Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler used to rejuvenate the midface, jawline, chin, and back of the hands. The production of collagen, the protein that plays a role in the structure and function of the skin, slows down as we age. Along with this decrease in collagen is a loss of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance responsible for maintaining the skin’s moisture levels and fullness. As collagen and hyaluronic acid rates decline, we see new fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and skin laxity that contribute to the visible signs of aging. These signs of aging can often make us feel self-conscious about our appearance. Thankfully, non-invasive hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane Lyft can restore confidence and help you look and feel young again. New York City-based board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green has been a leader in cosmetic injections, including dermal fillers and Botox, for over 25 years in her discreet Upper East Side office.
Dermal fillers help reverse aging by restoring age-related volume loss and reducing the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Restylane® Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L, is an innovative hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved for use in the midface, nasolabial folds, smile lines, and jowls, reducing the signs of aging on the skin through volume restoration. The Galderma pharmaceutical company manufactures Restylane Lyft, which is a cosmetic injectable. Restylane Lyft joined the Restylane family after its FDA approval in 2015 to restore lost volume in the midface area and hands. In addition to facial rejuvenation, hand rejuvenation is a popular cosmetic procedure in the NYC office of Dr. Michele Green. Our hands also show signs of aging due to the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. This loss leads to the appearance of more prominent veins and tendons, which cause the hands to appear older. Dr. Green utilizes Restylane Lyft to restore this age-related volume loss in the face and hands and reverse the visible signs of aging without downtime.
If you want to build a youthful appearance on your face or hands, expert cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist in New York with over 25 years of experience in non-invasive anti-aging procedures, including Botox, Restylane, Sculptra, Juvederm, Thermage, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, laser treatments, and the very best skincare. Dr. Green’s “less is more” philosophy, and her gentle, artful touch is sought by patients from all over the country who want to achieve a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler tailored explicitly for use on the midface, around the jowls, chin, mouth, and hands. Restylane Lyft comprises an injectable hyaluronic acid gel, which stimulates healthy volume restoration. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (sugar) that provides the skin with new collagen and hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can pull moisture from the environment and hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. With Restylane Lyft injections, patients can experience restored facial volume, which creates all-over skin rejuvenation by reducing the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles at or near the injection site. Restylane Lyft injections are also used for hand rejuvenation, restoring lost volume on the hands and reducing the harsh appearance of veins, tendons, and bones that occur with age. Restylane Lyft is formulated with a small amount of Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to reduce potential discomfort during this injectable treatment.
What is the difference between Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk?
Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk are hyaluronic acid fillers in the Restylane family of dermal fillers. Created by the company Galderma and comprised of the same proprietary cross-linking technology, Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk can be used in the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The two dermal fillers differ in particle size, function, and intended use. Restylane Lyft is created with a thicker particle size than other members of the Restylane family of fillers to address volume loss in the midface and enhance the cheeks. Restylane Lyft is also FDA-approved to combat signs of aging on the hands, boosting volume and reducing the appearance of bones, tendons, and veins. On the other hand, Restylane Silk is designed with a smaller particle size for use in and around the lips. Restylane Silk can be injected into the lips for the perfect pout and optimal cupid’s bow and erase vertical lip lines.
Restylane in Nasolabial fold area
Restylane Lyft treatment with Lidocaine
The hyaluronic acid gel in Restylane Lyft is formulated with Lidocaine as an anesthetic or numbing agent. Adding Lidocaine helps minimize any pain or discomfort during the injection procedure. In addition, Dr. Green will recommend applying a topical lidocaine cream one hour before the treatment to reduce any discomfort associated with your treatment. An ice pack can also be used before the Restylane Lyft injections to temporarily numb the treatment area and stimulate vasoconstriction to minimize swelling and bruising. Because Restylane Lyft is formulated with Lidocaine, alert your injector before the Restylane Lyft treatment if you are allergic to Lidocaine.
What is Restylane Lyft used for?
Restylane Lyft is a dermal filler that is part of the Restylane family, which has a unique hyaluronic acid gel formulation that uses cross-linking technology to create natural, all-over facial and hand rejuvenation. It is specifically tailored to reduce the appearance of wrinkles surrounding the mouth, such as deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines, to correct volume loss in the cheeks and midface, and to improve the harsh appearance of veins and tendons along the hands. It can also be used along the jawline to reduce the appearance of jowls and help define the jaw area better. Restylane Lyft can “lift” the facial contour, as the name suggests, by restoring lost volume and reversing the appearance of sagging skin common with age.
How Does Restylane Lyft Work?
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of severe facial wrinkles by restoring volume through a simple injectable filler. The filler injection immediately restores lost volume and collagen within the skin, adding plumpness and reducing the appearance of deeper wrinkles and folds along the jowls, chin, jawline, cheeks, and midface. Restylane Lyft is also used for hand rejuvenation, adding volume on the dorsal side of the hands to soften the appearance of harsh veins, tendons, and bones. Full-volume restoration can be achieved during the first treatment, with results lasting over an entire year. There is minimal follow-up for Restylane Lyft, with patients generally returning annually for their Restylane injections. Restylane Lyft is an excellent hand and facial rejuvenation alternative to invasive plastic surgeries with extensive recovery time, as this dermal filler requires one simple treatment with minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime.
What is the procedure for Restylane Lyft treatment?
The process for Restylane Lyft Treatment is both fast and straightforward. First, you will consult with Dr. Green to discuss your aesthetic goals and review your complete medical history to determine which treatment plan will be best for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Green will determine the injection sites and number of syringes necessary. A topical anesthetic of Lidocaine will be applied to reduce any potential discomfort.
We ask patients to arrive at the appointment with clean skin, free of lotions and makeup. It is recommended to avoid smoking or alcohol before the procedure to minimize any bruising. We also recommend discontinuing any anti-inflammatory medication, such as NSAIDs, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or certain herbs and supplements, which increase bleeding and bruising. It is also best to avoid using any exfoliants or retinoids before your procedure or have any other cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment. You should avoid Restylane injections if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on immunosuppressive therapy.
The treatment area will be thoroughly prepped with alcohol to prevent infection. Dr. Green will inject Restylane Lyft through a fine needle or a blunt-tip cannula into the designated treatment areas. Other cosmetic injectables like Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and other Restylane products may be injected during the same visit. After your treatment, which usually takes less than 30 minutes, you will be given ice packs to apply to the treatment areas to minimize swelling and bruising. You will be able to return immediately to your regular daily activity.
Restylane Lyft: FAQs
Where can you inject Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft, the Restylane family’s highest G-prime product, can be used on many areas of the face and on the hands to restore lost volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provide a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Specifically, Restylane Lyft is designed to treat volume loss in the mid-face, providing patients with cheek augmentation for a contoured and plump look. Additionally, Restylane Lyft can be injected into the nasolabial folds, the deep wrinkles that frame the mouth, which form along the edge of the nose and curve down towards the chin. Restylane Lyft can reduce the severity of the deep line that forms nasolabial folds and other wrinkles around the mouth. High skin laxity on the face can also lead to the formation of jowls along the jawline. Restylane Lyft can contour the chin and jawline, reducing the appearance of jowls and providing a firmer, well-defined look.
Restylane Lyft has also been FDA-approved for use on the hands to restore a smooth and youthful appearance, meaning that the treatment has been tested in clinical studies and proven safe and effective. As we age, collagen loss also affects the hands, leading to thinner skin that accentuates the harsh appearance of veins, tendons, bones, and wrinkles. When injected into the hands, Restylane Lyft reduces the appearance of sagging skin, making the tendons and bones of the hand less visible. The injection of hyaluronic acid also triggers the production of collagen, which naturally provides more structure to the skin for longer.
What does Restylane Lyft do?
Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed specifically for the midface to restore age-related volume loss to cheeks, filling deep lines and hollows. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to volume loss, increased skin laxity, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With a large particle size and proprietary cross-linking technology, Restylane Lyft can combat these signs of aging for a naturally contoured and youthful appearance. Restylane Lyft is also FDA-approved for use in the hands to reverse age-related volume loss. The hands show signs of aging quickly due to their frequency of use and sun exposure. Skin laxity and volume loss can lead to the appearance of veins, tendons, and bones. Patients can achieve smooth, evenly textured hands with Restylane Lyft injections.
Female treated with Restylane Lyft & Thermage
What is the difference between Perlane and Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is the new name for Perlane, and both products have the same hyaluronic acid gel formulation. Galderma, the pharmaceutical company that produces Restylane products, changed the name of Perlane to Restylane Lyft when the FDA approval for cheek augmentation and correction of aging in the midface area was granted. In June 2021, Restylane Contour® was FDA-approved to treat volume loss in the midface with its unique XpresHAn Technology™ for the cheeks. XpresHAn Technology allows the hyaluronic acid gel to integrate into the skin to look natural while carefully molding to the dynamic, natural expressions of one’s face.
The Restylane Family
There are many members of the Restylane family that each serve a different purpose, including:
- Restylane Lyft: designed to correct volume loss in the midface, reduce the appearance of deeper nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the mouth, and rejuvenate the appearance of the hands.
- Restylane-L: the original Restylane hyaluronic acid filler, designed to improve the look of moderate facial wrinkles such as the corners of the mouth, marionette lines, smile lines, and the under-eye area. It can also provide natural-looking lip injections for pan-facial rejuvenation.
- Restylane Defyne: designed to reduce the appearance of deep smile lines and laugh lines using XpresHAn technology, which contains a cross-linking formulation to allow the hyaluronic acid particles to custom form to the patient’s skin.
- Restylane Refyne is designed to reduce the appearance of moderate smile lines and laugh lines. Restylane Refyne also uses XpresHAn technology for optimal volume correction and a smoother appearance.
- Restylane Silk is designed specifically for lips and fine lines surrounding the lips. It uses a small particle size formulation to create precise lip shaping.
- Restylane Kysse is designed for lip augmentation and to reduce the appearance of upper lip lines (also known as perioral lines). It is one of the longest-lasting lip augmentation injectables available, with results lasting up to one year.
- Restylane Contour is uniquely formulated for the midface area to replace volume loss for the cheeks. Restylane Contour was FDA-approved in June 2021 with the proprietary XpresHAn Technology for cheeks.
- Restylane Skin Boosters is designed to inject micro amounts of hyaluronic acid directly into the skin, making it firmer, plumper, and smoother. These minor injections directly into the skin improve the skin’s hydration, skin turgor, luster, and elasticity. These micro-injections can target the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. The two products, Restylane Vital and Vital Light are marketed together as Restylane SkinBoosters®.
The various Restylane products can be used together to create a “liquid facelift.” They can also be combined with additional anti-aging skincare and cosmetic treatments (such as Botox, Thermage, CoolSculpting, Fraxel laser, Clear + Brilliant, Chemical Peels, etc.) for maximum skin rejuvenation.
What is the difference between Restylane-L and Restylane Lyft?
The company Galderma produces the whole family of Restylane products, but there are critical differences between Restylane-L and Restylane Lyft. Restylane-L was the first Restylane dermal filler produced and is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds or smile lines. Restylane is also indicated to add volume and fullness to the lips for lip enhancement. On the other hand, Restylane Lyft was designed to restore lost volume in the midface and reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds. Restylane Lyft can also be used to contour the jawline and the backs of the hands.
Another key difference is that Restylane Lyft is thicker than Restylane-L, with Restylane Lyft having a higher G-prime or stiffness, making Restylane Lyft ideal for producing a “lifting” effect and filling in lost volume and deeper lines and wrinkles, particularly in the mid-face area. On the contrary, because of its thin formulation, Restylane is more catered for softer lines and wrinkles as well as tear troughs or under eyes. Additionally, Restylane Lyft can last up to one year before touch-ups are necessary, whereas Restylane-L lasts for 6-9 months. Neither filler is inherently “better” than the other, as each serves a unique function. After discussing your treatment goals and aesthetic wishes, Dr. Green will determine the best filler to suit your needs.
Which is better: Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft?
Both Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma are FDA-approved for cheek enhancement, nasolabial folds, and smile lines to reduce the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles in the mid-face. Though each has a slightly different formulation, the overall experience is the greater volume in the areas injected with long-lasting results. Restylane Lyft has a higher G-prime than Juvederm® Voluma. Additionally, it’s good to note that Restylane Lyft is the only dermal filler approved for use on the hands. It is difficult to determine which filler is the “best,” as the different dermal fillers available are specially formulated for various areas of the face with varying densities in thickness. An experienced cosmetic injector, such as Dr. Green in NYC, will assess your facial structure and determine which type of hyaluronic acid filler will accomplish the best cosmetic results. It is essential to consult an experienced, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green. During the consultation, she will present the best treatment option to meet your aesthetic goals and produce a natural-looking result.
Treated with Botox and Restylane Lyft
How much is Restylane Lyft?
The cost of Restylane Lyft treatments varies depending on the extent of the volume loss or hollows, the number of areas that need treatment, and the desired treatment outcome. The cost of Restylane Lyft ultimately depends on how many syringes you need, the volume that needs to be restored, and the experience of your injector. Most patients need 1-3 syringes to correct the nasolabial area and cheeks for a single treatment session. When you work with Dr. Green, she will help you develop a treatment plan that best meets your needs and budget.
Can Restylane Lyft be injected in the temples? How long does it last?
Restylane and Restylane Lyft have been used off-label for replacing lost volume in the temple area, which is a common area of concern when it comes to aging because the loss of volume creates a hollow look. However, Dr. Green prefers using Sculptra injectables for the temples since this liquid filler is safer for that area, and the results will last up to two years. Sculptra is a dermal filler made of poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), a collagen stimulator. Originally developed to treat lipoatrophy, or facial volume loss secondary to HIV, Sculptra has since expanded its use for cosmetic enhancement to restore volume loss experienced with natural aging. Sculptra is a particularly favorable filler for the temples because it gradually builds collagen while keeping the results natural.
Can you use Restylane Lyft in the lips?
Restylane Lyft can be used off-label in lips for patients seeking exaggerated lip augmentation with long-lasting results. However, it is not a favored approach to lip augmentation as other hyaluronic acid fillers can provide a smoother, more natural-looking appearance and still offer long-lasting, voluminous results. Dr. Green recommends Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Juvederm Ultra Plus, or Juvederm Volbella for a healthy, plump pout. When you meet with Dr. Green for your initial consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss any potential treatment areas that you’re seeking to improve, and she will recommend the best treatment plan that balances your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
How is Restylane Lyft treatment performed?
The process for Restylane Lyft Treatment is both fast and straightforward. First, you will consult with Dr. Green to discuss your desired results and review your medical history to determine which treatment plan will be best for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Green will determine the recommended treatment sites and the type of fillers that will produce the most natural-looking results. A topical lidocaine anesthetic will be applied in advance to reduce any potential discomfort.
We ask patients to arrive at the appointment with clean skin, free of lotions and makeup. It is recommended to avoid smoking or alcohol before the procedure to minimize any bruising. We also recommend discontinuing any anti-inflammatory medication, such as NSAIDs, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, blood thinners, or certain herbs and supplements that increase bleeding and bruising. It is also best to avoid using any exfoliants or retinoids before your procedure or have any other cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment. You should avoid Restylane Lyft injections if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on immunosuppressive therapy.
The treatment area will be thoroughly prepped with alcohol to prevent infection. Dr. Green will inject Restylane Lyft through a fine needle into the designated treatment areas. Other cosmetic injectables like Botox or Juvederm may be injected during the same visit. After your treatment, which usually takes less than 30 minutes, you will be given ice packs to apply to the treatment area, and you will be able to return immediately to your regular daily activity.
What are my instructions after injection with Restylane Lyft?
Immediately after your Restylane Lyft injections, Dr. Green will provide you with ice packs to apply to the treatment area to minimize any potential swelling or bruising. It is best to avoid any strenuous exercise or extreme heat, such as saunas or prolonged sun exposure for 48 hours. You should avoid exposure to UV sources, such as UV lamps or indoor tanning beds/booths, as this may result in irritation or hyperpigmentation in the treatment area. Arnica forte, an all-natural supplement available over the counter, can be taken starting two days before injections and continued after the treatment to help with bruising. Within one to two weeks, you will see the full cosmetic results of your Restylane Lyft treatment, in which Dr. Green will have you return to the office to check if any touch-ups are needed.
How long does it take for Restylane Lyft to settle and see the full effects?
Immediately after the Restylane Lyft treatment, most patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restored volume. After treatment, some patients may experience mild swelling or tenderness at or near the injection site. However, these symptoms typically dissipate after several days, revealing your full treatment effects. Some people may experience bruising or swelling for up to two weeks, especially if taking blood thinning agents like aspirin or fish oil. Restylane Lyft has the highest G-prime of the Restylane family of dermal fillers. Restylane Lyft generally takes about two weeks to settle fully, so Dr. Green recommends a follow-up appointment two weeks post-treatment to reassess and see if touch-ups are necessary.
How much Restylane Lyft for the cheeks?
Many patients wonder how many syringes of Restylane Lyft are needed for the cheeks, and the answer is it depends on the scope of the volume loss and each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. On average, Dr. Green will use two syringes of Restylane Lyft for the cheeks. Still, if the volume loss is particularly significant, more syringes may be needed to achieve optimal results. Often, Dr. Green will pair Restylane Lyft with other members of the Restylane family for total facial rejuvenation, providing patients with a liquid facelift. During your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will examine the treatment area and create a treatment plan for you, after which she will better estimate the number of syringes needed.
Where to use Restylane Lyft
Restylane Lyft was initially FDA-approved for use in the midface, restoring lost volume and enhancing the cheeks. Still, Restylane Lyft has recently been FDA-approved for use on the hands. Restylane Lyft is optimal for use in the following areas:
- Cheeks for cheek augmentation and contouring
- Midface for restoring volume loss
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Jawline for contouring
- Hands for restoring lost volume
How long does Restylane Lyft last?
Restylane Lyft lasts nine months after your first treatment, though some patients find their results last well past an entire year. Patients undergo touch-up treatments six months post-treatment to maintain maximum treatment results. The longevity of any hyaluronic acid dermal filler depends on various factors, including the filler’s density, the filler’s amount of filler injection, the anatomic location of the injected filler, and the overall rate of metabolism of the individual. For example, a thicker filler like Restylane Lyft will last longer than a thinner filler like Belotero. Dermal fillers injected into an area with less movement, such as the cheeks, will last longer than a more active area, such as the nasolabial folds. Although the longevity of Restylane Lyft varies, clinical trials have shown positive results of the filler lasting up to one full year.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the jaw?
Restylane Lyft can effectively contour the jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls that form when the skin begins to sag. The effects of Restylane Lyft will be visible for 9 to 12 months following the injection, and patients can return approximately once a year for a touch-up appointment. When you begin treatment with Dr. Green, she will determine the treatment schedule that will work best for maintaining your ideal results.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the chin?
Restylane Lyft typically lasts about 9 to 12 months in the chin area, depending on the number of syringes used and the volume that needs replacement. Combining Restylane Lyft with skin-tightening lasers like the Thermage FLX® to restore and rejuvenate the lower face, neck, and jowls will increase revitalization with long-lasting results.
How long does Restylane Lyft last under the eyes?
Restylane Lyft can last up to two years under the eyes. However, since the skin under the eyes is thin and delicate, Dr. Green does not use Restylane Lyft in the tear trough area. Instead, she recommends Restylane-L for the undereye area to soften the appearance of tear troughs and achieve natural-looking results. Restylane-L lasts approximately 6 to 9 months but has a very natural appearance and is less prone to swelling than Restylane Lyft in the undereye area.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the lips?
Restylane Lyft typically lasts nine months when injected into the lips. The results of Restylane Lyft injections tend to last longer than the other hyaluronic acid fillers in the Restylane family due to Restylane Lyft’s thicker formulation and higher G-prime. However, lips are one of the areas that are highly mobile, which accelerates the rate of breakdown of the Restylane Lyft product. Therefore, Dr. Green recommends a follow-up appointment six months after lip injections to maintain optimal results.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the hands?
Restylane Lyft, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, can last six to twelve months in the hands. Restylane Lyft is FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation to diminish signs of aging on the hands. Our skin loses collagen and volume as we age, making veins and tendons on the hands more visible. Restylane Lyft can be injected on the dorsal side of the hands to restore volume and soften the appearance of prominent veins.
How long does Restylane Lyft last in the cheeks?
Restylane Lyft can last six months to one year in the cheeks. First-time patients undergoing Restylane Lyft injections to increase cheek volume typically observe the results lasting six months. Cheeks are one of the areas of the face that is more static and has lower mobility, so hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane Lyft tend to last longer than areas with more movement, like the lips.
How much is a syringe of Restylane Lyft?
The price for one syringe of Restylane is based on various factors, including your injector’s experience and expertise and geographic location. Costs for a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist will be more expensive than a nurse injector or medspa. However, the risk of unwanted side effects is significantly lower when a board-certified physician performs dermal fillers or any cosmetic treatments than when performed at medspas. This is why it is essential to research the expertise of your injector before undergoing dermal filler injections like Restylane Lyft.
Restylane Lyft for hand rejuvenation
As a result of the natural aging process, collagen production decreases throughout the body, which leads to higher skin laxity. The skin becomes thinner and loses the ability to “bounce back.” Also, the layer of fat underneath the skin becomes thinner with age. A combination of these changes in our skin leads to accentuated wrinkles, bones, tendons, and veins that appear on the back of the hands. As a result, the hands can take on a characteristic “aged” look that can be distressing for some patients. Dermal fillers like Restylane Lyft and Sculptra can rejuvenate and plump the hands and make them look younger with minimal recovery time. With a longevity of up to one year, Restylane Lyft will restore lost volume in the hands and reverse the appearance of aging. Restylane Lyft can be injected into the hands to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tendons, veins, and bones while boosting the natural production of collagen. Dr. Green often combines Restylane with Fraxel laser rejuvenation to improve the texture and sun damage on the back of the hands.
Restylane Lyft to rejuvenate the jawline and chin
The mid-face and nasolabial folds (smile lines) are two areas of the face prone to signs of aging. Additionally, the jawline, chin, and jowls are of particular concern to both men and women. The lower face is one of the first areas to show the visible signs of aging. Our skin’s rate of collagen production decreases with age, and this, with the help of gravity, leads to a visibly sagging jawline and skin laxity. Restylane Lyft® and Restylane Defyne® can be used in this chin and jawline area to help contour the jaw, replace lost volume, and rejuvenate the lower face to restore natural beauty. Dr. Green can refresh and renew lost collagen and skin laxity while targeting the chin area, jawline, and jowls while creating a youthful facial contour.
How many syringes of Restylane Lyft do you need for each area?
The number of Restylane Lyft syringes needed varies from patient to patient based on the severity of volume loss, aesthetic goals, and the number and size of treatment areas. On average, patients need two syringes for cheek augmentation. If you want a subtle volume added to the lips, one syringe may be plenty, while fuller-looking lips may require two syringes. For older patients with increased volume loss, three or more syringes may be needed for complete correction. At your consultation with Dr. Green, she will carefully assess your facial structure and discuss your desired look to determine how many syringes you need to achieve your aesthetic goals. She will also have you return a few weeks after the injections to reassess after the filler has fully settled and see if any touch-ups are necessary.
What are the common side effects of Restylane Lyft injections?
Typically, side effects for Restylane Lyft are mild but may include swelling, itching, discomfort, redness, tenderness, or bruising at or near the injection site. Restylane Lyft is contraindicated for those who have a history of bleeding disorders, active skin infections, herpes infections, or eczema, as well as for those who are allergic to Lidocaine. Restylane Lyft treatment can cause severe swelling, infection, or pigmentation in rare cases. Restylane Lyft injections contain hyaluronic acid created using gram-positive bacterial proteins. Patients allergic to these gram-positive bacterial proteins or Lidocaine should not receive Restylane Lyft injectable treatments.
These rare side effects are much more common with inexperienced injectors in a medical spa, so working with an experienced, board-certified dermatologist for any cosmetic injectable treatment is vital. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in anti-aging treatments, skincare, and dermal fillers, and the safety and satisfaction of her patients are her top priority.
Restylane injections and cold sores
If you are prone to cold sores or herpes outbreaks, pre-treatment with Valtrex may be recommended to prevent a recurrence of the herpes virus. There is a risk that injections or laser treatment can trigger the recurrence of cold sores. Be sure to let Dr. Green know of a history of cold sores or herpes before any cosmetic treatments.
Can Restylane Lyft be dissolved to reverse the results?
One of the benefits of having Restylane Lyft or any other hyaluronic acid dermal filler injected is that if you are unhappy with the results, they can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase injections. Hyaluronidase is a naturally occurring enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid and removes the dermal filler from the treated area through simple injections.
Will Restylane bumps go away?
In the few days following the Restylane injection treatment, it is expected to have some swelling, bumps, or lumps where the filler was injected. This is temporary and is likely due to the localized bruising and swelling that occurs with dermal filler injections. It will subside within one-week post-treatment. To prevent bumps, patients should avoid factors that contribute to bruising and swelling. Dr. Green recommends avoiding blood thinning agents like aspirin, Coumadin, vitamin E, fish oil, and alcohol for one week before injections. Applying an ice pack immediately after the injections will stimulate vasoconstriction and minimize bruising and swelling.
Rarely, lumps can develop if the filler was injected too close to the skin’s surface, if too much filler was injected, or if the filler product migrated to another area where it aggregated. Thankfully, hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane are dissolvable using hyaluronidase, commonly known as Vitrase or Hylenex. To prevent lumps from occurring, it is essential to seek an experienced, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green for your dermal filler injections. If you experience bumps that do not resolve even when the swelling has subsided, contact your injector for advice and correction.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane Lyft injections?
As we age, collagen production naturally decreases in the body, leading to volume loss in the face, sagging skin, and the increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Volume loss can create a hollow or skeletal look to the cheeks, and sagging skin can develop jowls along the jawline. The loss of collagen also affects other areas of the body, including the hands, where volume loss can cause veins, tendons, and bones on the hand to be more apparent. Luckily, Restylane Lyft injectable filler and other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can help reverse these signs of aging for a smooth and contoured look to the face and the hands.
A good candidate for Restylane Lyft injections is a healthy patient over 21 looking to address these signs of aging or augment their natural features. Restylane Lyft injections can restore volume loss in the midface, eliminate cheek hollows, or provide cheek augmentation. The treatment helps to enhance and contour the jawline and offers a long-lasting structure for the skin. Restylane Lyft is also the perfect solution for patients looking to reduce signs of aging on their hands.
How many syringes of Restylane Lyft are needed for cheeks?
The number of syringes needed to rejuvenate the cheeks ultimately depends on the severity of the signs of aging and the patient’s aesthetic goals. Most patients require 1-3 syringes of Restylane Lyft to treat the cheeks. The best way to determine how much Restylane Lyft is required to rejuvenate your cheeks and midface is by consulting an experienced board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green. Dr Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive treatment options, including dermal filler injections. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in NYC, she will physically assess the treatment area to determine how much Restylane Lyft will be required.
How long does Restylane Lyft last under the eyes?
Restylane Lyft is ideal for the midface, jawline, chin, and back of the hands but is not recommended for the delicate under-eye area. The skin in the under-eye area is thinner and more delicate than other areas of the face, requiring a thin, flexible hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane-L or Restylane Eyelight. Restylane Lyft is the thickest dermal filler in the Restylane family, which is better suited to replenishing volume in the lower and midface. Sometimes, dermal filler injections are done in the malar grooves to reduce the appearance of dark undereye hollows. Treating the malar grooves can create a smoother skin texture between the midface and under-eye area, eliminating shadows that create the look of dark circles to result in a brighter, more youthful appearance. Dermal filler injections in the under-eye area can be particularly challenging, and to get the best results, it is always recommended to consult an expert, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green.
How does Restylane Lyft work?
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane Lyft have a gel consistency and immediately replenish lost volume in the treatment areas, eliminating signs of aging like fine lines and hollows. The process of injecting dermal fillers also stimulates some new collagen production in the treatment area, resulting in a longer-lasting, smoother skin texture.
How do I get started with Restylane Lyft treatments today?
Replenishing facial volume loss, reducing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, and enhancing facial contour can easily be achieved with Restylane Lyft dermal filler treatments. Many patients falsely believe that to achieve a smooth, perfectly contoured, youthful appearance, one must undergo a surgical procedure, such as a facelift, but many non-surgical treatment options are available. The Restylane family of dermal fillers includes some of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers utilized by cosmetic dermatologists due to the ease of injections, minimal potential side effects, zero downtime involved with treatment, and immediate and consistently stunning cosmetic results. Dr. Michele Green in New York City is here to help if you want pan-facial or hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist in the Upper East Side of Manhattan with over two decades of experience in anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, Botox injections, laser treatments, skincare, and more. She is consistently voted one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in New York City by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and Super Doctors for her holistic approach and “less is more” philosophy. Dr. Green’s artful injection skills are sought by patients from all over the United States, and she will carefully listen to your concerns and individual aesthetic goals to give you the most natural and youthful appearance. Please call us today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to see if dermal filler injections with Restylane Lyft would be the best non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatment for you.