In the beauty industry, there are very few in-office treatments that stand the test of time. As the years pass by, these treatments are often phased out and replaced by newer, shinier options—but not dermal fillers. When it comes to enhancing your natural features and addressing signs of facial aging, fillers have a long-standing record of positive results. After all, a quick appointment is all it takes for one to have their lips plumped, facial creases softened, and shallow areas volumized.
That said, not all dermal fillers are created equal. Restylane, a line of hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers, is currently an expert favorite thanks to its impressive XpresHAn Technology™*, which is featured in some of their most popular filler options: such as Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour and Restylane Defyne.
“The Restylane portfolio has been on the market for quite a while and has always been reliable, predictable and safe,” confirms Miami physician assistant Ilanit Samuels, PA-C, MCMS, aka @LipLadyofMiami on Instagram. “As far as fillers go, Restylane is the gold standard.”
If you’re unfamiliar with this line of fillers, don’t fret. Follow along as we break down everything there is to know about the Restylane products that leverage this technology, as well as why they should be your first choice when discussing filler with your injector.
What makes Restylane fillers so unique?
According to Samuels, Restylane’s most impressive feature is its ability to create a natural look when injected.1 “With Restylane XpresHAn Technology products, I’ve found that patients do not feel as stiff, as they allow you to maintain movement, especially when you smile,” she explains. “First-time patients are often worried about looking over-filled, so Restylane is a great option for them since the results are subtle and natural-looking.”
Restylane’s ability to provide a soft, subtle, and natural-looking appearance1 is because of its aforementioned XpresHAn Technology*, which is designed to be extra flexible and integrate seamlessly into the skin.1,2 “[It] allows patients to showcase their wide range of facial expressions, ensuring that every smile, laugh, and even frown, are authentically them1,” shares Samuels.
In fact, when used in the lips—a particularly difficult area to treat—Samuels says this technology is ideal for providing optimal results. “Being known as the Lip Lady of Miami, I really love the benefits that Restylane Kysse provides,” she explains. “Restylane Kysse is a really beautiful product to create structure and build height in the lip, all while keeping patients looking soft and natural. It’s really a fan favorite of many injectors, myself included.”4†‡
Why is Restylane a great option for so many potential filler patients?
The Restylane brand recognizes that fillers are not “one-size-fits-all” and is always looking for new ways to celebrate unique skin stories.
As more people become aware of the benefits of fillers, experts have noticed a new wave of filler patients, making Restylane a top pick for many. “Fillers have been getting more diverse over the years, inviting more people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and men who have been wanting to receive fillers,” says Samuels. “People now realize that fillers can be for anyone, which is fantastic!”
Over the last decade, filler trends have also shifted, opening the door for more potential patients. “Over the course of the last decade, the pendulum seems to have swung when it comes to aesthetic trends,” explains Samuel. “Ten years ago, it was all about overfilled lips and unnatural facial and body proportions. It’s been nice to see that the pendulum has swung the other way, toward natural-looking appearances.”
Each filler in the robust portfolio of Restylane XpresHAn Technology products is for a different area of the face, covering all your bases when it comes to facial rejuvenation. For example, Restylane Kysse is for the lips3, Restylane Contour is for the cheeks4, and Restylane Defyne is for the chin5.
The bottom line
While there are various filler options available, Restylane’s XpresHAn Technology products allow users to embrace their natural expressions and stay true to who they are1. Encompassing this ideology, the Restylane brand is activating their #XpresYourself campaign, which looks to embrace every skin story and keep up with the latest trend of patients seeking natural-looking results.
So, if you’re considering fillers and want to elevate your look while still staying true to your natural self, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour and Restylane Defyne may be for you. If you’re interested in learning more and earning exclusive offers on Restylane products, check out ASPIRE Galderma Rewards. Just be sure to consult with an experienced provider to achieve the best outcome possible while prioritizing your safety.
*Products formulated with XpresHAn Technology™ include Restylane® Contour, Restylane® Kysse, Restylane® Defyne and Restylane® Refyne.
† In a phase IV clinical study, 59 subjects were treated with Restylane Kysse in the lips (n=19) or Restylane Kysse in the lips in combination with either Restylane Refyne (n=21) or Restylane Defyne (n=37) in the nasolabial folds or marionette lines.
‡ Assessed by an independent photographic reviewer (IPR).
- Philipp-Dormston WG, Schuster B, Podda M. Perceived naturalness of facial expression after hyaluronic acid filler injection in nasolabial folds and lower face. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020;19:1600-1606.
- Lundgren B, Sandkvist U, Bordier N, et al. Using a new photo scale to compare product integration of different hyaluronan-based fillers after injection in human ex vivo skin. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(9):982-986.
- Restylane Kysse, Instructions for Use. Fort Worth, Texas: Galderma Laboratories, L.P., 2022.
- Restylane Contour, Instructions for Use. Fort Worth, Texas: Galderma Laboratories, L.P., 2021.
- Restylane Defyne, Instructions for Use. Fort Worth, Texas: Galderma Laboratories, L.P., 2022.
Important Safety Information
Restylane® Kysse, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne, and Restylane® Contour are indicated for patients over the age of 21.
Restylane® Kysse is for lip augmentation and for correction of upper perioral wrinkles.
Restylane® Refyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® Defyne is indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe, deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
Restylane® Defyne is also indicated for injection into the mid-to deep dermis (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in patients with mild to moderate chin retrusion.
Restylane® Contour is for cheek augmentation and for the correction of midface contour deficiencies.
These products contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or for patients with severe allergies that have required in- hospital treatment. They should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders, with hypersensitivity to amide-type local anesthetics, such as lidocaine, or by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The most commonly observed side effects include swelling, redness, pain, bruising, tenderness, lump formation, and itching at the injection site. Use at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete.
These products should not be injected into the blood vessels as they may cause vascular occlusion, infarction, or embolic phenomena. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Restylane® Kysse, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne, and Restylane® Contour are available only through a licensed practitioner.
Complete Instructions for Use are available at www.RestylaneUSA.com.