What Is Restylane® Lyft?
As we age, and our faces lose volume, especially in areas around the mouth and cheeks. Restylane® Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler that is specially designed to provide a lift to both the face and the hands! Restylane® Lyft is a dermal filler used to treat wrinkles in adults. Formerly known as Perlane, Restylane® Lyft has technically been on the market since 2015. Both contain a plumping substance called hyaluronic acid (HA), but in different amounts.
Restylane® Lyft is primarily used for adding lift to cheeks, smoothing smile lines, and adding volume to the backs of hands. Learn more about Restylane® Lyft and talk to your doctor about whether this is the right type of wrinkle treatment based on your budget and desired results.
How does Restylane® Lyft Work?
Over time, as a result of aging, the cheeks & midface begin to lose volume – resulting in sagging skin and prominent wrinkles. With targeted injections, Restylane® Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area, which can result in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance. Restylane® Lyft consists of individual injections that contain hyaluronic acid, lidocaine, and water. The combination of HA and water creates a plumping effect, which adds volume beneath your skin upon injection. This helps to temporarily smooth out wrinkles in the target area. Future follow-up treatments are necessary to help maintain these effects.
The addition of lidocaine in Restylane® Lyft helps to minimize any pain during the procedure. This can also help save time, as you won’t need to wait for a separate pain reliever to take effect before each treatment.
Restylane® for the Hands
Volume loss doesn’t just happen in the face, you may have noticed that as the years go by you will start to see your hands lose their fullness and begin to appear thin and wrinkly – a highly visible sign of aging. Restylane® Lyft is one of the only dermal fillers that actually specializes in the treatment of lost volume in the hands.
Restylane® Lyft Procedure
Each Restylane® Lyft injection is performed with a fine-needle syringe in the target area. Due to the addition of lidocaine, these injections shouldn’t be painful. The injections take only a few minutes at a time. Depending how many injections you’re getting, you may only be in the office for 15 minutes at a time. More injections can take up to one hour. With each session of Restylane®, patients can expect to see results last an average of 8 to 10 months at a time.
Side Effects & Risks
Restylane® Lyft can cause minor side effects. These aren’t usually drastic enough to keep you from your normal activities post-treatment, but they can take a few days to clear up. Below are some of the most common side effects:
- Minor Pain
Restylane® Lyft may not be safe if you have a history of bleeding disorders. Inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema and acne, may also be aggravated by this treatment. In addition, you shouldn’t use Restylane® Lyft if you have allergies to lidocaine or if you smoke. Rarely, this treatment can cause pigmentation changes, severe swelling, and infection. Be sure to connect with your doctor if you experience any unwanted symptoms or side effects. For more information on Restylane® Lyft, be sure to contact Miami Wellness & Aesthetics today.