What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft (formerly known as Perlane-L) is an FDA-approved filler that lifts cheeks and adds volume to correct and smooth smile lines (also known as nasolabial folds). Dr. Ross A. Clevens injects Restylane Lyft to the more pronounced facial folds and wrinkles such as those on the sides of the mouth. It is also a popular filler for facial depressions, and facial scarring. It can be used in both men and women.
What is Restylane Lyft made of?
Restylane Lyft is made from hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within our bodies that easily adjusts and molds to the facial contours. Because Restylane Lyft is a non animal product and does not pose any risk of allergies, no skin testing is required prior to the injection of Restylane Lyft.
How does Restylane Lyft work?
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Lyft augments the body’s natural supply, which has become depleted with age. Dr. Ross A. Clevens can inject Restylane Lyft to fill up scars, lines and wrinkles on the face. Restylane Lyft is not a long-lasting product and is broken down in the body. A Restylane Lyft correction can remain for about 6-8 months after injection.
What is the advantage of Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft not only is much safer but also lasts longer than collagen as a dermal filler.
Can Restylane Lyft be used with other products?
Yes, Dr. Ross A. Clevens can combine your Restylane Lyft treatment with other surgical or non-surgical treatments such as Botox.
What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with Restylane Lyft?
Dr. Ross A. Clevens is uniquely skilled at performing Restylane Lyft injections to improve the contour of facial skin, decrease unsightly wrinkles, and reduce fine lines around the nose, folds, scars, and other facial skin depressions.
What conditions can Restylane Lyft be used to treat?
- Wrinkles on the face
- Decrease fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead
- Improve the crease lines around the nasolabial area
- Filling cheek depressions
- Redefining lip border
- Softening acne scars
- Correct the hollows around the eyes
- Improve facial depressions
When can one see the effects of Restylane Lyft injection?
The benefits of Restylane Lyft treatments are immediate and usually remain after 4-8 months. Areas around the lips and chin may require more frequent touch up every 4-6 months, whereas other areas of the face may remain wrinkle free for 6-8 months.
How long is a treatment?
At the Clevens Face and Body Specialists, Restylane Lyft injections do not take long. Dr. Ross A. Clevens can perform your treatment in 30 minutes or less.
Is an allergy test required?
No, there is no allergy testing required before injection with Restylane Lyft.
How long does Restylane Lyft last?
The effects of Restylane Lyft last twice as long as collagen- up to 6-8 months.
Does one need additional treatments?
Most individuals will require a repeat session once a year.
Is the injection painful?
There is minimal pain associated with injection of Restylane Lyft. Prior to your treatment at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, a topical anesthetic will be applied 20 minutes prior to the injections.
Are there any side effects?
Restylane Lyft is a safe product. Because it is made up of hyaluronic acid (which is also a normal component of the human body) the skin does not react adversely to the product.
What side effects have been reported with Restylane Lyft?
The most common side effects have been temporary redness, swelling, itching or tenderness. These side effects usually resolve in a few days.
What is the difference between Restylane Lyft and Restylane?
The major difference is that Restylane Lyft is a larger molecule compared to Restylane, because it contains more hyaluronic acid molecules. This means that Restylane Lyft can easily fill in deep skin wrinkles, scars, and creases better than Restylane. Restylane on the other hand can be used to treat the finer lines.
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