Restylane Lyft is a “mid-dermal” hyaluronic acid filler product. As a sister product to Restylane, Restylane Lyft is designed for more pronounced facial folds and wrinkles such as those on the sides of the mouth. Restylane Lyft is also an option for longer lasting lip augmentation and treatment of facial scars.
How is Restylane Lyft different from Restylane?
Restylane Lyft is composed of hyaluronic acid, just like Restylane. The big difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft is that the hyaluronic acid gel particles in Restylane Lyft are larger than those found in Restylane. This gives Restylane Lyft additional ability to lift and fill the areas of injection that require a denser formulation.
How does Restylane Lyft work?
Restylane Lyft is injected into the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds. Restylane Lyft is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Lyft is a crystal clear gel that delays breakdown by skin enzymes. Restylane Lyft attracts and binds water molecules to help maintain volume.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Restylane Lyft be used with other fillers?
Restylane Lyft is the ideal “middle layer” for deep folds. Beginning with Radiesse in the very deep skin layer, Dr. Johnston may add Restylane Lyft as a topper. For other wrinkles or folds, Restylane Lyft may be chosen as the support layer with Restylane or Juvederm used as the top product.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects may include:
Other side effects may include:
• Herpes eruption and reactivation
How long does Restylane Lyft last?
Studies have shown that Restylane Lyft effects generally last about six months. Restylane Lyft is gradually broken down and eliminated by the body.
Who should not use Restylane Lyft?
• People with previous severe allergies (especially to gram-positive bacteria) or anaphylaxis to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment
• People with bleeding disorders
• People with skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections should be postponed until healing is complete. Use of Perlane in these instances could delay healing or make your skin problems worse.
• Restylane Lyft use in nursing could harm you or the nursing child.
Are there other considerations?
• The use of Restyalne Lyft in African-American patients can result in hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin color), which may take several weeks to correct.
• If you have had herpes before, Restylane Lyft injection can cause herpes to come back.
• The safety of Restylane Lyft used with other skin therapies such as laser, mechanical or chemical peeling, and hair removal has not been established.
• You should avoid exposing the area treated with Restylane Lyft to excessive sun or UV lamps, and extreme heat and cold until any redness or swelling has disappeared.