Restylane® Family

Restylane is one of the most trusted names in fillers and has been a versatile tool in the fight against aging for many years. The brand has developed different versions of its product to address different concerns and provide truly customized results. At MI Skin Dermatology & Laser Center in Washington, DC, we offer several dermal fillers from the Restylane family. Dr. Isaac has the skill and experience to use these innovative products to rejuvenate not only the face but areas such as the arms and hands as well.

The Restylane Family of Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is an essential component in our skin and keeps it hydrated, smooth, supple, and supported. Unfortunately, as we age, our skin stops producing as much hyaluronic acid, causing it to become thinner, weaker, and less plump, with wrinkles becoming more prominent. Hyaluronic acid-based Restylane dermal filler  reduce signs of aging by replacing volume and hydration in the skin.


Restylane is commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for lip augmentation and restoring volume in the temples and cheeks. Restylane treats various wrinkles and contour concerns in the face, such as:

  • Moderate nasolabial folds
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Hollow temples
  • Lip lines
  • Frown lines

Restylane is also the lip augmentation filler of choice for many people.

Restylane Lyft

Restylane Lyft uses a thicker hyaluronic acid-based gel to create volume and fullness and to fill in wrinkles. The difference is that Restylane Lyft is denser than Restylane, with larger gel particles. This means that Restylane Lyft is better suited for:

  • Deeper wrinkles
  • Severe nasolabial folds
  • Cheek augmentation

Often, Dr. Isaac uses Restylane Lyft in conjunction with other fillers to target both deep and superficial wrinkles.

Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk, like Restylane, is a filler made primarily from hyaluronic acid. This filler flows more freely and is best for:

  • Lip injections
  • Vertical lip lines (“smoker’s lines”)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth

Just by filling in these small wrinkles, you may be able to achieve a much more youthful look.

What Are the Differences Between Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Silk?

RestylaneRestylane LyftRestylane Silk
ConsistencyGelThicker and heavierThinner and more free-flowing
Best ForModerate lines, folds, and volume lossDeeper folds and wrinkles, severe volume lossFine lines and wrinkles, lip volume loss
Results Last6 months12 months6 months
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Expert in the Art of Injectables

Dr. Melda Isaac’s impressive credentials make her the choice of so many for BOTOX, JUVÉDERM, and other injectables. Highlights include:

  • Board-certified dermatologist
  • 20+ years of experience with injectables
  • Performs more than 2,000 injectable treatments per year
  • Provides the most BOTOX treatments in the Washington, DC area
  • Incorporates her refined sense of facial aesthetics into each treatment
  • Remains on the forefront of injectable techniques and applications
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What Is a Restylane Treatment Like?

Dr. Isaac begins every treatment with an in-depth consultation to understand exactly what your goals are and the best way to achieve them. Using a very fine needle, Dr. Isaac injects the dermal filler into carefully chosen sites to minimize the number of injections needed.

Since the filler is pre-mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, Restylane treatments are not usually painful. The only pain or discomfort comes from the needle penetrating the skin. However, if you are concerned about discomfort levels, Dr. Isaac will apply a topical numbing cream before the injection to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

Turn Back the Clock

Rediscover a younger, more vibrant you. Trust award-winning dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac to restore your vibrance with individualized anti-aging procedures. Each treatment is meticulously planned and performed to take years off your face without leaving any obvious signs of a cosmetic treatment. Look as youthful as you feel, starting today.

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What Is Restylane Recovery Like?

Treatments typically take less than an hour and require little to no downtime, making them ideal “lunch break” procedures for busy professionals. Most people can get straight back to their normal activities immediately after.

More Restylane FAQs

We know that there are many options available when it comes to volume replacement, and we want to make it as easy as possible to find information about different treatments. Here are some common questions men and women ask Dr. Isaac about the Restylane family of fillers.

Q: How long do Restylane results last?

A: Results will vary depending on the individual, but generally, Restylane treatments last from 6 to 18 months, depending on the formulation. Duration of benefit also depends on the quantity or number of vials of filler used. Dr. Isaac recommends regular injections of filler to maintain their benefit and stimulate your own body’s collagen formation.

Q: What are the side effects and downtime?

A: Potential side effects include swelling and redness around the injection site and possible bruising. These side effects do not last long and are not serious. If they last for longer than a week, or if you experience more serious side effects, please contact us immediately. Remember to tell Dr. Melda Isaac about any medications you are taking, especially blood thinners.

Q: Who is a good candidate for Restylane?

A: Restylane fillers are good options for those looking to achieve a more youthful look through wrinkle reduction and volume restoration. Restylane is also a popular choice for lip enhancement.

Q: Can Restylane be combined with other cosmetic treatments?

A: Restylane can be used together with other cosmetic procedures, such as BOTOX Cosmetic® or laser treatments, for more comprehensive results, in what is called a “liquid facelift.” Liquid facelifts address many facial concerns in a minimally invasive manner. They are a great option for men and women who do not want to go under the knife in a full surgical facelift. Liquid facelifts usually require little to no downtime, making them popular in today’s busy society where people have no time to spare for lengthy recovery times.

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If you are interested in rejuvenating or refining your look with Restylane, contact MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, today! To get started, request a consultation online or call (202) 393-7546.

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About Dr. Isaac

The founder and director of MI Skin Dermatology and Laser Center, Dr. Melda Isaac is consistently recognized as a top dermatologist in Washington, DC. An award-winning, board-certified dermatologist, she provides both medical and cosmetic dermatology services with professionalism and compassion. Her specialized expertise in injectables and her eye for creating natural-looking results have made her a sought-after source for excellent dermatological care.

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