How Many Restaline Syringes Typically Needed for the Whole Face - Nasolabial Folds, Under Eyes, Crows Feet?

How Many Restaline Syringes Typically Needed for the Whole Face - Nasolabial Folds, Under Eyes, Crows Feet?

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The number of restylane syringes to get to full correction of the face

Your question is a very good one.  We want our patients to have great results, and this means filling to "full correction."  It can take only 1-2 syringes in a young person with minimal volume loss, but it can take 6+ syringes in an older patient. 

Trying to answer the question definitively without doing a physical examination is like trying to guess how much air will be needed to reinflate a tire without knowing what the tire looks like. 

The best thing to do is to have a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Good luck!




Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

All I can tell you is that there is no such thing as left over Restylane!

My average patient gets 2 ml of Restylane.  The most I have ever injected into someone's face at one time is 7 ml.  However, I do have many patients who have the equivalent of 10 ml of filler in their face and probably would benefit from more.  The important thing is to find the right injector and recognized that you can ease into what you are looking for.  The product really last much longer than a year for many.  This means that over time you can build up facial volume until you have achieved the volume replacement you are looking for.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Restylane for Entire Face...

There is no way I can answer that without a consulation.  Everyone is different, however, I agree with the physicians.  On average for entire face injections you are looking at anywhere from 2 to 6 syringes maybe more...


Hope this helps.


Dr. Grant Stevens        Marina PlasticSurgery Associates          Marina del Rey, CA         The Institute


Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Full Face Correction

No two patients will be the same in regards to the amount of dermal filler, and many patients will benefit from a combination of dermal fillers. Generally for a full face, you can expect 2 - 6 syringes. 

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

How many filler syringes needed for full face

The amount of restylane or juvederm or other filler syringes for a full face restoration is variable, depending on your genetics, age, previous filler usage, budget etc. Generally speaking, I find most of my patients will do very well with between 5-8 syringes for the full face. Most importantly, have an experienced and highly trained filler injector such as a dermatologist perform your treatments to maximize the outcome and minimize side effects.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Full Face Correction with Filler

On average, the amount of volume needed for full face correction in most middle aged patients is 20-30 ml.  While this seems like a large volume, consider that 2 Tablespoons is 30 ml of volume.  Be sure to check out the attached video link that shows full face correction. 

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

How MANY Restylane Syringes would be needed to fill my Whole Face?

Respectfully, your question is impossible to answer without a face to face examination and understanding your cosmetic goals. Just as a good painter would use more than one paint brush and a builder uses much more than a single tool, Plastic surgeons do NOT limit making the face more attractive with just a single type of filler, such as Restylane. There are several fillers on the US market, all of which have distinct characteristics and qualities. Based on what you want to achieve we would use several different fillers, in addition to Restylane, to accomplish those goals. Most Plastic surgeons would use Restylane to fill the Tear Trough marking the junction between the lower lid and cheek.

Peter A Aldea, MD
Memphis, TN

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

Restylane for whole face rejuvenation

True facial rejuvenation uses a combination fillers, not just Restylane. First, volume replacement is corrected with deeper fillers such as Sculptra and/or Radiesse. Then the superficial wrinkle lines are filled with Juvederm or Restylane. Modification of muscle action with botulinum neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin is often part of the final treatment plan.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Full Face Volumizing with Restylane.

The total number of syringes to treat nasolabial folds, tear trough, lips for global or whole face volumizing depends on your starting point. Some people may need 2-3 syringes, while others may need 5-6 syringes.

My general advice is that if you need a lot of dermal filler for improvement of wrinkles, another modality like UltraPulse CO2 Fractional Resurfacing + Botox Cosmetic for long lasting collagen stimulation and skin plumping, after which any residual wrinkles (if evident) can be corrected with a dermal filler like Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse.

Anifat Balogun, MD
Seattle Otolaryngologist

How many syringes are needed for the face?

It is difficult to say how many syringes will be needed to provide your improvement.  Some patients need one or two, others may need up to 4 or 5.  Best to be evaluated in person.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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