticulously cleaned, and a numbing cream or nerve block may be applied to minimize discomfort. For sensitive areas like the lips, additional numbing can be requested.
  4. Injection Technique: Using an ultrafine needle or microcannula, our injector performs a series of precise Restylane injections in small increments, gently massaging the gel to ensure even distribution.
  5. Final Touches: Additional injections may be administered as needed to achieve optimal results, with careful attention to detail throughout the process.

Restylane injectable fillers offer a versatile solution for addressing multiple aesthetic concerns. Whether it’s enhancing lip volume, lifting sagging cheeks, or smoothing out stubborn wrinkles, Restylane provides natural-looking results that restore youthfulness to the face. With its primary ingredient being hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance naturally present in the skin, Restylane not only adds volume but also improves hydration levels, leaving the skin looking plump and rejuvenated.

One of the standout features of Restylane is its ability to minimize swelling, making it particularly suitable for delicate areas such as the tear troughs beneath the eyes. These areas often require precise injections to achieve optimal results, and Restylane’s formulation ensures a smoother application process with less discomfort and downtime for the patient.

Moreover, Restylane fillers are effective in addressing concerns beyond facial aging. They can also be used to rejuvenate aging hands by restoring lost volume and minimizing the appearance of prominent veins and tendons, providing comprehensive aesthetic enhancement from head to toe.

With Direct Aesthetics, you can trust in the expertise of skilled professionals to administer Restylane treatments tailored to your unique needs, ensuring natural-looking results and overall satisfaction.

What are the types of Restylane fillers used during a treatment?

Restylane offers a range of specialized fillers tailored to address specific aesthetic concerns:

  1. Restylane-L: Used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines.
  2. Restylane Lyft: Designed to add volume and lift to the cheeks and correct age-related midface volume loss.
  3. Restylane Silk: Formulated specifically for lip augmentation and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth.
  4. Restylane Refyne: Ideal for treating moderate smile lines while maintaining natural facial expressions and movements.
  5. Restylane Defyne: Suited for correcting deeper laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) while preserving facial expressions.
  6. Restylane Kysse: Specifically developed for enhancing lip volume, shaping the lip contours, and improving lip texture.

These variations in the Restylane line allow for precise and tailored treatment plans to address each patient’s unique needs and desired outcomes.

What are the pros and cons of Restylane treatments?


  • Immediate results with minimal downtime make Restylane treatments convenient for those with busy schedules.
  • Restylane fillers are formulated with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to reduce discomfort during and after injection.
  • Research indicates that Restylane injections may stimulate collagen production, contributing to long-term skin rejuvenation.
  • Hyaluronidase, an enzyme, can be used to dissolve Restylane fillers if needed, providing a solution for dissatisfaction or complications.
  • Due to hyaluronic acid’s natural presence in the body, the risk of allergic reactions is low.
  • Studies suggest that HA fillers like Restylane can alleviate muscle strain, gradually reducing fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance over time.


  • Restylane fillers are temporary, typically lasting 6-12 months, necessitating regular maintenance for sustained results.
  • Possible side effects include mild bruising and swelling, requiring careful scheduling around significant events.
  • Restylane cannot address significant skin sagging and is not a substitute for surgical procedures like a facelift, making it suitable primarily for individuals with mild volume loss and good skin elasticity.

What should you expect during recovery from a Restylane treatment?

At Direct Aesthetics, we understand that social downtime following injectable treatments varies depending on factors such as skin healing, injection quantity, sites, and the expertise of your injector.

To mitigate swelling and bruising, it’s advisable to abstain from alcohol, intense physical activity, and excessive sun exposure or heat for several days post-treatment.

Applying ice immediately after the procedure can further reduce bruising. Additionally, some providers recommend oral arnica, starting three days prior to injections and continuing for three days afterward or until bruising resolves.

When will you see Restylane treatment results?

While fillers create an instant result, it’s important to allow the product two weeks to settle fully and for any swelling to resolve before your final results become apparent.

At Direct Aesthetics, we may offer complementary adjustments at that point to correct minor issues like asymmetry. Additionally, if the change isn’t as dramatic as you’d hoped, you can return for more volume, though there may be an added cost.

Your results will only be as good as your injector’s skill level, so trust Direct Aesthetics whose aesthetic matches yours.

Your results will only be as good as your injector’s skill level, so trust Direct Aesthetics whose aesthetic matches yours.

Valeri Rusco, PA-C

How long do Restylane treatments last?

Restylane results typically last between 6 to 12 months before your body metabolizes the filler and necessitates another injection, often referred to as a “top-off” in injectables terminology.

The duration of your results depends on factors such as the specific Restylane product used, the treatment area, and individual response to the filler.

Generally, fillers with higher “G prime” values, indicating their ability to lift tissues, tend to last longer. Restylane Silk has a lower G prime, while Lyft has a higher one. Additionally, filler tends to last longer in areas with thinner skin and less movement, such as under the eyes, compared to areas like the lips where it may dissolve more quickly.

At Direct Aesthetics, our patients typically experience Restylane duration of three to four months in the lips, four to six months in the nasolabial folds, and six to eight months under the eyes.

Valeri Rusco, PA-C

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