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Restylane | Ferrer & Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center

Restylane® Treatment in Ithaca, NY

What Is Restylane?

Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers used to “fill in” wrinkles and add volume to areas of the face such as the lips or cheeks. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the body where it helps to provide volume and fullness to the skin.

Restylane products are injected into the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). It is also used for contouring and defining certain areas of the face. Restylane treatments are temporary as the body naturally metabolizes the filler over time. 

What Are the Benefits of Restylane? 

Restores Volume in Cheeks

The Restylane family can be used to address volume loss in the cheeks. Its effective hyaluronic acid-based composition can restore a youthful contour to this area, lifting sagging skin and reducing the appearance of deep lines or wrinkles.

Fills in Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds, also known as laugh lines, are the deep wrinkles that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Restylane filler can effectively smooth these lines, providing a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance without losing your natural expressions.

Plumps and Defines Lips

If you desire fuller, more defined lips, Restylane lip filler offers an excellent solution. Restylane treatments can enhance lip volume and define their shape, resulting in a natural, yet noticeably enhanced lip appearance that lasts for several months.

Fills in Marionette Lines

Marionette lines, the lines running from the corners of the mouth down towards the chin, can make certain individuals appear older than they are. Restylane injections can fill these lines, smoothing the skin and reducing the visual impact of these common signs of aging.

Contours and Defines the Chin

A well-defined chin contributes significantly to a balanced facial appearance. Restylane filler can help contour and define the chin area, enhancing your overall facial profile without the need for invasive surgical procedures.

Restores Volume on the Back of the Hands

Our hands, often overlooked in cosmetic treatments, can reveal our age just as much as our faces. Restylane is not only great for restoring volume in the face but can also address volume loss in the hands, making them appear smoother, plumper, and more youthful.

What Products Are in the Restylane Family?


  • Restylane: This was the first product in the Restylane line and is designed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds. It can also be used for lip augmentation.
  • Restylane Kysse: This Restylane lip filler enhances lip volume and definition. It uses XpresHAn Technology™ for flexibility and natural movement of the lips, ensuring softer and more natural-looking results.
  • Restylane Lyft: As a versatile filler used to correct age-related volume loss in the face and hands, Restylane Lyft can effectively smooth nasolabial folds and add volume to the back of the hands.
  • Restylane Defyne: This product is designed to smooth out deep laugh lines, including the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Its unique cross-linking technology can help support your facial expressions for natural-looking results.
  • Restylane Contour: This is a new generation filler designed to sculpt and define the cheeks and chin. It utilizes XpresHAn Technology for flexibility and precision, leading to dynamic, natural-looking results.
  • Restylane Refyne: This filler is formulated to soften laugh lines and restore a more refreshed look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions. It is ideal for looking youthful without appearing “overdone.”
  • Restylane Silk: Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth. It can be perfect for those desiring smooth, silky lips and a more youthful-looking smile.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Its job is to help provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses hyaluronic acid. And as it diminishes, skin loses volume, increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. Restylane® is composed of hyaluronic acid and provides rejuvenating cosmetic beauty treatments for a natural, younger-looking you. Restylane® is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. It is well tolerated, nonsurgical and long lasting (usually around six months).

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Its job is to help provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses hyaluronic acid. And as it diminishes, skin loses volume, increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. Restylane® is composed of hyaluronic acid and provides rejuvenating cosmetic beauty treatments for a natural, younger-looking you. Restylane® is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. It is well tolerated, nonsurgical and long lasting (usually around six months).


Restylane Perlane

For treatment of deeper lines, wrinkles and folds
Restylane Perlane gently fills deeper wrinkles and folds, such as the nose-to-mouth lines and frown lines, resulting in a softer facial expression.

Treatment areas
Find out more about how Restylane can enhance your appearance and the different areas that can be treated. Restylane treatment areas

Which product is best for me?
Always contact a qualified Restylane practitioner for a consultation. Your Restylane physician will give you personal advise on which product suits your needs the best.

See more at at Restylane Perlane


Restylane FAQs

How Long Does Restylane Last?

The effects of Restylane treatments can last between six months to a year, depending on the specific product used and the area treated. Periodic touch-up injections can help maintain the desired results.

What Are Restylane Treatments Like? 

Restylane injections are non-invasive and typically take less than an hour to perform, with most patients able to resume their regular activities immediately afterward. A local anesthetic is sometimes applied to ensure comfort during the injection process, though this is often unnecessary as many of the Restylane formulations include lidocaine.

Am I a Good Candidate for Restylane? 

Ideal candidates for Restylane are individuals who are looking to address signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, or volume loss, but who aren’t ready for or interested in more invasive surgical procedures. However, the best way to determine your suitability for Restylane is through a consultation with a skilled provider.

Treat Wrinkles and Loss of Volume With Restylane

Our Restylane treatments at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center can be a dynamic solution for reversing the visible signs of aging and enhancing your natural beauty. You can learn more about the benefits of this range of products by scheduling a consultation in Ithaca, NY. Request an appointment online or call (607) 499-4582.


Kysse is a popular lip filler from this family of fillers. It uses XpresHAn technology to add natural volume to lips while helping patients maintain flexibility and the ability to express themselves normally. It also improves the color and texture of the lips and lasts up to one year.


Silk is a filler from this product line that also improves the appearance of the lips. It adds volume to thinning lips as well as naturally thinner lips. It also can be used to smooth vertical lip lines around the mouth. Results will last six to 12 months post-treatment.


Refyne is a hyaluronic acid formula designed to smooth laugh lines. Injections into areas around the mouth can smooth laugh lines while helping patients maintain natural flexibility and movement. Results can last a year or longer.


Defyne is designed to treat deeper, more severe laugh lines, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Patients with more advanced signs of aging can use this filler to restore youth to their face and enjoy results for over one year.


Lyft is a filler from this collection that can treat the face and the hands. It can add volume to the cheeks to address sagging, drooping, and general volume loss. It can also be injected into the hands to create a more youthful-looking appearance. Results can last six months in the hands and 12 months in the cheeks.


Restylane is the original filler from this collection that treats facial wrinkles, folds, and lines around the mouth of different severities, including nasolabial folds. We can also inject it into the lips to add natural volume; the results can last 18 months or longer.


Contour is a cheek filler from this collection that can add or restore definition to the cheats. It delivers natural-looking results and contours the entire face, and results can last a year or longer.

Dermal Fillers General Information

When it comes to dermal fillers, variety is key. For that reason, we offer several different dermal filler collections and formulas with unique ingredients to meet the needs of our patients. Our hyaluronic acid-based fillers will inject immediate volume into different areas of the face. We only use as much filler as you need to address hollow areas, lines, and wrinkles of different severity and areas that need added volume for feature enhancement or to combat aging.

Our collagen-stimulating fillers, also known as biostimulators, are unique in that, unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers, they don’t inject immediate volume into the skin but instead stimulate natural collagen production.

The Treatment Process

At your consultation, the physician will discuss your goals and expectations.  After an assessment, she will devise a personalized treatment plan for you with a thorough discussion of the recommended filler.  The treatment typically takes 30 – 60 minutes.  The area that is being treated will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent.  The physician will make a series of marks and apply numbing as needed.  The number of injections will depend on the area being treated and the amount of filler being used.  When the treatment is complete, all the marks will be removed, ointment will be applied, and the application of ice will be used if necessary.  There is typically minimal downtime with filler injections. Further discharge instructions will be provided at the time of treatment.

What is Facial Rejuvenation?

Facial sculpting–the combination of injectables (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) and fillers (Voluma, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero Balance, Perlane, Restylane, and Sculptra)–is an artistic endeavor that provides individualized results for your unique needs.

The wide range of products offered at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center address wrinkles as well as the muscles that cause lines and furrows to form.

Fillers plump up wrinkles while other injectables prevent the muscle contractions that result in lines and wrinkles.

When used together, injectables and fillers can lead to improved and longer-lasting results, due to the decreased muscle movement slowing the re-absorption of the products used in the treatment.