Do you have deep smile lines around your nose and mouth or wrinkled, bony hands? Those changes to your face and hands are caused by lost volume and elasticity in the skin. One of the least invasive treatments to smooth lines and wrinkles or add volume is with dermal filler injections. Restylane® is one of the most trusted lines of hyaluronic acid fillers that can transform the skin on your hands and face. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills is happy to offer a variety of Restylane injections for his patients.
Restylane-L Defyne, Lyft and Refyne Injection Treatments
All formulas of Restylane-L (the “L” is for lidocaine to reduce any discomfort) are hyaluronic acid-based. Hyaluronic acid collects moisture under the skin to give it volume and firmness. However, the different formulas are designed to treat varied depths in the skin. For superficial volume near the skin’s surface or under delicate skin, a thinner formula that is more flexible is used for improved smoothness. Deeper lines need a thicker formula for firmness. The differences in the formulas offered by Restylane are as follows:
- Lyft – This formula is used for adding volume to the cheeks or hands under the skin. It is the first HA filler that was FDA-approved for addressing thinner skin on the hands.
- Refyne – With Refyne, mild to moderate smile lines can be smoothed, while still allowing natural facial movement.
- Defyne – For more pronounced or deeper nasolabial folds or lines, Defyne can add the needed volume while still staying flexible.
If you are concerned about deeper lines on your face or lost volume in your cheeks, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss the different treatments available. We offer a wide selection of surgical and non-surgical anti-aging treatments, including Restylane injections.