How is Restylane Different than Other Fillers?

Posted on February 7, 2023

Woman receiving restylane

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler commonly used in non-surgical cosmetic procedures to redefine facial contours and improve signs of aging. There are many types of dermal fillers on the market, so you may be wondering what makes Restylane unique.

Comparing Restylane to Other Dermal Fillers

There are several similarities and differences between Restylane and other hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm. This is a breakdown of the main factors you may be considering:

1. Formula

Restylane uses the same ingredient as many other dermal fillers: hyaluronic acid. However, the formula’s texture is one of the main things that makes Restylane stand out. It has a granular, cohesive texture that is perfect for facial contouring because the formula is not as flexible as some other fillers. This means it will stay in place and can be easily molded to fit each patient’s unique facial features.

2. Treatment Areas

Like other hyaluronic acid fillers, Restylane can treat many different areas of the face, including the lips, cheeks, and areas around the nose. This is due to the variety of products offered by the Restylane brand, each designed for a different concern. Additionally, Restylane can also be used on the hands to improve the appearance of prominent veins and tendons caused by skin laxity and thin skin that develops as we age.

3. Recovery

Restylane and all dermal fillers require minimal downtime and recovery. The main side effects that patients have are mild swelling, redness, and bruising but these will all improve by themselves within a few days. For the first few days after filler injections, you should avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure since this can worsen swelling and bruising.

4. Results

Other hyaluronic acid fillers may provide immediate results, but it can take a few days for the results of your Restylane injections to develop as the filler settles into place. However, Restylane has the same long-lasting capabilities as other fillers and can last a year or more.

5. Safety

Restylane is FDA-approved and, like other hyaluronic acid fillers, it is safe for most patients in overall good health. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body so it will be naturally broken down over time. This is a benefit because there is no risk of an allergic reaction to this ingredient. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, giving it an incredible ability to plump the skin and restore volume loss.

Schedule a Consultation

Restylane is an excellent solution for patients who want to improve signs of aging like volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles. To learn more about your options for Restylane and how you can benefit, schedule a consultation today at DWH Med Spa.

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