Restylane is one of the most effective dermal fillers currently on the market, helping reduce the appearance of signs of age on your skin by smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume. There are two different types of Restylane that are used as part of cosmetic procedures, standard Restylane and Restylane Lyft. So what is the difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft?
Structurally They Are Very Similar
Restylane and Restylane Lyft are both very similar in terms of structure and composition. Both are produced from a clear gel form of hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that is found naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is an essential part of the health of your skin, providing hydration for your skin and improving its elasticity. Both Restylane and Restylane Lyft are made to try to mimic the hyaluronic acid in your body to try to minimize the risk of any side effects.
How is Restylane Lyft Different From Restylane?
The primary difference between Restylane Lyft and Restylane is the area of the face they are designed to target. Standard Restylane is designed to help keep wrinkles and deeper lines at bay while you make a wide range of facial expressions, from smiling to frowning.
Restylane Lyft tends to focus more on the middle of the face, working to get back lost volume in the cheeks. Restylane Lyft also attempts to reduce skin folds on the face, such as the always unpopular “smile lines”. Finally, Restylane Lyft contains a small amount of lidocaine, a numbing agent that is used to help reduce any pain or discomfort.
How Do We Choose Between Restylane and Restylane Lyft?
When it comes to determining whether to use Restylane or Restylane Lyft, it all comes down to the patient. We will consult with the patient to determine exactly what they are looking for and what wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of age they are looking to eradicate. After talking it over with the patient and assessing their concerns and needs, we will make a decision based on the location of the problem area and what is being addressed.
Restylane and Restylane Lyft Injections at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers both Restylane and Restylane Lyft, giving our patients the dermal filler that will best suit their needs. We bring any potential patient in for a free consultation, evaluating exactly what they are looking for and suggesting the best possible treatment. If you are interested in a dermal filler or another type of cosmetic procedure, contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic for a free consultation. We are ready and willing to answer any question or inquiry you may have, providing you with all of the information you need to make the best possible choice. To learn more, contact us today by calling (619) 583-7555.