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Dermal fillers are facial injection treatments used to help diminish wrinkles while restoring volume and fullness in the face and hands. There are several types of dermal fillers, one being hyaluronic acid. All Restylane products are transparent hyaluronic acids, which are sugars naturally found in the skin that help provide hydration, fullness and elasticity.

Restylane-logoThe Restylane family of products is a brand of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which includes Restylane Silk, Restylane LyftRestylane, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Each is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Each Restylane product is designed for a specific purpose.

Restylane® and Restylane-L® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips. It can still shows improvement up to 18 months after initial injection.

Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is for deep implantation into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies. Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for injection into the dorsal hand to correct volume loss. Restylane® Lyft for face can last up to 12 months and Restylane® Lyft for hands can last up to 3 to 6 months.

Restylane® Silk is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral wrinkles that can last up to 6 months.

Restylane® Kysse is for adding fullness to the lips and help smooth the wrinkles around the upper lip that can last up to 12 months.

Restylane® Refyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds that can last up to 12 months.

Restylane® Defyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® Defyne is also indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in patients with mild to moderate chin retrusion. It can still shows improvement up to 12 months after initial injection.

Restylane® Contour is for cheek augmentation and for the correction of midface contour deficiencies that can last up to 12 months.

Call Skin Secrets by Dr. Greta McLaren at 239-800-7546 or message us online to schedule appointment today.

Wrinkles are a natural component of the aging process since our skin changes. It thins down, loses fat, and no longer seems as plump and smooth as it once did. Facial aging starts in your twenties, when skin firmness begins to decline due to both internal (genetics and natural aging) and environmental (sun exposure, smoking, stress, and so on) causes.

WHAT HAPPENS AS WE AGE?

  • Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component in your skin that works with collagen and elastin to give fullness and suppleness.
  • As we age, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin levels decrease, causing skin to lose volume and increasing the likelihood of wrinkles and creases.

With full treatment, you can see lasting results for up to 18 months in nasolabial folds with Restylane; 10 up to 12 months in the cheeks, up to 6 months in the back of the hands, and up to 6 months in facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, with Restylane Lyft;3 6 months for lips and perioral rhytids with Restylane Silk;11 and up to 12 months in the facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines) with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne.

Volume in the hands may decline with time as part of the normal aging process, making them seem elderly. It is possible that veins, tendons, and bones may become more apparent.

Depending on your volume needs, most Restylane treatment appointments last less than an hour and begin to work almost immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane products act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid (and eventually break down naturally). Each Restylane product is designed for a specific purpose.

Initial Restylane treatments are usually complete in one or two sessions, as needed. Depending on your individual body chemistry, you will work with Dr. Greta McLaren to determine a maintenance schedule. 

The Restylane family of products should not be used by people who:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 22 years of age
  • Have recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting
  • Have had previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria
  • Have serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment
  • Have bleeding disorders
  • Have a known allergy to lidocaine, if using Restylane SilkRestylane lyftRestylaneRestylane Refyne or Restylane Defyne

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Dr. Greta McLaren believes that aesthetic enhancement should always look “Very Natural”. Dr. McLaren has been able to achieve natural looking results through extensive training and years of experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. Dr. McLaren has undergone extensive training in both cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She is a laser Surgeon and aesthetic medicine specialist who is considered an expert and has been invited to teach her aesthetic skills nationally to other physicians throughout the United States. She is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Society for Photodynamic Therapy.

Call Skin Secrets by Dr. Greta McLaren at 239-800-7546 or message us online to schedule appointment today.

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Dr. Greta McLaren

Dr. McLaren is the founder and owner of “Skin Secrets by Dr. McLaren” where her philosophy is that “only your doctor knows for sure…”

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