What You Should Know Before Trying Restylane


The signs of aging catch up with everyone eventually. The skin begins to lose its volume, structure, and elasticity, creating a sunken appearance, developing wrinkles and lines, and losing its youthful glow. Dermal fillers like Restylane target these signs of aging to restore your younger-looking appearance.

At Cell Theory: Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine, we understand that looking your best is part of feeling your best. Our patients in and around Miami, FL, can target and reverse the signs of aging with injectable fillers like Restylane. 

When you’re new to Restylane filler, distinguishing between the different formulas and uses can be overwhelming. Understanding how Restylane works can make your first treatment an easy and exciting experience.

Critical Facts About Dermal Fillers

Injectable fillers are gel-like substances that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, create volume and contour in the face, and rejuvenate the skin. Most dermal fillers, including Restylane, use hyaluronic acid as their key ingredient. 

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, a substance naturally found in the body that retains moisture. When used as a dermal filler, it restores the skin’s bright, healthy, youthful glow.

The hyaluronic acid in Restylane injections is a soft, synthetic gel that mimics the body’s natural hyaluronic acid. Dermal filler treatments offer immediate results, instantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and restoring skin’s plump, youthful appearance. 

What’s Different About Restylane?

Restylane fillers were the first hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler approved by the FDA. Restylane has developed patented technologies to add versatility and individualize patient results as the line of fillers has gained popularity.


The Restylane NASHA dermal fillers are closer to the natural hyaluronic acid in the body than any other synthetic filler. These injectables are firmer, designed to create more volume and definition and contour the face. 

In addition, the NASHA fillers can lift the cheeks, refine the jawline, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. 


Restylane’s OBT3 technology offers a softer, more flexible gel. This technology provides coverage in areas where the skin is thinner or the face is more expressive, where dynamic movement is essential to natural results. 

Patients often benefit from the OBT 3 technology in restoring volume and shape to the lips and wrinkles in the cheeks and adding volume to the mid-face.

XpresHAn Technology

Restylane’s XpresHAn technology is the newest development by the premiere brand. It uses a manufacturing process that regulates the degree of hyaluronic acid crosslinking. As a result, the products containing Restylane’s XpresHAn technology provide natural results with higher flexibility than comparable fillers. 

Which Restylane Filler Is Best?

Restylane offers a comprehensive line of dermal fillers to accommodate different needs throughout the face. Restylane fillers can treat common aging concerns, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Creases and furrows in the forehead
  • Thinning lips
  • Hollow undereye circles
  • Loss of volume in the cheeks
  • Softening jawline
  • Thinning lips
  • Marionette lines around the mouth

Each of Restylane’s products offers a unique formulation to customize your treatment better. 

Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse is specifically designed to volumize the lips and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the upper lip. Kysse uses the brand’s XpresHAn technology to maintain natural movement and flexibility in the lips while smoothing lines around the mouth. Kysse improves the lips’ color, texture, and volume for six to 12 months.

Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk was the first lip filler approved by the FDA. It offers a low-viscosity formula with tinier hyaluronic acid particles that restore the lips’ shape and youthfulness and reduce vertical lines around the mouth.

While you’ll see results immediately after treatment, the full benefits of Silk are apparent two weeks after your injections. Restylane Silk results last six months or longer, depending on your metabolism.

Restylane Lyft

Restylane Lyft uses the brand’s NASHA technology to reduce moderate to severe lines and folds, reduce under-eye hollowing, and enhance the cheeks, jawline, temple, and chin. As the face loses volume, Lyft restores the contour and improves the symmetry and youthfulness of your appearance. 

Lyft also volumizes the backs of hands with a high lifting capacity. Additionally, patients can expect their results to last six months or longer.


Restylane’s original formula is also among its most versatile. It can work as a lip filler, smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and lines, and target hard-to-treat areas like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. 

Restylane offers longer-lasting results, providing natural youthfulness for 18 months or longer, depending on how your body metabolizes the product. 


Restylane-L targets moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds. It also smooths lines around the mouth and lifts and plumps hollow facial features. Restylane-L is also an option to add more significant volume to the lips. 

Restylane-L uses a thinner formula than Lyft and is suitable for more delicate skin. Treatment results last six to nine months.

Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne uses a similar composition to Restylane-L but includes the brand’s XpresHAn technology, allowing natural-looking expressions. It’s preferred for use in treating laugh lines, nasolabial folds, and other moderate to severe wrinkles. Results from Refyne treatments last six to 12 months. 

Restylane Defyne

Restylane Defyne offers a similar formula to Refyne. They both correct deep wrinkles and folds and move with facial expressions. In addition, Defyne is the only one of the brand’s fillers indicated to augment the chin and improve its profile. The results of Defyne last up to a year. 

Restylane Contour

Restylane Contour is among the newest additions to the line of fillers. It specifically rebuilds volume in the cheeks and restores shape to the middle of the face. Contour reinstates definition and, like Defyne and Refyne, uses Restylane’s XpresHAn technology for better movement. In addition, Contour results last a year or longer.

Reestablish Your Youthful Appearance with Restylane

Dermal fillers offer immediate results that restore the skin’s smooth, plump, youthful appearance. At Cell Theory: Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine in Miami, FL, we offer the premier brand of injectable fillers, Restylane, to enhance your facial features and reinstate your younger-looking skin. 

Discover the rejuvenating effects of Restylane when you schedule your injectable filler appointment with our team today

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