As we age, the natural fat that surrounds the cheekbones deteriorates, resulting in the loss of volume and definition. The collagen and protein that allow our skin to retain its original shape can also break down. The resulting hollow cheeks and sagging skin become more apparent as gravity takes its toll. However, you can bid farewell to hollow cheeks and smile lines with the help of Restylane Lyft.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel from the Restylane family of products that is FDA-approved to lift cheeks, replenish volume, and contour the face by smoothing away wrinkles and smile lines. Restylane Lyft comes to us by Galderma, one of the most trusted names in skincare, and uses larger particles that are injected deeper to improve skin elasticity and produce a more natural look. It provides the sculpted high cheekbones that you want and smooths out nasolabial folds, commonly known as laugh or smile lines.
The clear gel is specifically formulated to perform like the hyaluronic acid naturally produced by your body. The formula is injected deep into the dermis to the superficial subcutis in order to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. The procedure can also augment your cheeks to treat age-related mid-face contour deficiencies or hollow cheeks caused by weight loss. Because Restylane Lyft uses hyaluronic acid, there are few restrictions. The use of hyaluronic acid also limits the potential for adverse side effects. Restylane Lyft is a safe, cost-effective option to help you confidently obtain noticeable, long-lasting natural results.
What are the symptoms?
Restylane Lyft can:
Enhance cheeks for midface fullness
Provide a subtle lower-facelift
Restore fullness to hollow cheeks caused by aging or weight loss
Fill moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds
How Is the Restylane Lyft Procedure Performed?
The dermal filler is administered into the targeted areas of your cheeks and face to provide volume and correct cosmetic issues. The dermal filler is injected deep into the fat layers located beneath your skin to provide optimal results. The exact injection sites chosen will vary based on your individual circumstances and the specific contours of your face.
Who gets it?
Am I a Candidate for Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is FDA-approved for patients over the age of 21. If you have cosmetic concerns about your cheeks and smile lines and are otherwise healthy, you may benefit greatly from using this dermal filler. During your consultation, our experienced staff will provide an in-depth presentation of the procedure. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals. We will evaluate your facial structure and determine the amount of filler required to achieve the desired results. The medical staff will also review your health history during your office visit to ensure that there are no risks associated with treatment, such as a known allergy or medications that could interact with any of the ingredients in Restylane Lyft.
How Long Will the Results of Restylane Lyft Last?
A clinical study found that 89 percent of patients showed improvement within two months of treatment, and over half of the approximately 200 participants maintained the fullness for over a year or longer. To maintain a more youthful appearance, you can opt to receive future treatments for cumulative and prolonged benefits.
How Long Does a Restylane Lyft Treatment Take?
The length of time it takes to perform the procedure will vary depending on the number of injections required and the locations to which it will be administered. After numbing the area with a topical anesthetic and/or ice, your provider will make a series of injections using a fine gauge needle. In addition to topical numbing, Restylane Lyft contains lidocaine to increase patient comfort.
Do Restylane Lyft Injections Hurt?
Restylane Lyft contains lidocaine to improve patient comfort. Additionally, topical anesthetic and/or ice may be used to numb the area for improved comfort. Acetaminophen may be used following treatment; however, we recommend avoiding aspirin or ibuprofen medications as these can increase bleeding and bruising. Most patients only experience minimal bruising and swelling following treatment and report only a subtle pinch during treatment.
How Does Restylane Lyft Work?
Restylane Lyft works in two phases. While some results are visible immediately, the fillers do take some time to reach their full effect. After the injections, the gel adds volume that immediately improves the contour of your face. This helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines while giving your skin more support that smooths out the texture. The long-term effects of this dermal filler are produced when the hyaluronic acid in the formula reacts naturally with your skin to attract more moisture. This additional moisture boosts the volume and elasticity of your skin.
Restylane Lyft can also reduce the appearance of smile lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth as a result of thousands of facial expressions over the years. The added support reduces the folds and creases in the skin caused by weakened support structures.
What Side Effects Can I Expect Following a Restylane Lyft Treatment?
You will learn more about the possible risks and side effects associated with the use of Restylane Lyft during your consultation. The most common side effects associated with this dermal filler are mild and include redness, bruising, tenderness, and swelling. These symptoms decrease in severity over time and are usually resolved within a few days. This means that you can resume your normal daily activities and enjoy the benefits of Restylane Lyft with little downtime.
This cosmetic service may not be offered at all Forefront Dermatology locations. Please call to confirm this service is performed at your preferred location.