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Restylane Sarasota

Restylane Sarasota | Restylane Fillers Sarasota

Dermal fillers have exploded in popularity in the 21st century and particularly in the past decade. There are several filler options available, but by far the most used type of filler is hyaluronic acid based filler. Largely considered the safest and most versatile type of filler, there are two primary brands of HA fillers, Restylane and Juvederm. Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the best Restylane Sarasota provides.

Everything To Know About Restylane Dermal Fillers

Restylane fillers are produced by Galderma and are made from hyaluronic acid. First made available in Europe in 1996, the FDA first approved Restylane for use in the United States in 2003. Since then, they have become a favorite of providers and patients. One notable feature of Restylane is that they design many of their fillers for specific treatment areas. For example, Restylane Kysse is made for the lips.

In comparison to other hyaluronic acid fillers, Restylane has a more granular texture and tends to be slightly thinner. This makes it ideal for certain areas such as the lips or temples. It also is a more cohesive filler which makes it ideal for areas like the chin. Though, this can make it less malleable at times. Generally, this is not a problem.


Restylane fillers have several uses across the face and body. Some of the areas and treatments injectors use Restylane for include:

Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Restylane fillers offer many benefits to patients beyond the corrections and enhancements they can provide. Some of the advantages and benefits of Restylane and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, in general, include:

  • Look and feel natural
  • Create a more youthful appearance
  • Safe
  • Quick injection process
  • Little to no pain
  • Well studied
  • Few risks
  • Allergic reactions unlikely
  • Made of a natural substance found in the body (hyaluronic acid)
  • Temporary, allowing patients to change up look when they want
  • Reversible
  • Immediate results
  • Customizable

Types Of Restylane Fillers

Restylane makes many fillers for a variety of purposes. While the main ingredient of each filler is hyaluronic acid, they have slightly different consistencies and slight differences among them. Let’s look at some of the most popular Restylane fillers and what they treat.

Restylane L

Restylane L is the newest generation of the original Restylane fillers. It is a fairly thin filler and contains lidocaine to help ease the injections. It is FDA approved for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds including the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It is also used off-label in other areas such as:

Restylane Lyft

Restylane Lyft is the only hyaluronic acid filler approved for hand filler injections. It is also FDA approved to treat the nasolabial folds and for cheek augmentation. This filler has larger particles than most other Restylane products. This makes it perfect for deeper wrinkles and more dramatic cheek augmentation. It also contains lidocaine. Restylane Lyft is an extremely versatile filler and is commonly used in other areas such as:

Restylane Silk

Containing smaller hyaluronic acid particles, Restylane Silk is used to treat the lips and surrounding wrinkles. The smaller particles make this filler particularly good at addressing the tiny lines around and on the lips. It is occasionally used off-label in areas like:

Restylane Defyne

Originally FDA approved to treat severe facial lines and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds, Restylane Defyne is now also approved for chin augmentation. As a fairly thick filler that remains fairly malleable, it is a versatile filler. It uses crosslinked hyaluronic acid to maintain a natural look. Other places that Restylane Defyne is sometimes used include:

Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne was designed to be an extremely natural looking wrinkle filler that would allow patients to maintain their unique expressions. It is Restylane’s primary wrinkle filler as it has no other FDA approvals. Occasionally, it may be safely used off-label in areas such as:

Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse came onto the market in 2020 as the first filler only for the lips. Designed specifically for lip injections, augmentation, and correction, Restylane Kysse is considered one of the best lip fillers. It has a soft consistency, yet, firm, similar to the natural feel of the lips. Kysse is rarely, if ever, used off-label anywhere else.

Restylane Contour

The newest Restylane offering is Restylane Contour. Much like Restylane Kysse, this filler was formulated specifically for cheek augmentation. The filler moves naturally with your facial movements and subtly enhances the cheeks for a more youthful appearance. Currently, it is not used anywhere off-label.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Restylane Better Than Juvederm?

Restylane and Juvederm are exceptionally similar. The main ingredient of both fillers is hyaluronic acid and each treat many of the same areas. The primary difference between the two fillers is that Restylane has a more granular texture while Juvederm has a smoother texture. The other differences are more subtle. The table below details some of the major differences between the two HA filler options.

  • Lasts three to nine months on average
  • Can treat the hands
  • More filler options
  • May be better for wrinkle/fold correction
  • Suited for areas associated with expression (cheeks, lips)
  • Lasts one year on average
  • Used only on facial areas
  • Handful of filler options
  • May be better for augmenting facial features
  • Might not move as natural in areas associated with expression
  • Thicker fillers

How Long Does It Take To See The Full Effects Of Restylane?

After any dermal filler injection treatment, your provider will advise you to wait two weeks before making any judgments. The filler itself needs time to settle and the skin needs to heal. Side effects can take up to two weeks for the average patient to subside. In some patients who smoke or have certain health conditions, it may take longer to see the final result.

Is It Safe?

Restylane fillers are considered safe. Hyaluronic acid fillers, in general, are among one of the safest cosmetic treatments available, only second to Botox. Restylane has been on the market for almost two decades and maintains a high safety record.

Like any injection, there are risks associated with Restylane fillers. Most people are at low risk for developing complications as long as they go to a qualified injector. Dr. Sessa or your injector will evaluate you to determine your risk based on your medical history and lifestyle. 

Some of the risks associated with Restylane include:

  • Prolonged swelling or bruising
  • Infection
  • Acne or cold sore flare-up
  • Lump formation
  • Allergic reaction
  • Occlusion of a blood vessel
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin necrosis
  • Nerve damage

The majority of these risks are either 1). Temporary 2). Treatable 3). Preventable. Overall, they are also rare. Your provider will discuss your individual risk factors during a consultation.

Can I Make Results Last Longer?

The amount of time filler lasts depends on many factors including the filler you choose, your biology, treatment area, and environmental factors. For the most part, there is not much anyone can do to make their filler results last longer. However, there are a few factors under your control such as:

  • Eat well and exercise
  • Do not over-exercise
  • Avoid smoking
  • Take good care of your skin
  • Limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen
  • Stay hydrated
  • Reduce stress
  • Limit alcohol

How Much Does It Cost?

Dermal fillers range in price based on the filler chosen and the number of syringes needed. At Sarasota Surgical Arts, Restylane fillers generally range between $600 and $650 per syringe. You can find more comprehensive pricing on our price list.

The Best Restylane Fillers In Sarasota

Sarasota Surgical Arts is a luxury cosmetic surgery clinic that has served the Greater Sarasota, FL area for over a decade. Along with surgical procedures, Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the gold standard of injectables and skincare. With years of experience and expertise, the injectors at Sarasota Surgical Arts offer the best Restylane Sarasota provides.

Dr. Alberico Sessa is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in facial, breast, and body cosmetic surgery. He routinely performs breast augmentations and tummy tucks alongside non-invasive procedures such as lip filler and smile line filler. He has performed surgery for over two decades and has been a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for over ten years.

To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online using chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

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