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How Long Does Restylane®️ Last?

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz offers Restylane®️ injections to help you eliminate signs of aging and restore a fresh, youthful look. The Restylane®️ line of products provides a range of benefits, with lasting results that vary depending on your chosen product. Read on to learn more about Restylane®️ benefits and other treatment alternatives that reduce signs of aging. 

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Restylane®️ Overview

The Restylane®️ family of fillers contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that keeps skin looking healthy. As a dermal filler treatment, Restylane®️ targets signs of aging in the face, including fine lines, wrinkles, laugh lines, and sagging skin along the cheeks. 

Since Restylane®️ includes a family of products, how long it lasts depends on the product you choose. However, if you’re looking for a more long-term solution to counter the effects of aging, there’s another option that produces permanent results that you may want to consider. 

What Is Restylane®️?

Restylane®️ encompasses a family of products designed to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and folds along the face along with subtle lip enhancement capabilities. These products are dermal filler injectables, specifically formulated to enhance your facial contours and produce natural-looking results by: 

  • Softening creases 
  • Smoothing out fine lines
  • Restoring lost volume

The active ingredients in Restylane®️ mimic the effects of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that gives your skin volume. With age, the body gradually loses its ability to produce hyaluronic acid. This means anyone noticing signs of aging along the face could be a good candidate for dermal fillers

The Restylane®️ family includes six different products, with each one formulated to address various signs of aging:

  • Restylane®️ – reduces “laugh lines” or the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Restylane-L®️ – restores volume along the cheeks
  • Restylane Lyft®️ with Lidocaine – eliminates moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds; reduces “laugh lines;” enhances volume in the cheeks
  • Restylane Defyne®️ – decreases “laugh lines” and diminishes wrinkles
  • Restylane Silk®️ – enhances lip fullness and smooths out vertical lip lines
  • Restylane Refyne®️ – reduces “laugh lines” and diminishes wrinkles

The Restylane®️ brand uses NASHA, a specialized technology that tailors hyaluronic acid particle size to target different signs of aging. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz works with each patient to determine which dermal filler will best meet their needs.

How Long Does Restylane®️ Last?

Restylane®️ results vary depending on the product. Here’s a quick breakdown of how long each Restylane®️ product lasts:

  • Restylane®️ – 18 months (when patients follow-up with a recommended second treatment at nine months after the initial injection)
  • Restylane Lyft®️ line – 12 months for the cheeks; six months for facial folds and wrinkles
  • Restylane Silk®️ – six months 
  • Restylane Refyne®️ – 12 months
  • Restylane Defyne®️ – 12 months

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Fat Injections vs. Dermal Fillers 

For some individuals, dermal filler results may come up short in terms of how long they last. If you’re looking for a more long-term alternative, you may want to consider fat injections. 

Dermal fillers help restore lost volume in the face and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal filler treatments only require a short, in-office visit with no recovery time. But, for all the benefits dermal fillers offer, they don’t last as long as fat filler injections. 

Fat injections utilize your own fat, harvested from another area of your body. Fat is injected into target areas along the face using a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure from a site of your choosing,

Unlike dermal fillers, the results from fat injections are permanent! Depending on the dermal filler you choose, costs can add up with follow-up treatments, meaning fat injections can reduce your overall costs by thousands of dollars.

Fat injections offer a few other benefits, as well:

  • No risk of allergic reactions since the fat comes from your body
  • No chance of your body rejecting the treatment
  • Fat fillers also contain stem cell materials, which further enhance your skin’s appearance, making it look brighter and healthier
  • Improved contouring and fat reduction in the area where fat is removed

The BeautiFill®️ Forever Filler

Premier Vein & Body offers BeautiFill®️ Forever Filler, the premier option of fat filler injections! Dr. Craig Schwartz has 25 years of experience and holds triple board certifications in Phlebology, Vascular Surgery, and General Surgery. Dr. Schwartz oversees all liposuction-fat injection procedures, which entails a simple one-step system.

The BeautiFill®️ fat transfer system combines the laser, suction, and fat processing into one step. This system also selects high-quality fat for re-implantation purposes to ensure quality results. Like dermal fillers, the procedure takes place in-office, uses a local anesthetic, and requires minimal recovery time.

The BeautiFill®️ Forever Fill smooths out lines and wrinkles while adding volume throughout the face, which includes:

  • Cheeks
  • Laugh lines
  • Jowls
  • Temples
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Under-eye folds
  • And more

So, if you’re looking for a more long-term solution than dermal fillers have to offer, consider BeautiFill®️ Forever Fill.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about Restylane®️, call us at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier aesthetic treatment center can improve your condition. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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