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Which Restylane Product Is Right for You?

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis


As we age, we gain wisdom and experience, but we lose the essential proteins and sugars in our skin that give it that plump, youthful appearance. As a result, many people turn to fillers to restore their skin’s smooth, fresh appearance. 

However, with so many dermal fillers on the market, it can be hard to decide which option best suits your skin concerns.

At Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we want our patients to feel empowered and knowledgeable when making decisions about their skin. With this in mind, we offer a wide range of dermal fillers to meet your needs, and we take the time during your consultation to make sure you know exactly why we chose a specific filler. 

Restylane is one of the most popular injectable dermal fillers on the market. In fact, it’s the first hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA for subdermal injections. Restylane offers an extensive line of dermal fillers, each formulated to treat targeted skin concerns.

What Can Dermal Fillers Do for Your Skin?

Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive option to restore volume and fullness to the face and smooth facial lines. As we age, our body’s collagen and elastin production slow considerably. These proteins provide skin with structure and elasticity. 

We also produce less hyaluronic acid, a sugar that boosts the skin’s hydration levels, making it appear plumper and younger. The subcutaneous fat in our faces also decreases, so the skin sits closer to the facial muscles, making for deeper, more apparent lines.

The effects aging has on the skin can be amplified by UV exposure, smoking and drinking alcohol, and a poor diet.

Dermal fillers like Restylane help to restore the youthful appearance of skin. Some of the benefits dermal fillers offer include:

  • Lip plumping
  • Facial contouring
  • Decreased appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Improved appearance of recessed scars
  • Dissipated undereye circles and bags

Dermal fillers offer a long-lasting, effective solution for the early signs of aging.

What Are Restylane Dermal Fillers?

While several companies produce dermal fillers, Restylane is considered to be a premier brand for facial restoration. Restylane’s main ingredient is hyaluronic acid. 

Hyaluronic acid serves as a moisture magnet. It draws water into the skin and boosts hydration levels, making skin plumper, softer, and smoother. 

Restylane’s effects are twofold. Not only does the injectable gel provide skin with the fullness and volume that create a youthful appearance, but it can also enhance the body’s natural hyaluronic acid production. 

At Galanis Plastic Surgery, we use Restylane fillers for precision-based wrinkle-smoothing in hard-to-treat areas like the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and the corners of the mouth. 

What Areas Do Restylane Fillers Treat?

Restylane’s popularity stems from its comprehensive line of dermal fillers. Each Restylane filler uses a slightly different formula to target a specific area or skin concern.

Restylane’s fillers use a sterile, biodegradable, vegan-friendly form of hyaluronic acid. Whether you choose a thinner consistency, like Restylane Silk, or a thicker one, like Restylane Defyne, you’ll experience added fullness in the skin and smoothing of moderate to severe wrinkles. 


Restylane-L works to lift and plump hollowness in the face, smooth moderate to severe wrinkles, and volumize the lips. Restylane-L is formulated as a general dermal filler and can be used almost anywhere on the face.

Restylane-L includes lidocaine, a topical numbing agent that allows for more comfortable injections. Restylane-L injection sites typically include the cheeks, nasolabial folds, tear troughs, and lips.

Restylane Lyft

True to its name, Restylane Lyft has a high lifting capacity, making it an ideal choice for adding volume to the cheeks or backs of hands. In addition, Restylane Lift can provide more subtle cheek contouring, as it works in any part of the cheek, rather than just the upper half. 

This formula also works well on moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, and patients often see the benefits of Restylane Lyft last for 12 months or longer.

Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne uses the brand’s proprietary XpresHAn Technology, which creates a smoother gel with more natural-looking results and flexibility. As a result, Restylane Refyne primarily corrects moderate to severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and laugh lines.

Unlike other injectables, Restylane Refyne’s flexibility allows you to maintain control of your facial expressions instead of freezing the muscles in place. 

Restylane Defyne

Like Refyne, Restylane Defyne also contains the company’s XpresHAn Technology, which allows the filler to integrate into the facial tissue better. However, Restylane Defyne is unique as the only product in the Restylane line indicated to augment the chin and improve its profile.

Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk is one of few fillers approved for use in and around the lips. Formulated to add definition and volume to the lips and smooth smoker’s lines around the mouth, Restylane Silk is a lighter, thinner gel intended for natural, subtle results.

Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse also works to volumize the lips and reduce wrinkles in the upper lip area, but it’s firmer and more flexible than Restylane Silk. Patients seeking more dramatic lip enhancements often opt for Restylane Kysse’s striking results.

Restylane Contour

Restylane Contour is one of the newest additions to the Restylane line of fillers, formulated to restore volume to cheeks and contour the midface. Using Restylane’s XpresHAn Technology, Contour provides natural-looking flexibility while redefining facial features.

See Results with Restylane at Galanis Plastic Surgery

Restylane’s line of products is proven to provide patients with smoother, plumper, younger-looking skin. As one of the most effective and lasting fillers on the market, it’s a preferred choice for patients looking to smooth wrinkles, contour the face, and restore lost volume. 

Deciding which filler to use is only part of the process. Achieving the best results from your Restylane injections requires the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Galanis at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. 

To restore your youthful skin with Restylane, call or use our online consultation form to book an appointment today.

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