What Can Restylane Be Used For?

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Dermal fillers, like Restylane®, are changing the way we appear to age. More people turn to cosmetic injections to restore facial volume and act as an effective wrinkle treatment to look years younger. The best part of noninvasive "miracle workers," like Restylane, is they require no surgery or lengthy downtime. With many nonsurgical ways to rejuvenate your face, it isn't easy to know what you might need and which injectable to choose.

Here is a more in-depth look at Restylane and its line of hyaluronic acid-based products to restore facial volume and smooth out wrinkles from board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson. Dr. Christy and her expert team at Body Bar MD are dedicated to helping patients tackle facial signs of aging by offering various nonsurgical options at both locations in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN. Read on to learn more about Restylane and where it is most effective to put your best face forward.

What is Restylane, and how does it work?

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to augment lips, smooth out wrinkles, and restore lost volume in the face, giving Body Bar MD patients a more natural and younger-looking appearance. Available at either our Terre Haute or Carmel, IN office, Restylane is a wrinkle treatment that temporarily minimizes the signs of mild to moderate facial aging. With multiple formulas, it can be customized for every patient to address their cosmetic concerns. Within the Restylane family of products, different types can be used to manage the following:

  • Add volume or fullness to the cheeks and back of the hands
  • Correct moderate to severe lines around the nose and corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Lip augmentation
  • Minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes

How long does Restylane last?

Temporary injectables, like dermal fillers or BOTOX®, are rising in popularity and don't appear to be slowing down. Studies show that plastic surgeons are witnessing an increase in patients in their 20s or 30s partaking in cosmetic injectables as a preventive measure to get a jump start on the aging process. Early intervention helps keep future wrinkles at bay, and popular brands like Restylane are at the top of the list. With a full treatment of Restylane, Body Bar MD patients can see lasting results for:

  • 12 – 18 months around the mouth or nasolabial folds
  • Up to 12 months in the cheeks
  • 3 – 6 months for lips
  • Up to six months in the back of the hands

Am I the right candidate for Restylane?

Anyone 21 years of age or older with skin in good condition is usually a viable candidate for Restylane. It is made from a synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid (HA), a necessary component found in the connective tissue within our body in such areas as the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and mouth. Hyaluronic acid plays a supportive role in nourishing the collagen and water found in our skin, giving it that plump, youthful appearance. As these two essential agents dwindle with age, tissue cells can no longer hold enough water and collagen, leading to the skin losing elasticity. Restylane temporarily adds more hyaluronic acid back into those target areas to restore facial volume and fullness, and reduce visible signs of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.


Restylane is effective at temporarily fighting the signs of facial aging and revealing younger-looking skin. During an initial consultation at Body Bar MD, Dr. Christy Watson will thoroughly evaluate any concerns to determine which variation of Restylane or combination of injectables will be the best option to achieve your aesthetic goals. Are you ready to diminish the signs of aging skin and look younger? We invite you to contact the caring team at Body Bar MD and schedule your consultation at one of our locations in Carmel or Terra Haute, IN. You can feel more confident about how you look and push the refresh button on your skin by calling today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.