The loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid production over time can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and even hollowness in the cheek area. This is why dermatologists recommend dermal filler injectables, such as Restylane, to restore cheek volume and create a smoother facial appearance.
So why should Restylane be your cheek filler of choice? Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with a hyaluronic acid-based filler as the main ingredient is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Restylane injections can be used to treat midface contour deficiencies, with results lasting for up to 6 to 18 months.
Restylane repairs, enhances, and refreshes your skin for a long time. After your filler injection – which lasts for only a few minutes – you’ll see an improvement in your cheeks almost immediately. There is also a low risk of complications and side effects. That said, these are the top 3 reasons why you should choose Restylane to contour your cheeks:
Restylane fills in the areas beneath your cheek where collagen and other tissues have been depleted. This then gives your midface a smooth, plumped appearance. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane adheres to your skin, allowing the water component to draw in more of the same substance and thus maintain the volume that was recently introduced.
Restylane for cheek contouring is approved by the FDA – meaning it is a safe and effective cosmetic solution. FDA-approved dermal fillers have undergone surveillance aftermarket release to monitor possible side effects and common risks. Some side effects associated with these dermal fillers are mild and usually go away after a few weeks.
Contrary to surgical procedures like cheek implants or facelifts, Restylane cheek contouring doesn't involve incisions or general anesthesia. This means that patients can resume their regular activities right away. The potential side effects of Restylane include bruising, swelling, itching, headache, and tenderness, but these are only temporary and should be gone after a few days.
Restylane cheek fillers may last from 6 to 18 months. The longevity of the treatment depends on the formula used, the region of the face treated, and how the active ingredients interact with the skin’s natural proteins.
Fillers on easy-to-move areas like lips have a thin, and flexible texture and do not last as long as dense fillers for cheek and wrinkles. The patient’s age, skin condition, and overall health also contribute to the longevity of filler results.
You can maintain your Restylane cheek results by committing to the aftercare instructions of your dermatologist. Schedule regular top-up appointments; incorporate anti-aging products into your skincare routine; and protect your skin from excessive sunlight.
One of the benefits of Restylane is that there are numerous options available, each one having its own special formulation designed for various cosmetic goals and facial regions. Keep in mind that the Restylane line of filler injectables is for patients over the age of 21.
As for cosmetic providers, having these options makes it possible to tailor fit treatments to the individual needs and preferences of each patient. This then leads to greater patient satisfaction. The classic Restylane filler is injected to lift moderate to deep facial wrinkles, whereas the other variations include:
Restylane Lyft is an effective and dissolvable HA filler that can be administered at the back of the hands for a softer and smoother feel. It can also be injected in the cheeks to address midface contour concerns. It provides a visible and non-surgical facelift in facial areas that have lost volume and gained wrinkles.
As a cheek filler, Restylane Lyft results can last up for 6 to 12 months. The treatment is minimally invasive with barely any downtime, and it is one of the most recommended filler solutions for patients seeking to improve the fine lines around their midface, like nasolabial folds and marionette lines. A Restylane Lyft treatment typically costs around $750.
The main difference between Restylane Lyft and Restylane Contour is that the former is a more versatile filler meant to lift the cheek, while the latter is specially designed for facial sculpting and defining. Still, both Restylane Lyft and Restylane Contour are suitable for face rejuvenation and enhancement – the choice just depends on the patient’s facial anatomy and, most especially, aesthetic goals.
Restylane Contour, in particular, is a dermal filler that combines viscosity and flexibility to achieve definition in the cheek and chin areas, without the risk of a “sharp” appearance. You can still expect soft and natural-looking results that can last up to 18 months.
Restylane Contour still allows you to make dynamic expressions. With hyaluronic acid as its active ingredient, it stimulates collagen production which improves your skin’s elasticity and firmness over time. In fact, it is the first cheek filler that leverages XPresHAn Technology, an innovative manufacturing process that cross-links hyaluronic acid molecules in a special way. The cost of a Restylane Contour treatment is within the $750 to $1,000 range.
While dermal fillers typically plump wrinkles, these two variations were created to give a more natural-looking appearance than previously thought possible. This is possible due to XpresHAn Technology as previously mentioned.
Restylane Refyne is a flexible hyaluronic acid filler that addresses moderate to severe “laugh lines” around the mouth. We recommend it for patients that want to maintain a natural range of facial expressions. Results can last up to a year.
Restylane Defyne, on the other hand, offers a solution for deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It provides more support and structure to the treated area. Results can last for up to 18 months.
Keep in mind that your smile isn’t just about your cheeks. It is also affected by your lips and mouth region, the main treatment areas of Restylane Silk. This dermal filler, also known as the thinnest filler by Restylane, is designed for natural-looking lip enhancement and correction of wrinkles around the mouth.
Similar to Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse is not typically used as a cheek filler; however, its specialty is still on the lips which affects how your cheeks form whenever you smile. It uses a smaller amount of filler formula, as well as XpresHAn Technology, to enhance the volume and texture of the lips.
There are other cheek filler brands on the market such as Juvederm, another line of filler products. Both Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid fillers that treat similar areas of the face, addressing concerns of cheek augmentation and fine lines. They also contain lidocaine which eases discomfort during the filler treatment.
Restylane is made by the Swiss pharmaceutical company, Galderma, which specializes in dermatological procedures. On the other hand, Juvederm is from Allergan, the company responsible for Botox and other innovative aesthetic solutions. Both take only minutes to inject. The possible, but minor, side effects include mild swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness.
Although these 2 brands have their similarities, they also have their own unique formulations and range of differences. The price of a cheek filler treatment depends on the amount of filler, type of product, and experience of the cosmetic provider. As such, here’s what you need to know about how Restylane and Juvederm:
|Consistency||Thicker, firmer||Softer, more flexible|
|Number of treatments||The number of Restylane treatments may vary depending on the individual’s aesthetic goals and unique biology.||Expect at least one maintenance session every year.|
|Duration of results||6 to 18 months||12 to 18 months|
|Average cost||$300 to $650 per Restylane injection||$600 or more per Juvederm injection|
|Variation examples||- Restylane Lyft|
- Restylane Contour
- Restylane Silk
|- Juvederm Volbella|
- Juvederm Voluma
- Juvederm Volbella
|Ideal candidate||Restylane is an effective solution for patients who want to target their cheeks, lips, and eyebags.||Juvederm is usually given to patients in their 40s or 50s. Patients should not have brittle and sun-damaged skin.|
Not all dermal filler products are created equal, which is why it is crucial to do due diligence and consult with your dermatologist about the best procedure for you. Restylane, in particular, is one of the most popular dermal fillers that can be administered to add that needed volume to the cheeks to give you a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Lanna Aesthetics is the leading provider of Restylane cheek fillers in New York. Our team of experienced aestheticians is committed to treating every patient with quality, personalized care. We’ll help you determine which type of Restylane filler works best for you. Schedule a consultation today to explore your options for cheek fillers.