Another product from the reputable Restylane® family of products, Restylane® Lyft is designed to aid in cheek augmentation and can also treat severe wrinkles and folds. As one of the leading providers of injectable dermal fillers, patients in the Orlando and Lake Mary area can trust Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates for their next treatment.
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.
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. Sosa and 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 results 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 postpone treatment until healing is complete. Use of Restylane® Lyft 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.
Contact Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates today to schedule a consultation for your next Restylane® Lyft treatment. We welcome patients in the Orlando and Lake Mary area.