What Is Restalyne Lyft?
Restalyne Lyft offers a non-surgical way to regain the youthful look of fullness in the face that decreases as we age. The key ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is used to treat moderate to deep wrinkles and address volume loss in the face. This FDA-approved filler is the only product known to add volume to smooth and correct the nasolabial folds, also called smile lines or laugh lines.
Restalyne Lyft, which is made by Galderma, was previously called Perlane, and was approved by the FDA in 2007. Currently, Restalyne Lyft uses a larger particle size than other fillers, which results in natural looking facial fullness. It also includes a small dose of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to reduce pain during the injection. Restalyne Lyft injections require no downtime, so you can go back to work right after you receive the procedure.
How Does It Work?
Aging results in the deterioration and degradation of the natural fat around the cheeks, reducing their volume. This reduction increases the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. With a non-surgical injection, Restalyne Lyft adds fullness in the cheeks and the middle of the face, resulting in a naturally youthful appearance.
The hyaluronic acid bonds with the elastin and collagen in the skin, providing volume, elasticity and structure. Hyaluronic acid is a natural complex sugar, found in every living organism. This acid can absorb over 1,000 times its weight, which can help to add volume to the surface of the skin.
Restalyne Lyft is the first hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler intended to address wrinkles and skin folds on the face. Currently, dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid as the base constitute the quickest growing product type used in non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States.
The hyaluronic acid particles in Restalyne Lyft are minimally cross-linked, so they closely mimic the hyaluronic acid that’s found in the body naturally, adding fullness and volume to skin. Results of Restalyne Lyft injections typically last between 10 to 18 months and usually require only one treatment. Some patients choose to have a touch-up injection about a year after the initial injection.
In a recent study, two months after Restalyne Lyft treatment, 95.2% of 200 patients saw improvement in the appearance of their cheeks. In 88.7% of these patients, their healthcare providers also saw improvement in the fullness of both cheeks.
How Safe Restalyne Lyft Is?
People who have severe allergies – especially to gram-positive bacteria or to drugs that have required treatment in a hospital – should not use Restalyne Lyft. People who have bleeding disorders or an existing allergy to lidocaine also should not undergo this non-surgical procedure. Restalyne Lyft can only be administered to patients over the age of 21.
After initial treatment with Restalyne Lyft, possible side-effects include:
These side effects will decrease over time and are usually resolved within two weeks.
Restalyne Lyft is designed to penetrate between the deep dermis and the superficial subcutis, and should be injected in healthy skin that lacks any of the following:
- Skin sores
If Restalyne Lyft is injected in skin with any of these conditions, healing could be delayed and the skin condition might be worsened.
Restalyne Lyft can be used in conjunction with other types of fillers that affect the skin at deeper or more superficial layers to provide a natural look and feeling to the skin.
Contact Dr. Mani at San Diego Cosmetic Laser for a consultation to find out if Restalyne Lyft is right for you!
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