Is a Restalyn Facelift Suitable for Any Woman?

Does a Restalyn facelift have any side effects for a specific type of skin or condition?

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Restylane and liquid facelift vs surgical facelift


Injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, (hyaluronic acid)  and Radiesse (Calcium Hydroxylapatite), can help replace volume loss that is often seen in the aging face.  These fillers can be useful in restoring a more youthful appearance to the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth, and lips.  Although these injectable fillers are often referred to as a liquid face lift, they primarily replace subcutaneous fat and connective tissue volume loss.  They can be used alone or as an adjunct to a surgical face lift.  However, if there is significant sagging of the face - jowling, etc. - a surgical face lift would be the better option.  Best wishes.

San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Liquid Facelift with Restylane

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical way to rejuvenate the face using a variety of injectable treatments. Restylane is one of several facial fillers that can be used during a "liquid facelift" procedure. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler that can smooth lip lines, add volume to the cheeks and lips, and fill in facial folds. Restylane is very suitable for all skin types and the minimal chance of side effects is greatly reduced when you see a board-certified dermatologist. The specific filler used during your liquid facelift will need to be determined by your doctor.

Karen Beasley, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
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Choosing the right fillers

There are a number of fillers available in the US today.  Each has its own unique characteristics and best applications.  Most often a combination of products is used to obtain best outcomes if several different areas of the face are being treated.  I would recommend seeking advice from a highly skilled and experienced injector when deciding how to proceed.

Brian Biesman, MD
Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Restylane is an excellent hyaluronic acid filler for patients with nasolabial, perioral, or jowls that need cosmetic correction.  There are no slide effects based on specific skin types.  A cosmetic consultation with a board certified dermatologist with experience in facial injections is most important for the best results.

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Restylane for Liquid Facelift

Dear ?, thank you for your question. Injectable fillers can be used to enhance facial volume, correct lines and depressions, and rejuvenate the face without surgery. Some common fillers used in our San Diego practice include restylane, juvederm, perlane, voluma, radiesse, and sculptra. Consult with a an experienced facial plastic surgeon injector to review your options. Good Luck!

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Restylane suitability


Although most fillers are relatively benign as far as having side effects, it's important for you to be seen by a physician experienced in the injection of fillers to confirm you are a true candidate for the procedure.  You may find visiting Restylane's website in regards to contraindications to be helpful as well.

Hope this helps!

Gergana Gallacher, MD
Danville Dermatologist
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Restylane, liquid facelift


The combination of many ingredients - fillers, ulthera, Botox, can be used on most patients. However, whether it is ideal can only be decided by a qualified physician

Barry Lycka, MD
Edmonton Dermatologic Surgeon
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Restylane "Facelift" suitable for any woman?


First of all, a "liquid facelift" gives volume to the face.  This can give very nice results, but it is not a facelift.  Next, Restylane is  a well known product used to place volume into the face.  Lastly, rarely do we say "never" or "always" in medicine.  Each patient is different.  Best to see an experienced injector.  Share with them your goals.  they will guide you through the process.

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Restylane is one of several good volumizing products


The idea of the volumizers is to replace lost facial volume and shape. Done well, and in conjunction with other treatments - such as botox, laser skin resurfacing, or peels, it is possible to significantly turn back the calendar.

Depending on your needs, a personalized combination of the above options may be the way to go.

Also the surgical face lifts should be considered.

Christopher J. Peers, MD
South Bend Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Restylane: Filler v. Lifter?? Ask Dr Ellen


Hello Anon,
It's important to clarify that Restylane is a volumizing agent, not a lifting agent.
Restylane, and fillers like Restylane, can enhance facial proportion by subtly modifying contour and shape.  They are often used in conjunction with neurotoxins which can reduce lines related to animation- example crow's feet, the 11's between the brows, forehead lines.  Skin resurfacing procedures like lasers, peels and microdermabrasion can impact on the quality of the superficial skin- by making the skin more supple and pliable. 
A Liquid Face Lift is a combination of all, or some, of the above listed non surgical procedures.  They can be used in combination with just about any skin type and although do not directly tighten the skin, they can give the illusion of a  more youthful balanced facial appearance.
Thanks for asking!  Dr Ellen

Ellen A. Mahony, MD
Westport Plastic Surgeon
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