I had my Restylane done at Cosmedics Dermaster at BGC. This is basically in the building right beside SM AURA. The entrance to Cosmedics’ building is the one across the entrance to SM AURA’s department store. This clinic is beside a 7/11 store, so it’s located in quite a convenient location.
And the Restylane variant used on me was Restylane Volyme. This is one of four kinds of Restylane.
Restylane Volyme is for creating a high volume lifting effect in the face. This is used on the cheekbones and chin.
Restylane Kysse, as the name sorta implies, is for the lips. It’s meant to create soft, natural looking lips.
Restylane Refyne is for the areas that have fine lines, but need a good amount of flexibility for a natural-looking result without a stiff feel. This is used on the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Restylane Defyne helps smooth out deeper lines around the mouth and is also used on the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. This works similarly to Volyme, but has more flexibility.
And the results are immediate! This is how it looked like when my left side (right side of this photo) was done. There are fewer lines, the sunken part is plumped up, and my cheek looks lifted. It’s also amazing how a little addition of filler on the cheeks can help to create an illusion of a slimmer face shape.
And this is when Dr. Alvin was filling the right side of my face.
There were some funny moments like this one, too. Dr. Alvin was checking whether the area was plump enough and even with respect to the other side, so he’d ask me to open and close my eyes repeatedly.
And these are the results! The best thing about this kind of treatment is that it’s like a built-in filter. I look better slept, the sunken parts are plumped up, and I unexplainably look a few years younger.
And one I took a few days after the procedure. I have no base makeup in both the before photo and this photo, so the difference can be seen quite clearly. My under-eye area is lighter on its own, more so in real life. Concealer is now just an option and no longer a necessity, and foundation/BB cream will be able to tackle the remaining darkness.