Restylane Contour for Cheek Augmentation


Galderma recently announced their new filler, Restylane Contour to the Restylane family and we are excited about it! Restylane Counter is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that recently received approval from the FDA for cheek augmentation and correction of midface contour deficiencies in adults over the age of 21.

Restylane Contour uses XpresHAn technology which allows the filler to be much more flexible and smoother than other fillers that are FDA-approved for use in the cheeks like Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma. This new technology allows the gel to maintain movement and facial expressions.

Who is a candidate for Restylane Contour Filler?

With age, we lose definition in the cheeks and volume in the midface. Restylane Contour is ideal for anyone who wants to restore the natural contours they have in the face. This filler can also be great for younger individuals who want to add volume and definition to their cheekbones for the appearance of a higher, more contoured cheekbones. Restylane Contour offers individuals very natural looking results because it is so flexible and subtle.

Like most fillers, Restylane Contour is temporary and lasts about 1 year. Filler is an alternative to fat transfer for those who have lost significant volume in the cheeks and midface.

What to expect when being treated with Restylane Contour

Restylane Contour is an injectable treatment that can be injected to the desired areas of the face with either a needle or cannula. The technique is usually chosen by your injector, but both are effective delivery methods. Depending on the area, a small amount of numbing cream can be applied to make the treatment more comfortable, or if a cannula is used the area may be numbed using local injections. Once the product is injected to the desired areas the patient is able to resume their normal activities and reapply mineral makeup. The patient may experience tenderness, swelling and possibly bruising.

Possible side effects of Restylane Contour

During clinical trials, there were no severe adverse reactions reported. Common side effects that patients can expect is swelling and bruising. These side effects are extremely common when being treated with filler but resolve on their own within 7-10 days. It is also not unusual for the injection sites to be tender or sore. More serious complications, such as vessel compromise, stroke or blindness are extremely rare and usually occur when being treated by an inexperienced injector.

How is Restylane Contour different from Juvederm Voluma?

Juvederm is tried and true when it comes to augmenting and lifting the cheeks and midface. Juvederm Voluma was the first filler to receive FDA approval in 2010 to treat the cheeks and is extremely effective. Voluma is also a hyaluronic acid-based filler that works well to restore volume to the cheeks and midface areas with very natural looking results. Voluma does last approximately 24 months which is significantly longer than Restylane Contour. However, Restylane Contour is more flexible in the face. It is best to consult with your injector to determine which filler would be best for your anatomy and concerns.

To learn more about non-surgical cheek augmentation, please contact Utah Facial Plastics at our Draper or Layton, Utah locations at (801)776-2220.

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